Morris Native Blake Hockert has been keeping a secret worth more than $31,000 from his family and friends for almost nine months.
He was vacationing in California last August with his mother and brother when they acquired tickets for the CBS show Let’s Make A Deal hosted by Wayne Brady.
Halfway through the show, Blake was selected and won $750, which he traded in on a box that held a vacation to Belize.
Blake then traded in his trip to pick whatever prize was hiding behind a curtain, which ended up being the Big Deal of the day – a brand new Chevy Cruze.
The final surprise came when Blake also received the prizes behind the other two curtains, a 3-D computer/printer set up and a grill and patio set.
The show finally aired on Friday, April 7, allowing Blake to break his silence.
The 2013 Morris Area High School graduate walked off the set with $31,296 worth of prizes. He is the son of Ed and Kathy Hockert.