Viewers of “The Price Is Right” may be familiar with the “Clock Game”, in which contestants toss an opening estimate for the price of a certain item, only to be guided home by the host ( Drew Carey), which tells indicate whether the actual answer is higher or lower. The goal is to get both prizes in 30 seconds, but if you can somehow get both in 10 seconds, you can win even more.
During 2008’s “The Price Is Right Million Spectacular”, a prime time version of the show with larger prizes, a contestant named Cynthia Azevedo won $1 million in the “Clock Game”. She did this partly thanks to her incredible opening estimate of $899 for a couch. In fact, not only was that guess incredibly close to the actual answer, but that guess was exactly on point, giving her another nine seconds to complete the second guess, a generous interval she was able to take full advantage of. Although the second element required a few more guesses, she managed to do it in 10 seconds, earning $1 million in the process.
The special occasion was deemed worthy of a press release straight from Paramount in 2008, which tells an even better story than the YouTube clip above. According to the release, Azevedo’s winnings on the show totaled $1,089,017 in cash and prizes. Of course, the bulk of those prizes came from that incredibly lucky guess during the “Clock Game.”