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WATCH: Daytime Price Is Right’s First-Ever $25,000 Punch-A-Bunch Win

A lucky contestant takes home the largest cash prize ever offered in the pricing game’s 36-year history.

This contestant had “Lucky” written all over her.

On today’s episode of The Price Is Right, contestant Linda became the first-ever daytime contestant to take home the $25,000 grand prize in the pricing game Punch-A-Bunch.

Debuting¬†on the CBS game show in September of 1978, Punch-A-Bunch (also known as “the Punchboard,” referring to the game’s main prop) was the first all-cash game to be played on The Price Is Right. After five seasons of Bob Barker-hosted primetime specials in which the game’s top prize was increased from $10,000 to $25,000, the inflated jackpot became permanent in July of 2008 under new host Drew Carey.

Price executive producer Mike Richards, in his live-tweet of today’s show, noted that Linda had punched both the $25,000 space and one $10,000 space; luckily for Linda, the grand prize was revealed first.

The Price Is Right airs weekdays at 11am EST on CBS.

 

 

  • Jay

    That was an incredible win! I saw it live this morning.

  • ooboh

    There was only a 2% chance of this happening, so you could imagine I said, “HOLY SPIT!”

  • Thankfully, Christian noted this was the first in daytime; it happened in a nighttime Million Dollar Spectacular, on 2/5/03, but that was Cheryl’s 4th punch ($100-$100-$1,000, prior to that), in hole #19.

  • Brandon Taylor

    Do you not see why we tune in to “The Price Is Right” every day? Why this and so many other game shows have been such a long-standing mainstay of Americana?