'Price is Right' winner turned down Winnipeg trip
One contestant, Lee Norton, is shown smiling and clapping at the prospect of visiting Winnipeg. He went on to win the prize. (Source: Twitter/@JohnDoyle603/CBS)
Kayla Rosen, CTV Winnipeg
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:04PM CST
Last Updated Monday, December 17, 2018 2:44PM CST
UPDATE: It looks the New Hampshire man who won a trip to Winnipeg on “The Price is Right” won’t be seeing the polar bears after all.
A spokesperson from the Fort Garry Hotel, where Lee Norton was supposed to stay on his trip, confirmed to CTV News that the trip was declined because the taxes on the prize were too high.
Norton had won a trip to Winnipeg, including a visit to Churchill, and a six-night stay at the Fort Garry hotel on the Dec. 4 episode of the game show.
EARLIER: Contestants on the Dec. 4 episode of “The Price is Right” had a chance at winning a prize that hits very close to home – a trip to Winnipeg.
In a clip from the episode the announcer says they want to give the contestants “a winter they will never forget” with a chance to “watch polar bears in their natural habitat in beautiful Canada.”
The prize features a six-night stay in the king executive suite at the Fort Garry Hotel, plus a full-day trip to Churchill, Man., with round-trip flights included.
One contestant, Lee Norton, is shown smiling and clapping at the prospect of visiting Winnipeg. He went on to win the prize.