This season marks Drew Carey's 10th as the host of the popular game show The Price Is Right,, but that's not the only reason a recent episode was one for the record books. If you weren't tuned in to watch history in the making, this is what went down.
In honor of Carey's decade-long hosting job, any contestant who landed on a $1 during The Big Wheel segment would instantly get $10,000. And wouldn't you know it, the first contestant, Wilbert, spins a combined $1 and wins $10,000. Then Charlotte, the second contestant, steps up, and what does she spin? A $1, of course! At the point, the fans are going crazy, sso when third contestant Zacharia's combined spins total $1, the crowd erupts.
Carey offers all three a bonus spin and, wouldn't you know it, Wilbert and Charlotte both spin and land on $1 again, earning themselves a cool $25,000 each. At this point, the show has given away $80,000 in just one segment — and we're trying to scrape our jaws off the floor. Then poor Zacaraia narrowly misses the $1 sign on his spin (but he still has that $10,000 from the first spin, so it's a little hard to feel bad for him after his luck dried up).
A CBS representative confirmed that this was the most money ever won on a segment of The Big Wheel.
In addition to the over-the-top enthusiasm from the contestants — although we'd probably be doing cartwheels across the stage if we had just won $35,000 — Twitter users weighed in with hilariously appropriate tweets.
While we don't have hundred-dollar bills to use as tissues for our tears, we can still dream about the day we spin $1.