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Ball State student wins thousands of dollars, hearts on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

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Posted at 8:34 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:35:15-04

FORT WAYNE — Ball State freshman Christian Dixie won thousands of dollars as the university’s first-ever “Wheel of Fortune” contestant. But he also brought his positivity to the internet.

A day after Dixie’s dominating performance on the game show, headlines across the internet read, “‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Becomes a “Beacon of Positivity” for Viewers Quarantined at Home” and “’Wheel of Fortune' contestant becomes 'beacon of hope' amid coronavirus concerns.”

The Fort Wayne native said he’s been a fan of the show since he was 9 months old.

Heading into the bonus round, host Pat Sajak asked him, “Should be bother with the puzzle or do you want to just solve it?”

He solved it in … about one second, winning $37,000 and bringing his total to more than $60,000.

Take a look at his performance in the videos below.