Local 'Wheel Of Fortune' winner gives winnings away

A Santa Clara woman who won big on Monday night's "Wheel of Fortune" is sharing her winnings with a charity.

September 20, 2011 5:10:58 PM PDT
A woman from Santa Clara who was Monday night's winner on "Wheel Of Fortune" is sharing her good fortune.

Karen Buchanan has decided to donate the $5,000 in cash she won to Hands Of Hope. The charity helps orphanages in Africa. On Monday, she held a watch party to help raise even more money for the cause.

"It all happened so fast that it was very... I really didn't have time to get nervous about it. They made it very fun and it was an absolute blast. I'm really excited. I can't imagine doing anything else with my winnings than something like this," said Buchanan.

Buchanan's donation will help Hands Of Hope build a drinking water well in Zimbabwe.

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