# How does the million dollar work on Wheel of Fortune?

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The contestant who lands on the million-dollar wedge during a round must also be the one to solve that round’s puzzle, avoiding all Bankrupt wedges along the way. From there, the contestant must go on to win the entire game and enter the Bonus Round.

## Can you take cash instead of prizes on Wheel of Fortune?

No, cash can’t be substituted for prizes on Wheel of Fortune. Many winners on the show are awarded expensive prizes such as world-round trips, new cars and much more. However, these can’t be swapped out for the monetary equivalent. Contestants also have to pay taxes on their winnings.

## How much does Pat Sajak make per episode?

Sajak is known to film several episodes of the show per work day, sometimes up to six shows a day, which means the host is earning about \$52,000 per episode of Wheel of Fortune — certainly far from anything to scoff at.

## Does Wheel of Fortune pay for contestants travel?

Free trips from Wheel of Fortune? Not exactly. Alas, the rumors are true: prizes won on “Wheel of Fortune” are taxed in the state of California. So, if you win a high-priced trip, in a sense, you’re going to have to pay for it.

## What is the most money won on Wheel of Fortune before the bonus round?

Before the bonus round, she’d already won \$23,690 and a trip to St. Thomas, but she really hit the jackpot when she completed the puzzle with the phrase “I caught a glimpse” and was awarded with a house worth \$375,000. “She caught a glimpse,” host Pat Sajak said after her win.

## How much does it cost to buy a vowel on Wheel of Fortune?

The price of a vowel hasn’t been adjusted for inflation over the course of 30 years. It’s still only \$250.

## Why does Wheel of Fortune use Rstlne?

Since a rule change in 1988, contestants have been given the letters RSTLNE automatically. They are then allowed to guess three additional consonants and one additional vowel. This should be great news for contestants, as RSTLNE represent approximately 45 percent of all letters in a standard English text.

## Can the contestants on Wheel of Fortune see what letters have been called?

Contestants Have Help From The Used Letter Board

Ever since Wheel of Fortune debuted in 1975, there has been a board off camera that only the contestants can see that shows a list of all the letters in the alphabet.

## What is Alex Trebek’s annual salary?

Alex Trebek Jeopardy Salary

Trebek’s annual salary from “Jeopardy!” was \$18 million. The show taped 46 days a year, and he shot five episodes per day. In other words, he earned around \$391,000 every tape day, \$78,000 per actual episode.