After all five digits are changed, the contestant is requested to ask the backstage directors (who, specifically, has changed; see History) if they have one, then two, then three, four, and then five numbers right, in order, and is met with a car horn each time the answer is "yes". If every number is wrong, the contestant immediately loses (a very rare event, given that the first digit is easily guessed). Otherwise, the contestant is given one more opportunity to change however many digits they have wrong, without being told which specific digits are correct. The price is then revealed one digit at a time until the result is determined or inferred by the number of digits changed.
During Bob Barker's tenure, contestants were instructed to ask, "Ladies (or until March 1995, Gentlemen), do I have at least one number right?" Drew Carey instructs the contestants to use a phrasing such as "Oh, mighty sound effects lady..."; he has offered a variety of adjectives over his tenure. Usually, the contestant will be asked to kneel while asking if all five numbers are correct (sometimes in this case, the question is changed to "...do I win the car?"). On the short lived Doug Davidson version in 1994 the phrasing was "People in control...". Whenever the game was played on Tom Kennedy's syndicated version, instead of the contestant asking how many numbers were right, Kennedy did so himself, without addressing anyone.
On most foreign versions of the show, contestants are simply given a series of bells after their first turn to indicate how many numbers they have right. However, Cash en Carlo in the Netherlands does have its contestants ask for bells one at a time, although the question is directed at the announcer instead of the sound effects operator.