James Boothe had The Price is Right host Bob Barker autograph his cap.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
James Boothe realized a dream from childhood recently when he got to spin the big wheel as a winner on The Price Is Right.
Boothe, 20, traveled to Los Angeles to CBS Television City with his father, Ed, on May 18 to begin waiting in line to enter a show taping. After three days of waiting in lines beginning at 5:15 a.m. and playing the show's theme for visitors as they entered the gate, Boothe was called to come on down to join contestant's row.
After bidding on a recliner to get on stage, Boothe, a University of Georgia junior, won his game of Easy As 1-2-3, for which he won prizes totaling nearly $5,000.
Boothe will appear on the show today at 11 a.m. on WRDW-TV, channel 12.
Though he didn't make it to the Showcase Showdown, Boothe said he was happy just to finally go to a taping. Getting on stage and winning prizes was a bonus, he said.
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