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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Wins After He Says It ‘Was In the Cards’ For Him

by Halle Ames
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One lucky Wheel of Fortune contestant saw into his future, and boy did it look bright! 

Can you look into our future as well? Mama needs a new pair of shoes. 

The Wheel of Fortune’s social media account posted a clip from one contestant who can read tarot cards. 

Tarot Cards

If you are like us and have no idea what that means, let us save you the time Googling. 

A tarot deck has 78 cards and is divided into two sections: major arcana (major mysteries) and minor arcana (meaning minor mysteries). There are 22 major arcana cards, and they tend to deal with big life events and overarching themes, for example, relationships, career, and love. There are 56 minor arcana cards.” 

In layman’s terms, it reads the future. 

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant was Feeling Lucky

The contestant was Dan Roessler, and his career dream includes planning an online tarot reading business. 

“So, I’ve been tarot reading for about five years,” says Roessler.

“Is there a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ on tarot cards?” asks game show host Pat Sajak.

“Yes, there is.”

“Is that good luck or bad luck?”

“It’s how you make of it,” explains Roessler. “Depends on the position, but it’s one of my favorites because it deals with fate. And so I kind of feel like I’m fated to be here.”

Upon solving the last puzzle, Roessler squeaked by with a win of $17,250 to $17,203, only a $47 difference. 

“Well, we’ve had a few ties over the years, but absent those ties, that may have been the closest match we’re ever had here,” reveals Sajak. “It was a real tight one, but you made it.”

In the final puzzle, Roessler excitedly shouts the answer while gesturing what was on the board, which was, “wave your hands.” He grabs his chest and jumps up and down while cheering. The lucky tarot reader collects an additional $38,000. 

The Wheel of Fortune account makes a tasteful tarot joke in their post from yesterday. 

“We guess it was in the cards for Dan! See his #WheelOfFortune fate.”

Can anyone tell me if there is a science to this tarot card stuff, or is it solely based on luck? I need to know. Furthermore, I need to win big like Dan Roessler! Do you think he read what numbers to guess in his cards? Is that considered cheating? We have so many questions.