What Will Tony Vlachos Do With His ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’ Prize Money?

Castaways returned for Survivor: Winners at War. They got another chance at the prize, but this time the competition was tougher given they won before. Tony Vlachos came out on top and revealed his plans for his prize money.

Tony Vlachos won ‘Survivor: Cagayan’

Vlachos competed on Survivor before and won Survivor: Cagayan. He started out on the Brawn Tribe, which was up against the Beauty and Brains Tribes.

He watched over his fellow castaways by making spy shacks, and found a hidden immunity idol. But one of his most talked about moves was him swearing on his family members’ lives or graves. In the end, it worked because he still got eight of the nine votes and received $1 million.

Vlachos talked about getting a decoration for his daughter. “First thing I’ve gotta do is buy a pink chandelier,” the police officer told ET Canada. “That was the promise I made to my wife in real life. And in real life when I make a promise, I keep it.”

He then had plans to save money for the future. “Definitely a college fund,” he said. “After playing the game with the brains, especially Spencer (Bledsoe), when I hear Spencer talk and I hear myself talk, I’m like, my kids need an education.”

He returned and won ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’

Winners from past seasons were brought back to compete in Survivor: Winners at War. This time they’ll be receiving the prize of $2 million.

Vlachos said he watched everyone’s season to prepare before he left to film. But he told the Toronto Sun that he “overestimated every player there”. He also explained how this season was different from Cagayan for him.

“The first time I played Survivor on Cagayan it was a bunch of strangers,” he said. “So I didn’t care about them — I just wanted to get them out of the game as fast as possible. This time around was different.”

Luckily, it all worked out and he won again making him the second person to win Survivor twice. He already shared his plans for his prize money.

He’s getting his kids go-carts and investing the rest

Jeff Probst awards Tony Vlachos with the Immunity Necklace on 'Survivor: Winners at War'
Jeff Probst awards Tony Vlachos with the Immunity Necklace on ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ | CBS via Getty Images

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Vlachos talked about his plans for his $2 million prize money. He plans to spend a little and invest the rest for the future.

He said the money is “life-changing,” according to Soap Dirt. Vlachos also revealed he invested some of his previous prize money into properties. He said his goal is to “make sure I secure my family and be financially secure for the rest of my life.”

The father did say he plans to buy gas-powered go-carts for his two kids. He hopes they’ll enjoy playing with them in his yard. It sounds like Vlachos has been tried to save and invest most of the money while treating his kids.