Two Clevelanders to compete on tonight's episode of 'Let's Ask America"

CLEVELAND - Two Clevelanders will compete on "Let's Ask America" tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a chance to win up to $50,000.

"Let's Ask America" is the TV game show where contestants can win money from the comfort of their own homes. Four contestants are chosen to play the game via Skype, answering questions about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking.

Tamika Lawson, 33 of Cleveland Heights, has been watching "Let's Ask America" since September and applied to be a contestant after she saw her first episode.

"It looked like so much fun and I loved the energy the contestants had," Lawson said. "It also seemed like something I could do well at. I have auditioned for game shows before, but this is the first one I've actually been on. Bucket list item complete!"

While driving home from work, she found out she was chosen as a contestant. Lawson had to pull over on I-271 to scream and shout for a few minutes before continuing her drive home. 

After watching the show every day and testing her skills, Lawson felt prepared to be on the show. She was surprised when she found out two other contestants had ties to Ohio. 

"We were all excited for each other. Everyone's happiness rubbed off on each other. My cheeks were hurting from smiling so much," she said.

Now that Lawson has been bitten by the game show bug, she wants everyone to have the experience.

"It's fun, exciting and gets your heart rate going. It's hard to describe how much fun I had!"

Brianna Palaniuk of Euclid will also be a contestant on tonight's episode of "Let's Ask America."

Tune in to NewsChannel 5 tonight at 7:30 p.m. to see Lawson and Palaniuk compete to win up to $50,000 on "Let's Ask America!"

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