A bank officer from Elkridge, Maryland...

Michael Shutterly

Season 4 4-time champion: $49,200.

Michael won $500,000 appearing on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 1999-08-24 and 1999-08-25, 1999; in this initial run of episodes, his $500,000 prize made him the show's highest winner, until John Carpenter became the show's first top million-dollar prize winner 1999-11-18 and 1999-11-19.

Michael's winnings would have made him the alternate for the alternate for the 1988 Tournament of Champions, but according to Michael via Bob Shore, Michael was not informed of, and did not attend, the tournament.

Michael appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#813, aired 1988-03-02 Michael Shutterly vs. Phil Marti vs. Sandy Taylor
#810, aired 1988-02-26 Michael Shutterly vs. Tom Gazzola vs. Blanca Gallardo

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