Hoping for a PCH Prize Delivery

Just Out Of The Shower, Just in Case

As you may know by now, we like to catch our winners by surprise and bring some completely unexpected joy into their lives. But sometimes, every so often, word gets around BEFORE we reach the town we’re visiting that PCH is on the way there for a prize delivery. This is the story of how one Publishers Clearing House winner found out her chances of us showing up were looking up!

When it’s time for a prize drawing and the winner is randomly selected by the computer, we scurry to prepare for our trip to the area. Not until the winners are picked does the PCH Prize Patrolhave any idea where we’ll be going. We have to book flights and hotel rooms all at the last minute! We also contact the local media and give them as much notice as we can that we’ll be coming to a certain area to surprise a winner—but we never reveal who the winner is! Usually, the media will meet us at the florist on the prize delivery day and “file” their story later that day. But sometimes they begin reporting a little early, in this case, almost a week early! “Publishers Clearing House will be in town surprising a local winner…” the story pretty much told all residents. And guess what? Our winner, being an avid PCH Sweepstakes entrant, saw the story and got herself ready “just in case”!

Funnily enough, she thought the PCH prize award team would be arriving in town around noon, but because we had TWO winners in the same area to surprise that day, we began a little early and got to her around 10:30 in the morning. We pulled the Prize Patrol Van into her driveway and quietly snuck up to her door. She had just gotten out of the shower and quickly threw some clothes on to answer the door. And despite her “just in case” mentality, she really didn’t expect the PCH Prize Patrol to show up at her doorstep with a prize delivery. She was blown away by the surprise winning moment and so overjoyed to see us! The photo here shows our happy winner just a few minutes after we surprised her and the joy on her face speaks for itself!

PCH Winner B Marshall

If you enter the PCH Sweepstakes, maybe you’ll know that feeling of joy someday, too!

Good luck!

Sean B. and Jack Q.

PCH PRIZE PATROL DEPUTIES


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gail said...

how about if u r sick as hell and throwing up then on the other hand they still have my old address down and i moved.

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Heidi Boucher said...

Our family is hoping for that winning entry and the surprize of a life time! We started to enter back in 1988 and mailed every entry we got..went thru alot of postage stamps..Now we enter online everyday and we want to finally be the winners of Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!!! Please come to Nashua NH with the BIG CHECK and get the Flowers from Fortin and Gage .They are the best!! So see you soon,and we will truely be surprized! Heidi and Family

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Nikki Theriot said...

I AM READY!!!! I WISH YOU ALL MAKE YOUR WAY INTO LOUISIANA! BUT WHAT IF YOU ARE AT WORK,OR AT A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT?? HOW WOULD YOU FIND THE WINNER?? PLEASE PCH COME TO LOUISIANA, I BEEN PLAYING VERY HARD TO WIN THIS!! HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON PRIZE CONTROL!!! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!

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Heidi Boucher said...

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful, How come we haven’t won yet? We have entered since 1988, this is our year,I can feel it Finally. See you soon here in Nashua Nh Heidi and family

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James McDonald said...

Its always nice to have some warning before someone comes to your front door, especially the Publishers Clearing House with the cameras. I would want to know too ahead of time. However I do not watch our local news anymore and I rarely read the local newspaper, so if Publishers Clearing House did come to my front door, it would be a total surprise. If it does happen, I hope I’m wearing my good pants and not my comfortable house grey sweat pants. Oh Lord have mercy.

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Deborah Holland said...

We always say, “What does a millionaire wear? Anything he or she wants!” If you win, you won’t care what you’re wearing! Good luck!

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Deborah Holland said...

Hope you’re not still sick, Gail! If you want to change your address, you can do it online at the FAQ section of the pch.com “Info Center” tab. Or, you can call toll free 1-800-645-9242. But don’t worry, if you win, the PCH Prize Patrol will find you, even if we have to go to several locations to track you down! Good luck!

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Jeff P said...

Bring the Joy PCH Prize Patrol, JEFF!

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Cheryl Agnew said...

Okay, well I plan on being at home on Feb 25th all day.
I really do plan on winning.
The mini wishbone broke right off the very tip. So please plan on PCH Prize Patrol stopping by my house for a spell. member since 1996

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felecia said...

how do you know if you are on the short list? Lots of people are saying they are on the short list.

