$10,000 Sweepstakes Winner Saw Good Luck Coming

On the morning of November 3 Colette Wallace, the newest $10,000 sweepstakes winner, saw a brown moth fluttering around her Texas home. It didn’t bother her – as it might some folks – because in the Philippine Islands, Colette’s native land, this particular sight is a sign of imminent good luck. Still she didn’t think much about it as she and an associate drove off to take care of some business matters.

Well, that moth turned out to be just what Colette had been praying for: Good Luck – in the form of a surprise visit from America’s most welcome drop-in guests, the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol. But the sweepstakes prize delivery didn’t go quite so smoothly.

After spending a few minutes knocking on the door and ringing the bell – with no one answering, we were about to leave Colette’s house and come back later. I was just starting to put all our stuff back in the Prize Patrol van when a truck pulled in and a small, plucky woman jumped out. Her mouth fell open and her hands went up as she suddenly realized, “You’re Dave Sayer! I’ve seen you on TV and your photo in PCH mailings for years!”

Once we confirmed that she was indeed Colette Wallace, I unveiled the Big Check – with her name on it – and announced “You’ve just won a $10,000 sweepstakes – from Publishers Clearing House!”

“I can’t believe it!” Colette cried as the video camera recorded the presentation of roses, balloons and champagne. Her associate Steve stood by – flabbergasted but clearly recalling that she had entered our sweepstakes – both by mail and at pch.com – for decades.

Local TV stations were also present to capture the “$10,000 winning moment” and broadcast it on the evening news to their huge Dallas/Fort Worth audiences. As you can see in the photo of Colette and me, she was one happy winner!

I don’t know if you believe in brown moths or other “good luck” signs that get you all excited and optimistic. Whether you do or not, enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes right now by clicking on this link to pch.com. And enter every chance you get – just like Colette did — and you’ll have a better chance of winning AND welcoming the Prize Patrol to your door.

Wishing you the very best of luck.

Dave Sayer
Executive Director
PCH PRIZE PATROL


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Siuman Yau said...

That’s great! Now I need a brown moth to come to my house. Congrats Colette!

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angela grady said...

i happy that collete won 10.000
dollars it is always nice to see new winners

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Margie Radecki said...

I’m very happy for collete too!!
I’m looking forward to the day that I get my hugs and picture taken with Mr.Dave Sayers..sure would love to win a new car or minivan. We only have one car and my husband uses for work. I will continue to enter the sweepstakes. keeping my fingers crossed!! lol…..

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Amy said...

I prefer getting the entry forms in the mail; I can’t always get out to the library! And, when I do, it’s a very long process at the library….Please send me the entry from now on….

Thanks

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Amy,

    We have processed your request to add your name and address to our mailing list. Please allow approximately 8 to 12 weeks for your first mailing to arrive.

    For any service requests that you may have in the future, please use the “Ask Us” page under the “Info Center” link at http://www.pch.com.

    Regards,
    Chris @ PCH

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Amy,

    We have processed your request to add your name and address to our mailing list. Please allow approximately 8 to 12 weeks for your first mailing to arrive.

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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dwayne dixon said...

i want to be the winner for the
$10,000.00 dolls sweepstakes from pch ok in i want you to come to the bronx ny so i can go
to charleston south carolina ok

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gail block said...

I just be happy winning the 500 gift card from walmart on pchgames

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Cindy Bonneau said...

Me Too Gail..Just a “Gift Card” from PCHgames would be nice.
I would be very happy with the $50.00 Gift Card from Wal-Mart *smile*

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jarren k said...

I”M happy just entering….IT”S all free anyways every time i enter i’m always the winner thats the way i see it.
ALOHA TO ALL

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Cindy Bonneau said...

Ahola! Jarren K.. I love your attitude-yes, we should ALL feel the way you do–”We are all winners!” *smile* Thanks for reminding us ALL… Pomaikaʻi! Maikaʻi Pomaikaʻi!

