Will Sinclair accepts a cheque from Eddie McGuire for his win on Millionaire Hot Seat last night.
Will Sinclair accepts a cheque from Eddie McGuire for his win on Millionaire Hot Seat last night. Channel 9

Coast man leaves Millionaire Hot Seat $10k richer

A COOLUM man has walked away from television game show Millionaire Hot Seat $10,000 richer, all because he's a rock music fan.

Telstra sales consultant Will Sinclair appeared on the show in an episode that aired last night.

"Not the worst payday of all time," Mr Sinclair said.

"I ended up being the last contestant standing."

The win came thanks to a mix of knowledge, strategy and luck, with Mr Sinclair playing it safe rather than guessing.

"Everyone else kind of bottomed out and got questions wrong, so that brought the money down to $10,000," he said.

Faced with the final question, he could only laugh.

"It was, 'Which famous Hollywood actor was the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars?' And I'm thinking, 'You're kidding me'."

Mr Sinclair knew the answer was Suicide Squad star Jared Leto before the options appeared.

"It was pretty surreal, to be honest," he said.

He plans to spend the money on a trip to Japan.



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