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Chi vuol essere milionario (milliardario)? (English translation: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (billionaire)?), also known as Verso il Milione (English translation: Towards the Million (Billion), is an Italian-language Italian game show based on the original British format of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show is hosted by Gerry Scotti. The objective of the game is to win €1 million by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly.Chi vuol essere milionario? is broadcast since 2002. It is shown on the Italian television station Canale 5.

Chi vuol essere milionario? Edizione Straordinaria (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - Extraordinary edition) was the special editions aired from December 15, 2008 to March 29, 2009.

Lifelines

In Italian version these lifelines used:

Seasons

 
Series No. of episodes Time of broadcast Сollocation
1 18 May 22, 2000 - June 10, 2000 Week (Monday - Saturday)
24 October 23, 2000 - November 18, 2000 Week (Monday - Saturday)
2 15 January 7, 2001 - April 15, 2001 Sunday
18 April 23, 2001 - May 12, 2001 Week (Monday - Saturday)
8 September 16, 2001 - November 4, 2001 Sunday
12 November 19, 2001 - December 1, 2001 Week (Monday - Saturday)
3 7 January 13, 2002 - February 24, 2002 Sunday
18 March 11, 2002 - March, 30, 2002 Week (Monday - Saturday)
12 May 13, 2002 - May 25, 2002 Week (Monday - Saturday)
4 10 September 22, 2002 - November 24, 2002 Sunday
18 November 25, 2002 - December 14, 2002 Week (Monday - Saturday)
5 36 March 31, 2003 - May 10, 2003 Week (Monday - Saturday)
24 September 1, 2003 - September 27, 2003 Week (Monday - Saturday)
6 October 19, 2003 - November 23, 2003 Sunday
6 3 May 30, 2004 - June 13, 2004 Sunday
9 October 3, 2004 - November 28, 2004 Sunday
7 132 January 10, 2005 - June 11, 2005 Week (Monday - Saturday)
8 132 January 9, 2006 - June 10, 2006 Week (Monday - Saturday)
154 December 4, 2006 - May 6, 2007 Every day
9 77 September 24, 2007 - December 9, 2007 Every day
10 98 January 14, 2008 - April 20, 2008 Every day
237 September 8, 2008 - June 7, 2009 Every day
11 105 August 31, 2009 - December 13, 2009 Every day
12 147 January 11, 2010 - June 6, 2010 Every day
327 September 6, 2010 - July 29, 2011 Every day
13 4 December 7, 2018 - December 28, 2018 Friday
14 4 January 11, 2019 - February 1, 2019 Friday
15 TBA 2019 TBA

A The game's prizes

In second version of Chi vuol essere milionario? (today series), there are fifteen questions and there are these prizes for questions:

Money Tree 2018
Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 €500 €0 €0 €0
2 €1,000 €500 €0 €500
3 €1,500 €1,000 €0 €1,000
4 €2,000 €1,500 €0 €1,500
5 €3,000 €2,000 €0 €2,000
6 €5,000 €3,000 €3,000 €0
7 €7,000 €5,000 €3,000 €2,000
8 €10,000 €7,000 €3,000 €4,000
9 €15,000 €10,000 €3,000 €7,000
10 €20,000 €15,000 €3,000 €12,000
11 €30,000 €20,000 €20,000 €0
12 €70,000 €30,000 €20,000 €10,000
13 €150,000 €70,000 €20,000 €50,000
14 €300,000 €150,000 €20,000 €130,000
15 €1,000,000 €300,000 €20,000 €280,000

In first version of Chi vuol essere milionario?, there were fifteen questions and there were these prizes for questions:

Money Tree 2003
Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 €50 €0 €0 €0
2 €100 €50 €0 €50
3 €200 €100 €0 €100
4 €300 €200 €0 €200
5 €500 €300 €0 €300
6 €1,000 €500 €500 €0
7 €2,000 €1,000 €500 €500
8 €4,000 €2,000 €500 €1,500
9 €8,000 €4,000 €500 €3,500
10 €16,000 €8,000 €500 €7,500
11 €35,000 €16,000 €16,000 €0
12 €70,000 €35,000 €16,000 €19,000
13 €150,000 €70,000 €16,000 €54,000
14 €300,000 €150,000 €16,000 €134,000
15 €1,000,000 €300,000 €16,000 €284,000

Chi vuol essere miliardario?

Chi Vuol Essere Miliardario

From 2000 to 2001, a previous version of Chi vuol essere milionario? was broadcast at Canale 5. It was called Chi vuol essere miliardario? (English translation: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?). As in today's version, Gerry Scotti was the host. The biggest prize was ₤1,000,000,000 (€516,456), as the currency in Italy, until 2001, was the lira. There was one winner of 1 billion lire, Francesca Cinelli.

