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Carrie Grosvenor

Wheel of Fortune Adds Million Dollar Wedge, But Makes it Almost Impossible to Win a Million

By July 4, 2008

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When Wheel of Fortune returns on September 8th, there will be a new wedge in the big wheel. A one million dollar bonus wedge will be added during play, and if a contestant lands on it he or she has a chance at walking away with the show's highest payout to date.

There's a catch, however. The $1,000,000 won't show up in anyone's paycheck just by landing on the wedge and solving the puzzle. First, this new wedge will only be added during one single round of play. The contestant who lands on the million has to solve the puzzle, make it to the bonus round without going bankrupt, and then spin the bonus wheel and again land on a million dollar spot there. After that, of course, he or she will have to win the bonus round to get the cash. Sounds almost impossible to accomplish, doesn't it?

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Comments

October 14, 2008 at 9:26 pm
(1) shoregirl says:

But someone did it tonight!!

September 17, 2009 at 10:48 pm
(2) John says:

yeah it is stupid. If you get it just let them win it. The wheel is to cheap thats why only old people like my grandma watch it.

September 14, 2011 at 11:30 am
(3) wende says:

that’s mean, there isn’t such a thing as old people, you must be just 20 years old. Bah humbug!

November 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm
(4) David says:

shoregirl ..No…they didnt..they just got the wedge…the bonus round is still waiting…

November 18, 2009 at 9:14 am
(5) Brandon says:

David,

Someone did indeed win a million dollars last year. Here is a youtube video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOTT8m5NlM&feature=video_response

March 2, 2012 at 7:35 am
(6) Videogamer says:

1 Land on the million dollar sticker and solve the puzzel at that moment.

2 Finish all other rounds without landing on bankrupt (though you don’t need to perform “solve the puzzel” on any other rounds) and do this all the way to the bonus round.

3 You do NOT have to win the bonus round as that’s just for ADDITIONAL prizes (like 25000 up to 100000 dollars of money in addition to anything you won in the main game).

September 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm
(7) shawn says:

there is a 1 in 72 chance the wheel will land on the million dollar wedge and a 1 in 24 chance the bonus round wheel will land on the million dollar envelope

May 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm
(8) Dude says:

The winner tonight just won $1,030,$$$!

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