Washington State Family Wins PCH Christmas Cash Sweepstakes Prize

People often tell me that my job compares favorably with that of Santa Claus. I’ve thought that myself numerous times over the 20+ years that I’ve been head of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol. But that similarity never felt more apt than a few days ago when I delivered the PCH Christmas Cash Sweepstakes Prize to the door of a Seattle family who really needed some Christmas cheer – particularly in the financial sense.

Tim, a painting contractor, has had a rough time finding employment throughout the recession. His wife Lori has required medical attention as the result of a car accident – which also necessitated the unplanned purchase of a new car. One of their twin teenage sons is slowly recuperating from a months-long illness and the extended hospitalization that went along with it. Bills were piling up, and needed groceries were being provided by their church.

While this devoutly religious family had started to decorate their tidy mobile home for Christmas — including a snowy nativity scene, they had decided that a Christmas tree was an unaffordable luxury.

Then, suddenly, everything changed when the PCH Prize Patrol arrived with balloons, roses and – hallelujah! – a Big Check for $25,000.00!

“It’s amazing,” Tim said over and over again, as Lori came to the door and the tears started flowing. “You don’t know how much this means to us,” she said.

Immediately the sons were summoned home by phone — although they didn’t know the reason until they came into the house and found themselves being videotaped as part of the winning moment. Just as fast they started texting the good news to their friends in the neighborhood.

Many friends of Tim and Lori were “flabbergasted” by the good news and reportedly hurried to pch.com to enter the PCH sweepstakes. And the family’s equally surprised pastor suggested that Tim give a testimony next Sunday on “how the prize showed God’s faithfulness” – a request that Tim said he’ll be delighted to grant.

When Tim took his prize check to the bank, the teller and bank employees were all stunned. To a person they all had the same reaction: “I never thought that Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes was real!”

Well, you can take it from me: it is real! Real people really win real money in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes! And YOU could be next. In fact you could win our first-ever $10 Million InstaPrize. If you are the winner we could be knocking on your door just 48 hours after your entry is processed. That means you could be rich VERY FAST!

So what are you waiting for? Just click here and enter the Publishers Clearing House Cash Sweepstakes! Just like Tim and his family, you can believe: there really is a Santa Claus!

With best wishes for a Happy New Year and the best of luck,

Dave Sayer

Executive Director

PCH PRIZE PATROL


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Jeff P said...

YES IT’S BEEN A TOUGH YEAR FOR US AS WELL. IM AN UNEMPLOYED AUTO PAINTER. ARE TREE WAS GIVEN TO US AND THE DECORATIONS FOR IT THIS YEAR.
THERE WHERE NO PRESENTS UNDER IT.IT’S TOUGH WHEN YOU HAVE 3 KIDS TO EXSPLAIN THINGS TO. OUR CAR IS ON ITS LAST DAYS TOO.MY WIFE HAS A JOB AND SHE’S BEEN HAVING TO BORROW HER SISTERS CAR TO GO TO WORK IN,CAUSE THE HEAT ONLY WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO IN IT ALSO.
BILLS,, WELL WHERE WELL BEHIND, BUT KEEPING UP THE FAITH EVERYTHING WILL BE JUST FINE.
SO THIS FAMILY WHO WON THIS CHRISTMAS BONUS MONEY IS A STORY I LIKE TO HERE ABOUT, AND I’M HAPPY FOR THEM AND WISH THEM WELL ALSO TO A BETTER NEW YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT,HEALTH ETC…
THANK GOD PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE CAN BRING SOME JOY IN PEOPLES LIVES.
I KNOW YOU CAN’T HELP EVERYONE IN TIMES OF FINANCIAL TROUBLE’S, IF YOU COULD, IDE BET YOU WOULD.
P.S IVE STILL GOT MY PCH MAD MEN ENTRIES IN THO,YOU NEVER KNOW”

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raymond arsenault said...

hi this is raymond a pch custumer. i have orderd alot of prodics from pch. and not even close to winning anything im from fall river mass why is that can you explain that to me. thanks

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    Katy Elwood said...

    Look! You don’t have to order. Follow the very simple instructions
    on each page. If you have a problem that your not winning to the point of tempers and poor behavior, feel free not to enter! Please don’t go badmouthing PCH! These are good people that genuinely love what they do and bring a whole lot of good to hurting people. Everyone can’t win. Each and every one of us hopes and prays it’s gonna be us.
    I do wonder about the phone entries though, Deborah. I enter everyday. Anyone ever win that way? But Hey! you have a Merry Christmas!

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Deborah Holland said...

