‘Wheel of Fortune’ Ends in Tie for First Time in More Than 10 Years (Video)

Two contestants had each amassed $24,000 in cash and prizes leading to bonus round

Last Updated: May 25, 2016 @ 10:39 PM

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a tie on the game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

Wednesday’s episode of the popular puzzle game hosted by Pat Sajak featured two contestants, LaToya Williams and Danielle Gilseth, each amassing $24,000 in cash and prizes leading up to the bonus round.

A tie is exceedingly rare on “Wheel of Fortune,” where players compete to solve hangman-style word puzzles. In fact, the last time such a stand-off happened was more than 10 years ago, according to syndicator Sony Pictures Television.

The producers then offered the pair a tie-breaker round.

Williams won the tie-breaker and proceeded to a bonus round where she solved the puzzle: “POUR YOUR HEART OUT.”

“I feel great,” Williams said after finishing the bonus round. “I thought I was going to pass out.”

All told, she took home $125,000 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Costa Rica.

“Wheel of Fortune” is the No. 1 syndicated game show and is renewed through at least 2018. The format was created by talk-show host Merv Griffin in 1975 and has run in syndication since 1983.