Follow the Prize Patrol to a Florida Cash Sweepstakes Award
Even a Failed GPS Can’t Stop the PCH Prize Patrol …
On Friday, November 6 my PCH Prize Patrol deputy Paul and I were nearing the florist in Kissimmee, Florida where the roses were waiting and where we were to meet up with WOFL-TV reporters who would cover the Orlando TV Area winning moment. And then my handy Garmin suddenly died! Oh no! Trusting that my GPS would faithfully lead the way, I did not bring the driving directions to the florist or the winner’s home with me. So we drove blindly on – and suddenly there was Michigan Avenue, the address for LaCanasta Florist whom I had called the day before to order the flowers. Happily, within a few blocks we found LaCanasta and our presentation bouquet of roses waiting.
The florist was so happy to see the PCH Prize Patrol live and in person that she gladly printed out Mapquest directions to the winner’s home nearby and to our next Florida destination.
Minutes later with WOFL-TV crew Christine and Brian in tow, we knocked on the door of Ms. Milagros Underwood. Alas! She was not home. But a friend told us she could be found a short distance away at a farmers market where she had gone to buy fresh vegetables. He jumped in his card and led us to the market – and yes indeed: there she was. He pointed her out as the woman who had just bought a heavy sack of tomatoes.
“I’m looking for Milagros Underwood.” I said as I approached her. She was obviously startled to see strangers in Prize Patrol blazers, with roses, balloons and a Big Check!
“That’s me,” she said nervously.
“Well, we have a surprise for you!” I announced and then presented her with a Big Check — for $10,000! Shoppers and merchants quickly surrounded the scene and applauded.
Milagros was overcome and speechless – not only because of the cash windfall that appeared out of the blue but by our ability to track her down away from her home. “Oh do I need this!” she cried regaining her composure.
This is just one more example of how we always find our winner! And no matter where you are we’ll find you if you are a lucky winner too.
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