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Whell of Fortune Cantestant Solve Puzzle with One Letter.

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by yosoyellobo, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. The Merg

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    Not exactly accurate. My wife was on Jeopardy and received a check in full for her winnings (2nd runner up :)). We then had to account for that as income on our taxes though.

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  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Same here a few years back for a nice jackpot on a slot. Got a 1099-G for tax purposes...required for amounts over a certain amount.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

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    The problem with that is, it is like chasing your own tail...

    By the tax laws, IF Oprah paid the tax due on the prize for you... then that too is a taxable gift! So you'd owe tax on that... and so on.

    It's kind of crazy actually. It's a little easier with a cash prize when you can pay out of the winnings. With things like cars, I've heard of people having to sell the car for less than it's value so they could pay the taxes for winning it.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    I think the IRS said they disagreed, but it hasn't been tested in court that I've heard of. Heck, at one point the IRS said that if a baseball fan caught a record breaking ball, and gave it to the player, that the fan would have to pay a hefty gift tax. The IRS commissioner had to step in and say they wouldn't enforce that, though technically speaking it was valid.
     
  5. fluffybear

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    I was not aware that Jeopardy paid a cash prize of any kind to anyone other than the winner. I am surprised though that they at least did not take out California Taxes (especially if you are from out of state).

    I base my comments from my own experiences (about 15 years ago) so it is possible that the laws have been changed.
     
  6. hoophead

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    What the heck is a Whell and a Cantestant?
     
  7. SayWhat?

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    People still watch WOF?


    Or should I ask .... They still tape WOF?
     
  8. Herdfan

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    There is a little game I like to play on my in-laws. My S-I-L, who thinks she is smarter than everyone else (attorney), loves Jeopardy and watches it every night. It comes on at 7:30 on the local affiliate.

    But since I also have DNS, I get it at 7:00 as well. So I go watch it at 7:00, then go watch it with everyone else at 7:30 and know every answer, even the really obscure ones. Quite a bit of fun to see the look on her face when I know a random answer and she doesn't.:lol:
     
  9. fluffybear

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    the joys of DNS :lol:

    During the first Survivor, I would do the same thing with my family. Mrs. Fluffybear and I would get home from work just in time to watch Survivor and then call my folks where they would be gathering with my sister and her know-it-all husband and ask who they all thought would get voted off.

    My brother-in-law always claimed the know the answer ahead of time as he claimed to have a friend at CBS. Needless to say, we were never wrong and quite often, he wasn't.
     
  10. Nick

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    Way back when Chuck Woolery was host of "Wheel", my young wife and I were watching when I instantly guessed the next puzzle before the first letter was given. My esteem in my wife's eyes went up a notch. As I recall, the clue was...

    Fictional Character: "_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .. _ _ _ _ _ _ _" (Answer Below)






























    Answer: Hopalong Cassidy
     
  11. fluffybear

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    'Wheel of Fortune' Phenom Caitlin Burke Shares Her Secrets

    Full Article: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...enom-caitlin-burke-shares-secrets/?test=faces
     
  12. trainman

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    Yes, they used to give prizes (usually a trip for second place and some sort of electronics item for third place), but for a few years now, they've been giving $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

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    Some people on "Wheel" drive me crazy... playing like they think the goal is to expose ALL the letters...

    You can tell when someone knows the puzzle and is spinning for more money, and that's cool... BUT you can also tell when someone knows the puzzle but is determined to buy all of the vowels that they already know are there!
     
  14. The Merg

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    Yup. That's exactly it.

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