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Math Teacher Is Third-Ever Contestant to Win $1 Million on Wheel of Fortune

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A Maryland math teacher has a lot of arithmetic to do after Wednesday night’s Wheel of Fortune—how she’s going to spend the $1,017,500 she won on the game show.

In addition to winning the show’s biggest prize, Sarah Manchester won a trip to the Dominican Republic, and is “soaking in every minute” of her victory, the Associated Press reports. Manchester, who teaches at Takoma Park Middle School, filmed the show in May.

Manchester is the third-ever contestant to win the $1 million prize, according to WJLA-TV, following two contestants who won the prize in 2013 and 2008. Manchester told AP that she plans to use her winnings on her two kids’ education and to travel with her family.

The $1 million wedge was added to the wheel in 2008. To win the prize, the contestant must first collect the wedge, and make it to the Bonus Round without going bankrupt. There, one of the wedge’s envelopes that’d normally contain $100,000 is replaced with one containing $1 million. The contestant spins for a wedge, the host collects the envelope, the contestant must solve the challenge, and finally, the envelope’s content is revealed.

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