- A smart Mississippi grandmother-grandson team in the US won $56,950.00 (GH¢634,799.44) on the popular Wheel of Fortune game show
- Retta Alexander and her grandson Julian Hernandez defeated the competition to advance to the show's ''Bonus Round'' and won the cash prize
- She correctly answered the puzzle, ''_ANC_ _ _ _ T _ _ E,'' assisting them in winning the coveted amount
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When Retta Alexander and her grandson Julian Hernandez appeared on an episode of the Wheel of Fortune game show for its ''Grand Getaways Week,'' the duo impressed their audience.
The Mississippi grandmother and her grandson shined on the show in the US, defeating the contest to make it to the ''Bonus Round.''
Grandmom solves riddle
With only 10 seconds on the clock to solve a puzzle in the ''Place'' category, the hosts revealed the two-word phrase Alexander and Hernandez would have to solve, ''_ANC_ _ _ _ T _ _ _ E''.
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The Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak did his best to encourage the pair as he said;
''Well, there are two of you. Feed off each other. It’s a place. You have 10 seconds. Talk it out; good luck'.'
Before the timer began, Alexander shouted the correct answer, ''Fancy boutique,'' leaving the hosts, audience, and her grandson equally stunned, Because Of Them We Can reports.
Grandmom-grandson duo win cash prize
When Sajak revealed that they had earned an additional $40,000 for the difficult solution, the two delighted and hugged each other. The duo won a whooping $56,950.00 (GH¢634,799.44) as their prize.
Winner of The Spelling Bee 2023 receives over GH¢6,000
In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that N'Adom Darko-Asare, the 2022 champion of The Spelling Bee, successfully defended her position as the competition's 2023 champion.
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After defeating her fiercest competitor, Mychelle Kumah, the intelligent girl won the 2023 challenge.
Darko-Asare, 11, accurately spelt her championship word to preserve her title as the greatest speller in the country.
Ghanaian wins The Spelling Bee 2022
Also, YEN.com.gh previously reported that N'Adom Darko-Asare, a DPS International Ghana student won the 2022 Spelling Bee championship.
She defeated two other bright opponents to win the 2022 trophy and enter her name in the 14-year spelling contest history book.
She advanced to the final round as one of three finalists after surviving the first round, which comprised 115 contestants in total.
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