Georgia Tech Student Wins Big on Wheel of Fortune!
Quincy Howard, a second-year Georgia Tech student from Dublin, Georgia, applied his engineering prowess to solving Wheel of Fortune puzzles during his nationally televised appearance on College Week. The analytically minded student with a 4.0 GPA was searching for digraphs and consonant blends that might help him determine the correct answer to the show’s puzzles. Thoughtful gameplay helped Howard sweep every puzzle round, winning nearly $20,000 in cash and two trips — to Hawaii and South Africa.
He auditioned virtually back in January after seeing an advertisement on the game show. It was August when the show’s producers called to let him know he’d be appearing. Howard prepared with help from his 13-year-old sister, who quizzed him on old Wheel of Fortune puzzles. Howard’s sister will be benefitting from his grand prize win- a Mini Cooper that he plans to give to her when she is old enough to drive.
Howard’s advice to aspiring Wheel of Fortune contestants is to approach it like an exam. “Figure out what you can learn about letters and phrases, watch old episodes to see how the game works, and play word games.”
Congratulations to Quincy Howard on his well-deserved win!