OAK HILLS — One High Desert resident had a chance to “come on down” as she tried to win a selection of prizes on the popular TV show "The Price is Right."
Desirae Hernandez, of Oak Hills, appeared on the longest running game-show in TV history Wednesday morning, where she won a new silver Nissan Juke and a new cellphone.
Show host Drew Carey welcomed the smiling and beaming Hernandez, who was wearing a blue T-shirt with the words “It Would Make Me Hollaaa!!! If You Let Me Bid One Dollaaa!!!”
With the audience and her family wildly cheering for her in the studio, Hernandez jumped for joy when she won the shiny new car by rolling dice and guessing if each number was higher or lower for the price of the car, which was revealed at $22,136.
Hernandez earned her chance to play the dice game by guessing the price of a new Samsung Galaxy phone at $801, only $64 under the retail price.
Competing against two contestants for a chance to win the Showcase, Hernandez lost when she spun the Big Wheel and came up with 70 cents after "Louis" hit the $1 mark on his first spin and won $1,000 in the process.
Oak Hills resident Deana Arivett Hernandez appeared on the Tuesday episode of the show, according to a recent Facebook post.
Several High Desert residents have appeared on the show over the years, including Donna Austin, of Hesperia, who was on the show three years ago. The retired caregiver and elementary school teacher wore a T-Shirt in homage to "Concentration," a television game show that aired on and off between 1958 and 1991, and was once hosted by former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker.
For more information on the show, visit www.priceisright.com or www.facebook.com/ThePriceIsRightCBS.
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