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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 November 13, 2001. It could be because he is a blind contestant and he couldn’t read the answers to a friend like Eddie Timanus.

HungaryEdit

  • Liptai 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.

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.

Reference list Edit

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