Who is the biggest winner on the Wheel of Fortune ever? Cindy Kling. Records are made to be broken on “Wheel of Fortune.” 10 years before Jinger and Bree and the gang brought home more $100,000 prizes in one season than ever before, contestant Cindy Kling set the record for the largest non-million prize in the show’s history.
What is the most prize money won on Wheel of Fortune? Yokouchi, an elementary school teacher from Portland, Oregon, pulled the $100,000 grand prize envelope from the Bonus Wheel and solved the puzzle that won her the prize. Yokouchi won a total of $121,638 in cash and prizes, including a trip to St. Lucia.
How much money does Wheel of Fortune make per episode? The current filming schedule of Wheel consists of four taping days per month. Each day, six episodes are taped. So if you break down their respective salaries, Pat earns $312,500 per workday/$48,611 per show, while Vanna makes $208,333 per workday/$34,722 per show.
How many times has Wheel of Fortune gave away a million dollars? It’s so hard that only three people have won the $1 million prize since its debut in 2008 (via Closer Weekly). But even the luckiest wordsmiths can’t escape the state and federal taxes that go along with their Wheel of Fortune winnings, no matter the sum.