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'Wheel of Fortune' Ended on a Tie for the First Time in a Decade and the Payoff Is Incredible

by Philiana Ng 4:27 PM PDT, May 26, 2016
Playing 'Wheel of Fortune' Ended on a Tie for the First Time in a Decade and the Payoff Is Incredible

Well, this is crazy.

Wheel of Fortune ended on a tie for the first time in more than 10 years on Wednesday when one of its contestants, Danielle Gilseth, won $24,000 on the final puzzle after correctly guessing “hollandaise sauce.”

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But fellow contestant, LaToya Williams, also finished with $24,000. So, what happens?

Host Pat Sajak gamely explained the tie-breaker rules: the remaining contestants would take part in a “toss-up playoff” and the winner would move on to the bonus round.

Seconds after the new puzzle appeared, LaToya -- her brain likely going into overdrive -- buzzed in with her answer: “computer programmer.”

The impressive part? She didn’t even give Danielle a moment to process the incomplete puzzle! Watch the incredible moment below.

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A tie hasn’t happened on the long-running game show since March 2, 2006, and before Wednesday, had only happened twice in its entire history. (The first tie took place on March 13, 2003.)

Earlier this year, Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak and Vanna White made a terminally-ill 9-year-old fan's dream come true. Watch the video to find out more.

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