Will & Woody win $64,000 for charity on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
KIIS’ Drive duo Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw of the Will & Woody show appeared on Channel 9’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire this week, securing $64,000 for charity Gotcha4Life.
Gotcha4Life aims to turn around the alarming suicide statistics in Australia, and has a zero suicide vision. The charity was set up by Australian radio host and TV personality Gus Worland to encourage Aussies to speak up, express their emotions and ensure they all have a close friend they can go to when times are tough.
The $64,000 question was “Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is better known by what stage name?” The options presented were Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Lizzo and Lana Del Ray.
The duo was initially drawn to Lizzo, however decided that was “too obvious” and instead went with the correct Lana Del Ray.
They were then offered to play on for the chance to win $125,000, however if they got the question wrong, their winnings would have tumbled back to $32,000. They would have needed four more correct answers to reach $1 million, and they had no lifelines left.
The $125,000 question was “Written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798 is the poem ‘Frost at’ what?” with the options Dawn, Midday, Dusk and Midnight.
The correct answer was midnight, however the duo decided to play it safe and pocket the $64,000.
Once they pocketed the cheque, host Eddie McGuire let them see how it would have played out had they elected to take the risk. Their guess of ‘Midnight’ would have been correct, giving them the $125,000, however they were thrilled to win $64,000.
Worland appeared on the KIIS Drive show yesterday to share his elation at the duo picking his charity, and what the money had the power to do.
Former ABC Melbourne Breakfast host, Red Symons also competed on the show alongside former GOLD 104.3 and Vega 91.5 host Wilbur Wilde.
They had correctly climbed to $16,000, however faltered on the $32,000 question, sending their winnings back to $1,000. Their charity, Variety, received $1,000 per player, giving them a total of $2,000.
Actor Stephen Curry and brother Bernard also successfully answered up to $16,000, however stumbled on the question “Which of these animals appears more than once on Australia’s current coat of arms?” with the options Lion, Kangaroo, Swan and Emu. They used the 50/50 option which eliminated two incorrect answers, Kangaroo and Emu. They selected Swan, however the answer was Lion.
Their charity, One In Five, thus received $2,000.