‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Left in Disbelief After Winning Amazing Prize

by Chris Haney
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On Wednesday night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune, a contestant was stunned after solving the Final Puzzle and earning a brand new car.

Going into the Bonus Round, contestant Christian had already racked up $29,308 plus earned a Wild Card. The card gave him an extra consonant to work with in the final round. The Bonus Round clue was a “Person” and had two words in the puzzle. The puzzle was only 12 letters long, but only had four letters revealed so far.

Christian chose the letters “C, H, G, and O” before getting to select an extra consonant. He added “P” as his last selection. As Vanna White stepped up to the board, she revealed an extra three letters on the board, but five were still missing. Although it could’ve been a bit tricky, Christian answered correctly on the first try when he said aloud “PAGEANT JUDGE.”

“Did I really [win]?” Christian asked host Pat Sajak out of disbelief.

“Yea, you won! You won a [Nissan] Rogue!” Sajak responded. Christian had just won a brand new car.

The contestant ran over and jumped into the vehicle. He leaned out of the passenger side window and gave the camera an excited two thumbs up. Christian did well for himself on the game show. Adding the Nissan Rogue to his early round totals, he walked away with $64,933 in total prizes.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Announces New Giveaway For Fans Starting Next Week

Although you may not be competing on Wheel of Fortune and winning a new car like Christian, that doesn’t mean you can’t possibly win big on the game show too. On Wednesday afternoon, Wheel of Fortune detailed another huge giveaway for fans of the game show.

Wheel of Fortune‘s Twitter account revealed that next week the show would be surprising one lucky fan with a summer vacation to Cancun, Mexico. The game show occasionally lets fans get in on the prizes while following along at home.

Fans are encouraged to watch each night next week from May 17 to 21. Play along and write down the nightly Bonus Round Puzzle Solution. Then make sure to enter each night’s solution for the best chance to win. The more you watch, the more entries you can turn in. By the end of the week, one lucky winner will be chosen for an unforgettable trip for 10 to Cancun.

Here are the full steps to enter the Family Vacation Giveaway, according to Wheel of Fortune‘s website.

1. Tune In – Watch Wheel of Fortune May 17-21 and write down the nightly Bonus Round Puzzle Solution.

2. Enter – Log in or sign up for the Wheel Watchers Club here, then enter the Bonus Round Puzzle Solution on this page after each show airs. If you enter all five nights, we’ll double your entries.

3. Return – For more chances to win, come back and enter each night of the giveaway between 3:00 p.m. PT and 2:59 p.m. PT the next day.