Courtney Washington, a teacher from Christchurch, was the first ever contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in New Zealand. She appeared in the first episode on September 9, 2008. Unfortunately, she was also the first contestant on that country's version of the show to leave with nothing at all, having missed the fourth question worth NZ$500, also having used all three of her lifelines in the process.

Courtney's Run to the Million

NZ$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Prince is a popular fairytale hero?
• A: Prince Charles • B: Prince Albert
• C: Prince Charming • D: Prince of Darkness

NZ$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In New Zealand, which of these terms is used to mean a teetotalling prude?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Whinger - 33% • B: Wowser - 52%
• C: Widgie - 11% • D: Wharfie - 4%

NZ$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the international society with membership limited to those with an IQ in the top two percent of a population?
• A: Censa • B: Sensa
• C: Mensa • D: All Blacks

NZ$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
New Zealand's new fleet of Ministerial limousines is from which car manufacturer?
'50:50' and 'Phone-a-Friend' lifelines used
• A: BMW • B: Mercedes
• C: Jaguar • D: Hummer
Preceded by
NZ Contestant (Series 1)
Courtney Washington
Succeeded by
Tim Markwell