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Santa Monica woman wins $1M on 'The Wheel'

October 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Newlywed Michelle Loewenstein, 24, hit the jackpot and won the first-ever $1 million prize on Wheel of Fortune since the "One Million Dollar Bonus Round" was introduced at the start of the season.Loewenstein, who is originally from New Jersey, is now a floral designer from Santa Monica.

Lowenstein won the big prize after solving the "Bonus Round" puzzle, "Leaky Faucet" in August. The winning show aired on Oct. 14.

Wheel of Fortune says Loewenstein is now the biggest money winner in the show's 26-year history.


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