We are a business and do appreciate it when people order. We hope that you enjoy the products you have ordered from us. However, you should not buy products in the mistaken belief that it will improve your chance of winning the sweepstakes. As a legitimate sweepstakes, there is no purchase necessary to enter and win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. In fact, many of our major winners have won without ordering on their winning entry.
Submitted by Deborah Holland, EVP, PCH

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D Davis said...

Publishers clearing house is a joke. Every time I try to enter they keep making me sign up for offers. I press skip and then eventually you cant skip any longer you have to fill the form as no skip option given. It never gets to the point of saying you are entered. It sounds like a scam..I wont do any longer…

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Deborah Holland said...

Your acceptance of any of the offers in the promotion is completely optional! If you prefer not to take any of the offers, simply scroll to the bottom of each page and click “Skip”.
You may rest assured that you did receive a valid entry in the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prior to being redirected to another offer. Your entry qualified you to win before the redirect occurred.
There is no obligation to provide any information or make any purchase – if you do not wish to do so.
D. Holland @ PCH

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Larry Thomas said...

This pch.com website contiues to be a deceiving site. I will force you to either order or fail to submit your entry with an order. Thiis company needs to stick to its commitment of “no order.” I would appreciate it if your office will instruct your web officials to not place countless advertisement in the site if I don’t want to purchase or redirect me to pages that I don’t want to be directed to. All I want to do is register, and that is it!!!!!!!!

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Lawanda Butler said...

I know every one have dreams and goals. My goals is to get my state license to become a childcare provider in my home.I did accomplished my goal and now I have my state license.My dreams are to open my business in my home so I can start working with kids. The reason I can’t start is because I don’t have the proper furniture,toys, educational learning material etc. I try my best day by day to get things for my business. So what I’m trying to say is Thank you for all the items I be ordering they are a big help to my business. To me to become a PCH winner would be a wonderful, blessing, life living thing for me and my 3 sons but if not it’s still o.k because I will still put my entry in until I do win. To all you winners congratulations to you and your family. PCH keep up the good work your doing.

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ron hull said...

I just love going throught all the PCH comment pages and reading all the comments. Its a real look at other working class americans like me.
Blue collar and white collar workers. Some of the comments are real eye openers. Its really amazing what some think and comment about! I am sure the PCH people and crew that moniter all of this stuff have a better idea “than even our own gov.” of what is really going on in america. I have read through the prize patrol comments page for the blitz with the map.Wow! Some people are really great but on the other hand there are “some people out there I myself hope never win the thought of a bad ignorant person having that much power “10 million” to hert them selves or someone else just scares me!” But then again 99.9% of the comments I read are from people that really need something really great to happen and would really really use the money to do good maybe even great things!
PCH and the Prize Patrol have got a great job to do in this world. So good luck to all that have entered! pch & prize patrol & mad men & weman of pch be blessed be well and watch out for frost bite~! its cold out there!

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Deborah Holland said...

Glad to know you really like the items you order from PCH. We try hard to offer merchandise and magazines our customers will like. No purchase is necessary to enter and win at PCH, but we certainly do appreciate orders! Thank you!
Deborah Holland @ PCH

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Deborah Holland said...

There is no purchase or fee necessary to enter and win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Many of our winners have won with entries that did not include a purchase.
At pch.com, entrants receive a valid online sweepstakes entry prior to being redirected to a partner offer. The entry qualifies entrants to win the PCH Sweepstakes before a redirect occurs. In no case is any purchase or interaction necessary on the advertiser’s site.
If entrants are not interested in partners’ offers, they may simply exit the site. Their entry in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes will still be valid.
D. Holland @ PCH

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Carol Craig said...

**** answered by email *** I keep asking but get no answer to the question has there ever been a pch winner from the great stat of South Carolina? I just wondered because I have never heard of one, don’t you people like us?

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    Deborah Holland said...

    Publishers Clearing House awards prizes all across the country, including in the state of South Carolina. Within the past 18 months, we’ve had sweepstakes winners of prizes from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 each in the following SC markets: Columbia, Nichols, Walterboro, Moncks Corner and Sumter.

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severa meno said...

It has been blessed year, we all have our troublies in life, I myself, but the lord said worry don’t about today, because today have its own troublies. we all came into this world with nothing, so why worry,we are going out with nothing. lets all live in peace, HAPPY THANKS GIVING and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. PCH god bless, good luck everyone

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Freda kinison said...

That’s amazing god bless that family and the are in my prayers so me anything go in notice dun touched in the world god said lean on me and believe and I am there and god pervaded for this family and I thank The Lord for the next family he may bless even if it is are family of me freda my son Malachi my little thirteen month old Madison and my new son Manson who is do in April we would be so blessed but who ever dose win use it to show the world the good lord and the goodness we all have inside of us life is beautiful even when the world is not be grateful even if all u have is very little god is good and dose pervade now or later always thank u god

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