THERE have been multiple million dollar winners on Wheel of Fortune, which debuted in 1975.

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Melissa Joan Hart, Autumn Erhard, Michelle Loewenstein, and Sarah Manchester all defied the odds and won seven-figure jackpots on the long-running game show.


Autumn Erhard appeared on Wheel of Fortune in 2013Credit: NBC

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On October 17, 2021, actress Melissa Joan Hart made history when she won the $1million prize on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

After solving the bonus puzzle, it was revealed Hart became the fourth person in franchise history to win the prize.

Her earnings will be donated to charity, Youth Villages.

"They serve families and children across 23 different states in every kind of level, going through foster care and aging out of foster care especially," said Hart.

Autumn Erhard won $1,030,340 on Wheel of Fortune in May of 2013 - the second highest single-day total in the show's history.

Autumn correctly guessed the phrase "tough workout" during her bonus round. Host Pat Sajak then opened the envelope and revealed the $1 million prize.

A wild celebration ensued.

"I was just completely shocked," Erhard later told NPR.


Erhard won more than $1millionCredit: NBC

"I thought I would cry but I think I had so many emotions going on that I was almost frozen."

Autumn had been able to solve the puzzle with only four letters on the board.

“I don’t know. ‘Cause I work out?” she told Sajak, when she was asked how she solved the puzzle.


She said she had always watched the show as a childCredit: NBC

She told NPR that she spent her evenings on the couch solving Wheel of Fortune puzzles when she was young.

"I was always told growing up, 'You should try out,' " Erhard told NPR.

"For some reason, I just decided, 'I'm going to do it.' "

At the time she became the show's second million-dollar winner.

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"Not in a million years would I have thought that I would've been on the show," she told NPR.