To play “Wheel of Fortune,” you need a Wheel Watchers Club member’s SPIN ID and must tune in on weeknights to see if your ID number is announced. The winning number is announced during the daily $5,000 reveal. If the member's SPIN ID is a winner, he must log in to his WheelofFortune.com account within 24 hours and follow the instructions. The show calls confirmed winners to verify the prize.
The daily draw to win $5,000 is just one of the perks of joining the Wheel Watchers Club. Members are eligible for entries into sweepstakes, exclusive offers from the show and its partners, advance notice when special event happen in their area, VIP ticket access for live tapings and weekly newsletters. Created by Merv Griffin, the show features contestants who solve word puzzles to win cash and prizes.
The show “Wheel of Fortune” first premiered as a daytime series on January 6, 1975 on NBC, and moved to CBS in 1989. In 1991 it moved back to NBC and was cancelled in 1991. The version of the show that airs today premiered in 1983. The host and hostess of the show are famously Pat Sajak and Vanna White. It is the longest-running syndicated game show in the country with more than 6,000 episodes aired.