Tom Hatfield, a member of the World's Largest Trivia contest and a sports information hotline agent from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, was a contestant on season 2 of the U.S. version of the show on March 1, 2001. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $8,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these TV series in the order of their original debut, starting with the most recent-
• A: I Spy • B: The X-Files
• C: The Mole • D: Moonlighting

From the 10 contestants, 8 got it right, but Tom (with a time of 3.67 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-B-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Tom's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following slang phrases means "extremely unconventional"?
• A: Clean-cut • B: Talk to the hand
• C: Off-the-wall • D: Next on Jerry Springer

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
On what part of the body would a person most likely wear a toupée?
• A: Arm • B: Back
• C: Head • D: Ego

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
An abandoned settlement found in the western U.S. is called what?
• A: Spirit city • B: Ghost town
• C: Phantomville • D: Tourist trap

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In Bram Stoker's famous novel, Dracula can turn into what animal?
• A: Bat • B: Mosquito
• C: Panther • D: Rat

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these brands of mints comes in a tin?
• A: Clorets • B: Tic Tac
• C: Mentos • D: Altoids

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What two items of clothing commonly make up a "twin set"?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Cardigan and pullover - 84% • B: Tunic and sash - 4%
• C: Dickey and vest - 5% • D: Cape & Hat - 7%

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1999, the R&B group Destiny's Child had a hit single about what everyday annoyance?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Siblings • B: Traffic
• C: Bills • D: Bosses
Tom did not know, so he decided to call his friend and papermaker Dave, who failed to provide an answer within the alloted time. Therefore, he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and B. He decided to go with Bills and won $4,000.

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The Kentucky Derby is held in what U.S. city?
• A: Lexington • B: Louisville
• C: Bowling Green • D: Paducah


  • Tom Hatfield was the first contestant to play for at least $2,000,000; this was during the time the U.S. version offered a $10,000 bonus for each episode there was no millionaire.
    • However, the first person to actually play a $2+ million question was the next contestant, Gary Gambino.


Preceded by
Jack Bowers
U.S. Contestant (Season 2)
Tom Hatfield
Succeeded by
Gary Gambino

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