Oh, baby! The Price indeed is Right! Two contestants recently made history with near-perfect spins on the infamous wheel.
According to Fox News, two contestants hit $1 on The Big Wheel, which is a record on the show.
For those unfamiliar with the show, each contestant is allowed to spin the wheel twice. They want their total to add up to $1. Because it’s so difficult, contestants are given $1,000 if they are successful. They also win a bonus spin. During the bonus spin, if you land on the $1 once again, you go home with an additional $25,000.
Not a bad gig.
The Price Is Right Magic Touch
The first history-making contestant was Kiara Thomas. She started the show on the “right” foot by correctly bidding the exact amount during her first toss-up prize. This alone gave her $500 extra cash in her pocket.
But wait, there’s more! On her next few spins, she landed on 20 cents and 80 cents. For the non-math folks out there, that equals one dollar. Then, on her third bonus spin, she hit the nail on the head and landed on $1.
However, she wasn’t the only contestant with the magic touch. Later the same day, Jack Zager took the stage to see if the Price was also Right for him. It was.
Zager first spun the Price is Right Big Wheel and hit 40 cents. He next landed on 60 cents. Again, that is $1, no judgment here. After, the lucky contestant hit the coveted $1 on his third bonus spin, breaking a record for the show.
This was the first time in the history of the Price is Right that two contestants hit perfect spins for the maximum prize in the same day.
In addition, once you beat the Big Wheel, you advance to the Showcase Showdown. Here you go head-to-head against the runner-up for a “major prize package.”
It was here that Zager, unfortunately, overbid on the Showcase Showdown by only $32.
On the other hand, Kiara Thomas hit the jackpot. The Price she bid was just right on her showdown, winning a trip to sunny Miami and a brand new car. The total cost was estimated to be around $54,594.
Yeah, I guess you could say that’s a good day.