PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — An Air Force pilot had a lot more to celebrate this Fourth of July when he struck big on the popular CBS game show “The Price is Right.”
CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Cristy Fajardo was with Kevin Van Stone and his family when the $100,000 check was delivered Thursday to their Palmdale home.READ MORE: News Crew Security Guard Shot In Oakland Dies From Injuries
“Oh, wow,” Van Stone said, as he was handed a large 4-foot long cardboard replica of the check, complete with show host Drew Carey’s signature in the right-hand corner.
“Of course, seeing the Publishers Clearing House commercials with someone showing up at their door with a big check, I was like, ‘Yeah, that probably doesn’t really happen,’ ” he said.
Van Stone appeared on the show along with other service members on the game show’s Fourth of July “Salute to the Troops.” While playing the game, he made a lucky guess and accurately estimated a box of nasal strips costs $14.99. He gambled $10,000 of his prize money on that final bet and it paid off big.READ MORE: Small Business Owners Invite Customers To Participate In Small Business Saturday
As Carey announced he’s won $100,000, Van Stone literally jumped for joy.
“Honestly, I didn’t believe him. He was like, ‘Really, I won it,'” the pilot’s wife, Melinda, said while laughing. “It’s kind of hard to believe that he won $100,000 on the ‘Price is Right.'”
Van Stone’s son told Fajardo he’s proud of his dad.
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“I would like to take my wife on a very nice honeymoon. We did get married just about a week and a half ago,” he said.