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New York to take center stage in weeklong 'Wheel of Fortune Loves NY' broadcast starting April 13

by jmaloni


Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm

New York Lottery has teamed up with "America's Game Show," "Wheel of Fortune," to bring national attention to the state and to give New Yorkers a chance to win fabulous prizes.

The entire country will be in a New York state of mind during the week of April 13 as one of America's favorite game shows pays homage to the Big Apple during a special "Wheel Loves NY" week.

The special production, to be aired nationally, will feature co-hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White greeting contestants on a custom-designed set showcasing Manhattan's famed skyline. "Wheel Watchers" around the country will root for their favorite players to win special prizes, including an all-expenses paid trip to the "City that Never Sleeps." New York viewers will be treated to their own custom version of the game show during the same promotional week to commemorate the launch of the New York Lottery's "Wheel of Fortune" scratch-off game and related second-chance promotions.

During the week of April 13, New York's "Wheel Watchers" will see their own iconic New York Lottery logo affixed to the show's famed puzzle board. Show hosts Sajak and White will add their own personal touches to the New York-only broadcasts, offering insights about the New York Lottery in a special "Fun Facts" segment of the show. They'll remind viewers to enter an exclusive second-chance drawing open to New York residents.

At the show's request, the New York Lottery's own celebrity host, Yolanda Vega, will be featured during the weeklong salute with special messages for New York's dedicated "Wheel of Fortune" fans.

The New York Lottery has teamed up with "Wheel of Fortune" producers to extend the on-screen fun to players' PCs, mobile devices and tablets through a unique, interactive second-chance promotion. New York Lottery players will have a chance to enter a special code printed on their "Wheel of Fortune" scratch-off ticket into a special database for a chance to win "Wheel of Fortune"-themed merchandise, including "Wheel of Fortune" scratch-off tickets, prize packs and one of 30 all-inclusive trips to the "Wheel of Fortune" set in Los Angeles where they will have a chance to spin the famed "Wheel" and win $1,000,000.

The "Wheel Loves NY" special production will follow the March 31 launch of New York's "Wheel of Fortune" instant game, which features a top prize of $1,000,000.

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