This Week's Contestant
|Theme:||Palazzo Las Vegas|
POSTED on Thursday, September 26th, 2013
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, until you blog about it! Wellmy show date was finally here. I prepared my outfit, the make-up crew made me pretty and put some life back into my hair. :) I had an opportunity to meet Wheel of Fortune fans like myself who were also scheduled to play that week. We played simulated games, brushed up on our skills and practiced spinning the infamous wheel!! It was such a surreal moment.
As the minutes past, the only thing I could think of was “I’m am about to meet Pat and Vanna and play a REAL game of Wheel!”. It was an incredible feeling! Then the moment of truth hit, I was about to start the show! The music started playing, the commentator introduced the show and here came VANNA and PAT walking down to greet the audience!! As much as I wanted to jump and scream, I held my composure. We started playing the game. Toss-Up #1, didn’t get it L but I didn’t give up that fast! Toss-Up #2 YES, I GOT IT! The rest of the rounds went by faster than a rocket and before I knew it, I landed in the Bonus Round with the Million Dollar Wedge!!
RSTLNEok, what nextgive me a KBC and an I. Two additional letters appeared and I started to panic (to myself of course). It’s amazing the thoughts that go through your mind in a matter of seconds! Am I going to solve it? What if I landed on the million? What could the phrase be? Is my hair ok? (hehehey, I am on national TV!) Then suddenly, BAAM, it comes to my head “A STROKE OF GENIUS”!!! Then Pat said, “That’s it”.
I almost caved to my knees! Did I just solve the Bonus Round puzzle?! Oh my!!!! Then reality hit, I went to the Bonus Round with the Million Dollar Wedge. I couldn’t help but think “DID I JUST WIN THE MILLION DOLLARS????” Pat grabs the envelope to open it. The revealing of the winnings would happen soon, slowly I see$30,000!!! Although it wasn’t the million, I was ecstatic!
My husband and I jumped for joyI walked away with over $66,000 in cash and prizes!!!!! What an awesome experience. So clich, but a dream come true!! I am and will always be a FAN of WHEEL OF FORTUNE!