• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Versailles woman wins big on 'The Price Is Right'

DEBRA MILLER hosted a watch party at her Versailles home last Friday, May 27, so family and friends could watch her "Come on Down" and win several prizes, including a trip to the Seychelles, on "The Price Is Right." (Photo submitted) A Versailles mother of four, Debra Miller, was a big winner on the May 27 episode of "The Price Is Right" - winning a trip to the Seychelles in the Showcase. "I was just so very excited about winning the trip," said Miller. She plans on traveling to the Indian Ocean island "when there's snow on the ground here" with her husband of 32 years, Rick. "It's Seychelles," said Miller. "It's off the coast of Africa and it's supposed to be just beautiful." Before spinning 95 cents on the wheel and earning a spot in the Showcase, Miller says she was "totally surprised" when she got on stage with the winning bid on designer sunglasses. "As loud as everything is, and it's so fast and your heart's beating - you really don't have time to think," said Miller. She did have some idea about the cost of the sunglasses. On her travels with Southwest Airlines, she often encounters a variety of kiosks. Also, one of her dearest friends is an eye doctor. Once she got on stage, Miller got to play one of the most popular games on "The Price Is Right" - Plinko. "It's such a great opportunity to win money," said Miller, who earned three Plinko chips and won $1,500 in a game where a contestant can win as much as $10,000 with a single chip. Miller will not receive any of her prizes for several more weeks. If she had received the prizes at her Versailles home before May 27, her neighbors would have known she was a winner on "The Price Is Right" prior to the show airing on CBS (WKYT-Channel 27). Miller didn't even tell her grown children: Ryan Miller, Ashley Miller Opie, Carlye Miller or Ethan Miller, a wrestling coach at Woodford County High School, about her winnings. "No, it wasn't easy (not telling them)," said Miller, who hosted a watch party for family and friends last Friday. Miller and a group of friends - all flight attendants with Southwest Airlines - wanted to be in "The Price Is Right" audience to give a nanny named Lori Ramsey (the grandmother of her flight attendant friends) an opportunity to get on the CBS game show. Instead, Miller got to "Come on Down" during "The Price Is Right."

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