The Price Is Right for Ryan Belz

May 26, 2017 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

A recent Penn State grad took home a record sum on Thursday’s edition of The Price Is Right. Ryan Belz ’16 was selected as a contestant, bid $1 on Contestants’ Row, won, and got the opportunity to play Plinko—the show’s signature game in which contestants drop chips down a board for the chance to win money.

Once the game started, Belz put forward the second-best Plinko performance in the show’s history. He won $31,500, with three chips landing in the maximum $10,000 slot. His performance was unforgettable, but it paled in comparison to his reaction to getting up there and winning a ton of cash.

If you’re going solely by how people perform on daytime episodes of The Price Is Right, no one has ever topped Belz. The only person to accrue more money did so on a special edition of the show with a $20,000 slot on the board.

Sadly, Belz didn’t advance past the next game he played—spinning the Big Wheel for the opportunity to make it to the show’s final showcase—but seeing as how he already won a hefty chunk of change, he told Onward State that he wasn’t too bummed.

“My day, my week, my month, my year, and my life have been made!” Belz said. “It is literally a dream come true!”

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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