Stone won $ 4,500 and bar chest

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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.”

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