WA judge splits 'Wheel of Fortune' winnings
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Clark County judge has ruled that although Scott Dole's wife had filed for divorce before he won more than $51,000 on "Wheel of Fortune," they were reconciled when the show was filmed and she's entitled to half.
Superior Court Judge James Rulli decided Wednesday that when Dole appeared on the TV show in October 2009, "the parties were living together as husband and wife."
The judge says the money will be disbursed to Scott Dole and Carrie Dole in two weeks when the paperwork is finalized.
The Columbian says the couple separated the month after "Wheel" was filmed and Carrie Dole renewed her divorce petition.
The total comes to nearly $47,000 after taxes.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com