Ron Freshour Wins $250,000 on “Millionaire”; Plays for $500,000 Thursday
Ron Freshour wants to be a Millionaire…and he’s just two questions away from doing it. Ron, a pub quiz host from Austin, Texas, won $250,000 at the end of Wednesday’s Millionaire. First thing on Thursday, October 25th, Meredith Vieira will ask him a question for $500,000. If he gets it he will be the first person to win $500,000 and see a million dollar question in actual game play on the daytime version since 2007. No one has won the $1,000,000 prize in live play since 2003.
There’s a lot in Ron’s favor. He’s a pub quiz host and those often ask really obscure things you’ll see as Classic Millionaire questions. He’s a game show veteran who has won The Weakest Link, which is far harder a show to win than most will admit. He’s also a gambler who won $15,000 playing craps for over an hour. He’s smart and he’s gutsy. Will he be the first $500,000 winner since 2007? Or the first person to miss a $500,000 question since 2005?
Ron made it to Classic Millionaire with a bank of $53,600 and one Jump left. He jumped over his $100,000 question and faced this quarter million dollar question:
With a whopping 15 in total, what is the most common last name among those with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Ron successfully answered C and pocketed the second $250,000 prize of the 2012-2013 season. The famous “Williams” include Andy, Bill, Billy Dee, Cindy, Earle, Esther, Guy, Hank, Joe, Kathlyn, Paul, Robin, Roger, Tex and Vanessa. Here’s a preview of his $500,000 question:
The only member of Lewis and Clark’s expedition to die during the historic journey, Charles Floyd reportedly died from what?
A: Mountain lion attack
B: Typhoid fever
C: Gunshot wound
Do you know the answer? Better yet, will Ron know it and face the million dollar question? Find out today.
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