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.
“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.
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.