Shocked 'The Wall' contestant watches $1.3 million slip through his fingers

Competing for a chance to potentially win $12 million, two brothers played their luck this week on The Wall.

Raised by a single mother in a tough neighborhood outside of Washington D.C., Prince and Chris captured the hearts of the audience, and host Chris Hardwick, with their positive vibes and strong brotherly love. “Growing up with your hero at the house is always a great thing because it gave me the confidence to achieve things that most people never dream to achieve,” Chris told his older brother. “The way you’re a honorable person, the way that you set the standard for police officers throughout this country, you really are the ultimate warrior. I love you so much, and I just want to honor you.”

Following the first round, the two scored big with $100,043. However, in the second round, when Chris went behind the wall into “isolation,” Prince played his luck on stage and things got intense.  Prince was weirdly good at the game, scoring big and barely losing. In fact, at one point, host Chris Harrison even asked him, “How are you doing this?” Prince ultimately brought his total to $1.5 million going into the final round, and it was his infectious positivity and optimism that made anyone watching truly happy for him.

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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 1: TV Personality Vanna White being photographed at 'Exclusive Photo Session' on April 1, 1984 at her home in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 1: TV Personality Vanna White being photographed at 'Exclusive Photo Session' on April 1, 1984 at her home in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 1: TV Personality Vanna White being photographed at 'Exclusive Photo Session' on April 1, 1984 at her home in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Vanna White photographed with her ex-boyfriend John Gibson in Los Angeles. 1980 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
File Photo of Vanna White at her home in Los Angeles, Calif. taken 9/7/85. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 8: TV personality Vanna White and actor Billy Hufsey on December 8, 1986 dine at Nicky Blair's Restaurant in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Aired 10/27/1986 -- Pictured: (l-r) Game show co-host Vanna White, guest host Garry Shandling -- Photo by: Wendy Perl/NBCU Photo Bank
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Aired 09/04/1986 -- Pictured: Wheel of Fortune co host Vanna White on September 4, 1986 -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
LOS ANGELES - 1986: Actress Vanna White poses for a portrait in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 22: TV Personality Vanna White attending 'Press Conference for HOT 97 FM Radio' on September 22, 1988 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JULY 01: Vanna White (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Vanna White And Sylvester Stallone during 1988 White House Correspondent Association Dinner at Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C., United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Vanna White and Pat Sajak photographed by Walter McBride in 1990. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 16: Vanna White (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Vanna White during Fire & Ice Ball in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
UNITED STATES - MAY 14: Vanna White is present at the Dom Perignon vintage Rose 1993 release party at Thom's restaurant in SoHo. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Vanna White & Pat Sajak during 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - Show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY, United States. (Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 06: Co-host Vanna White is interviewed prior to the taping of the NFL Players Week 10th Anniversary on Wheel Of Fortune on December 6, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images for PLAYERS INC)
Tv personality Vanna White attends the Los Angeles Foodbank's Season For Sharing Awards at Wilshire Grand Hotel on December 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
- NOVEMBER 12: Vanna White attends U.S. Launch Event for Lotus New Era on November 12, 2010 at Los Angeles, California. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Vanna White attends the 50th Anniversary Of The Merv Griffin Show at Sony Pictures Studios on November 19, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Ser Baffo/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: TV Personality Vanna White attends the 14th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at a private Mandeville Canyon Estate on June 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: TV personality Vanna White attends the 14th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball sponsored by Audi, Kayne Anderson, Lauren B. Beauty and Z Gallerie on June 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 10: 'Wheel of Fortune' host Vanna White attends a taping of the Wheel of Fortune's 35th Anniversary Season at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World on October 10, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: TV personality Vanna White attends The Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America's Game hosted by The Paley Center For Media at The Paley Center for Media on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 03: Vanna White attends the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 3, 2017 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Vanna White attends the CBS Daytime Emmy After Party at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
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Unfortunately, it was in the final round that Prince’s luck ran out. Dropping three red balls into two $500,000 slots and one $300,000 slot, the final total landed at $159,813. Within seconds, Prince watched $1.3 million slip through his fingers.

In total, younger brother Chris (in isolation) answered three questions correctly, which guaranteed them $60,000 on top of the $100,043 they went into the game with, if Chris signed the contract. Chris ultimately decided to tear up the contract, because he chose to place his faith in whatever amount Prince won on the wall. In the end, the brothers went home with $159,813 (just $230 less than the amount they would have won if Chris had signed the contract) and, of course, the two overly positive brothers were absolutely thrilled.

Watch the moment in the video above.

The Wall airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Watch clips and full episodes of The Wall for free on Yahoo View.

 

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