PCH Prize Patrol Always Finds Their Sweepstakes Winner — Even on a U.S. Military Base

After the Million Dollar SuperPrize was awarded to Joe Beane of Las Vegas, NV, the Prize Patrol wasted no time in hopping on a flight to Bracketville, TX to find their next $10,000 sweepstakes winner – Delbert Harris.  After leaving the airport, they were on their way to the hotel when they realized they were going to be passing Delbert’s home. They made the smart decision of scoping out his house so they would know where to go the next day to deliver the prize.

I say it was smart because not only did they pass the location, not knowing he lived on the military base of Fort Clark Springs, but they also accidentally passed the security guard trying to flag them down. Finally catching sight of the guard, they went back and asked if he knew where Delbert lived. He called his manager, Matt, on the phone and told him that the Prize Patrol was going to be delivering a prize to a lucky sweepstakes winner the next day and wanted some information.

Matt was ecstatic to hear that the Prize Patrol was going to be around and offered every bit of help he could. He called the media and was even the PCH’s own personal spy! The staff was very happy to see the PCHers, had their pictures taken with the Prize Patrol and even gave the native New Yorkers a tour of the base, on which a few movies have been filmed (starring John Wayne, no less!). But Delbert was kept in the dark the whole time. Matt the security director/Prize Patrol Spy was keeping an eye on Delbert, and with his help, the Prize Patrol surprised their newest sweepstakes winner when he was halfway between the car and his house, a grocery bag in each hand. Not knowing what to do, Delbert proceeded to put his groceries in the house, and then came back outside for his $10,000 big check!

Delbert is an Air Force veteran, originally from Detroit, MI. He is a just loves to enter the sweepstakes of Publishers Clearing House, and it just goes to show that having a little faith can pay off. Mrs. Harris was not home at the time of the prize delivery, but Delbert says that he is going to pay off some bills with the prize award money and maybe the two of them will go on a cruise.

After the Texas trip, it was back to Port Washington, NY for a normal day of work! That equals two prizes, three time zones and four days. Kudos to the Prize Patrol for coming into work on Friday, you’re about as dedicated to getting work done as Mailman/SuperPrize winner Joe Beane.


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Angie Favors said...

GOOD MORNING PCH I LOVED THE STORY AND I HAPPEN TOO BE A VETERAN TOO, USMC!

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MR said...

That is serious Business?

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Odis Grubbs said...

Great story.

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GC said...

Dreeeeeeeeeeam, dream dream dream dream….Dreeeeeeeeeeam, dream dream dream dream, whenever I want too!

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    Jasmine Norris said...

    I pray every night and day that things change for the good. College ain’t cheap and transportation ain’t either……. But i’m so happy for them, thats right never give up the faith. Keep holding on keep striving, and after a while god says yes my faithful servent you can have what you ask for.

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pree said...

Will be serious today.

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Edward Fielding said...

I was in the USMG Four Years. My worst Experience was going to sleep one nighy only to wake up one morning and the water canteen which was my pillow was frozen Rough night This happened in the lat 49′s
Edward Fielding

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Joanne Donner said...

what prize did Matt win

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Joanne,

    The delivery of the $10,000 check, by our famous Prize Patrol, was made to our newest winner, Delbert Harris of Bracketville, TX. Matt is a manager at that particular U.S military base who helped out the Prize Patrol deliver the prize.

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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Robin Carter said...

I’m glad to hear a Veteran won!!!! our Country forgets our Veterens to often! Mr. Harris I salute you for your service to our Country and congradulations on your win! “One nation under God”

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Joyce Giberson said...

What a wonderful story of your adventures. I enjoyed it very much because there are other people out there who share my
faith. Thankyou for sharing. God bless you all.

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ethel reedy said...

my name ethel reedy
I pray every day you will come to my house

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Teresa C. said...

I “m waiting to meet all of you at PCH Good luck to everyone!

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Marie Tarango said...

winning would be a blessing so that we could help some family member getting back on their feet and pay off some of our own debts

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Deborah Switzer said...

