Looming Big Sweepstakes Giveaway Launches “Nat Signal”

The big sweepstakes giveaway award date is looming, and the Prize Patrol is gearing up! In fact, they’ve sent up the “Nat Signal” and I’m ready to go! What’s the “Nat Signal” you ask? It’s not as elaborate as the Batman signal for Gotham City. It’s pretty much all done through email and phone calls, but giving it a name makes it more exciting!

Instead of a utility belt, I’ll have my trusty phone on me, ready to Tweet and Facebook you the latest from the field as we track down our newest sweepstakes giveaway winner. Make sure to follow me @Natalieatpch on Twitter and at Natalie B at PCH on Facebook. It’s always fun to give followers hints as to where we are!

The “Natmobile”? The Prize Patrol Van, of course! We’ll make sure it’s gassed up and ready to go! The Prize Patrol sign on the side of the van is unmistakable, and always gets people looking and talking.

My “Nat Suit,” the Prize Patrol Blazer, is pressed and ready for duty! When I put on my blazer the day the Prize Patrol assembles to surprise our next SuperPrize Winner, I know an adventure is just around the corner.

Granted, I’m not a superhero like Batman, but in my role as PCH’s Goodwill Ambassador definitely makes me feel like one!

What would you do if we showed up on your door with the flowers, balloons and the BIG CHECK?

I’ll see you – same Nat Time, Same Nat Channel!

GOOD LUCK!

Natalie Bostelman

2008 SuperPrize Winner

PCH Goodwill Ambassador

P.S. In addition to following Natalie on Monday via her twitter and Facebook accounts, make sure to visit the PCH Facebook Fan Page where we’ll be posting videos, updates from the road and much more to celebrate the exciting sweepstakes giveaway delivery!


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Tiffani Ohnemus said...

Awesome! Doubt you’ll be in my area though ;[

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colette wallace said...

How did you feel that time Natalie? Did you have the slightest idea or even a slight inkling that you will be a million dollar winner? Did it really change your life enormously? Will the change be forever? You have to rub that luck yo someone else. Thanks.

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    Natalie Bostelman said...

    Hello Colette –

    I had an idea that something was going to happen that morning, but it wasn’t until the Prize Patrol showed up that I thought something major had happened. :)

    GOOD LUCK!

    ~Natalie Bostelman
    2008 SuperPrize Winner
    PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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marrietta bacigalupo said...

I Will Take a nap for a while,and pray that the prise patrol will be knocking on my door,a dream come true,i just do not have a door,good luck,and to me i pray.nite to all pch staff..marrietta bacigalupo..

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Vickie Plasterer said...

I’ve detected the NAT SIGNAL and am ready to follow it on Facebook at Natalie B At PCH on FACEBOOK.

Thanks to PCH, I NOW KNOW how to follow PCH on FACEBOOK; a month ago I was lost on FACEBOOK.

Let me offer the PRIZE PATROL a TIP on GASOLINE SAVINGS. IF you can find a KROGER GROCERY STORE, and you make a purchase there, you can save 10 cents per gallon of gasoline. (they sell fresh roses and champagne TOO !!!)

With GASOLINE prices so high these days, I do search for the BEST and HIGHEST DISCOUNTS at stations closest to me. I know the expenses for making your trips are costly, so I thought this may help to keep your costs down just a bit.

GOOD LUCK to EVERYONE Fortunate enough to have received a letter. I DID NOT get one, so I know I am out of the running, ON THIS EVENT THIS TIME, however, I WILL CONTINUE TO ENTER; as I have for the past 39 years. NEVER GIVE UP, TRY and TRY AGAIN.

I have a QUESTION PLEASE.

OK, so 211 people have received letters from PCH, correct? So when the PRIZE PATROL shows up at their home or business (or even on an airplane), these people already know to expect the PRIZE PATROL, correct? If this is correct, WHY do they act so surprised to see the PRIZE PATROL at their door? THEY already KNEW you were ooming. DOES this mean that every scene I have watched, where people are presented their BIG CHECK, IS STAGED for the camera? I thought those scenes were real.

Thanks for answering when you have the opportunity.

Vickie P
Markle, IN

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    Maureen Sousa said...

    Hi Vickie,
    GREAT QUESTION!!!!! As I have been thinking the same….

    I hope you get an answer to this one!!!!

    Glad that you know how to get on Facebook.. I still have trouble.;0(

    but I also have to work that day so will I not be able to cover any of the FUN!!!!.. No cell phones etc. in work!!!

    Maureen

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Tina Freeman said...

In the last Blog Deborah said there are 9 winners in NY & 7 in Louisiana on the short list…….So how many winners are on the short list in NC..???????? IF ANY??? Just Saying.THANKS.

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cheryl said...

cheryl

do you know if they are coming to maryland the baltimore area

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hello Cheryl,

    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.

