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Cotton Plant native wins $1,000 on syndicated game show

June 2, 2018 GMT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A woman who works as an assistant to a federal appellate judge in Little Rock picked up $1,000 during an appearance on a syndicated game show that aired on television recently.

Girtrude Simmons told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that she auditioned for “Wheel of Fortune” in March. The 57-year-old Cotton Plant native said taking part was not as easy as it looks. The game is similar to “Hangman” and involves spinning a wheel that awards cash or prizes for each correct guess.

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Simmons said the wheel was “surprisingly heavy” and she landed on a “bankruptcy” space twice.

The show held auditions in Little Rock in March and taped Simmons’ episode in California in April. She said her husband had encouraged her to take part because they watch the show every night.