I’m Delbert’s sister Deborah. If y’all only knew all my brother has suffered in his service to this country you would stand up and praise God in heaven for him. He called moments after the PCH team left. We live in different states so we couldn’t jump up and down together but the phone call was such a blessing. Be sure to always give God the glory in His Son’s name and you too can be a winner. Thank you Abba in Jesus Name! Glory to God!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Deborah,

    It is always a wonderful feeling on our end, to know that we have made someone’s day everytime the Prize Patrol awards a prize to a winner! It was nice to hear from you. Good Luck to everyone!

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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Evelyn said...

I love the products that PCH has and I order all the time. But as for the contests I have been in the for 50 years and never have been choosen. But good luck on who wins.

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Todd Ryan said...

Way to go Delbert congradulations you met the PCH Life changers yes the employees at PCH are life changers i still await my day but that is totally awesome you now have yours way to go man enjoy !!!!!!!!!

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Paulette Moore said...

I think that everyone loves to see that some people have a lot of luck as for me God willing I will win!!! car,5000.00 aweek for the little bit of time I have left good luck for me!

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Alice Cook said...

someday i hope it will be me but i am really just happy to see that people with real hardships are winning. god bless you all at pch for the joy you bring.

Alice E Cook

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Doris Pleasant said...

I’ve been a customer of PCH for many years, I’ve entered every contest possible,hoping to win.At this stage of the game, I’m beginning to have my doubts. We are going to have to do something drastic as our retirement funds are running low.With God’s help, perhaps we will soon see PCH pull up in our drive.

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LeVar Boyd said...

Hello PCH and all entrants! Im hopefull as ever to win the next BIG sweepstakes giveaway. I love helping others and that’s what I plan to do, for underprivagled kids. Thanks PCH for the opportunity to dream , and good luck to all entrants on the next Superprize giveaway.

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James Russell said...

I could imagine what my wife and I could do with all that money. Sincerelly yours,James Russell

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James Russell said...

When we win,we are going to celebrate together with a pizza party.

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

PCH Family!

Have a most wonderful day and always be safe in your travels! May You ALL Be Blessed Always! *I will never stop dreaming – I refuse to give up! I love ALL of your Blogs. It brings so much hope to read everyone’s comments. Good Luck to everyone! Enjoy your Day! GOD LOVES YOU!!!

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Thomas H. Payne said...

i will always keep on wishing i could win the money or a house mabe one day I wish and pray for the best for anybody to win there wish come true.

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

Dear PCH Family,

As we are getting closer and closer to the Winning Days, I can not help but get excited! You all bring so much joy and happiness that I, for one am not giving up! As mentioned before on many of your Blogs, “I can hear the excitement of all the participates and it certainly brings a smile to me!” *Thank you, Publishers Clearing House for giving us these opportunities! Enjoy your day and May You All Be Blessed This Day and Everyday!

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Dominique Sherman-Thompson said...

I really love this story. I goes to show you that everything and anything is possible. That is why I absolutely won’t give up on winning.

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE FAMILY, (PRIZE PATROL),

***SEE I AM SENDING AN ANGEL BEFORE YOU TO GUARD YOU ON YOUR WAY!”

Be safe in all of your travels! “WE” all thank you for everything you all do!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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Griselda Cuellar said...

May God bless you all at Publishers Clearing House. I pray that I may meet Dave Sayer on November 30, 2010 if God-willing I will win the UltraCombo SuperPrize! Take care and may God bless you all and your families.
Love,
Griselda Cuellar

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Synthia said...

November 30th is almost here. Congrats in advance to the winner. I know it wont be me because I’ve never heard of PCH coming to Miami and 2nd, they seem to give the prizes away to elderly people or people who have a great or descent occupation. Not a young struggling mother of 2 like myself. Not trying to be negative but i still won’t give up HOPE!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Synthia,

    Each entry received has an equal chance of winning and we never know who our next winner may be. Our winners are as varied as the faces you see in our famous television commercials coming from all walks of life, ages, ethnic backgrounds and regions. We have had winners who live in big cities, small towns, trailer parks, high rise apartments and even the Alaskan tundra.

