Must-see morning clip: Woman wins $1 million on "Wheel of Fortune"

Making it the second time in the show's history

Prachi Gupta
May 31, 2013 5:12PM (UTC)

On Thursday night, 30 year-old Autumn Erhard became the second contestant ever on "Wheel of Fortune" to win $1 million dollars.

Erhard, who had been leading the other two contestants the whole night, carried a "Wild Card" into the bonus round, granting her an extra consonant. With only a few clues, she correctly guessed the puzzle: "Tough Workout."


Participating in the show's "Celebrating 30" themed-week, was "in complete and utter shock." "I'm shaking. I came here today because I love the game, I wanted to have some fun and solve some puzzles – I feel like I'm in a dream!" she said.

She was joined on set by her fiancé and her parents.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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