MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford residents are playing for a chance to appear on America’s game show.
The Wheel of Fortune Wheelmobile tours around the country looking for people who can play the game. If they have what it takes, they might get to go to Los Angeles to spin the wheel on the big stage.
The Wheelmobile set up their stage for the weekend at the North Medford High School. Hundreds of locals lined up today for the chance to see if they have what it takes to stand at the wheel with Pat and Vanna.
“I need to hear your story. What makes you interesting, what makes you unique, what makes you stand out?” Said Marty Lublin, the host for the traveling show. “Why do I want to root [for] you to win a million dollars?”
The hosts drew applications from contestants-to-be at random. Those lucky enough to make it onstage played a mock speed round of the show.
Whether on the stage or in the crowd, everyone got a show. Even if they didn’t win, contestants go home with some good memories, and a prize or two to top it off.
“I got a t-shirt and I got a picture of Pat Sajak and Vanna White,” said Ceasar Quinonez, one of today’s contestants. “I think I’m going to frame it.”
The Wheelmobile setup remains at North Medford High School throughout the weekend. There will be three more shows – and three more chances to get on stage – at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:30 respectively.