Woman Wins $9,050 On “Millionaire”

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DANVILLE -- A woman in Montour County has a little bit more spending money after taking a chance on the  show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.

Carey Lutz of Danville was on national TV Friday morning and won $9,050.

Family and friends gathered here the Washington Fire and Hose Company in Danville to watch their hometown girl Carey Lutz take a chance on lady luck on national TV.

Lutz was a contestant on the show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

“I was nervous and excited and scared and then not nervous and then nervous again and I don't know, I have never done anything like this before,” said Lutz.

Lutz says she used to watch the show every day when babysitting for her boss's children, Luke, 12, and Anna, 8. She said it was the kids who put her up to it.

“I know they're going to watch it today so I'm excited to see that and see their reaction but they dared me to do it because they think I'm good at trivia,” said Lutz.

For her family they threw this watch party at the fire house to share this moment with the community.

“It's Danville pride, Danville proud, Ironmen, go Ironmen,” said Carey’s mother, Patti.

On the show, Carey decided to walk away, taking a winning of $9,050. She wishes she could have won more but says it's tough when you're the one in the hot seat.

“It's completely different. Like it's easy when you're playing at home to guess the answers, you know that it would be the answer but when there's money riding on it, it makes you think.”