‘Wheel of Fortune’ Guest Baffles Host, Audience With Letter Choices

December 31, 2017 Updated: December 31, 2017

A “Wheel of Fortune” guest is trending once again after her November 2015 appearance on the show.

Nura Fountano, a military veteran, appeared on the show during Veteran’s Week for members of the military.

She lost the last round, even though she had the most money of the three contestants. Then she began to make odd letter choices, including “Z.”

“Say that again for me? Did you say ‘Z’?!” Host Pat Sajack asked her.

“As in Zulu. Z,” she said. She also chose “X”, and several times she didn’t even pick a letter before she lost the round.

It was clear that “Z” and “X” didn’t belong in the puzzle.

The cash was awarded to fellow contestant and veteran Steve, who had $6,400 by the end, compared to Fountano’s $13,970.

“May I ask you a question? You called some unusual letters that round,” Sajack told her. She told him that that was “what she saw.”

Some people speculated that Fountano intentionally chose bad letters to put Steve up to $6,400. Some believed that she was trying to help out a fellow veteran.

Fountano lost the round, but she still won the show. Before she started making the strange letter choices, she had been performing quite well.


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