Stony Brook football and basketball play-by-play man Mike Solano's appearance on "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire," which was taped in October, concluded Friday with the airing of a show in which he declined to take a stab at a $100,000 question and instead went home with $58,600.
Solano, 30, answered nine questions correctly on the Thursday episode, then qualified on Friday for a $100,000 question. But if he had answered it wrong, he would have been left with $25,000 rather than $58,600.
The question: According to the most recent IRS statistics, the wealthiest one percent of U.S. taxpayers have an adjusted gross income of at least what?
The answer was C.
(A few years back I was a "Phone a Friend" for my cousin Audrey. To make a long story short, she wasn't sure she correctly heard what I had suggested she answer because my response was cut off in mid-sentence, and she wound up passing up a $25,000 question and took home $16,000. Was I right? It's complicated. But suffice to say, I will know for the rest of my life that people who life in Utah are known as Utahns.)