Sweepstakes Winner Shares Tips

Sweepstakes Winner Natalie Bostelman featured in AOL WalletPop Interview

Have you ever thought about the steps you would need to take if you suddenly found yourself winning a significant amount of money? I know I did back in 2008 when I won a $1 Million SuperPrize from Publishers Clearing House!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in an interview with AOL’s WalletPop, a site dedicated to consumer finance. They asked about my financial situation before and after the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prize windfall. I told them how we were in debt and really needed the money to pay off bills. My husband and I were juggling jobs and barely getting by in our trailer home before the day the PCH Prize Patrol showed up to change all that.


With our winnings we built a new home and planned our financial recovery carefully. In the interview I provided a few tips on how to handle such a windfall if it were to come your way.

If you’re itching to become a sweepstakes winner, I highly suggest that you check out the advice on how to handle a huge cash windfall that’s provided on their website: http://www.walletpop.com/.

The story also includes profiles of other people who came into financial windfalls and how their stories turned out. These stories, as well as my own sweepstakes winner story, are part of an introduction to the premiere of TLC’s series, The Lottery Changed My Life. The on-air date of the television show featuring my PCH sweepstakes prize win will be this Sunday, August 15th at 10 pm. Hope you like it!

GOOD LUCK!

~Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador


25 thoughts on “Sweepstakes Winner Shares Tips”

  1. Kureo says:

    these are precious! my biarhdty is coming up soon and im think i will make these for my dance class :) *we always bring something for everyone even though ill be 19 lol* but my question is, wouldnt the cones burn if you bake them? i can see in your picture that they dont and i havnt seen anyone mention it in any of the other comments but i was just wondering..

  2. Matt W. says:

    I do not wish to step on anyone’s toes by saying this, but it seems as if many people post to these blogs with hopes that a PCH employee will recognize their hardships, and or take notice of the good deeds that would “be spread to so many others” or “everyone else comes first” . But I would like to just reiterate that if you do feel this way, you should revert back to the official rules. A computer generates at random a winner number. It is unlawful for employees or anyone else for that matter to tamper with sweepstakes results. Not even the PCH employees or family members may enter to win.

    I am posting to this because I look to blogs for answers, and entertainment. Anyways, I just wanted to throw this out so that people who believe that PCH is a charity can gain knowledge that it (PCH) is not.

    1. terrie says:

      Thanks for posting this! I see it as well. Its like an i have to outpost the last person zo i can win thing. Nope. Doesnt wor that way. And to those who think its a scam because yoh dont win? Look at your chancs of winning!!! Aorry guys but its like the lotto. A random number;)

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