Taya Somes was in the zone on Wheel of Fortune, Wednesday night. She's not only a business owner and a mother of five kids, she's also good at guessing puzzles.
About halfway through regulation play, Taya guessed the answer to a 17-letter puzzle with only 2 consonants showing. The puzzle read, "_ - _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - N _ - _ T_ _ _ " Taya's response of “A PLACE LIKE NO OTHER” was correct.
It was somewhat surprising that she did not attempt to squeeze a few more wheel spins out of the puzzle, but her early gamble paid off. She ended up winning $650 and an $8,000 trip to Peru.
While the prizes were great, she may be just as happy to know that she was celebrated by fans on Twitter as well.
Only 2 letters and Taya solved the puzzle real quick. That was one heck of a solve. I watch a lot of Wheel Of Fortune and I rarely make solves like that. At my Aunt's house I once solved a puzzle without any letters.
— Tim Curtis (@TimCurt12311505) February 27, 2020
After Taya guessed the correct answer, host Pat Sajak was left with little to say. He jokingly imitated another contestant's shock facial reaction, followed by congratulating her and saying, "Impressive."
See why 'Wheel of Fortune' fans couldn't stop laughing after Pat Sajak's 'hilariously awkward' moment:
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