Those who’ve wanted to waste away in Margaritaville now have their chance. The game show Wheel of Fortune announced a new “Home Sweet Home” sweepstakes that will give one lucky viewer the chance to win a home in Jimmy Buffett’s Latitude Margaritaville retirement community. The community is for those aged 55-years-old and over; however, you do not need to be 55-years-old in order to enter as there are other prizes available. News of the sweepstakes has gone viral and even Jimmy Buffett is tweeting about it.
In a press announcement, Wheel of Fortune explained this was the first time in the show’s 35 year history that they have given away a house.
Wheel of Fortune stated the following.
“America’s Game is giving away the American dream. For the first time ever, we’re giving away a brand-new
home! You could win your own piece of paradise in a Latitude Margaritaville 55-or-better community by Minto. Choose Hilton Head or Daytona Beach, and get ready to relax, enjoy and live the Margaritaville lifestyle every day.”
Fans have shared their excitement about the sweepstakes with many saying they will tune into the show in order for a chance to win.
— Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) October 23, 2018
According to the frequently asked questions portion of the sweepstake’s rules, those who are younger than 55 can win a home in Davenport, Florida’s Festival community or choose to receive $150,000. The Margaritaville home is worth $350,000.
Those who want to enter will need to watch Wheel of Fortune between October 29, 2018, and November 2, 2018. Jot down each day’s answer to the bonus round puzzle then return to the official Home Sweet Home Wheel of Fortune page to submit your answer.
Wheel of Fortune’s Executive Producer Harry Friedman released a statement about the decision to give away a home.
“After 35 seasons it’s not an easy feat to do something for the first time, but thanks to Latitude Margaritaville, we’re doing just that by giving away a house. Our viewers welcome us into their homes each night, so we’re returning the favor by welcoming one of them into a new home of their own.”
Make sure to become a member of the Wheel Watcher Club and you’ll have additional opportunities to win more prizes as well as gain an additional entry into the Home Sweet Home sweepstakes.
Viewers can return to the official entry site past 6 p.m. ET to enter each night.
What do you think of the Home Sweet Home contest?