Ask the Expert

Rave version of the lifeline icon. Used in the Polish version from 2009 to March 2010. Note the human silhouette being more angular then the US version of the icon. Eventually replaced by a version of the Three Wise Men lifeline icon, although the usage of the lifeline wasn't changed.

Ask the Expert was a lifeline introduced to Seasons 7 and 8 of the U.S. version of Millionaire. It was a modified version of the Three Wise Men lifeline.

When a contestant uses this lifeline, he/she will get help from an expert whose identity is revealed at the beginning of the show. There is no time limit and the contestant can freely discuss with the expert.


  • In 2008, contestants can ask the expert on a question, but they're not allowed to use it until they correctly answer the fifth question. After they decided to remove the Phone-a-Friend lifeline, this lifeline is now available for all 15 questions.
  • This lifeline did not appear in the video game Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 2010 Edition.