A One Million Dollar Wedge will be in play through the first three rounds. If a contestant lands on the wedge, solves the puzzle and makes it to the Bonus Round without hitting bankrupt, they will have the chance to spin the bonus wheel and could be playing for a top cash prize of $1 million.
“Raising the stakes so dramatically could make this our richest season ever,” said Executive Producer Harry Friedman. “And our viewers can share in the thrill of knowing that on every show, one of our contestants could have the chance to become a millionaire. The Wheel of Fortune Million Dollar Bonus Round promises to become the most exciting 10 seconds on television."
Wheel of Fortune begins its 26th season on September 8, 2008. The show is the highest-rated show in syndication and the only syndicated program to deliver more than 10 million viewers a day.