November 26, 2022

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Makes Historical past With Again To Again $100,000 Winners (VIDEO)

It has taken over 40 years and 39 seasons, however for the primary time within the historical past of Wheel of Fortune, two contestants have taken residence the $100,000 grand prize on consecutive nights.

“There’s all the time one thing new round right here, isn’t there? That’s unbelievable,” stated host Pat Sajak on Tuesday’s episode after contestant Mark Baer snagged the $100,000 bonus prize. This got here only a day after contestant Lisa Kramer walked away with the $100,000 bonus, a uncommon feat on the long-running sport present.

Sajak alluded to the opportunity of back-to-back $100k winners earlier within the present, telling the contestants, “On yesterday’s present, we gave $100,000 within the Bonus Spherical. I checked the principles. It could occur two days in a row. Nothing says you possibly can’t do this.”

Baer simply so occurred to be that fortunate contestant, in the end leaving the present with a complete of $126,550 in winnings. “It’s by no means occurred,” a shocked Sajak stated as he revealed the contents of the prize envelope. “And wouldn’t you already know it, I simply offered all my confetti inventory.”

Talking after the present, Baer, a software program engineer from Burbank, California, stated, “I used to be simply hoping to not make a idiot out of myself! That is wonderful!” He additionally revealed that he and his spouse not too long ago purchased land in wine nation and can use his winnings to take a position extra within the property.

“I’d like to start out constructing a ranch and small winery in wine nation,” he defined. “It’s a retirement mission.”

Baer and Kramer are the second and third $100,000 grand prize winners of Wheel of Fortune’s thirty ninth season. Final month, Ilene Knebel turned the primary contestant this season to take residence the massive bonus prize.

Try among the fan response to Baer’s spectacular win under.

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