It’s always fun to watch people win a bunch of money on game shows that are generally rigged against the contestant. But, what makes a truly great win is when players accomplish what looks like the impossible.
In the most stunning solution of a “Wheel of Fortune” puzzle ever, a Manhattan editor Caitlin Burke nailed a staggeringly long answer with just one letter for a clue.
In fact, host Pat Sajak called it the “most amazing solve” he has ever seen in the show’s 30-year history.
Burke had a good feeling about her guess after the letter “L” showed up on the board. So she asked to solve the puzzle right away. After an incredulous silence, host Pat Sajak agreed: “Okay…”
“I’ve got a good feeling about this,” Burke guessed.
“That’s right!” Sajak said.
At the time, Burke was a fashion editor for Hearst Magazines International. And she said that she had been watching “Wheel of Fortune” every night with her dad since she was a child.
“There are a million things I’m not good at,” Burke said. “But ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ I can do.”
Over time, Burke developed a strategy for solving “Wheel of Fortune” puzzles. She broke them down into small pieces, treating each word as its own puzzle.
Burke had already figured out most of the puzzle when Rick next to her took his first spin. But no, it couldn’t be “I’ve got a funny feeling about this,” because that didn’t quite fit… She kept running through four-letter words in her mind, until… then she had it.
By the end of the game, Burke walked away with more than $53,000 in cash and prizes. And she had also achieved what was arguably the most impressive “Wheel of Fortune” solve of all time.
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