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This is a rare occurrence in the show, when a contestant walks away with one or more lifelines still intact. That didn't happen very often unless it includes the Double Dip, because that lifeline disallows anyone to walk away from a question.

Poland Edit

  • Agnieszka Warchulska and Zbigniew Zamachowski - played in Christmas celebrity special on December 26, 2001 for 125 000 zł with two lifelines remaining. They used Phone-a-Friend, calling Zbigniew's friend - Wiesławą. After that lifeline, they toss the coin and decide to walk away instead of answering the question. They don't want to use Ask the Audience.
  • Magdalena Wiaterska - played on November 14-15, 2017 for 250 000 zł with Phone-a-Friend remaining. She walked away with this lifeline intact, because she thought that her husband don't know the answer.

Turkey Edit

Finland Edit

  • Sulo Aittoniemi - walked away from the 75,000 mk question, with "50:50" lifeline still intact.

Russia Edit

Germany Edit

  • On March 16, 2009, for the first time a contestant with four unused lifelines walked away from the game.

Hong Kong Edit

  • Paul Yip - played for the second time on August 29, 2001 and decided to walk away from the HK$500,000 question, with "50:50" lifeline still intact.

Malaysia Edit

  • Jeffrey Chew - walked away from the RM250,000 question, with "Phone a Friend" lifeline still intact.

Czech Republic Edit

  • Jiří Horníček - played on April 17-20, 2001, becoming the second of three Czech contestants to face the Kč 1,250,000 question with all 3 lifelines remaining, but only used "Phone a Friend" decided to walk away from the Kč 1,250,000 question, without using "50:50" nor "Ask the Audience" lifelines. He is the first contestant to walk away without using two lifelines.
  • Jan Flemr - walked away from the Kč 1,250,000 question, with "Ask the Audience" lifeline still intact on November 13, 2001.
  • Ladislav Král - played on March 9-12, 2004, but decided to walk away from the Kč 1,250,000 question, without using "Phone a Friend" nor "Ask the Audience" lifelines. He is the second contestant to walk away without using two lifelines.
  • Pavel Budil - walked away from the Kč 1,250,000 question, with "Phone a Friend" lifeline still intact on October 22, 2004. It could be because he is a blind contestant and he couldn’t read the answers to a friend like Eddie Timanus.

HungaryEdit

  • Liptal Claudia - walked away from the 20 db question, without using any of her three lifelines. She is the first contestant to walk away without using any lifelines.[1]

United KingdomEdit

  • Graham Elwell - the first worldwide contestant was the first walked away from his £125,000 question without using his Ask the Audience.
  • Phil Fiddler - was the second UK contestant to walk away with one remaining lifeline. He did not use his 50:50 on his £32,000 question, because using that lifeline would be useless.
  • Ben Bartle - was the third UK contestant to walk away with one remaining lifeline. He did not use his Ask the Audience on his £250,000 question.
  • Peter Spyrides - was the fourth UK contestant to walk away with one remaining lifeline. He did not use his 50:50 on his £1,000,000 question, because he still wouldn't know the answer if he uses it.
  • Pete Vernon - was the fifth UK contestant to walk away with one remaining lifeline. On September 7, 2002, he did not use his Phone a Friend on his £500,000 question, because he didn't think that any of his Phone a Friends would know the answer.
  • Hugh McIver - was the sixth UK contestant to walk away with one remaining lifeline. On April 8, 2004, he did not use his Phone a Friend on his £16,000 question, because he believed no one on his phone-a-friend list would know the answer.

Australia Edit

  • Andrew Lockett - played on September 8, 2003 for $1,000,000 with two lifelines remaining; however he only used the Phone-a-Friend, choosing not to Ask-the-Audience.

United States Edit

  • On 2/8/00, Jack Lechner walked away with his 50:50 intact when he was asked-
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
How much does a player on the losing team currently earn for his performance in the Super Bowl?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: $10,000 • B: $33,000
• C: $80,000 • D: $120,000
He knew very little about sports, so using the lifeline wouldn't have made a difference. He then became the first American contestant to walk away without using all of his lifelines.
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What military commander's father headed the Lindbergh baby kidnapping investigation for the New Jersey State Police?
• A: Creighton Abrams • B: William Westmoreland
• C: Norman Schwarzkopf • D: Henry Shelton
Jack had no idea, and didn't want to use the 50:50, his last remaining lifeline, because he felt as though eliminating two answers would've tempted him to guess on a question that he did not know. With that in mind, he walked away with $250,000.
  • On November 5th, 2007, Danyle Geist was asked the following question for $16,000.
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What urban clothing brand was co-founded by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Ecko Unlimited • B: Triple Five Soul
• C: FUBU • D: Rocawear
After using her 50:50, she decided to walk away without using her Phone a Friend, because she felt that the only people on her list (her grandparents) wouldn't know anything about Jay-Z. Thus, she became the first American contestant to walk away without using the lifeline.
  • On September 20th, 2018, Ellen Sarem was asked this question for $20,000.
$20,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Merops apiaster is a colorful bird whose scientific name, when translated, reveals that it mainly eats what?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Ants • B: Bees
• C: Termites • D: Spiders
Ask the Audience Results: A: 27% • B: 23% • C: 26% • D: 24%
After a 4% range split from the audience, she decided to walk away without using her Plus One, because she doesn’t think her husband would know the answer to the question. Thus, she became the first American contestant to walk away without using the lifeline, and the first to walk away without using a remaining lifeline after almost 11 years (excluding the Double Dip lifeline from Seasons 7-8). Surprisingly the lowest voted answer (Bees) was the correct one.

Vietnam Edit

  • Vũ Lệ Thơm (July 21, 2015) - the first Vietnamese contestant was walked away from her 9th question without using her 50:50.
  • Nguyễn Hoàng Yến (October 25, 2016) - was walked away from her 12th question without using her Phone-a-Friend.
  • Đinh Lê Hoàng Vỹ (July 18, 2017) - was walked away from his 12th question without using his Ask the Audience.

India (Kaun Banega Crorepati) Edit

Ghana Edit

  • William - first contestant to walk away with GH₵12,000 with a lifeline intact. He did not use his Phone a Friend on his GH₵25,000 question.

Reference list Edit

  1. https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=13s&v=Lexouug4KDg