‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Wins New Ride After Guessing Near Perfect Letters in Bonus Round

by Josh Lanier
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A Wheel of Fortune contestant is riding home in a new Ford Mustang after she had nearly a perfect bonus round Tuesday night.

Alysia Behun-Dubrall’s fantastic bonus round came just one the night after a woman won $100,000.

Alysia’s final Wheel of Fortune board had the category of “Food and Drink.” It was an 11-letter puzzle, and the free letters of “R, S, T, L, N, E” didn’t help much.

Her board looked like –RL–/ -RE–. Not a lot to go on, but Alysia chose almost the perfect letters. Her “D, M, G, and A” Left the board nearly complete.

It now looked like this: GARL–/-READ, a puzzle so easy that even I could solve it. Alysia nailed it, obviously, and host Pat Sajak unveiled that she was now the new owner of a Ford Mustang.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Player Implores Fans to Apply

It’s been a big week for Wheel of Fortune. The show gave a car away Tuesday and $100,000 on Monday. The $100K winner explained how she ended up on the show and told fans they should apply to be contestants.

Victoria Rice, a sommelier from California, explained the process on a Wheel of Fortune Instagram post.

“I just won $100,000 on Wheel of Fortune, and you can too,” she says. “So, a few years ago I got an email from Wheel of Fortune asking me to do a 60-second video, and I was too shy and didn’t do it. Later on, every time I solved a puzzle, my boyfriend would say ‘That could have been you,’ and I got sick of him saying it. So I applied, and here I am today.”

She was still covered in the confetti and streamers from her big win only a few moments earlier.

She said other wannabe contestants should send in a video for their own chance to be on the popular game show. You can find out more about how to apply to be on Wheel of Fortune here.

Victoria walked away with a total of $123,600. A life-altering amount of money for most everyone. It was an extra special category for Victoria. She explained her emotional story to Sajak. “My mom and I used to watch this show all the time, and she passed away a few years ago.”

Ironically, Victoria won her $100K by solving the puzzle “CHATTING WITH MOM.”

This was the fifth time this season the show has handed out the top prize of $100,000 in the bonus round, according to the Wheel of Fortune Blog.

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