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Australian Game Show Winner Pledges to Use Prize Money to Buy Shoes for Students

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An Australian teacher has vowed to use her winnings on a game show to buy her students shoes.

Bri Dredge, 32, appeared on Aussie series Millionaire Hot Seat, where she ended up winning after a hint from host Eddie McGuire, who urged her to “have another think” after she submitted an incorrect answer. (The question asked Dredge to complete the title of a T. S. Eliot book beginning “Old Possum’s Book of Practical”; the correct answer is “Cats.”)

Dredge had said she intended to buy a pair for each of the students at Yuille Park Community College: 200 in all. Her $20,000 winnings in Australian dollars amount to roughly $14,800 in U.S. dollars. As for the hint she received, host McGuire told Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper that he had been rooting for her to win: “It was her act of kindness. I couldn’t help but get swept up in it.”

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