NEW YORK (AP) -- A Michigan engineer won $2.18 million on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Tuesday, which ABC claims is the biggest quiz show prize in network television history.
Kevin Olmstead of Ann Arbor, Mich., won the jackpot for correctly identifying Igor Sikorsky as inventor of the first mass-produced helicopter. He was already out of lifelines.
Olmstead is almost the prototype "Millionaire" winner: a 42-year-old single man who co-founded a company that provides questions for academic quiz competitions. He won nearly $27,000 as a "Jeopardy!" contestant in 1994.
He's also a friend of David Goodman, the last man to win the top prize on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" last July
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