Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories

`Who Wants To Be A Millionaire` `The Million-Dollar Win` - Chef and celebrity contestant David Chang, left, is pictured with host Jimmy Kimmel following his $1 million win. (ABC photo by John Fleenor)
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" "The Million-Dollar Win" - Chef and celebrity contestant David Chang, left, is pictured with host Jimmy Kimmel following his $1 million win. (ABC photo by John Fleenor)

'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': David Chang wins $1 million for Southern Smoke Foundation

Submitted

Mon, Nov 30th 2020 11:05 am

ABC’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” made history Sunday night when chef David Chang became the first celebrity contestant to win $1 million for charity. His prize will go to the Southern Smoke Foundation.

Southern Smoke Foundation is a crisis relief organization for people in the food and beverage industry. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Southern Smoke emergency relief fund has distributed $4,046,325 to 2,050 people nationwide.

Chang was assisted by “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” host Jimmy Kimmel, his in-studio expert guest Alan Yang, and “Phone a Friend”/ESPN reporter/host Mina Kimes on his quest for $1 million.

This season of “Millionaire” features celebrity contestants playing for the charity of their choice, frontline heroes and others affected by COVID-19. In addition to lifelines, “Ask the Host,” “50/50” and “Phone a Friend,” contestants playing on “Millionaire” can invite an expert guest to help them answer questions. 

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Following the broadcast, Chang tweeted, “My gambling problem finally pays off... $1 million for hospitality workers in need via @SouthernSmokeTX.”

comments powered by Disqus

Hometown News

View All News