Fil-Am wins big with lucky guess on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Posted at | Updated as of 03/24/14 6:38 PM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Was it luck or skill that helped a lucky Filipino-American nursing student win big on TV game show Wheel of Fortune?

Emil de Leon of Daly City blew host Pat Sajak away when he solved a bonus round puzzle Wednesday night with just two letters revealed.

Saying the first answer that came into his head, “new baby buggy”, de Leon nabbed $45,000.

Sajak later tweeted that de Leon’s answer was the most amazing solve he’d seen in over 30 years of hosting the show.