After more than 40 years on the air, " Wheel of Fortune", is still full of surprises.
This is what viewers saw this week as two contestants won $100,000 in the bonus round twice in back to back nights of gameplay. Although contestants have been awarded the prize in the past, this is the first time two contestants have ever won it in the same week.
Yahoo Entertainment reported that Lisa Kramer won the grand prize Monday and earned a total $116,700 in winnings. Pat Sajak, the host of Tuesday's episode seemed very happy with the win and referred to it many times during the show.
Sajak stated, "On yesterday's program, we gave $100,000 in Bonus Round." "I reviewed the rules. It can happen twice in one day. There is no reason to think you can't do it.
It was a good thing that contestant Mark Baer won the historic $100,000 grand prize Tuesday with a total winnings of $126.550.
Sajak shared the "Wheel of Fortune", an historic moment in in a conversation that he had with Maggie. It was part of an ongoing series where he videochats with her at school.
The host stated that "We're entering our 40th season in fall and yet, we still see things on the show,"
Sajak said, "I was shocked, I never thought that I'd see this on the show."
Sajak observed that there were very few chances of a contestant winning the $100,000 prize after the first win Monday night.
He explained that there are 24 chances of you landing $100,000. That's a little more than 4%. The odds of you solving the puzzle are higher, but they're still better than the ones we have.
Maggie asked Sajak if he had any thoughts of it happening again. He tried to lower expectations, but he didn't spoil what happens Wednesday night.
He said, "That would have been a bit of an impossible task." "I will tell you this: We've already taped it and it was thrilling just to be in that position."
Fans who commented on the historic win via social media joked that "Wheel of Fortune” fans can expect some very complicated puzzles as the show has just lost over $200,000 in one go.