WISCONSIN MAN WINS SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PRIZE FROM PCH.COM

JON K_PCH Wisonsin winner

As reported on the PCHBlog on Wednesday, the PCH Prize Patrol was on its way to Wisconsin to surprise a lucky man with roses, balloons and a special St. Patrick’s Day prize – for $10,000.00! And I recall saying that I could not promise that he would answer the doorbell when we arrived, but I could promise that the prize would be delivered.

Well sure enough: Jon K. was not at home. A “little birdie” told us he was taking some vacation days from his job with the U.S. Postal Service, and was visiting friends in a town about half an hour away from his Appleton, Wisconsin home, but would not be gone too long.

So we waited and watched from a hidden vantage point, hoping we would see him return.  But, unsuccessful after almost an hour, we left our post, needing a bracing cup of coffee — even though it was unseasonably warm for Wisconsin in March.  An hour and a half later we were back, hoping we’d see Jon’s car pull into the driveway before it got dark.  Alas, our waiting was not over.

I passed the time reminiscing with our video cameraman about some of our most memorable Prize Patrol visits. I was about to launch into a sixth adventure when — hallelujah! — a car pulled into the driveway and a young man stepped out of the car and walked to the door in a manner that suggested that he was indeed our winner. It was time to launch the “winning moment”!

The Prize Patrol van rolled into position in front of the house, the cameraman jumped out to start the videotape rolling, we gathered all our paraphernalia, and in an instant we were ringing the doorbell.

A barking dog brought Jon to the door without delay. I hardly had to announce the purpose of our visit. One glance and Jon knew exactly what was happening. While he had entered the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes many times at pch.com and had dreamed that the Prize Patrol would arrive some day, he was totally unprepared for “the real thing.” His mouth fell open as his eyes focused on the Big Check…for $10,000.00!

Jon was not a big screamer like some winners you see in our commercials or pchtv.com. But he was no less flabbergasted that he was indeed a PCH Sweepstakes winner. And very grateful. It was a thrilling climax to a birthday he had celebrated just the day before. I don’t think Jon is Irish, but St. Patrick’s Day 2010 was a very lucky day for him and one he will never forget.

You can be a winner too — just like Jon. Don’t miss today’s and every day’s opportunity to enter and win at PCH.com. Just click here and you could be on your way!

Good luck!

Dave Sayer

Executive Director

PCH PRIZE PATROL


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Natalie B At Pch said...

What a great birthday present. Congrats, Jon!
I’m glad the waiting paid off!
~Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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R. Gilkes said...

My Congradulations to a fellow Wisconsinite. I’m glad to see Wis. recognized for more than cows, corn, cheese and beer.

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Charlene L.Wilcox said...

Congradulations To The ST.Patrick’s Day Winner And God Bless.I hope You Enjoy it!!!You deserve It!

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Cindy Bonneau said...

I really like this picture of Jon K..It was PERFECT, Bravo PCH! Keep this camera for pictures of the winners!(lose the old cameras-they take terrible pictures) I wish all the photos taken of the Winners were of this quality, ..This is their 15 minutes of fame..it should be the BEST!

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Jeff P said...

Well i guesse Mr Wisconsin was a mouse in a cheese factory when he got that fat check lol.
I imagine when or if i Win A PCH Prize here in michigan, it’ll be smooth sailing.
P.S Small Fortunes are blessings.

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SISIFO.TAAMILO said...

HI,
ND CONGRADULATION TO THOSE WHO WIN,YEAH YOU DESERVE IT ND YOU EARN IT,CONGRADULATION,
OK TODAY IS THE BEST DAY TO BEST,TODAY IS THE DAY TO STAR WITH NEW LIFE,TODAY IS THE DAY TO DREAM BIG ND KEEP ON TRYING UNTILL YOU BECOME A WINNER OF TEN MILLION DOLLARS,
TODAY IS THE DAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENTS,TODAY IS THE NEW DAY TO DAVE.SAYER ND HIS TEAM TO SUPPRICE ND AWARD THE PERSON WHO WIN ND MAKE HIS/HER
DREAM COME TRUE,THANKS AGAIN TO DAVE.SAYER ND THE REST OF THE TEAM MEMBER FOR THERE WORKING HARD,THANK YOU ND GOD
BLEZZ.

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SISIFO.TAAMILO said...

KEEP ON TRYING ND TRYING,NEVER EVER GIVE UP,
KEEP ON GOIN ND GOIN UNTILL I WIN,IT ALL ABOUT WINNING,
DREAM BIG ND MAKE THAT DREAM COME TRUE,
DREAM BIG ND WIN BIG CHECK,
BELIVE IN IT ND MAKE IT HAPPEN
SO THE DREAM WILL COME TRUE,
ALWAYS HOPE FOR THE BEST I CAN,
THANKS PCH.

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SISIFO.TAAMILO said...

CONGRADULATION TO THOSE WHO MADE IT TO THE WINNING MOMENT,
BLESS YOU ND KEEP UP THE DREAM GO FLOW ND FLOW TO MAKE ANOTHER WINNING MOMENT COME TRUE,THANK PCH.

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SISIFO.TAAMILO said...

CONGRATULATION TO THOSE WHO WIN,ND FULL FEEL THERE LIFE WITH FAMILYS ND FRIENDS WITH JOY ND HAPPY LIFE,TODAY ND THAT VERY DAY MY DREAM IS SOMEWHERE IT WILL COME TRUE ND COME REAL,TO PROVE ALL WHAT I WAS WAITING FOR,MY SON ND WIFE,FAMILYS ND FRIENDS,HELP THOSE WHO NEED HELP,ND FAMILYS ND FRIENDS,BUT MOST OF ALL RETURN A FAVORITE BACK TO PCH ND THERE TEAMZ,THANKS PCH,MUCH BLESS GO OUT TO,ELITE,DAVE,TODD NS DANIELLE,THANK YOU GUYS ND GOD BLESS.

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SISIFO.TAAMILO said...

DREAM BIG ND WIN BIG,
NEVER EVER GIVE UP,
TRYING ND TRYING,
HAD FAAITH,HONEST TRUST,BELIVE,
ND THANKS FOR ALL BELIVE IN IT,
THANKS PCH ND GOD BLESS.

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Sara said...

I am Sara from wisconsin. I lost my house in a big fire. Maybe it is good for an every day entry. Well, good luck.

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Deborah Holland said...

Hi Sara,
We are sorry to hear of the difficulties you have experienced.
Every entry you send in is processed with care and has an equal chance of winning. The more often you enter the more chances you have to win. Winners are selected at random, so you never know which entry might be the next winner.

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CHARITY MORAN LARA said...

Wishing, Hoping & Dreaming to be a winner…for my kids especially, grandfather and mom!! It would surely be nice!!

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Margie Brownlow said...

Good luck to the Irisman, and many more to come.
Margie

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Brenda Nelson said...

Congratulations to all the Winner’s! Happy St. Pat’s Day@ Thank’s for Sharing PCH! :)

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Barbara said...

CONGRATS JON YEEEEEEEEEEES :)

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Brenda Gibson said...

Congradulatinons Jon k. Blessing to you.

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