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 familys 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 wouldve 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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