Wheel of Fortune continues to be one of the most popular game shows in American history. Along with Jeopardy, which started around the same time, Wheel of Fortune entertains millions of Americans every single weekday evening after the network shares the news for the day. Wheel of Fortune remains popular because it is simply a fun game, and the hosts, Pat Sajak and Vanna White, are amazing – but sometimes a contestant shocks everyone when they solve the puzzle with very few letters on the board.
For example, on the episode that aired on March 14, 2019, one contestant managed to solve a puzzle with very few letters on the board. The puzzle was “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and the contestant guessed the answer – “streetcar” – after only six letters were revealed. Everyone in the audience and at home was shocked when he guessed the puzzle’s correct answer!
It just goes to show that you never know what might happen on Wheel of Fortune. You could be up against a contestant who’s solved the puzzle with only one letter, or you might guess the answer on your very first turn! So don’t give up – keep playing and see if you can win big.
However, this solution might be one of the best in the game show’s history. The puzzle included two words. The first was twelve letters long, and the second was only five letters long. Every letter on the board was concealed except for the third letter in the second word, which was identified as the letter “T.”
Although the letters did not reveal much, the category “Event” gave the contestant enough information to make an informed guess. So he attempted to solve the puzzle with it just revealing one letter on the board.
Pat Sajak did not think the contestant, Rufus, had much of a chance to guess the correct solution. However, the man managed to do just that, which earned him the respect of the game show host. Even the opponents on the show were more than impressed with Rufus’s correct solve and cheered on his victory in the puzzle.
Sajak was so happy that Rufus was able to correctly guess the solution to the puzzle that he walked across the sound stage to get close enough to the contestant to shake his hand and congratulate him on his amazing solve.
The host told Rufus that his guess was “really something” and stood next to the good luck charm. “Excellent solve,” Sajak added. “Excellent job.”
Rufus managed to take home $1,700 from that round bringing his total up to $7,100. Because he solved the puzzle with just one letter on the board, he earned enough money to take him into the lead and into the bonus round where he would play for $100,000 in cash winnings.
You can watch the 1-minute clip of Rufus’s “Grand Slam Solve” from the Wheel of Fortune channel on YouTube below. What do you think about this contestant’s good luck?
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