Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Woman Blames Family For ‘Deal Or No Deal’ Loss

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Losing is a family affair for a woman who won $25,000 on Deal Or No Deal this past Monday (Dec. 19).

Karen Van, a 42-year-old grandmother from Los Angeles, won $25 grand on the game show, but she thinks she could have won more if she had simply ignored her family’s wishes.

Van – who has been on three other game shows prior to Deal – says she wishes she had, as she puts it, “followed my own mind. I would’ve stopped, but my family wanted me to go on.”

In fact, she regretted her decision right after she made it and broke down in tears during the commercial break.

Although Van is happy to have the cash she did win, she admits it was hard watching the show on Monday and “reliving” the painful experience.

However, it was harder on her husband. Van says family friends kept calling him during the broadcast and blaming him for goofing up her chance to win $1 million.

Deal Or No Deal airs nightly on NBC until Friday (Dec. 23).

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