TWO contestants recently made moves on the Price is Right that will go down in the game show’s history.
The Price is Right, hosted by Drew Carey, started in 1972 and has been on the air for 49 seasons.
The Price is Right is hosted by Drew Carey, with announcer George Gray (pictured)Credit: Getty
The Price Is Right: What happened on the show that made history?
Two lucky contestants made near-perfect spins on The Price is Right on April 21, 2021.
The show saw a record two contestants hit $1 on the Big Wheel in the same day or play.
Contestant Kiara Thomas bid the exact amount in her first toss-up prize, giving her a $500 bonus. She then spun 20 cents for her first spin and the remaining 80 cents for her second.
The Price is Right is daytime’s #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television historyCredit: Getty
Her third spin landed right on the money as it reached $1.
Later, contestant Jack Zager took to the stage where a near-identical play happened.
Zager hit 40 cents, then 60 cents, and the record-breaking $1 on his third bonus.
Never in the show’s history have two contestants landed it in the exact same day.
What does hitting $1 on the Big Wheel mean?
Each contestant on the Price is Right is given the chance to spin the Big Wheel twice in the hopes their total will add up to $1.
If they succeed, they are given $1000, along with an extra bonus spin.
Actress Tiffany Haddish spins the Big WheelCredit: Getty
If a contestant then lands on $1 on the bonus spin alone, they go home with an additional $25,000.
Winning on the Big Wheel also sends contestants to the Showcase Showdown where contestants are pitted against their respective runner-up for a shot at a major prize package.
What did people say on Twitter about the historic episode?
Social media users took to Twitter to praise the contestants for their historic feats.
“One of the most exciting moments in game shows. A big winner on the wheel on Price is Right,” one wrote.
“Awesome feat! The chance of two $26k Wheel winners on two shows is ~0.23% (1 in 440), and the chance of a second $26k winner across two shows provided you’ve seen a first is ~2.5% (1 in 40). #TPIR#PriceIsRight” a user tweeted of the odds.
“A saga caught on gif. #PriceIsRight,” the show tweeted.
“Nice win on the Big Wheel!” another said.
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