Andrew Skarbek came agonisingly close to securing the magical million dollars on Million Dollar Minute today – winning through to the jackpot round but failing on the final two questions.
With the prospect of a nerve-jangling third attempt at winning $1,016,000 looming tomorrow, Andrew said he is really feeling the strain.
“If you put yourself under too much pressure eventually you will crack and miss your chance at the one million so I just need to keep my head steady right now,” he said.
Andrew is the second contestant since the inception of Million Dollar Minute to play for the ultimate jackpot level - $1 million. He is the show’s longest-running contestant having survived 20 episodes and two attempts at winning more than $1 million dollars.
Andrew returns to play for $1,016,000 for a third time on Wednesday night with this scenario:
· Correctly answer 5 questions in the jackpot round after winning through the elimination round and Andrew becomes an instant millionairewith a place in Australian TV quiz show history.
· Win the elimination round but fail at the jackpot he will return for another game.
· If he loses the battle against either of the two new opponents in the elimination round, Andrew will depart the show with the ‘safety net’ jackpot of $300,000 plus $16,000 safe money.
Andrew Skarbek plays for more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS on MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE on Wednesday March 25 at 5.30pm on Channel 7.