'Price Is Right' Contestant Wins Record $31.5K Playing Plinko (VIDEO)
May 26 (UPI) -- Ryan Belz, a contestant on The Price is Right, won a record $31,500 while playing Plinko on the long-running game show Thursday.
Plinko challenges contestants to drop five chips, one at a time, down a zigzag maze with varying amounts located on the bottom from $0 to $10,000.
Belz, who was energetic throughout, screamed and shouted when his second chip landed in the middle for $10,000. As the crowd cheered his name, Belz then landed a chip in the middle two more times, much to the delight of the audience.
The previous record was $30,500. Plinko first appeared on The Price is Right in January 1983.
Belz, a 23-year-old Penn State graduate from Millerton, Pa., explained to TMZ that he has been a big fan of The Price is Right his entire life.
"I actually scheduled my classes around it at Penn State," Belz said of watching the game show everyday.
As he begins his tenth season (and TPiR's 45th!) as host, Carey says 'Everything in my lie has prepared me' for the job.
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.