Game shows have never gone out of style, but they sure have changed a lot over the years. Wheel of Fortune has had us guessing puzzles since , but there's an element in today's version that's noticeably lacking. See Also Do you remember the original 'Supermarket Sweep'?
If you win money on a game show you do have to pay income tax on the winnings. On your tax return you would file game show winnings under Miscellaneous Income. You will also receive a tax form from the entity that awarded you the cash prize. How much you have to pay depends on certain factors.