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Video: Lucky Dude Solves 'Impossible' 'Wheel Of Fortune' Puzzle

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We wish we had this guy's luck. A contestant on a Wheel of Fortune episode Wednesday night absolutely killed it when he went for a lucky guess on a bonus round clue and pocketed $45,000 in the process.

It was so impressive that host Pat Sajak said "I'm rather stunned" after the solve.

In one of the most vague Wheel of Fortune clues, Emil de Leon had to face the "Things" category with only two letters, "N" and "E." None of the letters he guessed got on the board and that that even prompted Sajak to say "Hello, Vanna?" when she didn't flip over any of the letters. That's when you know it's serious business.

However, in what Deadspin called the equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, de Leon shouted out that the answer was "New Baby Buggy" (a term we're pretty sure nobody has uttered in a very long time) and got it correct on his first try.

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Sajak told de Leon, "That seemed almost impossible." The host even tweeted about the contestant's mad puzzle-solving skills:

Here's the video in all its glory:

Update 10:00 a.m.: According to TMZ, de Leon's win on Wheel of Fortune was not rigged. The contestant had babies on his mind since was studying pediatrics as a nursing student at the NCP College of Nursing in San Francisco at the time when the episode was filmed in January. Plus, he's just good at word puzzles.