HANFORD — Sheldon Blackwell might be the most popular guy in Hanford and the United States Postal Service right now.
The Wheel of Fortune aficionado, who the Sentinel featured last week, won big on the game show Monday night. Blackwell beat two other contestants and walked away with $29,510 in total cash and prizes, including a trip to Antigua, an island in the Caribbean.
“It was amazing,” Blackwell said. “It was kind of like an out-of-body experience, especially seeing myself on the TV.”
The 46-year-old USPS sales service associate said people in the community were congratulating him at the post office on Tuesday with many telling him how proud of him they were. He was even recognized at his local bank with employees telling him they watched him on the show.