David Paterson, a South African PE teacher and gameshow contestant, appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and became the first and the only winner in the show. He appeared on the March 19, 2000 episode and was the first top prize winner on the South African version of the show and also the first top prize winner outside the United States. He won the top prize of one million rand. He still had one lifeline left, Ask the Audience, but didn't use it as he knew the answer before the choices came up.

David Paterson's Run to the Million (incomplete)

R125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
If you were sailing with the levanter, where would you be sailing?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Indian Ocean • B: Tasmanian Sea
• C: English Channel • D: Mediterranean Sea
R250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was Gertrude Stein's life companion?
• A: Isadora Duncan • B: Alice B. Toklas
• C: Virginia Woolf • D: Ernest Hemingway
R500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Around the interior of the Voortrekker Monument is an impressive marble frieze. Who designed it?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Anton van Wouw • B: Maurice van Essche
• C: J H Pierneef • D: Willem H Coetzer
R1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Which famous musical star was known as Baby Frances Gumm early in her career?
• A: Ginger Rogers • B: Deanna Durbin
• C: Doris Day • D: Judy Garland