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Teacher Wins $1M on Wheel of Fortune

Sarah Manchester is show's third big winner
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2014 3:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – The puzzle itself was a pretty easy solve—"loud laughter," with most of the letters in place beforehand—but the payday for math teacher Sarah Manchester of Maryland was spectacular: She won the $1 million Wheel of Fortune prize, only the third person to do so, reports WJLA-TV. The 42-year-old teacher at Takoma Park Middle School tells the Washington Post that things won't change that much for her family—husband Paul and kids Raina, 14, and Alden, 8—with most of the money getting socked away for the kids' college funds or going to charity. “I was just stunned,” she says of the win on yesterday's show. “Even though I knew that it was a possibility, it didn’t seem like something that could really happen.” (Might this one be the show's best solve ever?)

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