Finding $20,000 Sweepstakes Winner Pat Ticknor Was A Trek!

Wisconsin Rapids is a truly beautiful city in Wisconsin…the Prize Patrol would know because we drove around it for 3 hours looking for our lucky $20,000 sweepstakes winner Pat Ticknor!  With the local newspaper following the Prize Patrol van in 15 degree windy and snowy weather, we had hopes of a smooth running winning moment.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Pat Ticknor was not so easy to find!   

With the giant $20,000 Publishers Clearing House check, balloons and flowers in hand, the scarf and glove wearing Prize Patrol trekked through the snow to knock on the winner’s door.  Little did we know that the first house our GPS navigated us to was the wrong house (sorry neighbor)! Luckily, she was kind enough to steer us in the right direction only a few blocks away.  Finally, we found the correct house, but with no car in the driveway we began to worry.  After a few minutes of persistent knocking and doorbell ringing (the doorbell played the song Jingle Bells!) we decided to find a neighbor for help.  Neighbor #1, not home…neighbor #2, not home…neighbor #3, NOT HOME!  Luck was clearly not on the Prize Patrol’s side on December 1st

 With little hopes of finding our $20,000 winner, an online sweepstakes participant, before we needed to return to the airport, the group returned to her house prepared to leave the roses, balloons and oversized Publishers Clearing House check on her doorstep for when she returned home.  Just as we were leaving our present, my boss found Ticknor on LinkedIn, an online business networking site, and said she worked at U.S. Cellular.  Back in the car, we followed the local media to our last hope!

Finally, US Cellular!  We’d made to it the winner…so we thought.  Can you believe that Pat Ticknor was working at a different store that day?  Thankfully, a co-worker Trisha Moody acted as our accomplice, telling Pat she needed to return to this store immediately.  In the meantime, her husband Tony Ticknor returned home to find the Publishers Clearing House Balloons on the doorstep.  He was stunned since he had no idea his wife even entered the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes online!  Luckily he was able to make it to US Cellular in time to join us for the big surprise. 

Nearly 3 shivering hours later, there she was…SHOCKED to see the Prize Patrol standing in her work place holding a $20,000 check with her name on it!  “Oh my gosh,” she kept saying. “I can’t believe it!”  When asked what she would do with the money, her husband Tony chimed in saying “buy me a Christmas present!”.  The couple was humble, kind, loving and truly deserving of the money. Congratulations Pat and Tony Ticknor!

Pat Ticknor’s winning entry came from PCHSearch&Win where prizes are awarded to lucky searchers every single day.  Don’t miss your chance to Search and Win today!


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colette wallace said...

Not miss a day. Always looking forward what interesthing message or offer PCH has for me.

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michael smith said...

its good that they got bless for it :)

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Vickie Plasterer said...

CONGRATULATIONS PAT TICKNOR and MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

This blog seals the answer to my worrisome question ! DOES the PRIZE PATROL do EVERYTHING in thier POWER to FIND the LUCKY WINNER?

PPoor FROZEN, but TENACIOUS PRIZE PATROL; with roses and a BIG CHECK frozen to their fingers; out navagating the treacherous and slick roadways, in their resolute vow to find a PCH Sweepstakes winner. YOU have ABSOLUTELY answered my question having demonstrated your unwavering determination to FIND PAT TICKNOR in those conditions. I doubt no more.

And POOR WISCONSIN, buried under snow from a recent, and Newsworthy SNOW STORM which has frozen the very core of the MIDWEST for the last week, BE Safe, stay warm, as you celebrate with PAT and her husband. That check ought to go mighty far in helping to pay the huge heatig bills they are no doubt incurring right now. BRRRRRRRR, but with a big SMILE on thier faces.

We live in Indiana and are dealing with the same MISERABLE COLD, but with much less snow.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to EVERYONE with PCH, to every PCH customer and SWEEPSTAKES entrant, and ALL of my FRIENDS at PCHgames.com

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Danielle Lam Prize Patrol said...

The Prize Patrol will do whatever it takes to get that BIG Publishers Clearing House Check to the lucky winner….whether it be changing flights, standing in the cold, driving all around the city, going to someones workplace…ANYTHING! Delivering happiness is the best job in the world :)

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Michael Rolle said...

Great Story! for Mr & Mrs Pat Ticknor.Congratulations– Somethings are just well Worth Searching for thats an Awesome Experience for The “PrizePatrol Team” along with Media personal Crews Shows How Much The PCHPrize Patrol Truly Looks forward to Surprize there Winner’s “Awesome Team wOrk”

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Trisha Moody said...

