BOISE – An Idaho native has won the largest-ever prize in the history of the TV game show “The Price is Right.”
Sheena Lindholm, of Blackfoot, won a record $183,688 in cash and merchandise at a taping this week. Before Lindholm’s win, the previous record holder racked up $88,865 in prizes, according to the CBS network.
Lindholm is a member of the softball team at Eastern Oregon University. She attended the game show at CBS studios in Los Angeles during the Sun West Tournament in nearby Orange, California.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to my family,” Lindholm said. “This is kind of a blessing.”
Lindholm, the youngest of six children of a hay farmer, said she plans to sell most of her prizes to pay for her college education and buy her parents a car.
She’ll get herself a car, too – probably a Honda, after her last car quit running in January with 200,000 miles.
Lindholm’s winnings included a 2005 Cadillac XLR convertible – worth about $80,000, according to a CBS statement – but the Idaho native said she wouldn’t be comfortable driving “that nice a car.”
She also plans to sell a motor home and sailboat.
She’s keeping $1,000 in cash, a 44-inch plasma TV and a Mediterranean cruise.
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