Now a "Wheel of fortune" contestant's misfortune. A flub that cost him a chance at a million dollars. He got all the letters in the puzzle, but then mispronounced it. ABC's gio Benitez has the story.... See More
Now a "Wheel of fortune" contestant's misfortune. A flub that cost him a chance at a million dollars. He got all the letters in the puzzle, but then mispronounced it. ABC's gio Benitez has the story. Reporter: Here it is, the wheel stopping right on the million dollar slot. Indiana freshman Julian Batts. Yeah, four Ls. Reporter: Appeared to be on a roll Friday until this -- Mythological hero achile S. Reporter: I'll soft. Mythological heroachilles. It hit me like a train and didn't know how to react to it. Reporter: This morning "Wheel of fortune" tells ABC news when a contestant tries to solve a puzzle they must pronounce it using the generally accepted pronunciation. I didn't feel like I made a mistake but I feel like I solved the puzzle entirely and really all I had to do was read it and I just went for it and I did my best. Reporter: But his misfortune didn't end there. "B." Can I solve? Yeah. The world's fastest man. Yeah, that's it. And another. On the spot dicespin. Reporter: Three big mistakes that cost him big cash. It was a dream and it was one of the greatest experiences that I've accomplished so far. Reporter: But in the end, Julian still won the game. I don't think anyone has taken a more circuitous route to victory. Reporter: They still had fun with it. He is an honor student at Indiana university. He called this a positive learning experience and told me he doesn't regret a thing. And so many of you voted overnight on our website, should he have won the chance at the million dollar prize? Take a look at your results right here. 75% of you said yes. Only 25% said no. I say yes, right, robin? Yes. That's right, gio. Rules, schmules. He was a good sport about it and having a tough go throughout. Time for another check of the
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