October 18, 2016 3:43 pm

‘The Price Is Right’ makes history with 3 consecutive $1 spins

WATCH: Three contestants spun $1.00 on the big wheel, making 'Price Is Right' history.


It’s pretty hard to get $1 on The Price Is Right‘s big wheel, but on Monday all three participating contestants managed to land on it. That strange feat of chance has only happened once before in the show’s lengthy history.

During the Oct. 17 episode, the three contestants — Cathryn, Manfred and Jessica — spun the wheel and each got $1 through different cent combinations (which has never been seen before), which means they each won $1,000 immediately. Normally, the person with the highest dollar-value spin moves on to the final round, the Showcase Showdown. But because it was a three-way tie (which is extremely rare on The Price Is Right), they each had to spin again in order to break it.

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Cathryn was up first, and after spinning $1 she began showing off her dance moves. Then Manfred went, and then Jessica, and the three hugged and jumped together to celebrate their win.


“I don’t know if that’s ever happened,” host Drew Carey said as the three lined up for their tiebreaker spins.

Back in 1991, two contestants spun “100” and the third got a “30” followed by a “70.”

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People watching the game show on Monday took to Twitter to express their shock.

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In the end, it was Manfred who took home the biggest prize of all, when he scored the highest number in the next round of spins and went on to win a car and a cruise in the Showcase Showdown.


The long-running game show is currently in its 45th season.

You can watch game-show history happen in the video, above.

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