Edward "Ed" Earl Toutant (December 27, 1951 - November 6, 2018) was a game show contestant. He is most famous for his $1,000 win and later his $1.86 Million win on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire as well as his 3 round win on Grand Slam. Ed won $11,401 on the 10/17/1989 episode of Jeopardy! and lost his game on The Challengers in January 1991.
On January 31, 2001, Toutant appeared on Millionaire. The first time he went on the show, he only won $1,000 because he answered the $16,000 question incorrectly. Eight months after his $1,000 win, he came back and tried for a bonus prize of $1.86 Million, which he played for his first time. He managed to get through all the questions and answered the final one right making him the ninth person in Millionaire history to win the million dollars. This is the second contestant in Millionaire history to receive the bonus money on the million dollars. Kevin Olmstead did this before with $2.18 Million.
Out of the money won on Millionaire, Toutant won a grand total of $1,861,000.
- Before Ed Toutant appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, he appeared on Jeopardy! in the 1980s.
- Ed passed away on November 6, 2018 after his battle with brain cancer. He was 66.