CULVER CITY, CA (February 9, 2022) Wednesday marked another historic night for Wheel of Fortune after the game show awarded a third $100,000 grand prize in as many nights. Bree Yokouchi was the lucky contestant to pull the $100,000 grand prize envelope from the Bonus Wheel and solve the puzzle to win the prize. She won a total of $121,638 in cash and prizes, including a trip to St. Lucia.


I was just excited to be here this morning,” said Yokouchi after her win. “But to be the third $100,000 winner in a row is just amazing!”


Wheel of Fortune history was also made on Tuesday night, when Mark Baer became the first ever contestant to win the prize immediately after it was won Monday night by Lisa Kramer.


Kramer, Baer, and Yokouchi are the first consecutive winners of the $100,000 grand prize in the Bonus Round. This week, the Bonus Round is sponsored by Slotomania, the #1 free slots game from Playtika.


Bree Yokouchi is originally from Maui, Hawaii, but currently works as an elementary school teacher in Portland, Oregon. She is engaged to her fiancé, My, and has a six-year-old stepson named Nolan. Bree grew up watching Wheel of Fortune every night with her family around dinnertime and dreamed of one day playing on the show. “All this started in my dining room watching with my family every night,” she shared.


Her turn at the iconic Wheel came after the Wheelmobile visited Lincoln City, Ore., prior to the pandemic, in search of contestants. “When I heard about the Wheelmobile event in Lincoln City, I thought ‘this was my chance!’” recalled Bree. Once she made it into the studio, Bree planned to just have fun and looked forward to seeing the Wheel, the puzzleboard, and, of course, meeting Pat Sajak and Vanna White.


The $100,000 is the biggest cash prize a contestant can win regularly on the show if they do not successfully acquire the $1 Million Dollar Wedge and bring it to the Bonus Round.


For additional content, including a video of the win, and a reaction from Pat Sajak, please check Wheel of Fortune’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


About Wheel of Fortune:

Trademarked as America’s Game™, Wheel of Fortune 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 units of ViacomCBS.


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