Pat Sajak is overwhelmed by the amount of prize money being given away on Wheel of Fortune lately. The famous game show host has been at it for over 40 years and thought he’d seen it all. Wheel is undoubtedly one of America’s most-loved game shows.
This week saw three contestants take home over $100,000 in bonus round prizes. Even the long-time veteran of the show was flabbergasted. It was so shocking that Pat Sajak simply walked off the set in disbelief.
After Bree Yokouchi won $121,638 in cash and prizes on Wednesday, Sajak couldn’t believe it. Pat joked about the ridiculous amount of money the producers were on the hook for. Then, he simply left.
“Monday we gave away $100,000 in the bonus round.
Yesterday we gave away $100,000 in the bonus round. So because of budgetary considerations, rather than cash, we’re playing for luncheon meats tonight.”
It’s rare to see so many big winners in one week on Wheel of Fortune. Pat Sajak has been hosting the show for the better part of most viewers’ lives. This week’s contestant winning streak is unprecedented.
Pat Sajak’s reaction to the massive amounts of cash being thrown around is why he’s one of America’s favorite game show hosts. The dry humor and disbelief he expressed were hilarious. Congratulations to the big winners!
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