PHENIX CITY, Ala.- Today was the big day for Mark and Lillie Lawrence of Phenix City. They along with family and friends gathered to watch their episode of Let’s Make a Deal.
The couple was on their Honeymoon in Las Vegas this past July. Lillie said she always wanted to go see a gameshow. Mark began calling various ones, and Let’s Make a Deal got back to them. The show is Lillie’s favorite.
They originally thought they would be part of the viewing audience, but they ended up being the first two contestants.
While on the show, they were offered a car, but instead took $10,000 worth of prizes. They then went on to the Big Deal. Before going on the show, they had known if they got to the Big Deal, they would choose curtain number three. Behind curtain number three was the Big Deal adding up to more than $20,000 worth of prizes.
Appearing on the show continues the couple’s faith in the Lord and will allow them to help others. They say they plan to use the money they won along with the appliances they won to go into their new home and they say they will also help others, but they would have been happy had they won nothing at all. Mark said, “We had each other there. We went through the experience and that will always be able to cherish; the film, the show. We’ll have it in recording. We’ll have friends mentioning it, even our grandchildren who are sitting on excitement seeing it, family being here. This is a moment that we’ll never forget.”
The couple also added that if you have a dream like they did, then you should go for it.