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Deborah Holland said...

PCH has not yet selected the winners on the short list. The prize drawing will be held tomorrow, 2/19, and the notices will be sent out to the winners on the 210 short list by Mon., 2/22/10.

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Deborah Holland said...

We’re glad you’re thinking positive and hoping to win on Feb. 25th, Cheryl. But remember, there’s no need to stay home in the hopes that the Prize Patrol might come. If you’re selected as the SuperPrize winner, the PCH Prize Patrol will find you!

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Carole said...

I hope & pray to be the winner this year! I enter everyday and have for many, many years. I have a strong feeling that I will win, I hope it’s true1 Love you guys, you do a great job, and turn people’s lives around… what a great surprise that would be! ;) See you guys in Roseboro, NC

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Sheila said...

Persistance pays off. Good things come to those who wait on the Lord God

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Janet said...

I keep trying to redeem my tokens, but the response I get is that I’m not a U.S. citizen. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN
Janet H.

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Deborah Holland said...

To redeem tokens you may need to select a country of residence on your profile. While logged in to PCH Games, click “My Account”, then click on the blue “Info” tab. This will direct you to “My Basic Information”. Click on the “Edit” button beside this section, and select the United States as your country. Be sure to “Save Changes” when completed.

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Jeff P said...

I’m not sure what the short list is about But ,,Jeff ! Wants PCH MAD MEN and Eve Fish to Award The Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize to his home in Newport,MI, Feb 25th 2010!I can’t think of anything better !!
P.S. I’m going for something thats worth more then GOLD or A Trophy!

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Jeff P said...

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

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J.G. said...

Wow, there’s going to be a LOT of dissappointed people come Feb. 25th. It’s basically already been said- if you don’t get notified on Monday, Feb. 22nd, you’re not even going to win that $1,000 they’re giving out to one person in every TV viewing area in the United States. Sorry in advance to all of you…

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Donna Anthony said...

I have been playing for over 20 years and never won anything, before it wasn’t that big of adeal but now I wished I was the winner. I have 4 grandchildren that live in a run down trailer and my daughter dosen’t smile anymore and crys all the time because she can’t give her children a safe place to live. All I want is to give them a safe place to live and see my daughter smile agin and I want to get the knee surgery for my husband so he won’t be in pain anymore. I know I won’t win but if I did that is all I want. I just want my family to be happy and maybe my husband could retire and finaly enjoy life. I would like to say to the winner please don’t let the money change who you realy are and don’t let it rule your life remeber family is more important then money and nothing is worth loosing yourself and your family. May God bless you and keep you true to your self. Thank you PCH for making dreams come true.

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Jeff P said...

You can make Jeff’s Number 1 Dream Come True Publishers Clearing House!
I know it’s True!

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carl lewis said...

where is my money

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LAUREN LEWIS said...

PLEASE COME TO MISSISSIPPI, I’VE BEEN TRYING SO HARD TO WIN THIS FOR MY FAMILY AND MYSELF. OH…. HOW WONDERFUL IT WOULD BE LOL! MAYBE SOMETHING WILL COME THROUGH ONE DAY! =)

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william nelson said...

recieved email announcement re:gieaway 1400. noted can not respond & can not see ‘act’ button to click. What more can I do?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi William,

    We are sorry to hear of the technical difficulties you are experiencing. For further assistance, our technical support group may be reached at 1-800-476-4724 between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

    Regards,
    Chris @ PCH

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ELIZABETH TAKACS said...

EVERYONE WANTSA TO WIN , AND THAT IS GREAT , i WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMEONE WIN WHO REALLY NEEDS IT , AND IS IN MY AREA , OFCOURSE I WANT ME TO BE THE ONE , BUT WILL BE HAPPY IF IT GOES TO SOMEONE DESERVING WITH A GOOD HEART . i JUST LOST MY JOB TODAY SO BEING SELIFISH WOULD BE NICE, BUT i NEED TO KEEP GOOD KARMA

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Gloria L. said...

Gloria from Grandview will win this year – I just know I am going to be the big winner & I then I will have the money to help so many people.

