Guy Loses $1 Million Over Mispronounc...

Guy Loses $1 Million Over Mispronounced Word

There are 4 comments on the KFYR-AM Bismarck story from Sep 19, 2013, titled Guy Loses $1 Million Over Mispronounced Word. In it, KFYR-AM Bismarck reports that:

Paul Atkinson was on the way to living the dream: the " Wheel of Fortune " contestant had landed on the million-dollar wedge, which would have put him one spin closer to the coveted prize.

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PSU Coasterfan

State College, PA

#1 Sep 19, 2013
This is a classic example of the media misrepresenting reality in order to gain readers. The guy did not lose $1,000,000. All that he lost was the very REMOTE chance of winning $1,000,000. To win $1,000,000, he would have to win the "Million Dollar wedge" (which he lost out on by mispronouncing curio), then he would have to have won the most money of all 3 contestants, then he would have to win the bonus round, AND he would have had to pick the "Million Dollar" envelope (1 in 20 chance).

I don't know what is more sad -- how the media can sensationalize everything or the fact that I know this much about Wheel of Fortune.
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#3 Sep 19, 2013
"Wheel of Fortune"???
Isn't that the one about building a railroad, with that big goofy Swedish kook?

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#4 Sep 20, 2013
PSU Coasterfan wrote:
This is a classic example of the media misrepresenting reality in order to gain readers. The guy did not lose $1,000,000. All that he lost was the very REMOTE chance of winning $1,000,000. To win $1,000,000, he would have to win the "Million Dollar wedge" (which he lost out on by mispronouncing curio), then he would have to have won the most money of all 3 contestants, then he would have to win the bonus round, AND he would have had to pick the "Million Dollar" envelope (1 in 20 chance).
I don't know what is more sad -- how the media can sensationalize everything or the fact that I know this much about Wheel of Fortune.
Both actually, and sadly.

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Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#5 Feb 11, 2014
I like the chick on that show.

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