The show has had only three $1,000,000 winners (as of April 2012), two women and one man. The first to succeed was a woman, televised on host Jeff Foxworthy's 50th birthday, on Saturday, September 6th, 2008. The other two won the $1,000,000 prize in 2009.
The idea for the show was pitched to executives of the major TV networks in the form of a 6-question quiz. Only president of Fox - the network that would pick up the show - Peter Liguori passed the quiz.