'Survivor: Winners at War' Champion Says Coronavirus Will Affect Plans for $2 Million Prize (Exclusive)

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Survivoralready had a queen with two-time winner Sandra Diaz-Twine... and Tony Vlachos just made his case to be our Survivor king. 

The police officer became the second-ever two-time winner of the CBS reality competition on Wednesday night's season finale of Survivor: Winners at War, beating out Natalie Anderson and Michele Fitzgerald. Along with his new title, Tony won the grand prize of $2 million -- the biggest in reality show history. 

So, what's he going to do with it? Well, the coronavirus pandemic has put a few things in perspective, he told ET's Leanne Aguilera just minutes after Wednesday's finale. 

"It opened up my eyes to see how [important] financial security it is. Anything can happen. Right now we're going through people losing their jobs," Tony shared. "The first million that I won with Survivor, I invested in a lot of properties… the best thing to do is to pay off those mortgages and be secure."

Tony and his wife have plans to sit down and talk through their exact plans for his prize money. So far, his only splurge item belongs to his kids. "I promised my kids if I won I would get them go-karts, little ones with gas in them. …They're so excited about that. One pink one, one blue one," he revealed.  

"Me and my wife, we're good," Tony laughed when asked if he and his wife will get matching vehicles. "We're just going to relax and watch our kids live their life to the fullest."

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Tony went through every emotion on Wednesday's finale. His elation over winning came after viewers saw him break down sobbing after beating his "Cops R Us" ally, Sarah Lacina in the fire-making competition to make the final three.