A local couple appeared on Wheel of Fortune recently as their episode aired on Monday night. Angi Chase and her husband Keith were contestants on the famous game show. The journey started when they attended the Wheelmobile event in Decatur back in June. They had to do a mock game of solving a puzzle and were called back to the Springfield auditions a few weeks later. Chase told Regional Radio News after not hearing back from them in a couple of weeks, the thought they wouldn’t be on the show, until an unexpected e-mail in December came and changed everything.
They flew out to California on January 6, and their show was taped on January 7 at noon and took 30 minutes. Chase stated the taping process was like a whirlwind. She noted the entire staff was professional and down-to-earth.
The Chase’s ended up being the highest dollar amount winners, and advanced to the bonus round to solve the puzzle, but were unable to figure it out. They were able to win over $18,000 total in prizes, including a trip to Peru. After having a viewing party at Krieger’s Sports Grill, letting their students watch the episode, and DVR’ing the episode at home, Chase noted they kept their composure as their nervousness didn’t show up on camera.
Keith is a music teacher for the Taylorville Community Unit School District, while Angi is a music teacher for the South Fork School District in Kincaid.