To win the $25,000 Olson used his â€œPhone A Friendâ€ lifeline to call his brother-in-law Ray who wasnâ€™t able to give him a definite answer and so he used his â€œDouble Dipâ€ lifeline to win the question.
Olson used his â€œAsk the Expertâ€ lifeline on his $16,000 question. The expert for that week was Ken Jennings, game show legend from Jeopardy.
He said that if he won big on â€œMillionaire,â€he would pay for Ellaâ€™s medical bills and purchase a home.
His daughter Ella was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder when she was just an infant and has hadto have many surgeries. To compensate for the medical bills Olson and his wife, Mary-Kay, had to sell their house and are currently living at a friends house,who is away for a year.
It was the $50,000 question that landed Olson his still big winnings of $25,000. The question was â€œâ€œDiaphoresisâ€ is a fancy medical term for what common condition, which might be triggered by a difficult trivia question? A: Nail biting, B: Light headedness, C: Teeth grinding, D: Excessive sweating.â€ Olsonâ€™s final was B. but unfortunately the answer was D. Excessive Sweating.