Publishers Clearing House Winner Can Keep Her House

FOR SALE signs lined the street when the PCH Prize Patrol van pulled into the neighborhood for the surprise sweepstakes winning moment. It was evident this area had been hit by the recession. Behind one of the signs, the famous prize award team spotted the house number of the newest Publishers Clearing House winner.

With TV cameras rolling, their hearts pumping, and the Big Check, balloons and roses in hand, they approached the door.

Winner Stephanie Gornichec of Caldwell, Idaho was overcome with emotion when she heard she won one million dollars in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. The prize couldn’t have come at a better time for her and her husband, Shaun. Stephanie lost her job a year ago and has been unable to find work. “We had 2 incomes, bought a beautiful home and when suddenly half your income is gone … It’s tough!” choked Stephanie, through tears of joy.

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The Gornichecs were on the verge of losing their home and considering filing for bankruptcy because they had no more options … that is until they heard that famous knock on their door from Publishers Clearing House.

Shaun wasted no time in throwing out the FOR SALE sign.

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Stephanie won one million dollars with an online sweepstakes entry at PCH Search & Win. Boy, is she glad she entered the contest!

We hope you will too, it’s easy to enter at pch.com or PCH Search & Win.

Good Luck!

Deborah Holland

Executive Vice President

Publishers Clearing House (PCH)

P.S. You can read more about Stephanie’s winning moment in the local Idaho news.


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James said...

Wow! I’m so happy for her!
One question though…what about the $100,000 a week thing? I thought that was the prize.

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Samantha Rigueira said...

WHat a beautiful house she can keep congratulations on the 1 million . dont for get to donate to your local church or homeless …..hopefully i can have a chance to win …my two children will always have milk juice and groceries !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jackie C said...

    Samantha.. She just won the money so she could keep her house. I don’t think she’s going to donate any to the church. She needs it more than her local church. Her local church wasn’t about to be foreclosed on. Think about it.

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gail b said...

what happen is she a runner up or did she not win

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R. Johnson said...

It is always heart touching to watch these winning moments. I’m happy for Stephanie and wish her all the best with this new chapter of her life.
I gave up waiting for Dave and the prize patrol team after 2pm.
I had a funny incident though when I had some loud knocking on my door. I dashed downstairs, opened the door with a big grin, ready to scream. The Fedex person smiled big in return and ask me to sign for the delivery. haha! That was a comic relief to ease my disappointment of not winning this time.
Life goes on… I went back to finish my jigsaw puzzle and scratch card game. What a day!

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Deborah Holland said...

The $100,000 a week for a year winning number for Giveaway No. 1400 was not returned, so a second chance drawing to award a $1 million base prize was held. Stephanie G. won $1,000,000 on the second chance drawing.

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    Danita Flowers said...

    Were all the December 2009 prizes claimed? Which December 2009 prizes were not claimed?

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      PCH Customer Service said...

      Hi Danita,

      All prizes were accounted for. Please be assured, if you are one of our lucky winners you will definitely be notified. If you are picked as a winner of a prize of $10,000 or more, you will be notified in person by the Prize Patrol. Prizes of under $10,000 are notified by certified mail or by courier. These awards are done as soon as all winning entries and prizes are matched. Our most recent winners can be found on the top of our web site on the scrolling bar and under the “Winners Circle” link. You may also view some of our winning moments at: http://www.pchtv.com.

      Regards,
      Chris @ PCH

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M. Nguyen said...

I’m so happy for Mrs. Stephanie Gornichec! I kept waiting for Dave and the prize patrol all the way up until 6pm EST and they never came. I’ve been entering for PCH’s sweepstakes since 2007 every single day. I also entered for my parents thru their email entries and use Blingo.com and PCHSearch.com for daily entries and we have never won anything. I’m sad but I guess the only thing I can do is just enter every single day and hope one day one of them will become the winning entry. It’s a little disappointed that I spent about 2 hours every day to enter for me and my parents online but we’ve never won anything. However, I do realized other people need the money, too and I’m glad Stephanie G. can now keep her beautiful home! :)

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Charles P said...

Where’s the footage of the 8/13/2009 winner of the $100,000 per week for a year? Was this prize awarded as indicated?

