Wheel of Fortune and Latitude Margaritaville Partnered to Offer New Home to Contestants and Viewers This Past April 26 – 30.
Laura Trammell of Mission Viejo, Calif. became the first person to ever win a brand-new home on Wheel of Fortune.
In an expansion of their long-time relationship, America’s Game® has partnered with Minto Communities and Margaritaville added a home envelope to the Bonus Wheel giving all contestants appearing during “Home Sweet Home” week, April 26-30, the opportunity to win a new home valued at $375,000 in Latitude Margaritaville, a 55-and-better active adult community.
When Trammel was asked about when she first learned she would be eligible to win a home on the show, she responded, “It was truly a surprise. I couldn’t believe it when I heard it.”
Trammell is married with four kids. In her conversation with Pat, she mentioned she is a 6th grade teacher who recently learned ASL and now teaches it to her students. She was inspired to learn by members of her family and a former student who are deaf. “I am thrilled beyond belief and I’m so grateful for this opportunity,” said Trammell of her win. “It’s amazing!”
The first person she planned to tell of the win was her husband, Dave. Immediately following the taping, Trammell called him to share the news. “Oh my God! Wow! You went on Wheel and you won a home?!?! You’re awesome,” he responded.
The couple planned to tour some Latitude Margaritaville communities in May to solidify their plans. In total, Trammell won $398,690 in cash and prizes including a trip to Margaritaville Vacation Club St. Thomas.
In conjunction with the week of shows, viewers were once again given the opportunity to win a new home of their own with the “Home Sweet Home Giveaway.” To enter, all viewers had to do is tune in to Wheel of Fortune each night last April 26-30, take note of the Bonus Round puzzle solution and input it at www.wheeloffortune.com for an
entry. Winners were chosen at random.
For more information, viewers can log on to www.wheeloffortune.com.