Wheel of Fortune analysis for the win

A Wheel of Fortune contestant employed strategies outlined in a NYT Upshot analysis and won in the bonus round:

Last December, the Upshot published a guide to Wheel of Fortune strategies, using data from more than 6,000 bonus-round puzzles. Our guide has influenced the behavior of at least one contestant. Scott Menke, a data analyst from New Jersey, won $52,690 in cash and prizes on an episode last month after creating a strategy based on our article, he said.

Data for good.