Be a couch potato and maybe win $1m

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 11 December, 2004, 12:00am

Who wants to be a millionaire?

No, the infamous quiz show that caused quite a stir two years ago is not making a comeback. But media guru Robert Chua Wah-peng will be running a $1 million lucky draw every Sunday from next week on his new venture, The Interactive Channel, Cable TV's channel 27, until someone grabs the prize.

The lucky one has to have his or her birthday match a date secretly selected by the channel. Statistically, the odds are one in 27,000, which is rather good compared with the Mark Six (one in 14 million) and Triple Trio (one in 48 million). Six contestants will enter the Sunday draw every week, selected from people who have correctly answered questions flashed on the screen in the course of the week.

Participation is via SMS. More details are available at