Could this be the dumbest mistake in the history of Wheel of Fortune?
A college student named Zach from Oregon was on the show’s “College Week”.
All but two letters were showing, but the answer was obviously “Magic blank-A-N-D.” Somehow, Zach guessed “magic hand . . . magic band . . . magic yand . . . sand . . . vand . . . cand . . . jand . . . pand . . . fand . . . everything BUT “magic wand”.
He realized what it was right after he ran out of time. So if he’d said it a half-second sooner, he would have won a Toyota Prius.
Don’t feel bad though. He won $19,950 earlier in the game.