Shannon Sullivan is a math major from St. John's, Newfoundland. He was the third contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Canadian Edition and won CA$1,000 after incorrectly answering his CA$16,000 question. He was the first contestant not to use all of his lifelines as he did not use his Phone-A-Friend, as well as the first not to use Ask the Audience on one of the first five questions.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following famous women in order of their birth, starting with the earliest.
• A: Marie Curie • B: Margaret Thatcher
• C: Eva Perón • D: Cleopatra
7 of the 8 remaining contestants got the correct order of D-A-C-B, but Shannon Sullivan was the fastest with 4.56 seconds.

Shannon's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
A dove primarily makes which of the following sounds?
• A: Woof • B: Coo
• C: Moo • D: Doh

$200 (2 of 15) - Not timed
According to a common expression, if you are old-fashioned and fight change, you are a what?
• A: Stick in the eye • B: Stick in the mud
• C: Straight shooter • D: Stickey fingered Sam

$300 (3 of 15) - Not timed
Which of the following body parts can suffer from fallen arches?
• A: Instep of the foot • B: Roof of the mouth
• C: Bridge of the nose • D: Eyebrows

$500 (4 of 15) - Not timed
The 1984 song "Sunglasses at Night" was made famous by which Canadian singer?
• A: Burton Cummings • B: Gino Vannelli
• C: Corey Hart • D: Dan Hill

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these Canadian bays regularly has some of the highest tides in the world?
• A: Burlington Bay • B: Hudson Bay
• C: Ungava Bay • D: Bay of Fundy
The klaxon called time, and Shannon would return the next day to continue playing.

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not timed
Who first discovered the intruder at 24 Sussex Drive on November 5, 1995?
• A: Jean Chrétien • B: Aline Chrétien
• C: The Ottawa Police • D: The RCMP

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not timed
Which Toronto Blue Jay hit the winning home run in the final game of the 1993 World Series?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Paul Molitor • B: Rickey Henderson
• C: Joe Carter • D: Devon White
Ask the Audience Results: A: 9% • B: 13% • C: 72% • D: 6%
Shannon was not sure, so he decided to ask the audience. The majority went for C: Joe Carter, so Shannon went with them, which was correct.

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not timed
The African region known as Southern Rhodesia became what country in 1979?
• A: Chechnya • B: Macedonia
• C: Ethiopia • D: Zimbabwe

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not timed
In Nova Scotia, the term "Digby chicken" refers to what?
"50:50" lifeline used.
• A: Cured herring • B: Rubber duck
• C: Smoked lobster • D: Cornish
Shannon has been to Nova Scotia, but he has never heard of a Digby chicken, and nothing jumps out at him, so he decided to use his 50:50, which took away B and D. Lobster made more sense to Shannon than herring, so he went for C, but the answer was A: Cured herring.
Preceded by
François Laramée
Canadian contestants
Shannon Sullivan
Succeeded by
Andrew Heaman