He was the first contestant called down to Contestants' Row and the last one to get up on stage, and he's walking away a winner.
Paul Kampwerth of Knoxville won a 2013 Scion worth $20,554 on Wednesday's episode of "The Price Is Right."
Before the car, though, Kampwerth snagged a portable spa valued at $1,499 with his bid of $1,400, which got him up on stage to meet and chat with host Drew Carey.
Once on stage, Kampwerth competed on the Money Game to win the car. He had to correctly choose the first two numbers and the last two numbers of the price of the car.
Before the game began, Kampwerth confided to host Drew Carey that "we've lost the keys to our car," which elicited laughs from the crowd. The camera also showed his wife, Denise, in the audience.
It took Kampwerth three tries to correctly guess the first two numbers. On his fourth guess, he got the last two numbers, securing himself the new car.
During the second Showcase Showdown, Kampwerth didn't fare as well, getting only 40 cents on his first spin of "the big wheel" and 20 cents on his second. The spins weren't enough to beat a fellow contestant who'd gotten 85 cents on her first spin. (The object of the showdown is to get the closest to a dollar without going over in one or two spins.)
Kampwerth did give a shout-out to "my friends and family in Knoxville, Tennessee" before his time on "The Price Is Right" came to an end."
Kampwerth is a chef with Tennova Health Care and his wife is a travel consultant with World Travel.
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