As the pop-cultural phenomenon "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" starts its second year tonight on ABC, only six of the 1,336 contestants have survived the glare of host Regis Philbin's smile and ties to take home the $1 million prize.

With all the glamour surrounding the windfalls, there were expectations that the winners would do something big with their money. They might quit their jobs, or follow a dream, as Diane Sawyer wondered in an interview of the millionaires on "Good Morning America" two weeks ago.

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