Chase Sampson, a college student from Nashville, TN was a contestant on the U.S. version of the show on October 27, 2006 after answering his $100 question wrong and went home with nothing.

Meredith said before his run began that he had arrived at the show's location at 3am and hadn't slept since, Chase told her that he had "coffee flowing through the veins". The lack of sleep is perhaps the reason as to why he flunked the first question.


$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Homeowners buy surge protectors to protect their possessions from unexpected surges of what?
• A: Electric current • B: Water flow
• C: Air pressure • D: Buyer's remorse
Chase made Water Flow his answer and almost immediately realized that he had picked the wrong answer.