Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak Is Shocked After Back-to-Back Wins


Pat Sajak

A particular milestone! Wheel of Fortune made historical past after two finalists in a row, Lisa Kramer and Mark Baer, every ended their episodes by taking house $100,000 — the best bonus prize potential.

“On yesterday’s show, we gave $100,000 in the Bonus Round. I checked the rules. It can happen two days in a row. Nothing says you can’t do that,” host Pat Sajak stated on Tuesday, February 8, concerning the accomplishment.

The back-to-back wins are a primary for the sport present, which has been on the air since 1975. Kramer was the primary contestant to take house the foremost payday after collaborating within the bonus spherical throughout the Monday, February 7, episode, which introduced her whole earnings to $116,700. The following day, Baer additionally scored the bonus prize and walked away with $126,550.

Sajak, 75, who joined the ABC present in 1981, was shocked by the outcomes.

Lisa Kramer

“It’s never happened,” he added on Tuesday. “And wouldn’t you know it, I just sold all my confetti stock … There’s always something new around here, isn’t there?”

After the episode, the tv character spoke to daughter Maggie Sajak concerning the surprising twist.

“We are heading into our 40th season in the fall and yet we still see things we haven’t saw before on the show. Maggie, I was stunned. I never thought that I would see that,” he informed his daughter, 27, in an Instagram video on Tuesday, noting {that a} third win could be a “bit of a long shot” for the sequence. “We have already taped the [next] show and I would say it was exciting just to be in a position where that was a possibility.”

Shortly earlier than the historic second, the sport present obtained backlash from followers when a participant lost out on an Audi automotive.

Mark Baer

In December 2021, Charlene Rubush made headlines when a technicality pressured a disappointing outcome within the bonus spherical. During the “What Are You Doing?” puzzle, Rubush initially guessed “Choosing the right card,” earlier than altering her answer to “Choosing the right … word.”

Although the participant locked in her ultimate answer earlier than the buzzer, Pat claimed she hesitated a beat too lengthy for it to rely.

“You know, this one’s tough because you said all the right words, including the word ‘word’ but, as you know, it’s gotta be more or less continuous,” he stated on the time. “We’ll allow for a little pause but not four or five seconds. I’m sorry. You did a good job in getting it, but we can’t give you the prize, and it was the Audi.”

Viewers shortly questioned the rule that led to the controversial determination. The on-line outrage impressed Audi to step in and reward Rubush for her exhausting work.

“You’re a winner in our eyes, Charlene. Now, let’s get you a prize. Time to #GiveHerTheQ3,” the official account for the company tweeted on the time.

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