Nothing has kept viewers tuning into “The Price Is Right” for four decades quite like the spectacle of watching a tourist play an oversize board game to win a new car. Three years ago, the show gave away a Tesla Roadster, its most valuable car ever — until today, when as part of the show’s “Big Money Week,” host Drew Carey and model Manuela Abrealez revealed the biggest prize in the show’s history: a 570-hp Ferrari 458 Spyder .

The contestant, Therese, had to play “Three Strikes,” the game where the player draws numbers from a bag and matches the digits of the car’s price in their correct order while avoiding the dreaded red strike. When “The Price Is Right” contestants first started pulling numbers from a bag for Bob Barker, the cars only had four-digit prices; with the Ferrari’s sticker price of $285,716 and three strikes, Therese’s odds were slightly better than the typical contestant’s.

Within her first three draws, Therese had two strikes.

From there, she picked a string of numbers, but tried to put the 6 and 8 as the first digit in the Ferrari’s price. By the time the third strike appeared, Therese had not matched a single number, and out came the saddest of trombones.
It’s probably for the best; Therese would have likely owed a hefty tax bill had she won the car, not to mention thousands in insurance if she wanted to drive it; as we were noting earlier this week, history suggests people who win supercars aren’t always prepared for life behind the wheel. The TPIR Recap blog has the full report on whether Therese won some consolation in the Showcase Showdown, but the other contestant who played for a car in today’s episode came up a winner, and will enjoy his new Hyundai Elantra.

The Spyder will hold its title of most-expensive Price Is Right car for some time, but will only last a day as the biggest prize, thanks to Friday’s promise of a Plinko game worth $500,000.

Latest News

Trump holds rally with Luther Strange in Alabama — live updates

President Trump is spending his Friday night on stage in Huntsville, Alabama, to rally support for Luther Strange ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate. Will be in Alabama tonight. Luther Strange has gained mightily since my ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

Cheerleader forced-splits video leads high school principal, athletic director to step down

Denver East High School principal Andy Mendelsberg and Athletic Director Lisa Porter had been suspended after the video emerged last month. The recordings showed eight cheerleaders repeatedly being pushed into splits while their arms were held down by ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 6:11 pm

First responders rip Muslim author's planned appearance at 9/11 museum

A planned appearance by a Muslim author at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum doesn't sit well with some first responders — and the writer says he welcomes open dialogue. Haroon Moghul will discuss how his experiences after the terror attacks, influenced his ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:10 pm

'The face of evil': Worst mass shooter in Orange County history sentenced to life in prison

Lisa Powers will never forget her co-worker’s desperate final words. The hairdresser was hiding in the bathroom of the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach seconds after Scott Evans Dekraai began to spray the room with bullets, turning the swank parlor into a ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:56 pm

Student asks to bring dog to class during hurricane — and got this amazing reply

When Hurricane Irma threatened to hit her Statesboro, Georgia, apartment a couple of weeks ago, Jessica Lewis began making arrangements to evacuate — planning to wrap up her college classes and head west with her dog, Luna, in tow. But with evacuation ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 10:24 am
Related Topics: