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Montana woman appears on “The Price Is Right”

Posted at 11:30 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 13:30:54-04

Gwen Catherwood of Billings had the experience of a lifetime when she was told to “come on down.”

Catherwood was a contestant on Friday morning’s episode of "The Price Is Right."

Catherwood told MTN News she was excited to be there and could hardly stay in her seat.

That excitement escalated when she saw her name on a cue card at the start of the show.

“When they start the show and began calling out names, it’s so loud that you can’t actually hear what they’re saying. I was just dancing in my seat and having a great time when I realized there was a woman holding up a big cue card with my name on it!” she told MTN News in an email.  

A $1 bid won her a bumper pool table and got her on the stage to play Vend-O-Price, where she had the opportunity to win an electric guitar, a new oven, dance lessons, and $2,500 cash.

Catherwood didn’t win the Vend-O-Price game; in the Showcase Showdown wheel-spin (where she gave a shout-out to her fiance), she was eliminated after spinning more than $1.00.

Catherwood said that, despite not winning a really big prize, it was more about the experience than the prize.

“It was by far one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. The entire crew, Drew, the director, and the woman in charge of keeping our energy high, were all so wonderful, they really made it a memorable experience!” Catherwood said.