Stone won $ 4,500 and bar chest
quit after that. The next couple products had the wrong prices and she would have lost all the money.
Still, she was so excited, she didn’t realize she was screaming in host Drew Carey’s ear as she hugged him. Carey mock staggered and grabbed his ear.
“You don’t realize what you’re doing,” she said
She described Carey as very personable and down to earth and said he would chat with them during the commercials.
During the spin of the wheel, which she said was very heavy, she wasn’t able to get a number closer to $1 than the other contestants.
“But I’m really happy with what I won,” said the mother of two and grandmother of four.
The episode, which was taped Feb. 26, recently aired on Thursday. She said her phone was ringing off the hook afterward.
“My daughter would answer the phone with ‘The residence of the famous Kathy Stone,’” said Stone, laughing.
She did have just one complaint about being on television.
“Television does make you look bigger,” said the petite 57- year-old. “They made me look like a size 18 and I’m not!”
She said she hasn’t decided what to do with the money, which she’s required to pay taxes on, but that it would be put to good use. For the bar chest, she already has a central spot in the living room picked out so it can be a conversation piece.
“It was a dream come true,” she said. “I wish everybody could do it.”