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‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant impresses Pat Sajak with impossible guess

It's not the first time someone's done it, but it will never be unimpressive.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Feb 18, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 12:28 pm CDT

At this point, Pat Sajak has probably seen it all during his decades hosting Wheel of Fortune, from the inspiring to the downright infuriating. Even the nearly impossible wins aren’t exactly new, but that doesn’t mean Sajak isn’t occasionally stunned by them.

The latest clutch solve on Wheel of Fortune came from a player named Rufus, who had already shown that he was skilled at the tossup rounds. In the clip below, Rufus has only one letter on the board, and he has to offer a guess.

Had he known what the answer was, he might have held off for a few rounds, but you can’t pull off a cool move and win a metric ton of cash at the same time. Life has rules, you know. 

Rufus ended up finishing second in that game, but he’s still a winner, because he did something almost as impressive as finishing first: impressing Sajak.

H/T Brobible | Photo via Paul Stack/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Feb 18, 2015, 3:22 pm CST