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'Wheel' contestant beats odds to win $1 million

  • Autumn Erhard is only the second contestant to win $1,000,000 in show's history
  • She solved final puzzle in one guess with only three letters
'Wheel' contestant beats odds to win $1 million

Autumn Erhard can buy a lot of vowels with a million dollars.

The wheel of actual good fortune spun in favor of Erhard on Thursday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune" when she became the second contestant to win a million dollars in the 30-year history of the popular game show.

Just a million dollars? What's so special about that, you may ask? 

Oh, did we forget to mention that the 30-year-old pharmaceuticals sales rep not only figured out the final puzzle of "Tough Workout" with only two Ts, an R, and a G (in one guess), but also picked out the million dollar bonus prize from 24 possible chances?

Oh, and did we also forget to mention that even for a shot at the top prize, she had to land on the big wheel's million dollar wedge itself (another 1-in-24 chance) and then not go bankrupt until the final round?

Yeah... you're not the only one shocked about it, either.

"I am in complete and utter shock," Erhard told ABC 33/40, conveying the feelings of anyone watching at home. "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!"

It looks like Erhard's toughest workout is going to be figuring out what she's going to do with her $1,030,340 in winnings, which includes a trip to Arizona and Belize. 

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