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Wheel of Fortune game show host Pat Sajak jokingly stormed offstage on Wednesday night’s (Feb. 9) game after a third finalist in a row won the game show’s biggest prize of $100,000!
Video footage showed Contestant Bree Yokouchi solving the “Phrase” puzzle with the answer “Just You Wait,” and winning a total of $121,638. She joins this week’s previous record-smashing winners: Lisa Kramer and Mark Baer.
“Monday we gave away $100,000 in the bonus round,” Pat said. “Yesterday we gave away $100,000 in the bonus round. So because of budgetary considerations, rather than cash, we’re playing for luncheon meats tonight. After the last two nights, we had to send out for a emergency shipment from Confetti-R-Us.”
The third $100,000 prize was such a monumental moment in history for the Wheel of Fortune game show that flabbergasted Pat couldn’t help but give gestures of his thoughts on what he felt about Yokouchi’s getting the $100,000 bonus.
“That’s it, I’m through!” he exclaimed as the confetti cannons went off. “$121,000, I’m outta here!”
The question is now… will Wheel of Fortune hand out a historic fourth bonus during today’s episode? Tune into the show which airs weeknights on ABC at 7:30/6:30c.