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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Makes Epic Flub, Loses Out on Nearly $30,000 in Cash and Prizes

With nearly $19,000 in potential earnings in the round on the Jan. 27 episode of “Wheel of Fortune,” all the contestant named Samantha had to do was read off the board with nearly the entire puzzle revealed.

Unfortunately for Samantha, it was an epic flub.

And to add figurative salt into the proverbial wound, whoever solved the puzzle correctly earned a secret bonus prize: a trip to the Canadian Rockies, which was worth almost $11,000.


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Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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