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30 Rules Every 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Needs to Know to Win

Woman's Day Logo By Charlotte Chilton of Woman's Day | Slide 1 of 31: After more than 45 years on the air, Wheel of Fortune is still spinning its way into viewers' hearts. The fan-favorite show is much more than just vowels and Vanna — in order to walk home a winner, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes rules to keep in mind. Are contestants allowed to talk to Pat during commercial breaks? What's the one item you can't have on set? To really be a Wheel of Fortune pro, learn these often-unknown rules.

After more than 45 years on the air, Wheel of Fortune is still spinning its way into viewers' hearts. The fan-favorite show is much more than just vowels and Vanna — in order to walk home a winner, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes rules to keep in mind. Are contestants allowed to talk to Pat during commercial breaks? What's the one item you can't have on set? To really be a Wheel of Fortune pro, learn these often-unknown rules.

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