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A WHEEL of Fortune contestant has shocked fans with a rickety guess on Tuesday’s episode.

Neo’s “yacht”-related miss came as fellow player Jason racked up a massive $40.7K before the bonus round, putting him in rarified air.

Neo rang in on this Wheel of Fortune toss-up puzzle

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Neo rang in on this Wheel of Fortune toss-up puzzleCredit: NBC
'Magnificent pirate yacht?' she unfortunately guessed

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‘Magnificent pirate yacht?’ she unfortunately guessedCredit: NBC

During the Wheel of Fortune match’s triple toss-up puzzles, a puzzle looking for “magnificent private yacht” began coalescing.

Neo – a Beyonce fan- rang in, feeling ready to solve it, but baffled fans when she did.

“Magnificent pirate yacht?” she announced.

Pat Sajak, 76, deemed her incorrect, and rival Jason got it correct soon after.

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“Pirates can own yachts too, ya know,” Pat joked to ease the choppy waters afterward.

One fan wrote on X, formerly Twitter: “‘Pirate’… LMAO!””

‘HE’S KILLING IT!’

However, Jason, a fourth-generation farmer from Missouri, had an incredible episode, with a trip to Hawaii and a huge harvest of $40.7K.

Most impressively, he did so even before the bonus round, where the highest-dollar prizes await- a total few contestants have racked up.

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Although he didn’t get the bonus puzzle (which had only five letters in its three words), fans were blown away by his performance.

Another fan wrote on X: “This dude Jason on Wheel of Fortune is killing it.”

An additional fan wrote: “Jason stuntin’ on Wheel of Fortune.

A third wrote: “Watching a farmer absolutely wreck shop on Wheel of Fortune right now.”

Jason bundled up $18K in an express puzzle looking for “New Pair of Noise Canceling Headphones.”

An express wedge entails picking letters solo and getting $1K a piece for each one, but if you call a wrong letter, you lose it all- so it was quite a sight to see.

Meanwhile, Jason- a forth generation farmer- raked in a huge win

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Meanwhile, Jason- a forth generation farmer- raked in a huge winCredit: NBC
He earned a rare $40.7 even despite winning the special bonus round

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He earned a rare $40.7 even despite winning the special bonus roundCredit: NBC

VANNA’S BIG WIN

On Tuesday, it was announced that Vanna White, 66, had finally gotten execs to extend her contract.

After months of tense contract negotiations, Vanna struck a deal and will stay at the puzzle board after Pat retires to make way for Ryan Seacrest until 2026.

Her contract will run for an additional two years and will see her continue through the 2025-2026 season, Deadline reported.

According to TMZ, White got a “substantial pay increase” with the deal.

Incoming host Ryan revealed last week that he hoped to work with her on the game show.

“I love Vanna White,” Seacrest, 48, told Fortune Magazine. “I’ve known Vanna for a long time.

“We sat in important places next to each other. And I hope for nothing more than to be able to walk out on that stage and host with her.”

Vanna — who makes $3 million a season — had reportedly been seeking a raise from the show’s producers, claiming that she only received bonuses for the last 18 years.

She reportedly “lawyered up” and was asking for half of current host Pat Sajak’s $15 million a year salary.

“After 41 years as a model employee and more the face of that show than [Pat], asking for 50% of what he makes seems like a no-brainer,” a source close to White told TMZ.

The insider also claimed that Sony had been “very difficult” amid the discussions.

By signing her new deal, Vanna will provide continuity, Deadline noted.

She will be there for Ryan, who will take over for Pat next fall, for at least two years.

Vanna’s news is welcome to fans as she expressed no interest in retiring like Pat.

Entering her third year as the show’s ambassador to fans is Social Media Correspondent Maggie Sajak, 28 – who also inked a deal per the outlet.

She will hit the road for a recurring “Fan Fridays” segment that will feature the second-generation Sajak touring the US, Europe, and more.

PAT’S A WRAP!

On June 12, Pat told fans in a personal note on X: “Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last.

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“It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months.”

Pat will host until June 2024, when he will step down in place of Seacrest.

Meanwhile, Vanna White settled her Wheel of Fortune pay raise demands and will keep presenting letters until 2026

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Meanwhile, Vanna White settled her Wheel of Fortune pay raise demands and will keep presenting letters until 2026Credit: Getty
She will join Ryan Seacrest when he takes over next fall for Pat Sajak and is signed on for at least two years with him - a big win in its own sense

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She will join Ryan Seacrest when he takes over next fall for Pat Sajak and is signed on for at least two years with him – a big win in its own senseCredit: Getty



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