Wheel of Fortune and Latitude Margaritaville partnered to offer a new home to contestants and viewers during the week of April 26-30.
by: Tina Winland
Paula Robertson & Associates
On Tuesday, April 27, Laura Trammell of Mission Viejo, California, 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 to add 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.
“It was truly a surprise," said Trammel when asked about when she first learned she would be eligible to win a home on the show. "I couldn’t believe it when I heard it.”
Trammell is married with four kids. In her conversation with Pat Sajak, she mentioned she is a sixth grade teacher who recently learned American Sign Language 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,” Trammell said. “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," He responded. "Wow! You went on Wheel and you won a home? You’re awesome."
The couple plans 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 will once again be given the opportunity to win a new home of their own with the “Home Sweet Home Giveaway.” To enter, all viewers have to do is tune in to Wheel of Fortune each night April 26-30, take note of the Bonus Round puzzle solution and input it at www.wheeloffortune.com for an entry. Winners will be chosen at random.