Dan Avila, a resident of Los Angeles, CA, appeared on the syndicated version of Millionaire from April 13-15, 2005. His grand total was $100,000. Not only he won this amount of money; he lost $200,000 while going for $2,200,000 on Greed (he missed the 4-out-of-9 question by one answer), which was hosted by Chuck Woolery; he would later miss out on another $1,000,000 in the show's Million Dollar Moment (again missing the 4-out-of-8 question by one answer). Here is Dan's runthrough.

Dan's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is commonly marked with the warning "Do Not Duplicate"?
• A: Compass • B: Wristwatch
• C: Key • D: Hilton sister

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Army, soldiers who are trained to jump out of planes are commonly called what?
• A: Paratroopers • B: Snipers
• C: Artillerymen • D: Bombardiers

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these common ailments is classified as a repetitive stress injury?
• A: Hypothermia • B: Migraine headache
• C: Asthma • D: Carpal tunnel syndrome

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these Biblical names is also a word meaning "a silly, foolish person"?
• A: Gideon • B: Nimrod
• C: Barabbas • D: Methuselah

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Last seen in 1986, what celestial body is visible to the naked eye from Eearth every 76 years?
• A: Halley's comet • B: North Star
• C: Jupiter • D: Little Dipper

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
With a traditional French manicure, a person's nails receive which of these treatments?
• A: Buffing with no polish • B: White polish at the tips
• C: Red polish all over • D: White polish with dark tips

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2003, what athlete filed for bankruptcy after reporting squandering a $300 million fortune?
• A: Dennis Rodman • B: Darryl Strawberry
• C: Pete Rose • D: Mike Tyson

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
After killing its prey, what animal is known to take up to half an hour catching its breath before it dines?
• A: Crocodile • B: Hawk
• C: Cheetah • D: Cobra

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What famous explorer was the first governor of Puerto Rico under the Spanish?
• A: Ferdinand Magellan • B: Juan Ponce de León
• C: Vasco de Gama • D: Francisco Pizarro

$25,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In the occult, "besom" refers to what magical object?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Witch's broom • B: Crystal ball
• C: Amulet • D: Wand
While saying that he never heard of "besom" before, Dan used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call Leszek Pawlowicz, who said the answer was A: Witch's broom and that he was positive. Locking in A: Witch's broom made Dan win $25k.

$50,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Since 1991, the Burning Man festival has been held in the late summer in what U.S. state?
• A: California • B: Arizona
• C: Nevada • D: New Mexico

$100,000-A (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the famous sculpture by Man Ray that features a picture of an eye affixed to a metronome?
'Switch the Question' lifeline used
• A: Measure for Measure • B: Persistence of Vision
• C: Last Picture Show • D: Indestructible Object
The right answer was D: Indestructible Object.

$100,000-B (12 of 15) - Not Timed
When President James Garfield was shot in 1881, who invented a type of metal detector to try to find the bullet?
'50:50' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Nikola Tesla • B: Thomas Edison
• C: Alexander Graham Bell - 32%/37% • D: George Westinghouse - 68%/63%

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In the famous 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat," what is the game's final score after Casey has struck out?
• A: 2 to 0 • B: 3 to 1
• C: 1 to 0 • D: 4 to 2
Dan recalled someone reciting the poem in 1918, but he still had no idea, so he walked with the $100,000 he had. The right answer was D: 4 to 2.