While everyone has their favorite game on The Price is Right, The Big Wheel is definitely an indisputable highlight of the show.
The concept of the wheel is simple — contestants are allowed two spins, and the person with the cumulative score closest to $1 advances to the Showcase, the show’s grand finale.
With some magical stroke of luck, all three contestants managed to spin $1 in their two spins on Friday, a rare milestone occurrence. But today’s episode was special, and each person that spun $1 received $10,000 for their spin.
After giving away a cumulative $30,000 to the three contestants, host Drew Carey revealed they each received a bonus spin, and upped the stakes a bit. Landing on the green $.05 or $.15 will win the contestant an additional $10,000, while landing on the $1 is now worth $25,000.
The first and second contestants each hit the $1, so they both took home a cool $35,000 each. Combined, the show gave out $80,000 on this one game alone, which is the most amount of money ever given away on The Big Wheel, a rep from CBS confirmed.
When people win big on TPIR, everyone freaks out, and this huge milestone was no exception.