It took several tries, but Coley — donning a lime green shirt that read "pick me — a sweet Georgia peach" — eventually made it to the stage by placing the winning bid on collection of scuba gear. She told Carey she was in the U.S. Navy, which she joined to "pay for college."
She proceeded to win a six-night trip to St. Lucia during the "Double Prices" game — and then sprinted back into the crowd to celebrate with friends.
She later spun 15 cents and 35 cents on the wheel, failing to get to the Showcase Showdown.
Tyler Estep is a reporter covering DeKalb County, its government and its people. A Gwinnett County native and University of Georgia graduate, he has been with the AJC since 2015. He previously covered his home county and served stints on the paper's hyperlocal and breaking news teams.