Great Neck South High School graduate Joey Yagoda returned to “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” Tuesday for his second day of play as a holdover contestant with an accumulated bank of $13,600 through his first six questions on the ABC daytime game show.
The Yale University student and New Hyde Park resident ran out of time on the show Monday before he could advance and answer the seventh question and continue on with only one lifeline remaining – a “Jump the Question” one.
On Tuesday’s show, Joey made it up to his ninth question, but decided to not take a guess and walk away with half of his accumulated Millionaire Bank, which had risen to $18,600. Joey was able to take home $9,300 in winnings. If he had guessed incorrectly on the ninth question, he would have fallen back to $1,000 in winnings.
Here’s a recap of the questions that Yagoda answered and that final lifeline he used on Tuesday in case you missed it:
Question No. 7: ‘Birthday Surprise’ – Value of Question: $7,000
In 1926, Fats Waller was reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint, taken to Al Capone's birthday party and forced to do what?
- A: Tell jokes
- B: Play piano
- C: Read poetry
- D: Tap dance
Yagoda used the second “Jump the Question” lifeline, but also forfeited the money attached to the question. He still has $13,600 in his Millionaire Bank.
Question No. 8: Category, 'Web Research’ – Value of Question: $5,000
Conducting research about the habits of his book's title character, “Charlotte's Web” author E.B. White consulted a what?
- A: Ornithologist
- B: Conchologist
- C: Arachnologist
- D: Amphibiologist
- Lifelines Used: none
Yagoda answered correctly without using any lifelines.
Question No. 9: Category, 'Disney Don’ts’
Until 2000, it was strictly forbidden for Disney theme park workers to do which of the following?
- A: Wear earrings
- B: Grow facial hair
- C: Wear shorts
- D: Get tattoos
Yagoda decided to not take a guess and walked away with half of the accumulated $18,600 in the Millionaire bank, or $9,300.