“I started at the beginning of the alphabet — cast and then fast,” she said. “I almost stopped right when I got down to the ‘RST’, and I almost did not go to ‘V.’ If you see my eyes, I looked left at the letter board they had coached us to look at, and I decided to try any of the letters going down to ‘Z,’ and I saw vast, and I was like, ‘I didn’t even think about vast.’ It came to me with 2.5 seconds left on the time clock.”
She answered correctly with “vast majority” and embraced her husband as Pat Sajak revealed she had won $30,000 more in the bonus round for a total of $62,620 in cash and prizes.
Jones watched the taped show with about 50 family and friends last Thursday. She and husband Mark, an alumnus of the University of Kentucky, plan on using leftover winnings to see UK’s basketball team in a postseason tournament after buying a new car and saving a down payment for a new house.