When it comes to great moments on unscripted television, Wheel Of Fortune sure knows how to deliver. While the world has seen the incredible guesses or tremendous fails of contestants of the past, it's not often these contestants get to share the stories about what happened after they were on the show. Now, Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White has revealed a few of the winners' tales she's heard, including the heartwarming way one contestant spent her prize money to become a parent.
That's just one of the tear-jerking stories that will be revealed as Wheel Of Fortune is celebrating its 35th anniversary in a very interesting way. To celebrate the milestone, host Pat Sajak and co-host Vanna White will be going into their vaults to share some letters from past contestants detailing how being on the show changed their lives for the better. The celebration kicked off on Monday and it will continue for the next four weeks with special Disney-themed episodes, since the Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot Theme Park also is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
Vanna White told People that, like the woman who used her winnings to adopt a child, many contestants have used their prize money for other life-changing experiences and choices. From charities to weddings to car notes, it appears one can do a lot with the money won on Wheel of Fortune:
In one particular instance, Vanna White recalled a moment in which a man won a brand new car, and told Pat Sajak he didn't have to take the bus to work anymore. Anyone who has taken a bus after losing their car can surely attest to a new vehicle possibly being the greatest win of all on Wheel Of Fortune. Although the show has seen a few million dollar winners in its 35-year run, so it's debatable.
Wheel Of Fortune airs new episodes every weeknight in syndication, so check your local listings for networks and times.. For more on other upcoming programming be sure to visit both our fall premiere guide and our midseason premiere guide to see what shows will be premiering or returning in the coming months. For a look at some shows that spun the wheel of renewal and got "bankrupt," visit our cancellation guide.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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