Glad to have my name listed as the accomplice…all I did was help keep Pat calm as she drove in from our other store.. Cody Wills, another co-worker accutally made the call to get Pat into the Wisconsin Rapids store.. Congrats Pat and Tony it could not have happened to nicer people, glad I was there when it did.

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BONNIE Andrews said...

Congratulations to MR&MRS Pat Ticknor it Worth Searching fore. Who think PRIZE Patrol of PCH IS A sceam so keep searcching like me so Believe in it keep play and hope to see wear Priz Patrol goes

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tonya moore-reditt said...

WAY TO GO PRIZEPATROL, GOD BLESS THOSE THAT ENCOUNTER YOUR HAND OF GIVING LOVE!!MAYBE ONE DAY I’LL BE HUGGING AND SHAKING YOUR HANDS,THANKING GOD FIRST AND PCH,AND MAKING BEAUTIFUL PLANS.

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Jacqueline said...

Well i now know that P.C.H.is not real and that it is a farce and that if they did then i should have wone a long time ago I have a 3 year old daughter that needs special foods and the state of washington cute our food stamps and that we really do need to win the 5,000.00 a week for life for her. I would be very greatgull if we wone the 5,000.00 a week for life this time.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Jacqueline,

    We are definitely legitimate and we really do give away millions! Since 1967 PCH has given away over $250 Million from coast to coast. The names and locations of our recent winners can be viewed by visiting http://www.pch.com and clicking on the “Winners Circle” link near the bottom of the page, and on the scrolling bar near the top of the page. If you’d like to see some of the winning moments, please visit http://www.pchtv.com.

    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. All PCH prizes of $500 or greater are awarded by either certified mail, or in person by our famous Prize Patrol. These awards are done as soon as all winning entries and prizes are matched.

    Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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    Karen Allen said...

    Hi Jacqueline I really hope you and your daughter receive a surprise from heaven this Christmas! I sympathize immencely about your daughter needing special foods at such a tender age and I’m so saddened by the fact your lost your stamps. My youngest, too had so many gastro intestinal problems that I had to provide her with special formula and her diet needed to be modified all her life. My prayers are with you indeed, I will petition the angels to send help your way.

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Dear Jacqueline,

I am sorry to hear you and your daughter are struggling. Can you get your daughters food necessities met by the WIC program for now? I Pray they can help you.
It would be wonderful for you to come into some really special winnings. Keep Entering. There is no guarantee an entry will put money in your lap, however, YOU CAN’T WIN if you Don’t Enter. For those days that you are feeling blue, hop on over to visit the PCH FREE GAMES site at pchgames.com. Say hello to alot of supportive folks from ALL OVER that play games there. Perhaps I’ll see you there. I am a Backgammon addict myself. My nickname is dislocatedcajun. I’ll be looking for you.

God Bless you and yours

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Lisa N said...

Congratulations on your sweet win @Pat Ticknor!!
I hope- & I’m convinced that you’ll prob. do something good w your win;)?!

Hii Natalie@PCH, @PrizeGuy oo my I almost forgot! Pat!>?.. was this not the awesome winner that u were trekking around 4?! I reaeeeeealllly loved guessing(LOL) & following around w the PrizePatrol!! Thanks for the memories;)?!

Feliz Navidad EVERYBODY!!
“I wanna wish u a Merry x-mas from the bottom on my heart!!”

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Georgene Bradford said...

02/14/2011
This would be a wonderful Valentines gift. heaven only knows I need the Money.
Thanks, Georgene

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donald storace said...

I just got my disability after 2 yrs with no job, wife only working part time at bank we both lost are auto. shop after putting life savings in .my back went out we had no work for yr. please need to win pch win stop by house Iam allways home

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Marcia Fraley said...

My name is Marcia fraley and Iam a true pch fan and hope one day I would become1 of the winners iam a single mother .This will bless me and my son we could do more out going trips and I would ppl as well if I win.Iam from Columbus ohio,43232.Sincerly yours :)

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Marcia Fraley said...

Hi my name is Marcia fraley and iam from Columbus,Ohio iam a single mother and have one son.Iam a Big pch fan and pray 1day the prize patrol will be @ my front doorstep.It will be a big blessing if I won it will help my so much and I will bless other familys that are in need as well.Sincerly yours :) good luck to me

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Marcia Fraley said...

My name is Marcia Fraley iam from Columbus,Ohio and iam hoping and praying iam the next pch winner and prize patrol shows up at my home it would be a big blessing to me and my son because iam a single parnet of 1 I will bless other ppl as well.Good luck 2me :)

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