Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wheel of Fortune one letter solve beats amazing odds

Solving a "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle with 1 letter showing is a difficult task. Only blind luck or an inside job might make such an extremely hard prospect possible. However Caitlin Burke, 26, shocked the world and left Pat Sajak shaking his head when she got a "good feeling" about a puzzle in a recent episode of the long-running game show.

Watching the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ 1 letter answer happen

You need to have seen Pat Sajak's face. Burke's answer to the 27-letter puzzle was obviously surprising. Since the "Wheel of Fortune" game show first hit the airwaves in 1975, it is doubtful that there has been a contestant who beat the odds like Burke. "I've got a good feeling about this" was the answer to the "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle.

The letter "L" was the only one on the board then. "R" was eliminated for choices though.

When Caitlin Burke answered like this, numerous begun to question the truthfulness of the game. Access Hollywood explains this. However, no meaningful evidence exists to support such states.

Had been it simply good luck?

In an interview with the Columbia Broadcasting System "Early Show," Burke revealed her thought process leading up to the "Wheel of Fortune" one letter answer. She knew the first word had been a contraction that began with one letter, which had to be an "I.". On the "Early Show," Burke explained that the amount of letters missing didn't bother her. Burke said her guess was 50 percent educated, half luck as she had "years of practice and watching". A $6,500 Caribbean escape is what she ended up with. In total, she won $53,618 in money and prizes during her run as champion.

The reason why did Burke quit?

Caitlin Burke stopped spinning and many wonder the reason why. Some say that she had been being safe in her bets. Clearly she knows how to work with a puzzle, however she’d already hit "Bankrupt" with a spin earlier in the episode. Rather than trying to spin again, she simply got the "L" and then guessed.


Access Hollywood

The "Wheel of Fortune" one letter phenomenon

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