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Carl Taylor said...

hope to see you

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Bonnie Galvin said...

I’ve been entering your sweepstakes since I was a little girl. And dreaming, someday you will show up at my door. If not I hope it is someone in real need

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Bonnie Galvin said...

oops
I’ve been entering since I was a little girl,with my mom and now my girls enter as well. What a surprise it would be if someday you really did come to one of our homes. Good Luck to all in Feb.

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Gail Woodard said...

My mom and I both have been entering for years. My mom since I was a little girl. I have entered since I have been an adult over 25 years. Hoping I will win one day has kept me alive many times. I trust in Elohim not in money. I have had many hopes and dreams.Having hopes and dreams looking forward to something better especially when I was being abused kept me going. My dreams have changed as times have changed but on the other hand if I win one day then I will say who is laughing now. I was mocked and belittled for believing that people really do win at PCH. I know that PCH does not know who the winner is until right before it is announced. I pray for both my mom and myself that our blessing comes through that My Father in heaven will answer my prayer and allow my mom and myself to receive the monies so that we can do His will whatever He asks us to do. The monies is not what I trust in but Elohim, my almighty one is whom I put my trust in. It is Him whom I serve. I thank Elohim for all my trials and I have had many. They have made me whom I am today.If my mom And I win we will help each other as all we have is each other in this world.

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Joyce Gibson said...

I have been wishing for a prize for so long, J hope it come true
just keep dreaming. good luck to all who enter.JG

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mariasendina@verizon.net said...

Ever since I can remember I have tried to win with PCH. I will always keep my hopes up no matter how long it takes. Congrats to all those who have won through out the years

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jessica jones said...

i see pch have never had a winner in mississippi. sad

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Jessica,

    While we have not had a recent winner in Mississippi, we have had prize winners in every state at some point. At Publishers Clearing House our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased and is conducted by independent auditors and Giveaway Supervisors. We have no way of determining who our winners may be or where they may come from.

    Good luck!

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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chandra doughty said...

well, i have played for years and years. and the only thing i got was bills from all stuff. well, finally said enough was enough and i dont buy anymore! play online only but good news is if they ever do actually show up i will start buying again!!!! but for now.. just keeping a roof over my kids head, and food in their bellies is what my money is going too!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Chandra,

    At Publishers Clearing House every entry received is processed in accordance with our Official Rules, and no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. We wish you the best of luck in our sweepstakes!

    Regards,
    Gloria @ PCH

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Marilyn Hadey said...

I WOULD JUMP UP & DOWN WITH JOY IF EVER I WON THE $5,000.00 EVERYWEEK FOR LIFE. I WOULD ALSO LOVE TO TRY & HELP ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAD LOST THEIR HOMES. MAYBE I WOULD BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE MY DREAM,PLAN&GOAL, THAT I HAVE BEEN DREAM OF FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS. YOU SEE KENNY & I WILL BE TOGETHER FOR 20 YEARS THIS SEPT.,-OCT, 2011. IT WOULD BE SUCH A GREAT ANNIVERSY GIFT FOR US. YOU SEE WE ARE NOT MARRIED, BUT TO ME, BEING TOGETHER FOR THAT LONG, I CALL BEING MARRIED THAT IS HOW I AM. HIM & I HAVE OUR UPS & DOWNS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, I STILL LOVE HIM NO MATTER WHAT. ALL I KEEP ON DREAMING & THINKING OF IS THAT $5,000.00 EVERYWEEK FOR LIFE. i just can’t keep my eyes off of you, ($5,000.00). well you all have a great night & i will talk to all of you again tomorrow. THANKYOU, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey28

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Marilyn Hadey said...

Good morning PCH, We are so looking forward into that Drawing on August 22nd, 2011, for our lucky chance of trying to win the $5,000.00 Every Week For Life!, on August 31st, 2011.We will make sure that we are ready for that Camera, Screaming with our Joy & Laughter. We will also make sure that we will have our Big Vase ready for those 1 Dozen Roses, our Champaigne Glasses all set, Enjoy those Beautiful Balloons, & also we will be THANKING YOU for that check of $5,000.00 Every Week For Life! We will also make sure that we will tell everyone that PCH IS FOR REAL. I had applied for a Job down in Oveido Florida as a PCA, if by george I do get that Job I will have to have all of my stuff, including my Truck all shipped down There. Which will cost me alot of money, then I will have to look for an appartment or a nice house to live in. So please, can we get a surprise of our life. THANKYOU, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey28. P.S. YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

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STAN JACOBSON said...

