Zach, who attends Reed College, had the chance to win a new car in the bonus round on Wheel of Fortune by guessing the magic phrase, which was "Magic Wand." He tried everything else, and got the right one at the buzzer, but he didn't pronounce the phrase correctly. Oh, well. He didn't get the Prius, but he did win over $19,000 during the regular part of the show. At least he didn't land on the $100,000 spot on the wheel. Now, that would have been a bitter pill. More coverage here from the Daily Mail.
At it turns out, the WoF people have used the phrase in the bonus round before. Loyola of New Orleans College of Law student Plezetta West won over $120,000 by correctly solving the puzzle, which was, yes, "magic wand." She told her law school public affairs office she had practiced for her appearance on the show, but that wouldn't have mattered if "the WHEEL was not on my side.” A great law and magic story.