Dentist wins $175,000 on 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?'

Richard Allen, D.D.S., of Carlsbad, CA, won $175,000 as a contestant on Fox's "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" game show on September 19.

Dr. Allen was assisted by a class of fifth graders and five colleagues from his office. He opted to take the money and end the competition after being stumped on a question about the first names of early explorers Lewis and Clark.

"I still don't believe I actually did it," he said in a press release. "I wouldn't have been able to make it without the help of my valuable team."

When asked what he plans to do with the winnings, Dr. Allen said, "I will probably donate it to my favorite cause, the education of my two college-age sons!"

Dr. Allen is a 1980 graduate of the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

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