Martin Flood (born July 4, 1964), a 41-year-old I.T. analyst from New South Wales, appeared as a contestant on Series 13 of the Australian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on 7 and 14 November 2005. He became the second Australian to win the top prize of $1,000,000, nearly a month after Rob "Coach" Fulton became the first. He got to the final question with one lifeline left, the 50:50: he used it just to be sure he would win a million.
Allegations of cheating marred his win; but since he was later found guiltless, he was cemented as the last top prize winner before the show switched full-time to the Hot Seat format in 2021.
Winning the top prize allowed Martin to quit his job. He was also a contestant on The Master and Australia's Brainiest Quizmaster.
Martin thought it was the Philippines but decided to ask the audience, who 65% of them also said it was Philippines. Martin went with their answer and won $32,000.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these derives from a former confederacy of professional assassins in India?
• A: Thug
• B: Lout
• C: Hoon
• D: Brute
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which brand of champagne is sprayed from the podium at Formula 1 grand prix races?
• A: Boilinger
• B: Moët & Chandon
• C: Mumm
• D: Veuve Clicquot
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Cecil Scott were the first and second names of which famous Briton?
• A: Cecel Day-Lewis
• B: Cecil Rhodes
• C: C.S. Forester
• D: C.S. Lewis
The klaxon called time and Martin would return on $250,000 with the 50:50 and Phone-a-Friend lifelines remaining.
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
How many independent countries border the Caspian Sea? 'Phone-a-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Four
• B: Five
• C: Six
• D: Seven
Martin thought it was Five but decided to phone Dave (who was a former Millionaire contestant who got stuck on the $300 question), who also said it was Five. Martin went with his answer and won $500,000.
$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was never 'Time' magazine's 'Man of the Year'? '50:50' lifeline used