York woman wins 'Price Is Right' showcase
Cynthia Thomas got more than a yellow nametag on March 5 when she visited “The Price Is Right.”
She got to talk into the skinny microphone, make friends with contestants — and win the showcase.
“I was blindsided,” Thomas said. “I have not watched ‘The Price Is Right' since college. My mind shut down.”
Thomas went on the show with her sister, Sandra Moore, and her mother, Elizabeth Moore, who both live out of state. They went to the California show to celebrate Elizabeth's 67th birthday. Elizabeth is a big fan, and Thomas credits her with the win.
“My mom watches it every day,” Thomas said. “My strategy was to look at her and do what she told me to do.”
Her sister helped, too. Sandra's suggested bid of $1,700 helped Thomas win the first round. The kayak package they bid on had a suggested retail price of $2,000.
Thomas didn't win her next game, because she was off by one number. But, her spin of 95 on the wheel earned her a spot in the showcase. She went on to win it all.
“I got so much encouragement from the audience,” she said. “It was unbelievable.”
Even host Drew Carey told Thomas that he was rooting for her.
Thomas won a pair of kayaks with accessories, a ski package to Vermont and a 2013 Dodge Avenger sedan.
She got a behind-the-scenes look at the family-friendly game show people have been watching since 1972.
“They have hidden producers out in the audience,” Thomas said. “They look like regular people. They gauge people's personality to see if you would be good for the show.”
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