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Come on Down!

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One lucky Wichita Falls resident had the chance to be a contestant on the popular, "The Price is Right" game show.

In November, while visiting her sister in California, Melba Jean Ford-Holder of Wichita Falls was surprised on her birthday to be on her favorite game show. Ford-Holder heard her name and the three famous words.

"Melba Jean Ford- Holder, come on down! You are the next contestant on "The Price is Right". I was like what? I was so happy, I didn't know what to do," said "The Price is Right" contestant, Melba Jean Ford-Holder.

To Ford-Holder, what felt like a dream was a reality. When she made it to contestant row, her first bid was on a necklace.

"Drew said, Melba what is your bid? I said a thousand dollars," said Ford-Holder.

Ford-Holder didn't win the necklace, however, she did have a chance to bid on a laptop. Ford-Holder didn't win the laptop either, but she did leave with a "The Price is Right" T-shirt and another prize of her own.

"It wasn't for me to win it evidently.  After all of that I was still happy because I got my prize by being on the show and being there. I was just blessed," said Ford-Holder.

Ford-Holder's once in a lifetime experience was all thanks to her lucky walking cane and a blessing from up above.

"The Lord blessed me to go to "The Price is Right" because they had it here in Wichita Falls and I didn't have the chance to go," said Ford-Holder.

Ford-Holder has been a fan of "The Price is Right" game show since the Bob Barker days. "The Price is Right" episode Ford-Holder is on will air April 3rd on Newschannel 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Ford-Holder has told all of her family and friends to tune in.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6