    Best of luck in the sweepstakes,
    Alanna @ PCH

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Debbie Haynes said...

Goodmorning,Nataile
I would love to meet you and all the team from publishers clearing house, You guys will be blessing someone life.

Stay Sweet
Debbie

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Debby Morales said...

Good Morning Everyone,

I’m so excited about this sweepstakes, I know whoever wins this sweepstakes will be Blessed!! I have a question, when they go to give the winner the check, Do they do this in the morning or nighttime? Thanks!!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hey there Debby,

    The Prize Patrol will typically deliver the prize during the day, however, they want to suprise the winner so no specific time is chosen to award the prize. Should the winner be away from home, the Prize Patrol will make every effort to find the winner and award them with the check.

    Best of luck,
    Alanna @ PCH

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Jenna Lucas said...

It would be nice to pch in monroe mi : )

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Shapell said...

Pretty pretty please, come to my house on Monday! Better laminate the big check, because we are calling for rain. (helpful hint) lol Travel safe where ever you go.

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Jenna Lucas said...

It would be nice to see pch in monroe,mi

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Russell Jones said...

What I think is cool Natalie is that you were featured twice on the TV Show: The lottery changed my life.

When the prize patrol comes to my house make sure you guys pinch me too! Gotta make sure it is not a dream as I have had dreams of winning.

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Rhonda Clapprood said...

not on the short list…so I guess I am out of this one :(

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Jenna Lucas said...

who wouldnt love to feel like all those winner : )

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Jenna Lucas said...

My B-DAY was last tuesday it would be awsome to win on feb 28 : )

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Maureen Sousa said...

Hi Natalie,
I wish I knew how to use Facebook better!! As I have tried to get to your Facebook Fan Page…

But the computer unsavvy person that I am .. cannot seem to find it…

I still have friends waiting on MY page & do not have the foggies how to answer all!!

I guess I will not be able to follow to the destination & will just have to wait for the announcement on the news!! :0(

But I do think that this will give a LOT of excitement to a lot of followers & fans though!!!

God’s Speed on your journey!!!

( FUNNY!!) I was just compared to Superman the other day at work!! by a customer…

I guess I am one of the” “faster than a speeding bullet” cashiers!!!

NOTHING!!!! compared to YOUR job though!!!!

And to answer your question as to what I would do if you came here??? I would probably faint!!!!(maybe not.. since I have NEVER fainted in my life so far… but this could be the one thing that does it!!!;0)..

Maureen

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    Natalie Bostelman said...

    Hello Maureen –

    If you cannot find the PCH FanPage on Facebook – fear not! You can follow my Profile at Natalie B at PCH.

    GOOD LUCK!

    ~Natalie Bostelman
    2008 SuperPrize Winner
    PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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Shapell said...

@Rhonda, Where did you go to see the short list?????

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Shapell said...

Speaking of “The lottery changed my life” show, I was surprised to find out that if you win a Million dollars, after taxes and gaming fees, you walk away with $250,000. That means that if you win 2 million, you walk away with 1/2 a million. If you win a million a year for life, you get $250,000 a year? I’m thinking so.

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    Maureen Sousa said...

    Hello Shapell,
    BUT that still makes you 250,000.00 richer!!!If that is the case!!! BUT I know that that would HELP ME OUT GREATLY!!!!

    Then it is time to get more involved into how to invest the proper way to make your money grow & spend it the right way…

    Just MY thoughts..

    Maureen

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    Russell Jones said...

    Shapell said…
    February 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    ***Speaking of “The lottery changed my life” show, I was surprised to find out that if you win a Million dollars, after taxes and gaming fees, you walk away with $250,000. ***

    Shapell, Natalie took a lump sum up front if I am not mistaken. If you read the rules you are supposed to get 25,000/yr for 29 years then a final payment of the balance.
    It also says something about the current value of the prize may be different. I believe Natalie took the current value of the prize instead of the yearly payout of 25,000 which after taxes and fees came out to the 250000. It’s all in the rules.

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phylicia boner said...

IT would be amazing to me if yall and the big check sh0wed up at my d0or 0n feb 28 cause thats my bday. G0OD LUCK T0 ALL AND BEST WISHES. H0PING THAT THE PCH C0MES TO CAMBRIA IL T0 VISIT ME!

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Debby Morales said...

Hi Once Again,

Can’t wait for Monday to come, I have another question to ask, When the letters are sent out, is there any chance of those letters getting to the home of the winner late? and Has that ever happen to anyone of your winners in the past, and that they didn’t even know that they were potential winners? I hope I win, I would love to meet the Prize Patrol in person,Pretty please come to my home !! :-)

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Theresa S. said...

So if you did not get a letter by ups you probably won’t get a visit from lucky?

