Minnesota resident wins $39,000 on 'Price is Right'


A southeast Minnesota woman took home more than $39,000 worth of prizes when she won the Showcase Showdown on the "Price is Right" game show, the Austin Daily Herald reports.

Nicole Jax, who grew up in Waltham, Minn., and is now a freshman at South Dakota State University, appeared on the show in January, and it aired Tuesday. She had been prohibited from disclosing what she'd won until after the airing.

All told, Jax won a three-night stay in Los Angeles and a tour of the "NCIS" TV show set, a six-night stay in Washington D.C. and a private tour of the city, and a 2013 Dodge Charger SE, plus a 56-inch 3D television, the Daily Herald reported. You can watch the show here.

“I basically blacked out mentally,” the lifelong Waltham resident told the Albert Lea Tribune. “I was so excited.”

Jax was in California with about 30 students from the university's Dairy Club, who were touring large dairies, the Tribune reported. The group decided to attend the show taping during a few "fun days" at the end of the trip.

In the Showcase Showdown, the show's two biggest winners of the day bid on what they think a collection of prizes is worth. Jax estimated her package was worth $36,000, which was $3,296 less than the actual prize and good enough for the win, the Daily Herald reported.

Last year, Duluth's Scott Toso won two cars on the show.

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Duluth man wins 2 cars on 'Price is Right'

Scott Toso knows car prices, and it paid off for him when he was selected as a contestant on the TV game show "Price is Right," the Duluth News Tribune reports. He won a Honda Accord during a dice game, and then, in the game's "Showcase Showdown" finale, he won a Ford Mustang. The show was taped in June, but it just aired Wednesday – he'd signed confidentiality agreements that made him keep his winnings a secret, even from family.