In the long and storied history of gameshow blunders, what you’re about to see below may very well take the cake. Sure, we’ve seen contestants embarrass themselves before. And sure, we’ve most definitely seen contestants lose a lot of money before.

But never before has a gameshow contestant lost so much money in such an embarrassing way as in the clip you’ll see below. This Wheel of Fortune contestant literally had $1 million dangling right above his hands only to have it snatched away in a fraction of a second.

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The lesson here is clear, folks. It pays to learn Greek mythology.