Maryanne Rigor, a Manhattan native, went on Wheel of Fortune seeking to win the grand prize and ended up reuniting with her husband.
On Thursday’s episode, Rigor’s husband, Major Rigor, returned from Afghanistan and surprised her at the end of the episode. Her appearance came during a week of honoring members of the Armed Forces and their spouses on the game show.
Major Rigor’s unit held its homecoming ceremony on the same day his wife filmed her episode, so he initially thought he wouldn’t make to the show. Major Rigor remained hidden until the end of the show, which ended with them embracing.
That’s not all Maryanne received during her appearance. Although she didn’t win the grand prize, she won $14,000 and a trip to Las Vegas.