'Survivor' final vote deadlocks, tiebreaker vote needed

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — History was made on the CBS reality series "Survivor."

For the first time in 36 seasons, the season finale ended in a deadlock, and a tiebreaker was needed to crown a champ.

Host Jeff Probst on Wednesday night revealed jurors on "Survivor: Ghost Island" in Fiji were deadlocked at five votes apiece for Wendell Holland and construction supervisor Domenick Abbate of Nesconset, New York.

Wendell Holland, the winner of Survivor: Ghost Island, poses for a photo. (Monty Brinton/CBS via AP)
Wendell Holland, the winner of Survivor: Ghost Island, poses for a photo. (Monty Brinton/CBS via AP)

It was up to the third member of the final three, Laurel Johnson, to break the tie.

Johnson cast her vote for Holland. The 33-year-old furniture builder from Philadelphia received the $1 million prize.

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