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Grand Forks Herald, Published October 27 2009

UND student wins $6,000 on ‘The Price Is Right’

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – When University of North Dakota student Bethany Olson heard her name called as the final contestant for the first round on CBS’ “The Price Is Right,” she wasn’t nervous.

“I was in an extreme state of shock,” said the woman from Anoka, Minn. “I kept looking back at my friend who came along with me.”

She and Matt Maurer of Hutchinson, Minn., were in West Hollywood, Calif., visiting her father’s girlfriend. Olson said she reserved her tickets online, then stood in line early for the Wednesday taping.

Her “state of shock” continued as she won her way up on stage by coming closest to the retail price of a men’s watch.

Olson had a chance to spin the Big Wheel for a chance to be in the Showcase at the end of the show, but her two spins fell short of 95 cents spun by another contestant. She ended up winning $6,000.