Melissa Joan Hart Just Won A Fortune On This Game Show

Melissa Joan Hart just had a majorly magical moment, and it wasn't related to her time as "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch." The 45-year-old actress competed on the October 17, 2021 episode of "Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune," and she walked away a big winner (per USA Today).

Hart was excited to compete on the celebrity edition of the beloved game show. She competed against Tituss Burgess and "Party of Five" alum Lacey Chabert and made history by becoming the first celebrity on the show to win the $1 million prize (per People). Like all the celebrities on the show, Hart was playing for charity. Her big win, the grand total of which was $1,039,800, benefitted Youth Villages, a charity that helps emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families.

Hart secured the win with a guess in the "Food and Drink" category. She correctly guessed "bran muffin," later joking it was her "new favorite food." She recalled the exciting moment on Instagram. "What an amazing feeling to know I was able to win the lucky jackpot for @youthvillages tonight on @celebritywheeloffortune. Had such fun with @officialvannawhite and #PatSajak @thereallacey and @instatituss. What a ride! Note to self: let Pat build suspense next time!" she wrote.

Melissa Joan Hart admitted she grew up watching the show every night

Melissa Joan Hart was no newbie to the "Wheel of Fortune" world. Following her win, she admitted to USA Today that she has a history with the show. "My mom used to watch the show every night before dinner," she recalled.

Hart's son also helped her get ready by challenging her on the "Wheel of Fortune" app. "I wasn't going to go in there blind; I'm a prepared person," she noted. That said, Hart's game show history hasn't been in her favor. In 1998, she appeared on "Celebrity Jeopardy," but lost against "The Wonder Years" star Fred Savage.

Though Hart didn't take home the cash from her win, she did go home with more than the knowledge she made history. "I still have the confetti at home. And they let me keep the $1-million chip, Pat and Vanna signed it for me," she said in a video (via People). The mementos now have a home in the office of her Nashville home.