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

TO THE PCH PRIZE PATROL!

I wanted to thank you for the “Updates”!

Only one word to describe it – “EXCITMENT!”

We all love you for the blessings you bring as well as sharing it with us!

God Bless and Be Safe! :)

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE,
“THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT YOU ALL DO!” If it is God’s Will I hope to be one of the Winners on December 25th, 2010!
God Bless You All! Merry Christmas to you all!

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RUTH R. LEHRER said...

DEAR PCH;;;;IT WOULD BE A GREAT MIRACLE TO BE A WINNER, NEVERTHE LESS;;;IT IS TIME CONSUMING ;;;BUT PLEASURABLE TO BE INVOLVED WITH SUCH A MARVELOUS COMPANY SUCH AS PCH;;;;AND TO SHARE TIME AND INTEREST;;;;SOMEDAY MY SHIP WILL COME IN;;;AND IT WILL BE JUST WONDERFUL;;;RUTH R. LEHRER

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RUTH R. LEHRER said...

HI;;;TO PCH;;;;MY DREAMS KEEP TELLING ME NOT TO GIVE UP AND MAYBE I HAVE A CHANCE IN WINNING A TOP PRIZE;;;NOW WOULDN’G THAT BE JUST AWSOME;;;AND UNBELIEVABLE;;;AND A MIRACLE;;;;WE SURE COULD USE THE MONEY ;;;AND IT WOULD DO A GREAT DEAL OF GOOD FOR MY DAUGHTER’S BACK PROBLEM;;;AND HOW ELATED WITH JOY I WOULD BE;;;THANKYOU RUTH R. LEHRER

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RUTH R. LEHRER said...

IT IS MOST WONDERFUL TO KEEP TRYING TO WIN A LARGE PRIZE;;JUST HOPING AND PRAYING TO WIN;;;IN THIS WAY I COULD DO THE BEST THAT I CAN TO HELP MY DAUGHTER FIND THE PROBLEM THAT IS BOTHERING HER BACK;;;

LOVE RUTH R. LEHRER

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Parish Mack said...

I’m just going to get straight to the point. I don’t want to give you a sad story about my life so all I’m going to say is I’m determined to win this Publishing Clearing House. I’m not going to give up and I have faith that I’m going to win. Happy Holidays! Can’t wait to see you guys at my house!!!
Parish Reshawn Mack aka Mr. Determination, Savannah GA

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RUTH R. LEHRER said...

HELLOW PCH;;;TODAY IS CHRISTMAS DAY;;;AND A CHANCE TO WIN 10MILLION DOLLARS;;;DON’T I HAVE AN EQUIL CHANCE TO WIN AS ANYONE ELSE;;;HOPE IT HAPPENS AND I WOULD SURE BE THE PAPPIEST PERSON ALIVE;;;WITH A LIFE OF COMPLETE HAPPINESS;;;HOW WONDERFUL THAT WOULD BE;;;COME ON PCH;;;PICK ME AS A WINNER;;;LOVE RUTH R. LEHRER

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RUTH R. LEHRER said...

NEW YEARS HAS COME AND GONE;;;THE NEW YEAR IS 2011;;NEW YEARS DAY;;;JAN; 1, 2011;;;;AND I HAVEN’T WON AS YET;;;WOULD LIKE TO BE A WINNER;;AND THAT WOULD BE A PLUS AND A WELL NEEDED PRIZE FROM PCH;;;AS IT WOULD GO A LONG WAY IN DOING MANY GOOD DEEDS IN THE FAMILY AND OTHERS;;;THANKYOU MRS. RUTH R. LEHRER

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE FAMILY,
May you all continue to be blessed as you continue in your work!
May this New Year brings you lots of happiness and joy filled with love!

God bless each and everyone of you for your hard work!

I appreciate everything you all do. Thank you!

