published Friday, November 8th, 2013

Rossville's Wilson wins big on "Wheel of Fortune"

  • photo
    Adam Wilson, of Rossville, came home with $52,049 in cash and prizes, plus a trip to the Caribbean island of St. Croix, after his appearance on "The Wheel of Fortune."

Adam Wilson knew he’d come back from “Wheel of Fortune” with at least $1,000.

That’s the amount given the third-place contestant on the show even if the person hasn’t actually won any money.

The Rossville resident did a little better than that, though. He came home with $57,049 in cash and prizes, including a $9,999 trip to the Caribbean island of St. Croix.

Wilson, 33, of Rossville, was on the show Friday night and wound up as the final contestant by finishing the first part of the game show with the highest amount of money — $22,049.

He solved the final puzzle — “Go Ask Your Father” — almost instantly, even though only seven of the letters had been turned around. He got the answer so quickly, host Pat Sajak jokingly asked, “Could you take a little longer?”

An employee of a company that provides wheelchairs to severely disabled people, Wilson told Sajak that he was a major fan of the Dave Matthews Band, having been to 41 of the group’s concerts.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.