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Linda G. said...

I’m so happy that Stephanie has won. I can see she really was in dire need. PCH has made many people’s dreams come true! Keep up the good works! I am so happy that Stephanie is able to keep her home. I had two family members that lost their homes. So I am touched by this story. “Now that’s what you call true giving!” Thanks for giving to the lives of others. I enjoy reading about
the lives of others.
Sincerely,
Linda G.

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April said...

I’am glad she won the money she really needed it to help her and her family. I’am in the area where they said there was going to be a winner and I watched to see if it was me but never saw anything on the news or who it was until I went to pchtv. I have been doing pch sweepstakes since 2004 and I have not won nothing. Oh well guess I was hoping to get out of debt and not have to worry about paying notes anymore, Guess it’s all just a dream.

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s. southwick said...

I would loved to win 10 million so i can get off of disability it pay’s my bills but not my mortgage.I never won anything in my life.I’m so happy for stephanie she got to keep her house.:)

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Debbie Holland said...

The footage of the actual winning moment can be seen on pchtv.com.

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gail b said...

Linda G r u kidding me u seen she was in dire need. That house was well wow they have internet a car and a very nice place. DIRE NEED is someone who lost their home living on the street no job that is someone in dire need. Give me a break. Pch will not post this

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M. Nguyen said...

I was just wondering .. to those who has won PCH’s sweepstakes, do they enter every single day? Or do they win with just one entry? Also, when you search on Blingo.com and PCHsearch.com do you get 2 entries? Or just one entry, per day, per person, per email?

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gail b said...

At least she has a house

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Margaret Ferguson said...

I have been entering PCH since I was 18 years old. Now I am 66 still entering.
You are Bless by our Lord to win the prize. I’m still hoping I will be lucky someday. How lucky you are, I’m envying your winnings. God bless your family to spent wisely.

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JEFF PETREE said...

Just like Gornichecs. Ive been down out of a job for a year +.I didnt think that would ever happen to me. If I win PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE WOW!!! SUPER PRIZE I know i’ll never have to worry about keeping my home or have unpaid bills ever again.That will be the very best thing.
Will NOV 11TH be the Day My Dream”s come TRUE? I will be another happy face in the Winners Circle. Thanks Jeff, from Newport, MI

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Jeff Petree said...

ITS NOV 3RD AND WHERE ALMOST THERE !!
I WOULD LOVE TO BE A PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE MILLIONARE !! WOW !! WHAT A DREAM COME TRUE (WILL) THAT BE!
SO COME ON MAD MEN ,, PCH RIZE PATROL DAVE SAYER TODD SLOANE IM HERE IN NEWPORT, MI 610 MILES AWAY LOL COME MAKE THE PETREE FAMILY DREAMS BE TRUE! IT’S TRUE!!! READY TO MAKE A TOAST WITH THE CHAMPAGNE !!! AND START A LIFE I COULD ONLY HAVE DREAMED OF FOR ME AND MY FAMILY..

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Donna said...

Hello i would like to see someone in my zip code win i see emails stating someone will win but never has i would love to be the one like everybody else i could do alot for me and my family.my husband has said for years your wasteing your time but here i am trying again Donna

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Deborah Holland said...

To find out if there are winners in your area, go to the Prize Patrol Live site at http://prizepatrol.pch.com/
Posted by Deborah Holland
Executive Vice President
Publishers Clearing House PCH

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JEFF PETREE said...

THANKS TO HIS PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE WINNING ENTRY. JEFF P DOESNT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIS UNEMPLOYMENT.
HE CAN EASLY PAY OFF ALL HIS DEBT’S AND HE’S RICH ENOUGH TO START HIS OWN COMPANY!OR RETIRE YA!!!

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Jeff P said...

IT’S DECEMBER AND A VERY GOOD MONTH TO WIN A SUPERPRIZE. HOPE MY ENTRIES MATCH UP AND I CAN BE A HAPPY CAMPER LIKE STEPHANIE LOL A HAPPY RICH CAMPER LOL.

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Jeff P said...

IDE LIKE TO BE A NEW MILLIONARE FOR PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE. I COULD HANDLE THAT PRETTY GOOD. THE SOONER THE BETTER.

