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Mispronunciation Costs Wheel Of Fortune Contestant Shot At $1 Million

Oh, this poor, poor, well-dressed man.

Winning the million dollars on Wheel of Fortune isn't easy, but it is possible. And the first step is solving a puzzle after landing on the million-dollar wedge, like Paul Atkinson (a firefighter and beer brewer from Oregon) did last night. Unfortunately, his answer came out something closer to "corno curo cabinet," and the producers didn't give it to him, even after a review during the break.


It likely wouldn't have changed the ultimate outcome of the episode—Luis ran away with it—but at least game shows are teaching us the value of spelling and pronunciation.


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