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Theresa S. said...

If I got a short list letter I would be waiting by the door all day!!!!!I watched some of the video winners and I can’t believe they weren’t home. Weather in Louisiana is perfect right now so if someone is not home you can come this way and I will have some boiled crawfish and boudin waiting for you!!!!

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Maureen Sousa said...

Hi again Natalie,
I hope I did not offend you or anyone at PCH with my comment..as this was NOT intented to do that!!!.
but this DID REALLY happen to me..!!

I guess noone likes to wait in a grocery store line…. TOO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO!!!!..

So a FAST cashier is what they want…
I am grateful that this customer compared me to “Faster than a speeding bullet”..
It shows I am doing my JOB…& doing it well..

Again Safe Traveling!!! & Blessings to the new winner!!!

Maureen

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Domonique Hanley said...

I see the time is here an i hope you guy’s will come to my area, all about Los Angeles, Ca i hope an pray to win!

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Nancy Sexton said...

Here comes PCH “to save the day!” Blue blazers, balloons, bottle of champagne, and that BIG Lucky check to some well-deserving and blessed winner!!
(*sigh*)
God bless and keep hope alive everyone!!

NKS

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Valenda Johnson said...

Okay… I see this is going to get a little complicated… and detective V.B.J. is on the case… I understand that the PCH-Prize Patrol is about to depart to the Super Prize winner’s home on Monday…and they have set up their Bat-signal… I mean their “Nat-signal” LoL… I’ve taken on this case because for those who are in my region and can’t disclose my where-about… I’m working incognito… so to speak… but, I have tools to assist me… I am using the highly technical instruments of which PCH has provided me… the PCH-TV I call it the…(all Seeing-Eye)… Faces on a Book (their term PCH-Facebook)… I’m even resorting to a little bird calling (they call it Twitter or tweeting)… and, if I’ve got it right… I will soon know who the next Super Prize winner will be… And, even if I didn’t qualify… at least I did get the chance to work on my skills as detective V.B.J. – See you real soon… and be safe on your mission as you have accepted it.

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Angela Holsonback said...

Hi, I am just hoping and praying for some good luck to come around. I am a stay at home mom with two kids. My husband has been laid off of work from his job. Has been laid off for over a month now. Gas prices are going up and I just dont know what is gonna happen next for us.

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Lisa N. said...

Hi all,
Hey Natalie! LOL I love this blog post, it’s hilarious! &1 of the best yet!.. no not looking 4 brownie pts=)

Conan anana batman!haha
May I ask u, any hints if Mr. Conan is also going to be traveling w the Prize Patrol?! love the idea!!!

Natalie, I’m actually exited & glad to hear that u r going to b traveling w the PCHPrizePatrol again! I think you’re an awesome addition! not sure what your long-term plans r though=if u have n e?;)

Travel safe everybody & hope u all @ PCH enjoy being together while finding the next PCH winner!

o since u asked, if U showed up I’d prob “leap” 4 joy & then prob. try & hide my face while crying tears of joy ..dreaming…
lol ok g/night all!
tks again 4 blogging Natalie! I’ll most likely b keeping in touch w/ya @twitter.hope u don’t mind?u said it was alright!?lol
p.s u may not b a super hero, but if I found u here @ my door, you’d surely b one to me!

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Mario said...

so I didnt get an email or anything in the mail about being on a shortlist so I guess it’s safe to say I didnt win. How do you view the shortlist???

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Shannon McKay said...

I just love the hope and imagining that PCH gives to us everyday – great values, great products, and great fun…thanks for so many years of great memories, love the online games. I’ve been a fan since the old days when we just had the mail (and my mom before me) – now we have Facebook, Twitter, email! I hope you show up in our neighborhood (and my house!) someday!

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Todd Ryan said...

Niles Michigan come to Niles Michigan we will be here not going any where soon my disability keeps me mostly homebound my girls would be so pleased to see you at our front door tomarrow God Bless you prize patrol and we wish you all a safe journey :)

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LATONYA SMITH said...

HI I AM Latonya n Smith from sacramento i have a face book but i dont know how to get back on.Awayway it has been a hard ending of the year and beenging.i hope the best for who ever wins.I pray that maybe god will bless me but if not i am still bless and thank him that my kids are back in my life and now i could be the mother that i am a bless one. GOD BLESS YOU ALL L.S SAC.CA

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Theresa S. said...

Did not see any updates today just hoping you are flying to Louisiana!!!!!

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Jimmie Carol Green said...

Good Morning “PCH” & ALL whom are reading this :) It’s always enjoyable to read the comments, left on your status updates & Blogs! :)

Dare to Dream…. I Got an Email that said My Fantasies, were running a MUK, NOW hahahahah…..:) If they only knew me better, They always DO! :)….