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JEFF P said...

DEC 2009 WILL I BE A SUPERPRIZE WINNER ,WILL I SEE MY NAME ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS BROADCAST . WILL I GET TO SEE THE ELITE PRIZE PATROL WITH A BIG PCH CHECK WITH MY NAME ON IT .WE WANT TO BE HAPPY TOO! LIKE The Gornichecs.

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JEFF PETREE said...

HOPE I CAN STILL POP A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE WITH THE PRIZE PATROL SOON,STILL LITTLE BIT OF DECEMBER LEFT, MAYBE MY DREAM WILL COME TRUE, THAT’LL MAKE THE NEW YEAR MUCH BETTER.

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JEFF P said...

JEFF NEWPORT MI SAYS HE WANT TO BE A PCH MILLIONARE LIKE THE GORNICHECS ,THE TIME COULD BE NOW!

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Deborah Holland said...

Hey Jeff, we appreciate your enthusiasm! Keep on entering because you never know which entry might be a lucky one! Good luck!

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cecelia alley said...

hi, it,s me,cece.i am always happy when every one win,s. my husband thenk,s i,m really silly.alwell that,ok.one of these day,s i can say, i told you so. i know in my heart,PCH will come. and all my neargber,s will finaly open there eye,s & see that old CECE was right. JUST CECE,patience.

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Jesus martinez said...

Hope i win tooo!!!! with patience and consistency Anythings possibl
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Jeff P said...

Jeff A PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE MULTI MILLIONAIRE HMMM I LIKE THAT.

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Jeff P said...

When I win I Will RETIRE, But i will be Doing Alot of Good things, Healthy things !

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Jeff P said...

READY To Have MY LIFE CHANGED FOREVER. A PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SUPERPRIZE WINNER WILL DO IT!

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Jeff P said...

I am Enthusiastic,persistent I want To Win more then anything, My entries are sent with the faith i’ll Win soon!
I’m Really wanting to be your first 2010 New Multi Millionaire SuperPrize(MALE) winner lol
P.S Ide be Happy with a free PCH T-shirt lol

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Jeff P said...

Hey Jeff, we appreciate your enthusiasm! Keep on entering because you never know which entry might be a lucky one! Good luck!
I’m Really Wanting to be A PCH SuperPrize Winner,I’m Ready for a FOREVER LIFE CHANGING Event for me and my family.
Publishers Clearing House Will YOU!
Make My DREAMS COME TRUE!

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Jeff P said...

JEFF ! OF Newport,MI Wants to be PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SUPERPRIZE RICH SOON !
p.s It’s going to be a bright sunshiny day

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Jeff P said...

I say I’m Ready Today and tomorrow and the next day and forever more to be a Publishers Clearing House Millionaire !
So come on PCH entries make a match ! GOT things i want to do, Places to go, New Things to buy lol

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Jeff P said...

JEFF! To be Publishers Clearing House FIRST 2010 $10 MILLION SuperPrize Winner !
P.s can a guy win a PCH Multi Million SuperPrize lol

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RUBY A said...

it would be wonderful to win 100,000.00 dollars a week for a year my family friends and my self would not have to want for any thing,i would even help veterans,and the homeles.it would be so good to know that i could help, and i would let themm know it came from the good people at pch ruby a

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Jeff P said...

Will there ever be a PCH Dream come True for me ? Will i ever be random computer picked ?

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Bobby Huddleston said...

I’m sure their Realtor was real happy with them when they threw the Realtors sign in the trash. Guess they didn’t realize the sign didn’t belong to them and they cost the broker money.
Or, was that a marketing ploy by PCH?

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Charlene L.Wilcox said...

Good Mrning PCH, Everyone Have the best Day You Can!Hopin to Become A Winner Soon!I’m In It to Win It!Make My Dreams Come True and God Bless You All.

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Dava Angell said...

September 5,2010 5:05PM CST
It’s now 5:05 PM and I am waiting anxiously for Brian Williams and his news. My stomach is full of butterflys but I figure by this time it’s going to bypass me again. I’ve put in hours the last few weeks putting info into PCH and hoped it was not in vain!! Hurry Brian
Please find them in Breezy Point,MN. Are they coming???

