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Joe Mello

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« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2006, 01:02:00 AM »
The new Jackpot rules (involving multiples of $500) have been in place since the start of the season, unless there are even newer ones that I don't remember.
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« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2006, 02:31:46 AM »
Oh, really?  Wow, I apparently missed that.  I generally watch the first episode of the season just to see what they have done the upcoming season, and I apparently missed that.  Sorry.

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« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2006, 04:19:27 AM »
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'135074\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 11:02 PM\']
Sorry to revive a really really dead post, but thanks to GSNN for finally figuring out the date of the additions (I never watch WOF so I never check the site).  Wild Card, and I'm guessing the new Jackpot rules since a new Jackpot space is coming, will debut this coming Monday, October 23rd.
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« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2006, 04:26:24 AM »
Because other people do and I thought I'd share the news.  Also, I kinda write on a semi-popular news site, so, you know, why not.

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« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2006, 09:35:59 AM »
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'135085\' date=\'Oct 20 2006, 02:31 AM\']Oh, really?  Wow, I apparently missed that.  I generally watch the first episode of the season just to see what they have done the upcoming season, and I apparently missed that.  Sorry.[/quote]
It's possible that you missed it because the look of the Jackpot wedge is unchanged, and (at least on the occasion I remember) Pat didn't even mention its status as a $500 space until the contestant had landed on it and successfully called a letter.
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« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2006, 12:35:46 PM »
Yeah, Pat gave out the new rules on a need-to-know basis.  I think the first Jackpot landing was in the 2nd week, which was when we were given the new rules.
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« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2006, 01:15:36 PM »
So is that the only new rule, as it were? Letters correctly guessed on a Jackpot spin are worth $500 to the player?

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« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2006, 01:12:29 AM »
And hitting the Jackpot wedge adds $500 to the jackpot. Aside from ON THE MENU being renamed FOOD & DRINK, those are the only changes to the game until Monday's debut of the Wild Card.

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« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2006, 02:16:01 AM »
Hitting the Jackpot wedge is worth $500 to the player IF they cannot immediately solve the puzzle.  If they do, they win the Jackpot instead.  I think the Jackpot goes up by $500 regardless.

It's kinda like the Mystery Wedge, but not.
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« Reply #69 on: October 22, 2006, 07:02:38 AM »
[quote name=\'Joe Mello\' date=\'Oct 22 2006, 02:16 AM\'] Hitting the Jackpot wedge is worth $500 to the player IF they cannot immediately solve the puzzle.  If they do, they win the Jackpot instead.  I think the Jackpot goes up by $500 regardless.

It's kinda like the Mystery Wedge, but not. [/quote]
Ah, but you are wrong, my persistent friend!

From the Wheel "Contestant Briefing Checklist" dated 12 July 2006:
"Each time the Jackpot is landed on, $500. will go into the pot. Also the contestant will receive $500. for each correct consonant in the puzzle."

Case in point, from the 10 Oct 2006 episode, Troy elects to spin, with $650 in front of him and $7,700 in the jackpot. Troy hits the Jackpot wedge, uncovers one L, and solves. While Pat never mentioned either $500 addition, Troy's winnings for the round were $9,350 ($650 + $500 for the L + the now-$8,200 jackpot).

Strangely, the show's official rules are ambiguous in that section, but they clearly go by the wording in the briefing checklist.
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