Robyn O’ Brien can afford to buy plenty of vowels these days.
The Pleasantville resident was the big winner on Thursday’s episode of “Wheel of Fortune.”
O’Brien, who told Pat Sajak Pleasantville is the “number two best smelling city in the country,” took home cash and prizes for guessing words including “chalkboard,” the puzzle that won her $35,000 in the bonus round.
“I came out with a total of $42,000 and a sweet trip to Hawaii,” O’Brien, who works for the nonprofit organization The Actor’s Fund, blogged on the show’s website. “Not too shabby for 20 minutes of work! And aside from a treat for myself (maybe a nice bag!) every penny of my winnings is going towards a down payment on a house for my husband and I! I can’t wait to start house hunting!!!”
And on the episode of “Jeopardy” that aired Wednesday, White Plain’s resident Tom Carroll fulfilled his long-standing dream of competing on the trivia show hosted by Alex Trebek.
The court officer lieutenant first took a test for potential “Jeopardy” contestants 37 years ago, when Art Fleming was host.
“I’ve taken it several times since then,” he told Trebek. “Someone here finally came to their senses and asked me to come on..”
“Jeopardy” turned out to be worth the wait for Carroll, who was the big winner on Wednesday night’s episode with an impressive total of $32,000. He finished in second place on Thursday, ending his run on the show.
Here’s a clip of Carroll’s appearance, including his emotional reaction to his win.