Next season on the syndicated version of "WWTBAM", it has been announced that the ten biggest winners from the first nine weeks of the season will be offered the chance to risk most of their winnings for a chance to answer a Million Dollar Question. The catch is, like on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" and "Don't Forget the Lyrics!", they must answer it without using any lifelines. If a player goes for it and is right, s/he remains in the running for a chance to become a millionaire. If they go for it and miss it, they drop to either $1,000 or $25,000, depending on how much they had won previously. After this stunt has been completed, the biggest winner amongst those who answer the MDQ correctly has their winnings augumented to $1,000,000.
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