Sharon Cuneta wins P2-M in 'Millionaire' game show


Posted at Jan 09 2010 09:53 PM | Updated as of Jan 10 2010 06:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines - After winning the best actress trophy in last month's Metro Manila Film Festival, Megastar Sharon Cuneta continued her winning ways by bagging the P2 million grand prize of TV5's popular game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

It was sweet victory for the Megastar who also won a cool P1 million in the same show in 2001.

During Saturday's (January 9) show, Cuneta used one of her lifelines to call up Direk Joey Reyes for the P1 million question: "What is the original name of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue?" Reyes answered correctly that it was Junio 19 after the birthday of national hero Jose Rizal, thus giving Cuneta the P1 million prize.

For her P2 million question, Cuneta was asked a particular ingredient used in the witch's brew in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Cuneta answered that it was "lizard's leg", giving her the grand prize of P2 million.

Cuneta answered a total of 15 multiple-choice questions correctly to win the prize. Among the questions were the French word for "thank you" (merci), the location of the Hospicio de San Jose (Isla de Convalescencia) and the first time that the Olympic torch relay was introduced (1936 Berlin Olympics).

Cuneta said she will donate the P2 million to the Hospicio de San Jose.