‘The Price Is Right’ Hits 9,000 Episodes — The Game Show by the Numbers

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Come on down! TV’s longest-running game show, The Price Is Right — with more than 65,000 contestants and $250 million–plus awarded in cash and prizes since Bob Barker debuted as host in 1972 — airs its 9,000th episode on Thursday, October 10!

Current host Drew Carey celebrates by bestowing a bonus $9,000 on every player who wins a pricing game; anyone who spins $1 on the Big Wheel pockets $9,000 too.

Here are more interesting numbers.

$210,000

The largest cash prize ever won, during a game of Cliff Hangers.

$157,300

The cost of the most valuable item ever won: an Audi R8.

$23,743

The perfect Showcase Round bid by Terry Kniess in 2008.

$132

The amount Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul (Price’s most famous contestant, next to Wheel of Fortune‘s Vanna White) overbid on his Showcase in 2000.

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99

The age of the oldest winner. (There have been two almost-centenarians!) And the youngest? A 4-year-old betting prodigy.

77

Different games currently in rotation.

10

Plinko chips now in existence: five for game play and five backups.

3

Warehouses needed to store the show’s prizes, including the cars.

The Price Is Right, weekdays, check local listings, CBS