Watch Woman Totally Freak Out Over Winning $157,000 Car On ‘Price Is Right’

Let’s say you’re having a pretty lucky day, and you end up appearing as a contestant on The Price Is Right. That’s pretty awesome in itself, right? But what if there’s a $157,300 sports supercar on the line, the show’s most valuable prize ever? You’re probably gonna freak right out, and deservedly so.

On yesterday’s episode of the show, CBS says it gave away its biggest prize yet, an Audi R8. The lucky lady had appearing on the show as one of her bucket list items, so when she not only got her chance to hang out with Drew Carey on national TV but also won the insanely expensive and shiny car, well, let’s just say she was excited.

Eyes a-popping and mouth agape, the hot pink T-shirt clad contestant takes off on a few victory laps crowing her delight at winning the game “Gas Money.” Watch the video below if you’re the type that practices what your reaction would be in a similar scenario.

Or just watch it because it’s super fun and exciting.

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  1. SirJanes says:

    How much does she have to pay in taxes?

    Back in the 1980s we met someone in Elko, NV won some furniture, paid taxes, and last we hear, had received some dining chairs but could not get delivery of the dining table and three years had passed.

    • PhillyDom says:

      Up front, before taking delivery of the car – $11,711 in California state income tax, and $14,157 in California state sales tax.

      There’s no required withholding of federal income tax on game show prizes (because under federal law a game show does not qualify as gambling, so the winnings are not subject to the mandatory withholding on gambling winnings), but the value of the prize is considered taxable income and must be reported on her income tax return.

      How much she will owe the IRS depends on her tax bracket, but chances are it will bump her at least into the 28% bracket. You can’t just multiply the prize amount by 28% to figure the taxes, because the rate depends on taxable income (income after deductions, exemptions, etc.).

  2. Xenotaku says:

    Saw this on the local news last night (she’s from Tacoma, WA). They were saying that owning a car like that someday was on her bucket list.

    • Liberal says:

      She was excited. The reality of the taxes would depress anyone because its not like they can take a share of the prize in instead like in lotto. Here you have to come up with some serious dough. Most citizens don’t have that kind of money to pull from the bank. You never want to owe the tax man. There is not a good outcome here. You are given something ordinary people cant afford. it makes no sense. great excitement then the tax bill. great problem to solve if you know before hand what you face. And she does have the 10,000 to help?