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Wheel of Fortune is slammed for ‘ripping off another contestant’ after woman was DENIED $50,000 prize money – despite viewers insisting she ‘got the answer BEFORE the buzzer’

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Tamara Atkins, who works as director of Oncology Alliances and Patient Solutions in Pennsylvania, chose the category

Wheel of Fortune fans have been sent into a frenzy after complaining that the game show “ruined it again” after one contestant was denied a hefty $50,000 prize.

Tamara Atkins, who works as Director of Oncology Alliances and Patient Solutions at Pennsylvania, appeared in the February 23 episode.

Chose the category ‘What are you doing?’ for his final riddle with the clue reading ‘_ _ _N_NG A B_ _ _ _L_B – and rattled off a series of guesses.

But presenter Pat Sajak, 77, did not admit to having guessed the correct answer despite viewers insisting she did.

Tamara Atkins, who works as director of Oncology Alliances and Patient Solutions in Pennsylvania, chose the “What are you doing?” for her final riddle.

Host Pat Sajak, 77, did not admit to having guessed the correct answer despite viewers insisting she had.

Host Pat Sajak, 77, did not admit to having guessed the correct answer despite viewers insisting she had.

Host Pat Sajak, 77, did not admit to having guessed the correct answer despite viewers insisting she had.

Following the reveal of the board, Sajak urged: ‘NNow pay attention to what’s up there. There is a huge letter board. If you speak it, you can do this.’

Tamara initially guessed “fan” before briefly going silent as time passed.

Towards the final seconds of the round, he blurted out “book club” before fully guessing the answer.

Unfortunately, the contestant ran out of time before it was revealed that the correct answer was “join a book club.”

Sajak added: ‘You were right there. Unfortunately I arrived a little late. By the time you got to “book club,” you were running out of time.

He then revealed that the gold envelope prize was a whopping $50,000.

Instead, Tamara took home $21,132. YesHe seemed to still be happy with his winnings, but viewers soon flooded social media with their own thoughts.

On the one hand, there were those who claimed that she had given the correct answer in the last seconds of the round.

Tamara took home $21,132; She seemed to still be happy with her earnings, but viewers soon flooded social media with her own thoughts.

Tamara took home $21,132; She seemed to still be happy with her earnings, but viewers soon flooded social media with her own thoughts.

Tamara took home $21,132; She seemed to still be happy with her earnings, but viewers soon flooded social media with her own thoughts.

On the one hand, there were those who claimed that he had given the correct answer in the last seconds of the round.

On the one hand, there were those who claimed that he had given the correct answer in the last seconds of the round.

On the one hand, there were those who claimed that he had given the correct answer in the last seconds of the round.

One person wrote: ‘Tamara won the bonus round on Wheel of Fortune. She already mentioned “BOOK CLUB”, then yelled “JOIN A BOOK [CLUB]”.

‘So ‘join a book club’ was out of his mouth before time was up. The Wheel of Fortune always steals money from people. Give him his $50,000. She won!!!!!’

Another person wrote: ‘Wheel of fortune, that’s nonsense.’ She understood that puzzle before the doorbell rang!! You’ve scammed another contestant!’

A third person commented: ‘Wheel of Fortune – the contestant got the puzzle right – you messed up again!’

‘With. I thought he said that in a LONG time!!! And I thought the rule was that if you START before the bell rang, you could finish,” one person wrote.

But others disagreed and insisted that Tamara had said 'run' rather than 'join'.

But others disagreed and insisted that Tamara had said 'run' rather than 'join'.

But others disagreed and insisted that Tamara had said ‘run’ rather than ‘join’.

But others disagreed and insisted that Tamara had said “run” rather than “join.”

One person wrote: ”Joining’ and ‘running’ are not the same thing.’

Another person commented: ‘I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. She wasn’t even close.

A third person added: ‘Run’ and ‘join’ are two completely different words.’

“He said ‘RUN A BOOKING CLUB’…pretty clear,” another person added.

‘First he said “fan” and then [said] “run a book club,” but he didn’t say “join a book club,” so no, he didn’t get it all right,” one person wrote.

But this isn’t the first time fans have sounded the alarm when it comes to the game show’s decisions.

In January, Wheel of Fortune fans rallied around contestant Megan, who they said “definitely” gave the right answer, but didn’t win the $40,000 grand prize.

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