Alaskan says game show win will cost her big money
The price isn't right for an Alaskan who won big on a CBS game show; she says getting her winnings up to the 49th State is going to cost her.
According to KYUK, Joni Beckham of Bethel earned $63,000 worth of prizes as a Double Showcase Winner on Monday. Unfortunately, because of where she lives, she has to foot the bill to receive those prizes.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation nurse was the final winner from contestant's row who played the game "Cover Up" for a chance to win a 2018 Honda Fit. The objective was to cover up five spots with the right numbers equalling the retail price of the car. She, unfortunately, didn't guess it right, but her luck changed when she spun the wheel for a spot on the Showcase Showdown.
During her first spin, she gave a shout out to her loved ones in Alaska.
“I want to say hi to my babies," Beckham said, "Kennedy, Kayla, and Kyler, and my husband, of course, and all my coworkers at my local hospital in Bethel. Hi, guys!"
She spun $0.55 and decided to spin again, adding another $0.30, which ultimately landed her that spot in the Showcase Showdown.
The two showcases included one car each, a new "ruby red" Ford Focus and a jet black Volkswagon Jetta; a basketball arcade game; a washer and dryer; a refrigerator; and a trip for two to Bangkok with a six-night stay inside an apartment that overlooks the Gulf of Siam.
Beckham was up against another contestant who bid over the retail price of the showcase. The show's host, Drew Carey, revealed Beckham won both showcases as she bid under the retail price by $111.
When it comes to collecting those prizes, Beckham said the show is making her pay to ship from the Lower 48 to Bethel for everything except the two cars, which she says the show will deliver as far as Anchorage. She added the show will not allow her to accept the monetary value of her winnings.
KTVA reached out to the Price is Right for comment Wednesday. Thursday, a spokesperson for the show said they were "looking into it".
Copyright 2018 KTVA. All rights reserved. KYUK contributed to this report.
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