Correctly answering 14 multiple-choice questions could net contestants $1 million on a half-hour quiz show that's had a long run since its adaptation from the Brit show with the same name. Its format has evolved, but the basics remain: Answer trivia questions to win what could be very big bucks. Safety nets along the way guarantee sums that can't be lost once a contestant reaches certain thresholds -- and players can quit any time, but going for the million carries the risk of losing hundreds of thousands with one wrong answer. Contestants get "lifelines" to help reach the top.
Did You Know?
John Carpenter the first million dollar winner was the first contestant to use a lifeline in the final question as he called his father. See more
Meredith Vieira - Host
You know the rules, you know the lifelines, are you ready? Let's play.