Sterling native brings home $50K on "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?"

Donnie Edgemon of Sterling was recently a contestant on "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" and came home with $50,000.

A Sterling native and Park View High School alum was a contestant on ABC's “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?” earlier this week and won $50,000.

Donnie Edgemon, a management consultant, answered 11 questions correctly in first episode of the show and made it to the $100,000 level.

“I knew from watching the show I could probably figure the answers out to get to either $5,000 or $50,000. I had to take chances and just hope they paid off,” Edgemon told the Times-Mirror.

In the second episode, which was taped in Las Vegas last July, Edgemon was three questions away from $1 million when he was asked, “What place do John Davis and Brad Howell have in music history?”

After debating the possible answers, Edgemon decided to use his “ask a friend” lifeline, which brought pal Trent Edwards to the stage. Edwards was also unsure of the answer, so Edgemon used the 50/50 lifeline.

After debating it, he selected the wrong answer. The correct answer is Davis and Howell were the singing voices behind Milli Vanilli.

“The whole experience was fun, I'm grateful for the opportunity to be on the show,” Edgemon said.

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