If you have ever watched The Price is Right (and who hasn’t), you know how gosh darn excited contestants get. YouTube is absolutely littered with hilarious videos of people going bonkers as they “come on down,” even if they walk away with nothing.
Sheree Heil, from Tacoma, Washington, walked away with something; actually she can drive away in one of the most prestigious and expensive vehicles ever given away on a gameshow – an Audi R8 worth $157,300. Her history making win, as reported on by Yahoo! TV today, is a nail-biter to watch.
Sheree becomes the biggest winner ever on the CBS daytime version of the show.
The Audi boasts a V8 engine with over 400 horsepower, going from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Almost as impressive as Sheree’s eye-popping dynamism as she gallops around the stage after her big win.
Last year, the show offered a Ferrari 458 Spyder, but the contestant failed to win. This year, Sheree won the “Gas Money” game – essentially eliminating four of the five prices for the car and winning not only the Audi, but $10K in cash to spend with it.
The previous daytime record came back in 2006, when a contestant walked away with $147,517 in cash and prizes. The Price is Right did run a primetime special in 2008, and Adam Rose won over $1 million.
CBS tweeted the news of this week’s big win, and did confirm Sheree won the “most valuable prize” when the show is in its usual daytime time slot.
Sheree also won some Prada shoes worth $3,045, bringing her total winnings to a whopping $170,345.