I love Wheel of Fortune and am just waiting for the day Vanna White retires so I can swoop in and steal what has to be the best job on the planet (minus the heels every night.)
But a recent episode had a heartwarming twist that even host Pat Sajak didn’t see coming.
The special edition of the showhonored war veteran contestants, including Nura Fountano, whogained a strong lead early in the game.
She had been so successful, that barring a minor miracle, she was almost guaranteed to make to the bonus round by the time the final round came about.
This is where it gets good…
Instead of piling it on, Nura started picking the most random and seemingly out of place letters for the puzzle, like “Z” and “X” and letting the time run out.
At this point,Sajak chuckled to himself as she made this selection, as he began to understand what Nura was doing in this final round.
What was this seemingly non-sensical strategy?
By making selections that would not be on the board, Nura was allowing her fellow veteran contestants to rack up the money from making the correct selections.
By the end, Nura didn’t receive a single dollar from the round through her purposely wrong letter selections,and fellow war veteran Steve was able to walk away with $6,400 in winnings.
You called some unusual letter in that round, Pat remarked to Nura as he spoke to her after the round was complete.
Thats what I saw, Nura replied with a big smile on her face.
I think everyone is winner here.
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