By WVUA 23 Producer Andrea Matei

For Sheena Gregg, most of her time is spent teaching nutritional facts to students. So when the opportunity to travel to California for her son to meet his maternal great-grandparents arose, she couldn’t pass it up.

“My husband’s one stipulation with the trip is I’ve got to go on ‘The Price is Right,’” she said. “I’ve got to go to a taping, I just want to sit in the audience, and so it worked out with one of our days of our trip.”

Leaving their son with his great-grandparents, the couple made the journey to the studio with hopes of attending the taping. It was their lucky day and they were chosen as part of the studio audience.

“The thing most people don’t realize is it takes up a whole day,” Gregg said. “The taping of the show itself is only an hour but the entire process was four or five hours because you’re waiting to get interviewed by producers, they do small questions with you, asking where you’re from, what do you do, what’s your favorite game on ‘The Price is Right.’”

When the show finally started taping, the first name called came at a surprise: “Sheena Gregg, come on down!”

When the bidding began, Gregg immediately located her husband in the audience and with his help, not only had the winning bid, but also won her contest. And if it couldn’t get any better, she won the big wheel with $0.90 and was on to the showcase.

Gregg said the experience was something she, her husband and one day her son will always cherish.

“That whole trip was amazing,” Gregg said. “For one, my first memories of watching ‘The Price is Right’ was with my grandparents. When I was growing up, … they saw the show as the American dream. So it was neat to have them as the reason we even went out there to begin with. And it really was just a bucket list item. If you talk to anyone on the street, they know what ‘The Price is Right’ is. So it was just cool to say I’ve been a winner on ‘The Price is Right.’ So I wouldn’t take it back for anything.”

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