The Man Who Cheated To Win $1 Million, And Almost Got Away With It

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If you want to win a huge cash prize on a game show, usually there's just one way to do it: study up.

While you can learn the tricks and patterns used by game shows like The Price is Right, trivia contests like Jeopardy and Who Wants to be a Millionaire are much harder to "rig." That's what makes Millionaire contestant Charles Ingram's story so incredible: he discovered a unique way to cheat at the game show, and left with the top prize.

Ingram, a retired army major, competed on Britain's version of the classic multiple choice game show in 2001, and he won round after round with ease. His final questions seems easy today, but back in 2001, when the internet was relatively new, it was a head-scratcher.

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