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jarren k said...

AURYTE!REPRESENT HI

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Nancy Sexton said...

Sooooo TRUE!!! PCH Prize Patrol IS THE MOST WELCOME DROP-IN GUESTS IN AMERICA!!! Anytime, anywhere!!! Surely, we’d ALL like a SURPRISE visit from you guys!!!

God Bless everybody!!!

NKS

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Steven Knutson said...

Very happy to see Colette win $10,000 from PCH! She never gave up on entering the sweepstakes after many years of sending it in, but now I see that due to her generosity and large circle of influence that the people around her were the real winners and she has been spreading the word of faith and that PCH is for real. Because Colette can only give so much she is telling the others they should enter for a chance as well. It looks to me like there are many winners when Dave presented Colette the big check. :)

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Jeffery Carlson said...

I need that same brown moth to come to my house! I am so excited for you–I have always had my doubts about PCH as I had never known anybody that had won–now, I am hooked.

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christine calingacion said...

I have been joining PCH sweeptakes for some time now and sometimes it felt like there was no chance for me to win…yet now I am a strong believer that PCH gives equal chances of winning to everybody now that somebody i know, and that’s you Collette. The moth may have been a deliverer of good message but PCH had been the deliverer of good grace. For your generosity and selflessness, you deserve to win. I am happy for you. Hope it’s my turn next time to see PCH at my doorstep.

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    Steven Knutson said...

    In time, with a strong determination and faith with a little luck you have just as much chance as those previous winners from PCH. As the saying goes “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.

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Amy Charles said...

Congratulations! You truly deserve this. The most generous woman I have ever known in my existence. Thank you for all the blessings and happiness that you have given us, your immediate and extended family. Because of you, I am what I am and where I am. I will never forget what you have done for all of us, for my family. You always saw us through no matter what, disregarding consequences. Thank you Auntie and a heartfelt congratulations from me, Mommy, Raymond, Liz, Rock and Ray. We love you and hope you enjoy your winnings.

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Raymond Linkhorn said...

Congratulations Auntie Coling.. Very happy for you and a well deserved winning for you. Thanks for the many blessings you have given my mom and my family.

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Rocky Linkhorn said...

Congratulations Auntie Coling.. We are so delighted that you won.

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William Ray Charles said...

Congratulations Ms. Colette. We are so happy for you

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Amy Charles said...

Congratulations Auntie Colette.

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inecitakatada said...

congratulations!and thanks to the publishers clearing house sweeptakes! collette,you deserve to win after helping those people continuously in time of there needs specially to those home you had helped for there education,thronic ailment expenses like cancer and kidney problems,and for the charitable causes in different churches and organization. wishing you the best of luck nellkat

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    Steven Knutson said...

    If she has more winnings to come she can definitely help more needy people. Keep your fingers cross and start entering so you can help other people too with your winnings.

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haelsanchezschock said...

congratz! everybody is happy to hear you winning the sweeptakes from the publishers clearing house. at last, you finally hit the jackpot if its GOD plan so you could help more to people who are in need . GOOD LUCK, haelschock

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bambi catan said...

congratulations to mama coling for winning.. you deserve it.Take care & God bless…

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DeAnna Bowen said...

Very happy for Colette! That much money would be life changing for many as well as my family. It would def. end a lot of stress!! Maybe one day, Dave, if the Lord willing, I’ll be standing in photo with you!! God bless! Good luck to everyone!

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    Steven Knutson said...

    Don’t give up .It took Colette decades of entering before she was handed the giant check. Have strong faith and keep on sending entries or clicking the mouse on your computer.

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dwayne dixon said...

I WANT TO BE WINNER FOUR TODAY!

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colette wallace said...

