(Closed) One Lucky Bride on Wheel of Fortune

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

She’s not only lucky- she is smart! She did an amazing job and walked all over the other two contestants.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ahh I wish I caught that one!  How awesome!!

 

If I won a million dollars I think maybe 1k would go to the wedding…just to add to the buffer.  Otherwise the wedding planning is pretty much done 🙂

The rest though…now what to do with that million dollars…?!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

For the record as this is a US Game Show… the lady will walk off with about 50%… and the IRS / Taxman the other 50%

Not that a cool half-mil is anything to sneeze at…

But it isn’t the whole enchillada… by any stretch.

Lol, now if she was Canadian… here in Canada the winnings would be 100% hers (they say the recent visit of the Price Is Right Roadshow here had fans lining up for days), and if she was “visiting” the USA when she won it, she’d still see a damn sight more than her US Counterparts (mind ya she’d have to hire a tax lawyer to “bring it on home” to her).

EDIT TO ADD

Watched the video… wow, cool win.  I hope she has a great wedding and maybe thinks to using some of the money to buy a house (Yippee, no mortgage) and puts a good chunk of change into the bank for investing in the future. 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I saw that in action!  So awesome!  She only had a few letters on the last puzzle and pulled the answer out of thin air.  I was watching with my FI and when Pat opened the envelope to reveal the million, we both screamed “OH MY GOD!” lol.   Must have been an amazing moment for her. Hopefully she doesn’t blow the entire thing on the wedding 😉

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@TaurianDoll:  She was amazing. The final puzzle was impossible but she somehow managed to get it AND win the million. The odds were stacked sooo heavily against her, but she prevailed!! I was so happy watching.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@This Time Round:  Yeah, I read a pretty depressing blog post awhile back about giveaways that actually sucked a lot.  One was the Oprah car giveaway thing, apparently a bunch of people couldn’t afford the taxes on them and ended up having to pay and couldn’t keep the cars…I wonder if I can find that blog…I remember it said she had the choice of “gifting” and then all the people wouldn’t have had the taxes but she chose not to for whatever reason.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Wow I did not know this show was still on! I’d probably pad my wedding with the extra $30k and invest the million. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Wow, good for her, that’s awesome! If I won a million dollars I’d buy a house with a backyard to hold our wedding it 😉 That counts right?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

I had no idea that’s how Wheel of Fortune is played these days, its been years since I’ve watched the show.  That’s super cool!

I would probably put another $500 into the wedding and a few thousand for a honeymoon.  

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

good for her! That video is so awesome. My mom and I went to Wheel of Fortune audtions when they were in my city and it was INSANE. Like hundreds and hundreds of people. They only let the first 600 people in, and when you went in, you put your name on a index card. Then they drew index cards for the people who actually got to audition -probably only 50 people in two hours. The people who got to audtion were supposed to say something about themselves, and 90% of them were “I’m a mom to two kids”.

 

Cool, great. How about something unique so that you’re actually interesting and get a spot on the show?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy everynight, but I missed this one and saw the clip this morning. Awesome for her! With the roughly $500,000 after taxes, I’d put most of it in retirement/investments, then house down payment money, then wedding, then a little something frivolous.

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