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Pat Sajak denies 'Wheel of Fortune' is fixed after week of historic wins

Wonderwall logo Wonderwall 2/11/2022 Mark Gray

Following a historic week on "Wheel of Fortune," Pat Sajak is denying speculation of foul play.

For the first time ever, three consecutive contestants won the $100,000 prize this week. Naturally, some viewers felt that some fishy business might have been happening behind the scenes. Pat, though, was quick to point out that rigging a game show is a serious offense and not one he's interested in being a part of. 

"A quick reminder to conspiracy theorists: thanks to the quiz show scandals of the 1950s, fixing a TV game show is a federal crime," he tweeted. "I really like our players, and I'd like them all to win, but I draw the line at serving prison time."

After that, a former "Wheel of Fortune" named Robert Santoli suggested that Pat and Vanna White open all the final round envelopes to prove that there is just one $100,000 prize.


Video: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ win too much for Pat Sajak: ‘It seems impossible, doesn't it?’ (Yahoo Entertainment US)

"I also sometimes see your card that marks the $100K spot in red," Robert said, "so you know where it is before they even spin!"

Pat Sajak, 2017 © Patrick Lewis/Starpix/Shutterstock Pat Sajak, 2017

Pat laughed off the recommendation.

"Anyone silly enough to believe in things like that cannot be convinced of anything. It would be a total waste of time," the longtime host tweeted.

He then referenced the uproar from late last year in which a woman answered the final puzzle correctly and within the allotted time frame, but she lost out on an Audi because she didn't utter the winning answer in a continuous fashion.  

"I love how one day we're 'robbing' players of their winnings and then we're 'allowing' them to win," Pat added. "Some folks just have a conspiratorial nature. Best to ignore."

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