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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant From Daly City Stuns With Correct Guess

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Contestant Emil de Leon appears on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" on March, 19, 2014. De Leon stunned the audience and host Pat Sajack by correctly guessing a difficult puzzle. (credit: CBS News/YouTube)

Contestant Emil de Leon appears on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” on March, 19, 2014. De Leon stunned the audience and host Pat Sajack by correctly guessing a difficult puzzle. (credit: CBS News/YouTube)

(CBS NEWS) – Talk about a lucky guess. A contestant on the game show “Wheel of Fortune” amazed viewers — and even longtime host Pat Sajak — by correctly solving Wednesday night’s bonus round puzzle with just two letters revealed on the board.

Emil de Leon from Daly City correctly guessed the phrase “New baby buggy” when only the letters “N” and “E” were shown. The only clue he was given was that the mystery phrase was a thing.

De Leon won $45,000 for the correct guess and walked away with $63,099 in total from his appearance on the game show.

Sajak took to Twitter to share his amazement:

But not everybody is jumping up and down in awe. The Washington Post offered up an explanation of how solving such a puzzle may not be as tough as you might imagine.

Cynicism aside, de Leon’s correct guess is certainly worth watching:

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