How Do You Win the Million Dollars on 'Wheel of Fortune'? Plus More Facts About the Game Show!

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Wheel of Fortune has been around for decades — but fans still have a lot of questions about the popular game show! Here are some facts:

How do you win the million dollars on Wheel of Fortune?

To win a million dollars on Wheel of Fortune is extremely difficult! First, you have to hit the million dollar mark on the big wheel (a 1-in-72-chance). After that happens, you must then solve the word puzzle to go into the bonus show. Then, you must spin another wheel in hopes of hitting the million dollar mark! That one is a 1-in-24 chance.

Has anyone ever won the million dollars?

Yes! Three people. Michelle Lowenstein won in 2008, Autumn Erhard won in 2013, and Sarah Manchester won in 2014.

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How long has Wheel of Fortune been on?

The show first premiered 42 years ago in 1975! Talk about a long-running series.

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How do you get on Wheel of Fortune?

To appear on the popular show, you can fill out a contestant application here. The show accepts teenagers, adults, students, and more! Good luck!

Is Vanna White leaving Wheel of Fortune?

Vanna isn't going anywhere! The stunning star is still on the show today. She's been a co-host on the series since 1983 — and has appeared in more than 6,000 episodes! In her whole career, she only turned the wrong letter one time. Impressive!

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Are Pat Sajak and Vanna White married?

Truth is, while Pat and Vanna would make the perfect couple, the two hosts of the long-running series aren't married contrary to many people's beliefs.

Vanna, 60, was hitched to George Santo Pietro from 1990 until 2002. Pat, 70, was married to his first wife, Sherrill Sajak, from 1979 until 1986, then later wed Lesly Brown in 1989, and the two are still married today!

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