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18 Long Islanders on 'Wheel of Fortune' this month

Coram's Laura Bennett hangs out with host Pat

Coram's Laura Bennett hangs out with host Pat Sajak during a "Wheel of Fortune" taping in Manhattan airing March 15, 2013. She scored in the "Bonus Round" for $30,000 in cash, and also won a trip to Maui on the way to $50,650 in total cash and prizes.

Coram's Laura Bennett won more than $50,000 on "Wheel of Fortune" Monday, but she was far from the only Long Islander who took advantage of "Wheel" taping a month's worth of shows in Manhattan in March.

Tonight begins a stretch of 18 Long Islanders who will appear on the show through May 24. "Wheel of Fortune" taped "NYC Week" on March 15, "Mom's Week" on March 16, "Best Friends Week" on March 18, and "Fabulous Food Week" on March 19.

The tapings took place at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

NYC Week

Tonight: Laura Morselli, of Ronkonkoma, a fifth-grade teacher at North Elementary

Thursday: Michele Paolillo, of East Quogue, a telephone service technician

Mom’s Week

Monday: Andrea Volk, of Ridge, associate director of admissions at St. Joseph’s College

Tuesday: Heather Lang, of Selden, a stay-at home mom

May 8: Valerie Medina, of South Setauket, a sixth-grade teacher

May 10: Bobbi DeBono, of Medford, an EMT

Best Friends Week

May 14: Jessica Miller, of Glen Cove, a medical student (playing with best friend Lisa Hochberger of Manhattan)

May 15: Chris Tsalikis, of Ridge, a video production manager; and Kevin Edelman, of Selden, an accounts payable clerk

May 15: Sheila Campbell, of Miller Place, and Colleen Finegan, of Bellport

Fabulous Food Week

May 20: Dan Lugo, of West Babylon, operations manager for a distribution company

May 21: Tony Delfino, of Centereach, works for a major blood distributor in the NYC area

May 22: Lindsay Ganci, of Port Washington, coordinator of youth engagement

May 22: Joe Meyer, of Northport, software quality analyst

May 23: Ryan Mulholland, of Wantagh, deputy director of communications for the Town of North Hempstead

May 24: Jim Faulknor, of Shoreham, web development firm owner

May 24: Jessica Stean, of Westbury, elementary schoolteacher

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