Bradenton teacher cashes in on Wheel of Fortune

10:55 PM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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BRADENTON, Florida -- A Bradenton school teacher raked in some serious cash on tonight's Wheel of Fortune.

Laura Cassidy was in the middle spot to spin the wheel. She's a second grade teacher at Team Success.

Cassidy made it through the final round, taking home more than $78,000 in cash and prizes, including a spring break trip to St. Lucia.

"I went on the show originally to pay off my student loans," Cassidy said.

Besides paying those loans, she also plans to take her 2nd grade class to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate before putting the rest of the money away. She says it was both an amazing and overwhelming experience, and even if she won more money, she wouldn't give up being a teacher.

You can see Wheel of Fortune weeknights at 7 p.m. on 10 News.

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