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Channahon couple win $1 million on NBC game show

Lisa and Noah Arroyo, of Channahon, on the NBC game show called The Wall.
Lisa and Noah Arroyo, of Channahon, on the NBC game show called The Wall.

CHANNAHON – A Channahon couple won more than $1 million on a game show called The Wall.

Noah and Lisa Arroyo appeared on the NBC show Monday, described as the “fastest and simplest game with more than $12 million on the line every night.”

The show is from executive producer and NBA superstar LeBron James.

Noah Arroyo, who works as an AT&T telecommunication installer repairman, said being on the show was an amazing, adrenaline-filled coaster ride. 

“It was an experience that will obviously be engraved in our memories,” Arroyo said.

The show features a four-story wall and contestants are tasked with getting questions correct so a green ball falls down on the wall and adds value of the slot to the players’ winning total, according to NBC. 

If a question is missed, then an ominous red ball falls and deducts the value from the team's total. The team has to work together to build a huge cash prize.

“A rollercoaster of emotions, The Wall gives and The Wall takes away,” NBC's website states.

Arroyo’s heroic efforts saving a man from a building that suffered an explosion was highlighted on The Wall.

In 2001, an explosion and fire at a Trinity Services day treatment facility in Manhattan occurred. Six people suffered minor injuries. Arroyo, who was installing a new phone line at the site, rushed in to help a trapped client, carrying him over his back and then to safety. 

Arroyo said Lisa Arroyo, who works for Harrah’s Casino in Joliet, and him have been watching the show, which he said is exciting and innovative. The show has been airing on NBC since last December. He said the show creates a connection with people and helps them give a second chance.

“You don’t see that all the time,” he said.

Lisa Arroyo said the opportunity to be on the show was fortunate for their family.

“We’re grateful and blessed we had an opportunity to be a part of it,” she said.

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