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RUTH R. LEHRER said...

HI PCH I KNOW VERY WELL THERE IS GREAT COMPETITION;;IN WINNING;;;BUT PERHAPS OR MAYBE THE WINNING WILL COME MY WAY AS TO HELP THE SITUATION OF MY DAUGHTERS BACK PROBLEM;;;BACK PAIN IS AN UNCOMFORTABLE WAY TO LIVE;;;SHE IS LOVELY, SMART, GIVING; AND JUST A FINE LOVELY KIND PERWON;;;AND AS A MOM THERE IS NOT A THING I WOULDN’T DO FOR HER;;;WITH LOVE RUTH R. LEHRER;;;;;;;

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Ruth,

    Our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that the recipient has not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. Please remember that while we receive entries from all across the land only one individual can actually win each giveaway.

    Best of luck to you and your daughter,
    Alanna @ PCH

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Donna Snyder said...

I am happy for the past winners, I am also praying everyday, that Prize Patrol will pull into my driveway in Gahanna Ohio

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Carol Gauthier said...

gotta agree with Evelyn…..been purchasing PCH products & entering their sweeps since the late 70s. Haven’t won a thing…YET!!! ‘But I keep hopin’!

Candy

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PATSY VOYLES said...

MAY THE WINDS BLOW GENTLY ACROSS YOUR BACK AND TURN YOUR VAN IN THE SOUTHERN DIRECTION. THE ROAD SIGNS ARE NOT HARD TO FIND. HOPE YOU WILL FIND US SOON BEFORE WE ARE TO OLD AND TO GREY!

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

PCH Family & Prize Patrol,

FAITH – IS ALL IT TAKES!

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Lisa L. Watson said...

Got to be a lifechanging moment! Awesome!

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Jacqueline Simmons said...

I also have wishes of winning. I am so tired os getting other sweepstakes that state I have won their sweepstakes and if I send them some money I’ll get the prize money I’ve won. I totally ignore them because if I’ve won something why should I have to pay them anything to recieve it. I believe in the Publishers Clearing House awards and when I hear that knock on my door I’ll thank them and thank God.

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mary flannigan said...

god bless our veterans-everyone of them that enters shoud win-they gave their time leaving their families-some gave all they had to proctect us and theirr country-our thanks to all of them.

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Jennifer Smith said...

Life is hard for most people. Some were abused as kids,some are abused as adults,some abuse themselves.Some grow up silver spoon fed, some don’t grow up at all. Those who have gone thru life without a care in the world are those that I feel for the most. I wake up every day and thank God for another chance to have the best day ever. After Yesterday is gone can’t fix what went gone wrong. Just live for today in the moment for you never know when you won’t have tomorrow. My father,step-mother,two of my sister, my only brother, two of my children have passed away before I turn 52. I’m not sad for them for they are in a better place now. I get to look forward for today.

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Victoria Kennedy said...

I love watchng the prize patrol. My new year resolution was to answer all PCH letters and mail them the same day that I got them in the mail.I always give up cause there’s so many and it last so long. The only thing I know of that would take longer than their giveaways,would be finding me if they ever picked my name.They send me e-mails everyday and I search and answer all their letters from the same address for the last 10 yrs.They still have my address wrong.Oh well I will live out my resolution anyway.I think it’s great that there’s still sweepstakes in the world. Thanks for showing the winners on line it either makes you laugh or cry. Sometimes both. Have a good one.

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Deborah Miller Martin said...

Danielle:

Just waiting on the knock on my door… Come visit Maryland! “Make my dreams come true”…

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Bee Yang said...

Hhello all participants many good wishes and luck to you all. Pch makes my day WIn or not, its been fun

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andrew patterson3 said...

i’ve been entering pch since the seventies today i’m disable and would love to win a prize this time around,so ,i could take my 71 year old mate to where i grew-up los angeles,ca.to meet my 14 childern,43 grand childern.

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Wayne Hall said...

PCH has gave me hope that life not all bad. Thank you PCH

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