Winner Autumn Ernhard had no hesitation at the final question, when she had to guess a phrase consisting of two words, although only four of the 12 letters were displayed on the screen.
“This looks challenging to me,” said TV presenter Pat Sajak. “The category is Thing, you have 10 seconds.”
As soon as the presenter said the phrase, Autumn Ernhard answered without hesitation: ‘Tough Workout’
Her correct answer surprised Sajak. The exact value of this prize is $1,030,040.
The only “Wheel of Fortune” competitor to have won the $1 million grand prize in this contest was also a woman – Michelle Loewenstein from New Jersey. She won $1,026,800 in October 2008.