For The First Time Ever A "Wheel Of Fortune" Contestant Wins A New Home in the Bonus Round

CULVER CITY, CA (April 28, 2021) — On Tuesday night, Laura Trammell of Mission Viejo, Calif. 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.

When Trammel was asked about when she first learned she would be eligible to win a home on the show, she responded, "It was truly a surprise. I couldn’t believe it when I heard it."

Trammell is married with four kids. In her conversation with Pat, she mentioned she is a 6th grade teacher who recently learned ASL 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," said Trammell of her win. "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! Wow! You went on Wheel and you won a home?!?! You're awesome," he responded.

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.

For more information about the “Home Sweet Home Giveaway,” including the full rules, viewers can log on to www.wheeloffortune.com.

About "Wheel of Fortune"

Reaching more than 25 million weekly viewers, Wheel of Fortune reaches more viewers than any other program on television. Trademarked as America’s Game™, it has earned seven Emmy Awards including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, both divisions of ViacomCBS.

About Latitude Margaritaville

Latitude Margaritaville is a new portfolio of active adult communities developed by the global lifestyle brand Margaritaville and master developer Minto Communities. Offering resort-style amenities, Latitude Margaritaville is the ideal destination for those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up. The 55-and-better communities include single-family, villa and cottage homes, and feature walkable neighborhoods, golf cart friendly streets, lively Town Center and Town Square with bandshell for live music and dancing; resort-style Paradise Pool with beach entry, cabanas, tiki huts and poolside Changes in Attitude bar; tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts; state-of-the-art Fins Up Fitness Center with aerobics studio, indoor lap pool, spa, fitness classes and wellness programs; Workin' N' Playin' Center, Coconut Telegraph Business Center, Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant; Last Mango Theater for dances and banquets; The Hangar workshop for golf cart tune ups; even a Barkaritaville Pet Spa and Dog Park and much more. Ranked the nation's most popular active adult community of 2018 by 55Places.com, and 2019’s Best 55+ Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, Latitude Margaritaville communities are now open in Daytona Beach, Florida, near Hilton Head, South Carolina, and in Watersound, Florida located on the Emerald Coast in Florida's Panhandle. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for some of the nation's most popular destinations.