Monday 30 June 2014 11:38.
A HEADSTART: All players begin each new show with 15 points.
SNAPSHOT: An image(s) provides the key to answering a question worth 15 points, or $1500.
GAMESCREEN: The screen in studio on which snapshot is displayed.
CASH FOR POINTS: A fixed dollar amount offered by the host to the lead contestant in exchange for that contestant’s lead points.
SAFE MONEY: Refers to any money won by a contestant when accepting a Cash For Points offer, or by choosing the cash prize option in a Snapshot round. Safe Money can be accumulated over any number of shows a contestant plays. Safe Money cannot be lost, irrespective of gameplay outcomes.
SAFETY NET JACKPOT: This is a new feature added to the show in 2014 to create added incentive for contestants play on for bigger jackpots. When a player wins the $75,000 jackpot they get to keep this money, irrespective of gameplay outcomes in future games. This creates a safety net enabling contestants to play on for even bigger wins, without a fear of walking away empty-handed.
LOCKED-OUT: Refers to a player’s exclusion from play for either an entire round (during Snapshot), or for one question (during Double Points Decider) as a penalty for an incorrect answer. The player’s buzzer becomes inactive during a lock-out.
IN THE RED: Refers to scores that fall into negative points below zero. Negative scores are not displayed with a minus sign. Instead, a player’s score is described as going ‘into the red’ and the background colour on their score screen changes from black to red to indicate a negative score until they are back ‘out of the red’.
MILLION DOLLAR MINUTE: Refers to the final jackpot game of five multiple choice questions answered by one player in 60 seconds, as well as being the show’s namesake.
JACKPOT: Refers to a set amount of money available to be won if a player answers all five questions correctly during the Million Dollar Minute.
JACKPOT LADDER: Refers to the ladder of eight separate, fixed, prize money amounts that can be won by successfully completing the Million Dollar Minute at each level. It is not a cumulative ladder.
Player’s 1st MDM win
Player’s 2nd MDM win
Step 3 (Safety Net)
Player’s 3rd MDM win
Player’s 4th MDM win
Player’s 5th MDM win
Player’s 6th MDM win
Player’s 7th MDM win
Player’s 8th MDM win