Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney pulls off "hat trick" on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorney Megan Stumph-Turner competed in Las Vegas on America’s favorite game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” in a cliffhanger two-part series that aired September 12-13. While she didn’t walk away with a million, she played a great game and learned a thing or two along the way, including that host Chris Harrison, also of “Bachelor” fame is, as she says “about as nice a guy as you’ll ever meet.”
Contestant auditions were held at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri in June, where hundreds of “Millionaire” hopefuls were required to take a trivia quiz. Lucky contestants with a passing score went on to a camera test, where they answered practice questions on camera and showed their personality. Megan was asked to perform her favorite cheer from her Chiefs Cheerleading days. She chose to perform the “Hey Song” routine because it was always performed when her “beloved Chiefs had scored a touchdown.” Three weeks later, Megan received the call she had been waiting for -- she had been selected as a contestant!
On the show, Megan was asked about everything from 90’s pop music, to the meaning of the word “bucolic,” to... hats that could be mistaken for a “trilby’? With the help of her “plus one”, a local fire fighter, Megan pulled off the “hat trick” and advanced to the $30,000 question.
Unfortunately that’s where things took a turn, but according to Megan, she wouldn’t change anything about how she played – it was go big, or go home! Watch here to see the final question that “stumped” Stumph-Turner.
*As of publication, Megan maintains that rye whiskey is superior to corn mash bourbon.