(LOS ANGELES) — A man named Emil pulled off what is undoubtedly one of the greatest miracles in Wheel of Fortune history on Wednesday night’s episode of the popular game show.
Facing a Bonus Puzzle that fell under the category of “Thing,” Emil was given only the first two letters of a 12-letter, three-word puzzle: an “N” and an “E.” Yet somehow, virtually without hesitation, he managed to guess the puzzle correctly: “New Baby Buggy.”
Emil’s answer must have stunned whoever was operating the Wheel of Fortune board, because the other letters weren’t revealed until four seconds after his accurate guess. Host Pat Sajak certainly had a look of shock on his face.
Emil won a $45,000 prize for solving the Bonus Puzzle.
Before the episode aired on Wednesday, Sajak tweeted, “Tonight’s Wheel of Fortune features most amazing solve in my 30+ years on the show. No kidding.”
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Scott Stuntz, Teton Valley News
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