Hi everybody! I want to thank everyone for posting your blogs. I also want to wish all of you the best of luck in entering at PCH sweepstakes. May all of you win something. Hope Lady Luck will be on your side. I also wish it would be nice for me to see DAVE SAYER again in my doorstep. There is such thing as the second tme around. Last but not the least I sincerely thank PCH and its staff for giving me the opportunity to be one of their winners. GOD bless you all. Let’s keep sending in our entries and keep ourselves busy with the computer. One of us should win the big one at the end of this month or anytime.

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    Cindy Bonneau said...

    WOW! How kewl is this??? Thank you Colette Wallace for responding on the Blog..more winners should do the same on PCH BLOG—Maybe you were the first to actual type something after they posted your story but hopefully not the last! Best of Luck in what ever you do Colette! Thanks for being YOU and thinking of others by writing on the blog tonight! It truly means alot to all of us!! And Steven Knutson wrote this: “It looks to me like there are many winners when Dave presented Colette the big check.” He should know, because he was with you when you won! It all makes sense now why he was writing what he was writing on this blog recently! You made a believer out of him, that is for sure! Have a GREAT NIGHT Colette! *smile*

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Inecita Katada said...

Not adream anymore! The Publisher Clearing House , Collet’s luck!… are for real.Hurrah to the source of all the energy!
Hurrah to the PCH who made this to happen!
Inecita

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Anahit P. said...

Dear Collete!
Congratilations on your winning!
I really want you to enjoy your happiness by being healthy and living looooong happy life!
P.S. You have a pretty smile:)

The best of luck!!!
Anahit

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daceryl naragdao said...

congratulation auntie you deserve it. Thanks for all your help. Thank you for sharing your blessings to us. we love you auntie..

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joan parnada said...

Hi Auntie Colette,
CONGRATULATIONS,,,we’re happy for you,,,, congratulations and ENJOY,,

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leonita e. landicho said...

Congratulations! Collette for winning in the PCH sweeptakes contest. Winning in a contest participation with a great anticipation if not expectation of being selected as the lucky one of any kind of contest

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leonita e. landicho said...

Collette your an eye opener to this contest. Dreams come true

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makayla Alcantara said...

HI Auntie colette,
Thanks to PCH, they make your dreams come true, We’re happy and proud of you,, we love you and CONGRATULATIONS,,,,

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colette wallace said...

You’re right. Thanks. Let’s hope next time it will be your turn.

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maria washington said...

Hi Auntie collette,

Congratulation for you are a winning participant in pch contest.May god bless you,cause you are a bleesing to others.Many more good luck to come!!!

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    colette wallace said...

    Thanks.. Keep on praying so I could share it to others again. The more winnings the more help I can give to the desarving needy not just anyone who wants a handout.

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babyrose laughlin sanchez said...

auntie colette, hello!!! here’s a big hug for you,CONGRATULATION!!! so happy for you,luck really happens to those good people like you, you always help those in need,and i thank myself to you too for everything…………..

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julien Omaña said...

Congrats ante collete

from oyen

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colette wallace said...

Thanks Oyen. Take care.

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ola baker said...

god i hope i win i been playing so long and never win i just feel like my blessing are all down hill i pray i win it would help us so much xmas everyone may all your wishes come true pray for me and happy thanksgiving

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J. Steven Sprenger said...

Hope you win big and enjoy the winnings.

Steven

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jon mckay said...

i am so happy for collette she is a great lady does alot for people way to go girl im proud of u

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blog.pch.com said...

A 10000 sweepstakes winner saw good luck coming.. Reposted it :)

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Marilyn Joan Hadey said...

Can that $10,000.00 Dollar winner, see it coming to Middletown NY, to win. Every winner has to try & give other people luck, & by george, I see myself with a $5,000.00 aweek for life as of winning. Just Please help me to ACIEVE my DREAM, GOAL, & PLAN, for my life, a LIFE OF LUXURY.

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dwayne dixon said...

i want to be the $10,000.00 milliondollar winner see it coming to bronx ny, to win

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