# You asked: What are the vowel rules on Wheel of Fortune?

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## How do vowels work on Wheel of Fortune?

When a contestant buys a vowel, the next spin results in a loss — either bankrupt, lose a turn or other pitfall — 43% of the time.

## Do you have to pay for each vowel in Wheel of Fortune?

For some unfathomable reason, three contestants have abruptly stopped to solve prematurely. The Free Play wedge allows a player to choose any letter without losing his turn if that letter is not in the puzzle; vowels are free and consonants reward the player with \$500 apiece.

## Do vowels always cost \$250 on Wheel of Fortune?

The price of a vowel hasn’t been adjusted for inflation over the course of 30 years. It’s still only \$250.

## Why do Wheel of Fortune contestants buy vowels?

Also, just because you know what one of the words is doesn’t mean you know the whole phrase; You buy an obvious vowel in the hopes that it shows up somewhere else to help you out, and since you know there’s at least one, you don’t risk losing a turn.

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## How much does it cost to be on Wheel of Fortune?

You have to be at least 18 to be on the regular shows. How much does it cost to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune? Applying for the show is free, but you must pay for your travel expenses.

“Free Play” will be on the wheel during the first three rounds of play and can be landed on repeatedly, and by all 3 contestants, without losing its value. The wedge gives the contestant immunity on his or her first action. … It also allows contestants to call a vowel for free whether or not they have the \$250 necessary.

## Do contestants on Wheel of Fortune get to keep their winnings?

All contestants are given a parting gift of \$1,000 at the end of each episode. So even if you don’t score big on the wheel, you’ll go home with something in your wallet. Don’t expect your winnings right away. You won’t receive your money until after the show has broadcast.