: Your heart will always make itself known through your words…..God Bless YOU ALL & Have A Wonder~full Sunday!

Spend Quality Time With Jesus Every~Day….. He’s Looking Forward To It! :)

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gail block said...

states where the next winner could live in Wyoming Montana Missouri Illnois Wisconsin Iowa Arkansas Alabama Louisiana Texas Arizona Utah Idaho Washington Oregon Nevada California South Dakota Kansas North Dakota Oklahoma Tennesse South Carolina North Carolina Florida Georgia West Virginia Ohio Indiana thank U for your time

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mattie howard said...

I want to know what is a short list somebody plzzzz explain>?????

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Jenna Lucas said...

Good afternoon pch 1 day left I WONDER WHO WON 1 MILLION 4 LIFE : )

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Jenna Lucas said...

I HAVE’NT WON BUT IM SO EXCITED : )

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Jeff Leffler said...

also did you guys know that the $250,000 comes every year for 29 years? after that, on the 30,th year you get one big batch of money!

Its really cool! cant wait to see who wins!

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Damaris C said...

Good Luck To Everyone. God Bless :)

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nancy robbins said...

People who got letters saying to send back their entry right away so that they may make the short list, apparently there is another letter sent out afterwards if you do actually make the real short list. I didn’t make the real short list because i never got a follow up letter, just that first form that was sent out telling me to make sure it was sent back right way. Well, I know it will not be me this time, but who ever those people are in Louisiana who did get the confirmation, best of luck. May one of those 7 be the big winner.

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Id the Prize Patrol Gonna come to Indiana to see anyone?

Thanks, Vickie P.

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BONNIE Andrews said...

Hi PCH WE see the time is here we Pery you are comeing to our area and to our door to see all on Monday we HOPE GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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iram cisneros said...

please come back to vegas!!!

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Wayne Miller said...

It certainly would be a dream come true for any of us.

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matthew stone said...

someone tell me about the letter delivered by UPS. this is the first ive heard of it.

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clearly crystal said...

LOL

what will I do when you guys show up at my door??? What are you guys gonna do when you see WHAT YOU’LL SEE when you arrive??? LOL

girl I’d much rather show you than tell ya, but it’s a SURPRISE! yeah, that’s right! a surprise for you guys. wait till you see THIS WINDFALL! but just so you’ll know you were always meant to be right here on today 2/28/11, I got a surprise for you guys like nothing you’ve ever seen. just get here honey and this is gonna be AMAZING! can hardly wait to greet you guys…again. {smiling}

Nat-back-at-cha!

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John Glass said...

I wish that they would come to ky. I have no job and no way of paying for my bills and they would see that if they was here. I didnt get a shortlist in the mail so I know I am not the winner and that breaks my heart but whoever wins it I am sure that they deserve it. Good Luck to everyone…

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curry crawford said...

Were waiting for you and the ballons,rose’s and my big check,God bless the winner!

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j.kaneakua said...

EKOMOMAI………WELCOME TO THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF KAUAI HAWAII!NICE TO FINALLY MEET YA

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j.kaneakua said...

I”LL BE YELLING OF COURSE<THE WHOLE ISLAND WOULD HEAR and KNOW SOMETHINGS GOOD HAPPENING

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j.kaneakua said...

lastly i would invite all of them to a personal luau

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Jacqueline Shahat said...

I keep seeing this question ask but no one really answers. If you are not on the short list does this mean that you are not in the running to win?

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SANTOS/SALAZAR said...

if jimbo & THE NAT-TEEM COME TO NEW MEXICO I WILL GIVE MY PCH GAS MONEY .RELLY!!!!!!

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Sawsan Istifan said...

Dear Mrs Deborah Holland,

I didn’t complete The page there was a problem on the page if I may repeat the the whole thing all over again may I?if so let me know please so I can go back to your email,

Thank you and God Bless you

Ms S I

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Sawsan,

    Sorry to hear of the difficulties you have experienced. Please contact our dedicated support team for assistance by using our “Ask Us” form at http://pch.custhelp.com with a description of what occurred and any error message you received.

    They would be happy to help you!

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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Ifeoma Anene said...

HOPING TO SEE YOU GUYZ IN RIVERSIDE CA

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Katherine Adkison said...

Dose PCH ever pick anyone from a small town? I have been playing for a long time . And how dose PCH let us know who has won ? Thanks PCH. I will be waiting to open my door and see you :) with the BIG CHECK ! God Bless Regards Katherine Adkison

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi, Katherine. Since winners are selected randomly, no town, state or city is ever exempt. Every PCH prize of $500 or greater is awarded by either certified or express letter or in person by the famous Prize Patrol. No one else is authorized to notify you of a win in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. You will never be asked to pay a processing fee or any other type of fee when winning a PCH prize.

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