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Edwin Daly, from Mount Barker, South Australia, appeared as a contestant on the 2016 series of Millionaire Hot Seat on 29 August 2016. He won the top prize of $1,000,000 on 29 August 2016, making him the making him the fifth winner in the "Hot Seat" format and the first Millionaire winner in Australia after nearly 11 years. He was the latest million-dollar winner in Australia for five years until Antony McManus won on November 25, 2021.

Edwin's Run to the Million

AU$2,500 (7 of 15) - 30 seconds
Who wrote the 1969 hit song 'The Real Thing'?
• A: Molly Meldrum • B: Ross Wilson
• C: Johnny Young • D: Angus Young

AU$4,000 (8 of 15) - 30 seconds
When the Australian city of Darwin was founded in 1869, it was given what name?
• A: Kakadu • B: Katharine
• C: Palmerston • D: Arafura

AU$6,000 (9 of 15) - 30 seconds
Which author created the character 'Pippi Longstocking'?
• A: C.S. Lewis • B: Astrid Lindgren
• C: A.A. Milne • D: Anna Sewell

AU$10,000 (10 of 15) - 30 seconds
Which of these former Australian politicians served the longest term as prime minister?
• A: Gough Whitlam • B: Malcolm Fraser
• C: Bob Hawke • D: John Howard

AU$20,000 (11 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these celebrities was born Thomas Mapother?
• A: Tom Cruise • B: Tom Jones
• C: Tom Hanks • D: Tom Petty
Edwin wasn't sure, but he also knew that if he pass he won't go back, so he guessed A:, which was correct.

AU$50,000 (12 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these sports is most similar to 'korfball'?
• A: Hockey • B: Basketball
• C: Baseball • D: Cricket

AU$100,000 (13 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which astronaut served as a U.S. senator for over two decades?
• A: Alan Shepard • B: Neil Armstrong
• C: Buzz Aldrin • D: John Glenn
Again, Edwin didn't know this question and said D: sounded right for him. Indeed, the guess was right.

AU$250,000 (14 of 15) - 45 seconds
Which of these English royals was not put to death at the Tower of London?
• A: Mary, Queen of Scots • B: Anne Boleyn
• C: Lady Jane Grey • D: Catherine Howard

AU$1,000,000 (15 of 15) – 45 seconds
Commonly known by his nickname, what was the full name of ‘Banjo’ Paterson?
• A: Albert Burke • B: Andrew Barton
• C: Adam Beaufort • D: Adrian Banks
Edwin immediately thought and went for B: Andrew Barton with 33 seconds remaining. He thought that there's a park near the Melbourne Parliamentary House that was for 'Banjo' Patterson. With that answer he became the first Aussie millionaire after 11 years, and the first million dollar winner in the history of the Millionaire Hot Seat in Australia.
Total Prize Won: AU$1,000,000


  • He was the seventh person in Australia's Hot Seat format to face the $1,000,000 question and the eleventh person worldwide to face the Top Prize question on the Hot Seat format.


Preceded by
Tracey Miller
Hot Seat Contestant (2016-2017 series)
Edwin Daly
Succeeded by
Leah Hogan
Preceded by
Martin Flood
Australian Top Prize Winner
Edwin Daly
Succeeded by
Antony McManus