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OTRC: 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant makes 'amazing' $45K guess (Video)

Emil DeLeon appears on 'Wheel of Fortune' in an episode that aired on March 19, 2014. He made an 'amazing solve' of a bonus round puzzle -- which made national headlines. Pictured right: Vanna White. (Sony Pictures Television / ABC)

A "Wheel of Fortune" contestant made a seemingly lucky and correct $45,000 guess, which host Pat Sajak dubbed an "amazing solve," during a recent episode of the long-running game show.

During a bonus round of a pre-taped episode that aired on Wednesday, March 19, Emil DeLeon, a nursing assistant from Daly City, California, amazed viewers, host Pat Sajak and ... himself after he stated the phrase "New baby buggy" after being able to view just the first two confirmed letters, while 10 letters, including four he guessed, were displayed as well. The category? "Thing."

The audience erupted in cheers as presenter Vanna White unveiled the three words, after which DeLeon clutched his chest, gaped and received a mock pat-down from Sajak. He then jumped for joy and hugged his parents as it was announced he won $45,000 for solving the puzzle, bringing his total to $63,099.

"Words can't explain how I feel right now," DeLeon

Sajak had said on Twitter that DeLeon made the "most amazing solve in my 30+ years on the show. No kidding."

"Of course, I have to thank @patsajak for that unbelievable tweet on the 'most amazing solve in [his] 30+ years.' Now can we go karaoke-ing?" DeLeon tweeted.

"What made last night's solve amazing was the generic category," Sajak added on Thursday. "Could have been 'new anything.' But "baby buggy?!' Wow!"

Watch the video below.

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