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The first five episodes of Super Millionaire aired on ABC during the week of February 22, 2004. It returned for eight additional episodes in May. It is not expected to return to the airwaves until sometime in Fall 2005 or Spring 2006.
Gameplay is similar to the traditional Millionaire -- contestants answer a series of multiple choice trivia questions. However, in this version, the dollar values are higher. The prize sequence in this version is: $1,000; $2,000; $3,000; $4,000; $5,000; $10,000; $20,000; $30,000; $50,000; $100,000; $500,000; $1,000,000; $2,500,000; $5,000,000; $10,000,000.
Contestants are given the standard three lifelines (50:50, Ask the Audience, and Phone a Friend) at the beginning of the game. After the $100,000 question, however, the contestant earns two additional lifelines. One is the "Three Wise Men," where Philbin consults a panel of three experts (one of which is a former Millionaire contestant) to come up with an answer within 30 seconds. The other lifeline, "Double Dip," gives the contestant two chances to answer the question; however, the contestant cannot back away from the question if he or she chooses that lifeline.
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