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A “Wheel of Fortune” contestant on Tuesday became the first person ever to win a house on the game show — prompting a confetti-fueled celebration that ended with co-host Vanna White getting hit in the head.
Laura Trammell, a sixth-grade teacher from Mission Viejo, Calif., had already won $23,690 in prizes when she solved the puzzle — “I caught a glimpse” — during the bonus round, footage shows.
She won a new pad in the Latitude Margaritaville community of Daytona Beach, Florida — valued at $375,000 — bringing her total prize money to a sky-high $398,690.
“This is just nuts!” host Pat Sajak told Trammell as confetti was shot across the stage in celebration.
But one of the pieces of confetti struck White in the head during the joyful moment.
When the show returned from a commercial break, Sajak told viewers the confetti had nearly taken out White’s eye.
“First thing, I have to tell you that, when you won, Vanna was running across the stage, and the confetti came out, [she] got whacked in the head by a clump of confetti!”
“Thank goodness, it wasn’t my eye,” White replied — prompting Sajak to exclaim, “You could’ve put your eye out!”
The famous 64-year-old letter-turner ultimately walked away with no serious injuries. And Trammell was over the moon about the historic win, which was part of the show’s “Home Sweet Home” giveaway this week.
“I am beyond excited, I’m still in shock. I still can’t believe it just happened,” she said.
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