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


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eill ther said...

Hello
if ever one believed in the computer for winning its me see yes thats what i would do if i won the big prize. i’d have the medical attention i need to really see and slow down in the work force and enjoy life. i’d be able to help other people and friends.my accident hasn’t helped me at all. life goes on though with hopes and dreams that might be forfilled someday soon.i will win that 10 million
thanks.

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useme said...

well i am just hoping this posts i have had so many problems i love to enter all the time over 20 years i am hoping the computer way will change my life the mail way hasn’t yet btw r u guys going to get different dvds i was so happy then when i looked at what u have and i was said i like to see more tv shows from the late 70′s early 80′s maybe just a thought here.

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Kathyann Scott said...

HELLO DAVE SAYER , ALL TEAMS PCH & THE PRIZEPATROL . I CANT WAIT TO WIN ON AUGUST 31 TH . ALSO WILL TELL ON AUG 23 TH, I AM LOOKING FORWARD DAVE SAYER WILL ANSWER . THIS IS KATHYANN SCOTT , 52 YRS OLD & MY HEARING DOG LOLLIE, .I PRAYING HARDER .COULD I WILL BE THE FIRST WIN AS WINNER ?! DAVE SAYER COMMING TO KNOCK ON MY DOORSTEP .EVERYONE LOVE DAVE SAYER IF U HERE IN MANSFIELD, OHIO , DAVE SAYER WILL BE A BIG STAR IN MANSFIELD, OHIO . ,MY DREAM’S WIN COMMING IT SOON ON AUGUST 31 TH , COME TO ME IN MANSFIELD, OHIO AT 689 PIPER ROAD . I WILL BE SO EXCITING . JUMP HOPS . VERY HAPPY AND SCREAMING LOUD , MY FAITH DAVE SAYER WILL COME TO SEE ME .I ALWAY BE THERE AT HOME ALL THE TIMES. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO U ALL, CANT WAIT TO WIN ! HAVE A GREAT NIGHT !!! : ) ! THANK U, KATHYANN SCOTT

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gail said...

what steps would i take just one getting what i need a stove new couch washer dryer paying that one bill off 600.00 bucks and then a better car so i don’t have to worry day in and day out will i be walking again. Maybe who know’s over 20 some years already and never won a thing.

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Lisa N said...

Hi All!

Congratulations Natalie, on your win!!!

How are you & your husband doing now??! & your home & financials :-)?!

I sure wish for stability too!!

Also, thank you Natalie for the Wallet Pop link!!
I wish I could watch, no TLC, or cable tv here!!!
Please let me/us know if there will be a post/or online showing of this new episode/and or show??

Thank ya!!

(lots of love from MASS)

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Lisa N said...

I just checked out the TLC site, there are no full episodes..but wait, you did mention that would be the premiere of the series..hmm, I’ll check back after Sunday!

Thanks again Natalie!!!

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Lisa N said...

Thanks for the info, but I don’t have cable tv!! :-/

I hope it’ll be posted on their website shortly after??
I’ll check it out.

Natalie, I like the “Goodwill Ambassador” title, name for you!

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R.Sue said...

I have Prayed and Wish to win Big Money..For many year’s now..I have almost given up any Hope or Dream’s now..For any money..I now Pray for my sister,who need’s a Liver trasplant or she will passaway and be out of our live’s..Thank you your time..

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martha sparks said...

The steps I’m taking to become the next pch $5000 a week winnerj I’m taking the opportunity to get additional entries to win on the 31st by searching using pchsearch.com every chance I get. I’m also responding with hundreds of clicks responding to all the emails I receive from PCH I’m hoping my clicks are being recorded by a clicker counter, these efforts are very time consuming. I have the time though as I am one of the unfortunatE who have been laid off and are toughing it out through this economy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to hear my door bell ring on the 31st of August, today is the 23rd. It’s So exciting! Good luck to me!

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ann moore said...

Would love to win pch’s sweeps if only for the fact that i could help out a lot of people not only my family but the children of ST. Jude’s Hospital.I just lost a dear friend to sickle cell anemia she was only 19.So anything i can do to help children deathly sick
besides praying i’ll do all i can.

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Larvell .A Bailey,jr said...

I know I will win the big 1# on the 30 ,2010 $1,000,000 & $5,000 a week for life

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Marline Dobbins said...

My husband and i would be blessed to win. My husband works so hard. He has had two heart attacks and I would be able to give him a chance for the first time in his life to take time out and slow down. We would be able to pay off our debt and start anew life. We are not ready to give up, I can only hope that we will hear that door bell ring and our lives as well as our loved ones will change for the better. Just an added note, since my husbands heart attacks our health insurance is almost as much as our house payment. We just recieved another letter from our health provider
saying as of March 2011 it will go up again. So all I can do at this point in our lives, is think positive and hope and listen for that door bell to ring.

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clearly crystal said...

LOL…I enjoyed watching Lottery Changed My Life shows and I recorded them when they came on just so I could see them when I was relaxing. they are great “feel-good” shots in the arm to! LOL

sing that song Nat! and I’ll sing with ya…it’s be fun!
“I won a million dollaaars.
I won a million dollaaars.”

ROFLMBO

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lori emerson said...

i want to be a millionaire so really bad..to buy all the things that i never had..will my dreams come ture…yes..i do really believe that my dreams will come true..because its my turn..to be what i can be..and every day will be like christmas..with pch..

lori emerson..

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Earline reynolds said...

I really hope to be bless i,am a single mom working really hard to get by. I want to bless my kids help them pay for collegl bless someone else whom needs the help and to bless my church.cause this will be a blessing from god and also to pay my debts off so if by change come to florida.so sorry can ‘t watch the programs like i used to had to let the cable go.to many bills and not enough money.

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Regina Booker said...

PCH is exciting to play everyday! August 31, 2011 can’t come quicker. A few months back I left a note on my front door for PCH, hoping they were in NJ. The note told them to call and I will come from work ASAP. My husband and son made fun of me for days, but I told them I know in my heart I am going to win big one day. I can feel some blessing is coming.

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lauren griggs said...

I love pch and hope to be a winner. It would come in handy! Especially with me preparing for a baby that’s due in December 2012!:)

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Warren Joyner said...

Someday I’ll be winning a PCH Sweepstakes and all I’ll ever be is rich, its a certainty! PCH ROCKS!!!
And Congrats to the winner of this page!

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Ramona Prescott said...

Becoming a winner would be beyond words, but I would definitely keep God first and be a blessing to the homeless, my family, and my hometown community.

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Matt W. said...

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.

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