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The Truth About Winning Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.-

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So what really happens when you win the big prize on Millionaire? For starters, winners in the United States are taxed at around 40 percent of the total, which means they actually walk away with 60% of the final prize.

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] John Carpenter was the first person to ever win one million dollars on the American version of the show.

Ten years after his 2009 win, he sat down for an interview with the New Haven Register and surprised many by telling the paper that his life wasn’t that different.

] ‘I wasn’t a millionaire a second after I won the money because I had to pay taxes on it.

Carpenter also chose to keep his job at the Internal Revenue Service, and told the paper his winnings weren’t enough to quit.

‘It’s not enough money, especially living around here, to just drop out and have fun and not do anything.

] But it’s not like what it used to mean when you said $1 million.

‘ So if you’re thinking about applying for the show to win big, just keep in mind you won’t be rolling in a million dollars, even if you do hit the jackpot.


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