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Is Julian Batt, Indiana Uni Student, The Unluckiest Wheel Of Fortune Contestant Ever?

16/04/2014 10:27 BST | Updated 16/04/2014 10:59 BST

You've guessed all the letters in the words, and now all that's left to do is to read the phrase out and you've bagged yourself $1m. Sound simple? It should have been..

Alas for Indiana University student Julian Batt, it wasn't so. He fell at the last hurdle when asked to read out the words: 'Mythological Hero Achilles', instead pronouncing Achilles 'A-chill-us'.

To which the presenter replied he couldn't give Batt the win and handed it over to Batt's rival contestant, who correctly pronounced Achilles.

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Oh dear.

Not only that, the freshman was in line to win a car, but instead of guessing the M and the N in the person category phrase: "The World's Fastest Man", he wrongly guessed a C.

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Again, oh dear.

Batt told Indiana University he had always wanted to be on the show, and had "watched it as long as I can remember".

"I have always had that desire to be on the show and solve puzzles in front of a live audience.

"It was so exciting and energy-filled to be standing on the contestant platform, knowing that it would be over before I knew it," he said. "Regardless of whatever is aired on TV, I am glad I did it. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It was an experience I will never forget."

We're pretty sure we won't be forgetting it anytime soon either.

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