June 19, 2014

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.

DebutingĀ 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.