Micheal and Stacy Dunn won $21,180 on the CBS game show “Let’s Make a Deal” hosted by comedian and TV personality Wayne Brady.
The couple met in New York and have been married for 18 years. They moved to Florida in 2006 to Indian Rocks Beach and have been living in Bradenton for a year.
Micheal is semi-retired and works as a building inspector, and before he gets to work, he listens”Let’s make a deal“And the price is right.”
“I thought about signing Mike up on the show because he watches it all the time,” Stacy Dunn said in a phone interview. “Then the producers called and said they wanted a couple, so I had to go ahead and do it.”
The show aired last week in a hybrid style, with some contestants competing in the studio, while others were at home on a video call.
The Dunns joined the game in a Zoom video call from their home in Bradenton. Stacy wore a leopard outfit and painted her face with mustaches, and Micheal dressed as a game warden.
The show is known for having its contestants dressed in fun costumes while competing to win prizes like designer handbags, cars, cash, and expensive vacations by striking deals with the host.
Midway through the episode, Wayne Brady selected the couple to compete. They had to choose between two prizes, Stacy chose a Jimmy Choo designer handbag with $500 inside and passed on a trip to Lake Tahoe worth $2,803.
Micheal had to choose between a Versace men’s bag or a small envelope. He picked up the envelope that contained a four-day trip to New Orleans.
At the end of the show, the top three winners are asked to forfeit their prize or choose between three doors for a chance at the “Big Deal”.
Two of the winners decided to keep their prizes, a brand new car and a vacation to Iceland, but Micheal and Stacy decided to go for it.
“Stacy wanted door number three and I wanted door number one,” Michael Dunn said. “We decide to flip a coin and I won the draw, and when the show came back from advertising I had to choose a door number.”
Behind door number one was a safe and inside was the grand prize of $21,180.
“It was a good thing that Mike won the toss,” Stacy said.
Due to their contract with CBS, they couldn’t tell anyone they had won, including their family, which was difficult for them.
“It was hard! Very hard!” said Stacy. “We have seven kids and 18 grandkids, so it was really hard not to tell them we hit the jackpot.”
Now that the show is airing, they have to wait 90 days to collect their winnings. They plan to save money.