IU McKinney Student Wins on Wheel of Fortune


Russell Hollis Russell Hollis, a third-year evening student at the law school, won a total of $12,500 in cash and prizes on the television game show Wheel of Fortune. The show aired on November 23, 2012.

Specifically, Hollis won $7,500 in cash and another $5,000 in gift cards to Sears.

“ My goal was to have fun, which may have helped me handle my nerves on the show, Hollis said. “Being a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune helped me realize it is significantly more difficult to solve puzzles as a contestant on the show than it is from the comfort of my living room.”

Hollis was watching the show with his wife, Jennifer, one evening in May 2012 after final exams, and she noticed he was doing well on the puzzles. She encouraged him to fill out the game show’s online contestant form. “I thought that if I won anything, it would be a great thing to help pay for law school,” he said. Hollis works as a deputy trustee in the Warren Township Trustee’s office.

“Although I did not make it to the bonus round, I fared well on the show,” he said. “The other two contestants were really nice people and I am happy all three of us were able to win money.”

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