‘Wheel of Fortune’ Wishes You a Happy Halloween with Spooky Image

by Jennifer Shea
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“Wheel of Fortune” is wishing fans a happy Halloween with a fun, spooky animated image posted to Twitter.

In it, we can see Vanna White as Catwoman and Pat Sajak as a mummy standing against a backdrop that looks like a haunted forest. As bats flap around the edges of the image, the words “Happy Halloween!” appear in orange. Then a full colony of bats flies across the image, in front of the “Wheel of Fortune” hosts’ faces.

“Whether you’re hanging out with ghouls, witches, or goblins this weekend, have a fun, safe, and happy Halloween!” the show posted to its official Twitter account.

Check out the nifty animation here:

Was Witchcraft Involved in Recent $1M ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Win?

Meanwhile, just in time for the holiday, Melissa Joan Hart, the former star of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” recently won $1 million for Youth Villages on “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” The Tennessee-based charity, which has outposts across the country, works with troubled youngsters and their families.

Hart’s win was no easy feat, USA Today reports. Hart herself credits prayers for divine intervention with the victory. But viewers could be forgiven for wondering if there wasn’t a little witchcraft involved in Hart’s upset.

To win the $1 million prize, Hart had to spin the wheel and land on Million Dollar Wedges twice. Then she had to successfully guess both puzzles. Plus, she had to move faster than her fellow contestants, “Wheel of Fortune” whizzes Lacey Chabert and Tituss Burgess.

“I would like to say witchcraft was involved,” Hart told USA Today. “But to be honest, I prayed a lot more than any kind of sorcery. I literally prayed every round, especially that winning round. I’d close my eyes and say, ‘God, give me focus and calm and let me just read these letters.'”   

The Nashville resident, 45, thus became only the third “Million Dollar Wedge” winner since the feature launched on “Wheel of Fortune” in 2008.

Vanna White Reportedly Went Pale

Hart said she knew she’d scored a major win for her charity of choice when she saw Vanna White’s reaction.

“Vanna White’s face turned white,” Hart said. “Vanna looked at me and was like, ‘You got it! You got it!’ I hit the roof. She hit the roof.”

Hart is not a newbie to game shows, but she seldom wins them, she told USA Today. For instance, in 1998, Fred Savage beat her in a game of “Celebrity Jeopardy.”

In this case, Hart’s final winning solve was, “Bran muffin.” By the end of the game, she had racked up $1,039,800 for her chosen charity. And the best part of it all? Hart got to surprise Youth Villages with her million-dollar win, which she kept secret from them until the show aired.

“I was like, ‘Guys, you’ll have to watch me on ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ It’s going to be epic,’” Hart said.

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