ITS INTERESTING TO NOW LOOK BACK ON LAST WEEK’S ANTICIPATION OF AUGUST 31, 2011 AND WATCH THE EVENT UNVEIL IN IT’S DIFFERENT WAYS. NO, WE DIDN’T WIN BUT ONE THING DID BOTHER ME WAS THE GRILLING OF MY ACCOUNTS AND WAYS I PLAYED THE GAME. FUNNY HOW SO MANY QUESTIONS SURROUNDED MY WAY OF PLAYING THE VARIOUS GAMES AND QUESTIONS OF MY PERSONAL MONEY AND HOW I HANDLED IT. I WAS VERY SURPRISED THAT I WASN’T ASKED ABOUT MY MORTGAGE BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONE ITEM THAT REALLY IDENTIFIES MY PLUS OR MINUS IDENTITY OF FINANCES. I THINK THAT MY GRILLING HAD A SIGNIFICANT POWER OF DECIDING MY OUTCOME OF THE CONTEST. I ALSO WONDER WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE $1,000 DOLLARS THAT THE 210 PEOPLE WERE SUPPOSE TO RECEIVE AS A RESULT OF THEIR POSITION
AT THE WHOLE BIG CONTEST. I REALLY DID NOT HAVE GOOD FEELINGS REGARDING THE WHOLE EPISODE AND IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE EXPLAIN THE WHOLE PLAY AS IT UNFOLDED!!!!

AS EVER,

STAN JACOBSON

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hello Stan,

    I’m sorry to hear that you did not have good feelings about the Giveaway. All entries into the PCH Sweepstakes have the same chance of winning, regardless of the entrant’s financial status. The 210 local area winners of $1,000.00 were notified by UPS last week.

    Victoria At PCH

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tabitaha lewis said...

I hope an dream of winning because not slot of good happens to me an my two kids but we still have hope.

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Crystal jones said...

Hi pch! I am hoping and praying to win! We have been praying for a financiial miracle.

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Patricia Carroll said...

About to research how many black people have won! IF ANY!!

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Jennifer Rowland said...

Its the same for me trying to keep a roof and food in my kids mouth wishing i could win. My husband lost his job and I’m starting a new one so yes the money would come in handy. I never bought a thing on here just kept entering so to everyone who is entered on here good luck and God bless

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Olita inera said...

I can’t wait

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mark.harmon. said...

i hope they get here before santaclaus does here in merrimack.nh happy hollidays blessings to all

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Tommiepeoples said...

I hope y’all surprise me down here in the 662 area greenwood ms 38930 surprise yo boy

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bob cook said...

It s nice to know there realy is a phc prize patrol out therer and making so many people happy nie to see this still going on after trying myself for over 40 yrs.

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giordano said...

I hope my Christmas order comes in time!!!!!!!

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TERRI COCHRAN said...

sure am hoping :):) that u come 2 delaware ohio :)

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Angela Koenig said...

I got a question has the prize patrol Van ever pulled up in front of the motel to surprise a family that lives there? I sure hope so cause I’ve been playing real hard doing everything I can to win this. I’m a single mom living in a motel with my 8month old son & my very sick mother. I am takeing care of them both all by myself & im barely able to pay the rent each week! I am praying to Jesus above that u guys make a trip to nlr,Ar. &knock on door #9

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Reggie Williams said...

That’s cool.Hope Iget a speacial delivery

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Ronald parker said...

IM READY BROOKLYN NY IS YOU NEXT STOP #ronaldparker

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nora Trundle said...

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christopher watanabe said...

I sure would like to take a picture like this on February 28,2014.

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Pat Page said...

I would be really blown away if they came to my home no matter what time it was. Hope to see you(prize patrol ) sometime today P P

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kahla evans said...

All i have ever known was people that live on the coast that win does the prize patrol go all over the US? I have been playing and entering and searching for years now. I know this sounds like a stupid question but just curious.

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