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ruby archer said...

please under stand that i can’t be on the computer every minute , i have a lot of things to do with my son , he can’t help his self , i have to bath him , feed him , and change him, i guess i will never win be cause he come,s first ahead of any thing else, i hope i win win i really need to,i am going to the hospitel tomorrw so i won’t be on he computer a lot tomorrow hope you have a nice day ruby archer

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Ruby,

    Pch.com will send out numerous promotional e-mail entries which provide you additional opportunities to enter. Every time you process an entry your name is issued an extra SuperPrize Number. You are not obligated to enter all the promotional e-mail sent.

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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Tuam Tran said...

dear.sir I would like to win the super prize 100,000.00 thanks as soon as possible

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ruby archer said...

i am wishing for some help i really could use it, tracy needs so much so i can take care of him,i have never got any help in my life,i have taken care of tracy for 44 years i love him so much i want to keep it up ,i will keep praying . thank you for reading my troubles ruby archer

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Linda Phelps said...

i sure didn’t put in a comment! But now I know how this works. I wish I could win the $ Ten Million? My sitution is :( It couldn’t get any worse than this. I just want to throw my hands up and SCREAM!!!! My income is so limited I can’t even pay all my monthly bills. I have 3 children/Cody he’s 21 YRS old now and I last time I saw my son was last year in Sep. He’s in South Korea for another year ! he’s in the Army! My other son Dusty he’s 19 yrs old now,he’s in prison for another 3 yrs been gone for a year seen him only 3 times, my daughter Natasha she’s only 10 yrs old and I wish i could make her life enjoyable than what it is now. That’s what im going through now! ??? win LP

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Linda,

    Each entry received has an equal chance of winning and we never know who our next winner may be. Our winners are as varied as the faces you see in our famous television commercials coming from all walks of life, ages, ethnic backgrounds and regions. We have had winners who live in big cities, small towns, trailer parks, high rise apartments and even the Alaskan tundra. Good Luck!

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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freitas3933@yahoo.com said...

Im been waiting for longtime.Im always recieved a email im Win .im very happy and maybe change my life in the future

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kathy smith said...

Great Humor guys, love the story seeing the for sale sign in the trash!!

P.S. Did I win??…ROFL.I love PCH tournaments!..So exilarating..Have a Great Easter PCH and fellow searchers!

Kathy Smith 2011. Clearing Entries for the super 1400 here in Lewisville, Texas!!

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catherine perry said...

all the superpries of monies to win every week is a blessing, and if i was to win i’d buy a big family house for my and my daughter to share with my father and other family members. the reason is that i feel family is very important and always being together would help us to bond more emotionally, intellectually were we can get it back becaus we hve drifted off some which is shme. thnk you

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brandi smith said...

please give me and my family a major blessing to our household you hold my life forever chance in your hands please make our dreams come true this is a great gift you can make happen for us i express grattitude and respect for wat all pch does and i thanku please pick me as your new winner april 30,2013 forever super prize you would change our lives completely thanku please let my name be on the list memba since sept 2012 thanku god bless initials b.s.

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Janet Geiger said...

I have been playing pch for 25 years and have been thru hell with my children we have been homeless living in shelters and camping out during the summer and we have lost everything and that is where we are at once again I can not work and can not get disability benefits and I pray that playing will get me out of this situation because then I would not have to pay out 1000 dollars a month in rent water and utilities but now I lost my only source of income and will be homeless and only be able to live in an RV that we have not sold yet so if anyone is about to lose everything it would be my family and I have never one a dime in the 25 years of playing these Sweepstakes so if she is that lucky maybe she could give a little to me before my family are homeless at the end of august 2013

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velma wilkins said...

I’m not going to get all innto it like i was,whatever happen it happen i have other things to do beside on here but it would be nice to win i had my hope up but not this time.

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tasha said...

I really would like it if I had won pch lottory 5000 a week is very good to me pluse iam a singel mom of 6 and is strugling really bad and need some help and this would be a big blessing to me

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Aubrey DeKrane said...

I changed my last name to Gordon so my mane is now Aubrey Gordon as of now

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