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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:27

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Extravagant cars are occasionally prizes on The Price Is Right, and today, Sheree Heil from Tacoma, Washington, had the opportunity to win one of the most expensive cars to ever appear on the show—a $157,300 Audi R8 V-8 Spyder. And unlike the poor contestant that lost a Ferrari 458 Spyder earlier this year, Sheree didn't miss her chance. She won the "Gas Money" round to become the biggest winner in the show's daytime history.

We're not sure of Sheree's current daily driver, but the odds are against it being a two-seater, 430-hp supercar with a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. Top speed for this beauty? 186 mph. Her drive back to Washington might be a fast one.

 

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:42

Like quite a few of the comments have said (in the article), you gotta pay state and federal taxes on the winnings and it's based on MSRP - so it's likely sitting in the car on the show is the only time she'll actually ever see it or touch it. Unless she can afford the taxes of course. Still, that's an awesome win. I sure hope she can keep it!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:07

Like quite a few of the comments have said (in the article), you gotta pay state and federal taxes on the winnings and it's based on MSRP - so it's likely sitting in the car on the show is the only time she'll actually ever see it or touch it. Unless she can afford the taxes of course. Still, that's an awesome win. I sure hope she can keep it!


Eh. If I won it, as fantastic as that car would be, I'd just sell it and take a boatload of cash.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 13:47

Eh. If I won it, as fantastic as that car would be, I'd just sell it and take a boatload of cash.

 

You'd still need to pay taxes on it. It's probably for the best, or we would certainly see her wrapped around a telephone pole in the coming weeks.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:13

Between Taxes, Titles, Insurance, Gas, etc she will spend more than the MSRP on the car in no time.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:32

I bet we'll see an article in the near future about this women going bankrupt after getting taxed up the butt. It still amazes me that contestants have to pay the taxes and not the show. How that is legal is beyond me.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:32

How much tax do you think she has to pay on that?

 

Oh and why must people pay tax on winnings in the US? Up here in Canada anything you win (lottery, contest, tv game show, etc) is tax free.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:33

I bet we'll see an article in the near future about this women going bankrupt after getting taxed up the butt. It still amazes me that contestants have to pay the taxes and not the show. How that is legal is beyond me.

 

Prizes are considered income instead of gifts. It's "your" messed up tax code.

 

How much tax do you think she has to pay on that?

 

Oh and why must people pay tax on winnings in the US? Up here in Canada anything you win (lottery, contest, tv game show, etc) is tax free.

 

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:45

You'd still need to pay taxes on it. It's probably for the best, or we would certainly see her wrapped around a telephone pole in the coming weeks.

 

Yes I know that, but the windfall would still be much more than what you pay.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:59

Prizes are considered income instead of gifts. It's "your" messed up tax code.

 

 

See above.

Yes, I know WHY they have to pay, but why it's still legal to get taxed on that stuff is what I don't understand. It SHOULD be tax free for the winner. The TV show should be the one taxed, or they should at least volunteer to pay it as a show of good faith, since they can easily pay it rather than a random contestant. The whole system is just disappointing, really.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 15:51

 

Son of a ******   :/ . Why can't I be that lucky.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 15:56

In my country's version of this show the only cars they award is Citroen C3, Opel Corsa and so on :laugh: :rofl:



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 16:00

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 16:02

I was excited to see her win, but god damn is she annoying. Would have been ever happier if her annoying ass lost it.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 16:02

Just hope she has enuff money to pay taxes on it first :) ...





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