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December 15, 2012

Moultrian plays 'Millionaire' Monday

MOULTRIE — Who wants to be a millionaire? Better question: Does someone in Moultrie have what it takes to achieve it on the syndicated game show of the same name.

Find out Monday morning.

Shawn Sutherland of Moultrie will be a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” The show airs at 9:30 a.m. on WCTV, which is Channel 6 on Mediacom and Channel 11 on CNS cable services.

“It was a dream come true,” Sutherland said Saturday. “It was everything you’d expect being on a game show would be.”

Sutherland said he filmed the episode on Sept. 26. It was “incredibly exciting,” he said.

Meredith Vieira, formerly of The View and the Today Show, is host of the game show, in which contestants answer increasingly difficult questions for increasingly large sums of money, culminating in a million-dollar prize for answering the last question. The contestant has a limited number of “lifelines” with which they can ask for help with a question, but if they ever miss one, they’re out — losing some or all of their accumulated winnings.

Sutherland said Vieira was “a delight.”

“She was very warm, very chatty,” he said. “I think I made her nervous with my energy level.”

He said the actual filming took under an hour.

Sutherland, son of Trish Sutherland of Moultrie, is pursuing a doctorate in mathematics at Baylor University.

“Another five, seven months it’ll be Dr. Sutherland,” he said.

He’s currently teaching classes at the university, his mother said, but with the doctorate he’ll seek a full professorship.

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