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Amy Barnett of Allentown wins big on "The Price is Right"

By John Craven, Reporter, JCraven@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 31 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 02 2013 06:17:18 AM CDT

It's no April Fool's joke. An Allentown woman won big on "The Price is Right" Monday morning.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

It's no April Fool's joke. An Allentown woman won big on "The Price is Right" Monday morning.

When Amy Barnett and her sister went to Los Angeles in February, they just had to see the show.

"It was a girls' trip out to California, and my sister, who is a huge game show nut, got us 'Price is Right' tickets," she said.

"I love games shows, I do," said her sister, Jessica Dobil.

But neither never expected to hear, "Amy Barnett, come on down!"

"Once she got called, we couldn't believe what was happening," said Dobil.

The episode finally aired Monday morning. Here at home, Barnett's family held a watch party this morning. The first challenge was guessing the price of a set of Michael Kors bags.

No sweat for Barnett.

"I have a huge knowledge of Michael Kors," she said. "I was basically on his website for the entire month before going out to California, so when those six bags rolled out, I was just adding them up in my head."

From there, the prizes just got bigger.

"It's a new car!", the announcer shouted.

Barnett was now playing for a brand-new Ford Fiesta.

"Freaked out," said her sister. "Absolutely lost our minds."

She had to guess the car's price.

"You have a total of four chances to do that," said Barnett. "I basically guessed wrong three times."

Barnett had one more chance or she'd go home with almost nothing.

"My sister gave me the last two numbers," Barnett remembered. "It was absolutely the most surreal, out-of-body experience I've had."

Instead of sending her home with it, Amy gets her car in the next three months -- from a local dealership. But she's not going to keep it. She's selling it to pay for the new house she's building.