Chicago-area teens win more than $55K on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Chicago-area teens Ben Sklansky and Zach Larsen won't need allowances for awhile.The pals won more than $55,000 in cash and prizes on Tuesday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune" as part of the game show's "teen best friends week."...

Chicago-area teens win more than $55K on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Chicago-area teens Ben Sklansky and Zach Larsen won't need allowances for awhile.The pals won more than $55,000 in cash and prizes on Tuesday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune" as part of the game show's "teen best friends week."...

01 mart 2017 Wednesday 09:57
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Chicago-area teens win more than $55K on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Chicago-area teens Ben Sklansky and Zach Larsen won't need allowances for awhile.

The pals won more than $55,000 in cash and prizes on Tuesday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune" as part of the game show's "teen best friends week." Teams of teens compete for a chance to win shopping sprees, vacations and cash on episodes scheduled to air this week.

Sklansky, who attends New Trier High School, and Larsen, who lives in Chicago, won a trip to Hawaii in addition to cash. In a statement, a "Wheel of Fortune" rep said the pair plan to spend their winnings on cars and college.

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"Wheel of Fortune" airs 6:30 p.m. weeknights on WLS-Ch. 7, but Tuesday's episode was pre-empted in the Chicago area by coverage of storms across Illinois. In a statement posted on its website, a WLS representative said the episode was slated to air early Wednesday morning.

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