CULVER CITY, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's #1 Game Show, Wheel of Fortune, is uniting with Caesars Entertainment to create a millionaire as part of the "Wheel of Fortune Millionaire Maker Sweepstakes." More than $2 million will be awarded over the course of Wheel of Fortune's biggest cash sweepstakes ever.
"Wheel of Fortune has always been about big money for our contestants, but this exciting sweepstakes means REALLY big money for our viewers," said Harry Friedman, Executive Producer, Wheel of Fortune. "Teaming up with Caesars Entertainment and their Millionaire Maker promotion is bringing a new level of excitement to our 30th Anniversary celebration."
Twenty lucky people will win $50,000 cash and a luxurious Caesars Palace Las Vegas trip experience for two simply by collecting game pieces and watching Wheel of Fortune to see if the puzzle on their game piece matches the designated in-show puzzle. Those 20 winners will be invited to a special Caesars Palace event where one winner will be selected at random to win the $1 million dollar grand prize and become an instant millionaire.
If you're looking for your chance at fortune, try your luck at a Caesars Entertainment resort. Caesars Entertainment has created 706* millionaires and announced Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards, a celebration of these guests' winnings and a promotion aimed at making even more millionaires.
* Ways to enter and rules of each promotion vary by property. Please visit a Total Rewards center for rules or more details. Various million dollar prizes were and will be awarded via an annuity or discounted lump sum or in full. In NV, all annuities are and will be paid out at $50,000 a year for 20 years or a discounted lump sum, subject to Nevada regulation.
"Nearly $2 billion have been awarded to new millionaires at Caesars Entertainment resorts across the country in the last 25 years," said Tariq Shaukat, Caesars Entertainment chief marketing officer. "We are adding another chance to join this illustrious millionaire club for our Total Rewards members and are expanding the opportunity to every person nationwide by working together with Wheel of Fortune, arguably the most recognized game show in America."
Viewers and guests may participate by visiting the Total Rewards Center or promotions area at any Caesars Entertainment resort beginning April 7 to collect "Wheel of Fortune Millionaire Maker" game pieces that will contain a special puzzle. Then, during Wheel of Fortune each week night from May 13 – May 24, 2013, two "Wheel of Fortune Millionaire Maker Sweepstakes" puzzles will be revealed. If the puzzle on the viewer's game piece matches the designated in-show puzzle, they will win the $50,000 cash and a trip for two to Caesars Palace for the grand prize event.
To find the nearest Total Rewards property, fans can visit the casino locator on the Total Rewards site: www.TotalRewards.com. For more information about the "Wheel of Fortune Millionaire Maker Sweepstakes," fans can visit www.wheeloffortune.com/millionairemaker. To share in the fun, visit Wheel of Fortune's Facebook page or search #WheelMillionaire on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr.
** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR GAME PLAY IN PARTICIPATING CAESARS OWNED OR OPERATED LOCATIONS AND/OR TOTAL REWARDS® MEMBER SIGN UP DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE'S CHANCES OF WINNING. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. Open to permanent legal residents of the U.S., D.C. & Canada who are 21 or older as of 4/7/13. Prizes must be claimed by 6/7/13 and are subject to verification. See Official Rules for details at www.wheeloffortune.com/millionairemaker, a Total Rewards Center located at any Total Rewards casino or TotalRewards.com/MillionaireMaker. ©2013 Caesars License Company, LLC. ©2013 Califon Productions, Inc. Wheel of Fortune is a registered trademark of Califon Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Must be of legal age to gamble in a casino. Know When To Stop Before You Start. ® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-522-4700. (IL, PA, NJ or CA: If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537). AZ: 1-800 NEXTSTEP. MO: 1-888-BETSOFF. IA: 1-800-BETSOFF. IN: 1-800-9WITHIT. Ontario: Know Your Limit, Play Within It! 1-888-230-3505. Gambling Problem? In OHIO, please call 1-800-589-9966.)
About the Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
About Total Rewards
Total Rewards, a loyalty program connecting millions of active members who visit nearly 40 Caesars properties nationwide is focused on building loyalty with guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. With Total Rewards, members have access to the largest network of hotel and entertainment options in the gaming industry and are able to take advantage of endless amenities, including exclusive access to unique experiences and benefits. Total Rewards' major resort brands include Caesars Palace, Horseshoe®, Harrah's®, Flamingo, Showboat, Bally's, Harveys and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. For more information, visit: www.TotalRewards.com.
About Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndication's most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.
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