Cash Sweepstakes Winners Week at PCH
What a week for PCH winners! Last week, 210 lucky people across the USA – with news of $1,000 cash sweepstakes prize checks from enter the Publishers Clearing House in hand – waited with baited breath to see which one of them would be the PCH winner of our newest Million Dollar SuperPrize on Thursday, February 25th.
In the meantime, on Wednesday, the PCH Prize Patrol had another prize to deliver: in Houston, Texas.
A Southwest Airlines flight got us there right on time, and an hour later we rendez-vous’ed with our official cameraman at a Houston florist where the big bouquet of roses was ready and waiting. The PCH balloons were inflated and within minutes we were off to surprise Terry Burns who lived nearby.
Well, our best laid plans got off to a rocky start. We found the house with no problem. (Thank you Garmin GPS!) But the doorbell went unanswered.
Larry, a friendly neighbor across the street, saw our Prize Patrol van, the balloons and flowers, and yelled: “Her car is there. I’m sure she’s in there. Did you knock hard?”
When I told him I had, he volunteered to phone her and let her know there was a delivery out front. Well, that worked: a minute later Terry came to the door, saw what was happening, and begged a couple of minutes “so I can get dressed!” Yes, it was after 10 AM – but it was unusually cold for Houston, and Terry’s bed and cuddly Pomeranian felt just too warm to leave.
When we presented Terry with a Big Check for $10,000.00 she was stunned. “I can’t believe this!” she cried. “After all these years, I finally won!” She couldn’t wait to phone her children, elsewhere in Texas, and tell them the great news.
From Houston, we flew to Miami to get ready for the PCH Million Dollar SuperPrize award on Thursday! You can read more about that in my previous PCH Blog story called “Miami Area Woman Announced as New Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize Winner” and in the About.com: Contests and Sweepstakes article entitled “Publishers Clearing House Announces their Newest Million-Dollar Winner!”
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