Columbia resident Shelley Wilson still remembers the first time she watched Wheel of Fortune.
As a 10-year-old, Wilson, 39, recalls a visit to her grandmother's house in Marriottsville, where her grandmother, Rosa Lee King, turned on the show, which was at the beginning of its 30-plus year run.
"I was hooked right away," Wilson said.
As Wilson, a self-admitted "puzzle-freak," grew up, so did her infatuation with the show, which led her to spend the past 20 years attempting to become a contestant. This summer, Wilson's work paid off as she, with her mother, daughter, aunt and sister in tow, flew out to Las Vegas to compete on the show's "Las Vegas...