A Maryville woman showed a national audience she has a way with words.
Amanda Hill threw a Wheel of Fortune watch party Tuesday at her home. She went on the show a few months ago, but the episode aired Tuesday around the country.
Amanda made it to the final puzzle, but came up just short guessing "wristband" instead of "waistband."
Still, she won more than $17,000, most of it in cash. She says she plans to spend it on home renovations.
"It was wonderful; it was the best experience of my entire life. Everything, from just flying out to California, meeting with the cast and the producers and everyone, and then we went sightseeing and everything while we were out there. It was just the best trip I've ever been on," she said.
Another East Tennessee woman will get her shot on America's game later this week. Kala Hill of Knoxville will appear on the show Thursday.