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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

OK, Ogi! Waltham man wins $500K on game show

WALTHAM

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(Ogi Ogas ponders the million-dollar question)

A Waltham graduate student didn't make a million dollars in the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game show, but he did walk away with $500,000.

Ogi Ogas decided to pass on answering the million-dollar question and thus held onto his $500,000 in previous winnings. If he had gotten the million-dollar question wrong, he would have only gotten $25,000, a spokesman for the show said in a statement.

The 35-year-old Boston University student told the Globe in yesterday's Names column that the experience had been "a lot of fun."

The million-dollar question on the show that aired today? "Which of these ships was not one of the three taken over by colonists during the Boston Tea Party? A) Eleanor, B) Dartmouth, C) Beaver, D) William."

The answer was D. Ogas said several times he thought the answer was D, but he was not confident enough to make it his final answer.

Ogas couldn't be reached by telephone today.

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