‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ actress playing for Youth Village charity
Melissa Joan Hart made “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” history when she won over $1 million for her charity.
The “Clarissa Explains It All” actress appeared alongside fellow stars Tituss Burgess and Lacey Chabert to compete in a game of “Wheel of Fortune” for the respective charity of their choice.
The star earned her organization a major award, taking home more than $1 million for the first time in “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” history. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she marks only the fourth person in franchise history to receive the million-dollar bonus card grand prize.
in totality, yahoo entertainment reported that the 45-year-old took home $1,039,800 for her charity, Youth Village, which helps 23-year-olds and families who are involved at every level of the foster care system.
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“What an amazing feeling to know that I was able to win the lucky jackpot for @youthvillages tonight on @celebritywheeloffortune. @officialvannawhite and #PatSajak Had so much fun with @thereallacey and @instatituss. What a ride!” she wrote on twitter after the show aired.
Hart also shared a video of himself watching this big moment with friends on TV on her instagram.
talking to USA TodayHart joked that the 25th anniversary of her 1996 ABC series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” falling on the day of her big win may have been a contributing factor.
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“I’d say there was witchcraft involved,” Hart joked. “But to be honest, I prayed more than any kind of sorcery. I prayed literally every round, especially in that winning round. I would close my eyes and say, ‘Lord, give me meditation’ And calm down and let me just read this letter.'”
Her strategy of prayer and good luck seems to have worked. He told the outlet that he asked to keep the $1 million nail as a souvenir.
“They had to ask the prop people, ‘Can we make more of these? He joked. “So I not only won the million, I stole the million-dollar card.”
The card, which she signed by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, now hangs in her home office in Nashville, Tenn.