Pat Sajak Shocked As Once Again A Contestant Makes History On 'Wheel'
By Dave Basner
February 10, 2022
It's been a very expensive week for Wheel Of Fortune. On Monday, contestant Lisa Kramer correctly solved the bonus puzzle and won the biggest potential prize in that round - $100,000. Then, on Tuesday, the show made history when contestant Mark Baer also correctly solved the bonus puzzle and won $100,000, marking the first time there has ever been back-to-back $100,000 winners. Well on Wednesday's show, history repeated itself.
Bree Yokouchi, an elementary school teacher from Portland, Oregon, took down a relatively difficult bonus puzzle with ease and wouldn't you know, she also won the $100,000 grand prize, scoring a total of $121,638 in cash and prizes, including a trip to St. Lucia. Now, for the first time, Wheel has seen its first-ever back-to-back-to-back $100,000 winners.
When describing how it felt to win, Yokouchi stated, "I was just excited to be here this morning but to be the third $100,000 winner in a row is just amazing!"
A $100,000 win is pretty rare, eclipsed only by the highly unlikely $1 million wedge that can be scored off the wheel. If you want a chance to score some big money on the iconic show, you can do what Mark Baer did and apply to be a contestant by uploading a video at WheelOfFortune.com, or do what Bree did and check out the site for when the Wheelmobile might be coming near you so you can audition in person.