Fans Outraged After ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Refuses To Give Prize To Woman Who Answered Correctly

Fans of “Wheel of Fortune” are protesting after contestant Megan was denied $40,000 for a potentially correct response. Megan, a high school choir director, had to solve a bonus puzzle under the “Living Thing” category. The incomplete phrase “_ N’R _ _ _” was revealed, and Megan changed it to read “P_N_’ RC _ D.”

In the final ten seconds, Megan guessed “Pink Orchid,” but the judges ruled it incorrect. Host Pat Sajak revealed the correct answer was indeed “Pink Orchid” and showed Megan a prize card for $40,000, much more than the $14,007 she received.

Viewers were outraged. One fan tweeted, “The woman got screwed on the #WheelOfFortune bonus puzzle tonight; she totally said ‘PINK ORCHID’ right at the start.” Another viewer, who uses subtitles due to hearing issues, confirmed, “She called it ‘Pink Orchid.’ Without a doubt!”

This controversy follows another recent issue where fans disagreed with the ruling on a “Rhyme Time” puzzle, claiming the answer “Absolutely Positively” did not rhyme.