On a recent PCH Prize Patrol trip in Southwest Michigan, we made someone other than our winner very excited! My partner Jack and I pulled the Prize Patrol van into a liquor store parking lot so we could pick up some last-minute champagne for the winner we were about to surprise. (Buying locally not only helps the local economy wherever we go; it’s also a lot easier than lugging the champagne in our suitcases!)
There were two of us Prize Patrol Deputies standing in line behind a woman buying lottery tickets. We listened patiently next to her as she told the cashier of her worries that the plant she worked at would soon close. We were wearing our official Prize Patrol jackets and buying champagne around 11 AM on a weekday, but she didn’t seem to notice us standing there. She left the store as we began paying for our champagne, but seconds later she burst back through the door having seen the Prize Patrol van parked outside next to her car. “Are you looking for me???” she yelled at us excitedly with a big smile and waving her company ID nametag.
Unfortunately for her, she wasn’t our prize winner that day, but we encouraged her to keep entering the PCH Sweepstakes. She asked us if she could rub the Prize Patrol van for good luck and we of course encouraged her to—we love meeting people like her while we’re out on the road! We can’t promise that rubbing the Prize Patrol van will help her luck, but it sure won’t hurt!
PCH Prize Patrol Deputy