Money tree of Chi vuol essere miliardario?

2001
Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 ₤100,000 (€51) ₤0 ₤0 ₤0
2 ₤200,000 (€103) ₤100,000 ₤0 ₤100,000
3 ₤300,000 (€154) ₤200,000 ₤0 ₤200,000
4 ₤500,000 (€258) ₤300,000 ₤0 ₤300,000
5 ₤1,000,000 (€516) ₤500,000 ₤0 ₤500,000
6 ₤2,000,000 (€1,032) ₤1,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤0
7 ₤4,000,000 (€2,065) ₤2,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤1,000,000
8 ₤8,000,000 (€4,131) ₤4,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤3,000,000
9 ₤16,000,000 (€8,263) ₤8,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤7,000,000
10 ₤32,000,000 (€16,526) ₤16,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤15,000,000
11 ₤64,000,000 (€33,053) ₤32,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤0
12 ₤125,000,000 (€64,557) ₤64,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤32,000,000
13 ₤250,000,000 (€129,114) ₤125,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤93,000,000
14 ₤500,000,000 (€258,228) ₤250,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤218,000,000
15 ₤1,000,000,000 (€516,456) ₤500,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤468,000,000

Winners

Top Prize Winners

Biggest Losers

  • Marco Sacconaghi - €16,000 (€300,000 question wrong; lost €134,000) (January 22, 2007)
  • Daria Ciotti - €70,000 (€300,000 question wrong; lost €80,000) (December 21, 2010)

€300,000 Winners

€150,000 Winners

€70,000 Winners

€35,000 Winners

₤64,000,000 Winners

€30,000 Winners

€20,000 Winners

€16,000 Winners

€15,000 Winners

€10,000 Winners

€3,000 Winners

€500 Winners

€0 Winners

₤? Winners

€? Winners

Trivia

  • Over 11 years, 12 seasons and 1,679 episodes aired.
  • On February 24, 2002, 100th episode aired.
  • The names of the contestants of each game are written by the host on a special card. Once the players are all introduced, the card is thrown away as a running joke.
  • The film pavilion where the filming takes place, as well as the studio, belong personally to the show's host - Gerry Scotti.
  • Several times, when the contestants did not have time to finish the game before the "final klaxon" on the last episode of the current season, they continued to the next season.
  • In the history of the show, the money tree was changed three times.
  • Since March 30, 2009 the Fastest Finger First round was scrapped, and the "Switch the Question" lifeline was removed.
  • Since September 6, 2010, instead of the classic format a risk format appeared. First and second minimum amounts were removed. The contestant selects the one minimum amount himself.
  • Paola Morossi (December 29, 30, 31, 2010) and Michela De Paoli (January 25, 26, 27, 2011) are contestants, who in three episodes in a row appeared.
  • Michela De Paoli (January 27, 2011) is the only contestant who saved all three lifelines to the final question.
  • In the episode on January 2, 2006, the Carla Cogo a €16,000 bad question was asked. He answered the 10th question wrong, lost €7,500 and walked away with the €500. Later it turned out that the answer was right. on February 28, 2007 she was invited again to the show and continued the run with "Phone-a-Friend" and "Ask the Audience" lifelines.
  • As of August 31, 2009, almost 1,500 episodes aired.
  • On May 24, 2010, an 10th Anniversary (1,291st) episode aired. In studio was invited Giuseppe Scala, first contestant, who on first episode appeared. In total, 1,290 episodes aired and nearly 7,000 contestants in studio appeared, but nearly 2,500 appeared in hot seat, who nearly 20,000 questions were asked. The show was watched by 10,000,000 TV viewers.
  • In the episode on June 8, 2011, a contestant the bad question was asked. He asked, "Who won a Nobel Peace Prize?" with John Paul II, John XXIII, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Dalai Lama as choices. The right answer was Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, but also the Dalai Lama won it in 1989. So there were two correct answers to a question, which is contrary to the rules same as the game.
  • Gerry Scotti can be considered to be the creator of Millionaire Hot Seat, as he demanded to be allowed to make bigger changes to the format, resulting in Edizione Straordinaria, the first show to use the Hot Seat format.
  • On December 7, 2018 a 13th season start for celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the original format started in 1998 in the UK and Francesca Cinelli, Davide Pavesi and Michela De Paoli are invited for the first episode. Episodes taped in studio of Polish version.

References

  1. http://www.forum.hr/showthread.php?t=467348&page=265