Longtime “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak had a jump scare during the beloved game show.

During Wednesday’s episode, an enthusiastic contestant caused a surprised Sajak, 76, to throw the prize card in the air after she loudly shrieked once it was revealed.

In the humorous video shared on “Wheel of Fortune’s” official X, formerly known as Twitter, account, contestant Laryn Nelson — an elementary school principal from Atlanta — had 10 seconds to solve the final puzzle.

After several incorrect guesses, including “Pitching my goals,” Nelson was defeated by the buzzer.

The letter board then revealed the correct answer, which was “Obtaining my goals.”

The Atlanta school principal jokingly commented, “Oh my goodness. All right. All right. That’s okay. I’m going to do that one day though, obtaining my goals.”

Sajak then quipped, “There’s really no need for a host on this show. Just let them do it.”

Although Nelson appeared to accept her loss at first, once Sajak opened the prize card she loudly screamed, frightening the host with her candid reaction.

Nelson would have won a brand-new Volkswagen car but was bringing home $24,250 in winnings.

After she apologized to Sajak for scaring him, he replied, “It’s all right. I’ll be fine.”

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Meanwhile, fans were outraged over the final puzzle on “Wheel of Fortune.”

“What the heck is obtaining my goals? Setting my goals. Meeting my goals. Achieving my goals,” one comment read.

Another fan wrote, “Obtaining my goals?? Attaining my goals would be the proper phrase. What a horrible prize puzzle.”

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H/T Fox News (read more at FoxNews.com)

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