$1 Million SuperPrize Winner Karen Anderson’s Life Is Forever Changed

Not even bad weather could stop the Prize Patrol from surprising this $1 Million SuperPrize winner!

On February 27th Arkansas was hit with terrible weather: news of an earthquake, tornado, thunder and lightning.  What terrible luck…that is until February 28th when the PCH Prize Patrol arrived in Bella Vista to surprise the newest SuperPrize winner with $1 Million!  As if our presence was known, the skies cleared right when it was time to suit up and surprise Karen Anderson with her million dollar prize from Publishers Clearing House!

With a ring of the doorbell and knock at the door, local media and the Prize Patrol were smiling and ready for that door to swing open and hear a scream…but no such luck, there was no answer!  The Prize Patrol is used to this and never gives up hope.  Luckily Karen is extremely friendly and was close with her neighbors who were able to tell us she would be arriving home within the next few hours and told us what kind of car she drove so we knew when she arrived.  We parked the Prize Patrol van down the road and waited…and waited…and then did some more waiting.  BUT, it was fun!  Bella Visa residents were certainly excited to see the Prize Patrol van sitting on the side of the road.  So many cars pulled up next to us asking if we were coming to their house.  Though disappointed that their house wasn’t where we were going, they were truly excited that a Bella Vista resident was the newest Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize winner.

After endless false alarms, the Prize Patrol finally saw Karen’s car turn onto the block…now its show time!  Knock, knock, knock.  The door swung open and Karen clung on to it for support exclaiming “oh heavenly days! You have no idea how this is going to help!”  After a few hugs from Dave Sayer and myself, Karen told us how she sadly lost her job in October.  “I lost my job in October and I was bringing home not a whole lot, but a thousand a month.”  Karen was overwhelmed with joy that this money can now help pay for her husband’s medical expenses.  Karen said the first thing she was going to do was hire a cleaning service to come to the house.  Well, I spoke on the phone with Karen a day after her winning moment and she told me a local cleaning service called her immediately saying they wanted to do the job!  The next thing she wants, “that $200 chihauha in the newspaper!”

Karen Anderson and her husband David truly touched my heart.  They were kind enough to show us around their home, telling stories of how David Anderson built the back deck and the creative decorations Karen created out of basically nothing when she was trying her best to stretch a dollar.  She did such a fantastic job I want her to come decorate my house next!

After signing some paperwork Karen called her sister “the PCH skeptic” to share the exciting news.  Not surprisingly, her sister still wasn’t a believer, so Dave Sayer got on the phone to prove it!  I was standing across the room from Dave and all I heard were screams coming from the phone…I guess she’s now a PCH Sweepstakes believer!  If you’re a PCH Sweepstakes believer you could become our next SuperPrize winner and find the Prize Patrol at your door.  Keep entering at pch.com and never stop believing.  The Prize Patrol wishes you all the best of luck!

See this touching winning moment on PCHTV.com and the local media coverage http://nwahomepage.com/fulltext-news/?nxd_id=220606.  ENJOY!

Danielle Lam

PCH Prize Patrol Elite

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Vickie Plasterer said...

A very HAPPY TALE for a deserving PCH WINNER. Speaking of Tales,I wonder if Karen is now the prous owner of a TAIL wagging Chihuahua.

I hope someday I can win too. I already own the Chihuahua (named PIP)

Vickie P

Vickie Plasterer said...

That would be a PROUD OWNER

allen choy said...

What a beautiful moment for Karen. It was definately emotional watching her receive the prize after losing her job. I wonder if the person that fired her got to see the winning moment:) Still curious about the PCH Prize Patrol Dog Sled Delivery in Alaska. What year did that happen? Maybe when I was a boy and my Mom used to play. I just don’t remember that happening in Anchorage anyway.
Good Work with Karen:)

    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Allen,

    I’ll try to research this information for you about the Dog Sled Delivery in Alaska. I’ll provide some information shortly!

    Rod @ PCH

    Cindy Bonneau said...

    The only thing I can find out about the Alaska Dog Sled Delivery is that the $10,000 went to Mary Fay-could not find the month/year-but both Todd and Dave are young in the video..and they were having the time of their lives kidding around with each other. It was very funny actually.

Maureen Sousa said...

I have a dumb question??

Following Natalie on her facebook page… I thought that the Prize Patrol FLEW out to Arkansas??
I just watched the video from the news paper… & saw the Van with New York plates….

So who DROVE all the way to Bella Vista?

I am STILL a believer but also FOLLOW things maybe to too much with an analytical nature


    Maureen Sousa said...

    You don’t have to answer me as it WAS a dumb question..

    But just to let you all know>>> I am a believer>>>!!!

    there is a person here in Tewskbury Ma. that was a 1,00.00 winner on the short lsit…

    we have a small town..
    got in contact with her( I am in th local grocery store) & low & behold she DID recieve a certified letter..

    She has been entering for years on line.. She has not recieved her check yet… but she was so gracious with my congats for her..

    KEEP entering you all.. as you never know…!!??

    It may never happen in your lifetime… but just keep the FAITH as my Mom did!!!!!

    BUT I still would like to know who drove the van to Arkansas.?


      PCH Customer Service said...

      Hi Maureen,

      We would require more information in regards, to your previous inquiry. You may contact us at 1-800-645-9242.

      Addison @ PCH

    Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol Elite said...

    @Maureen Suosa. HI! It’s so great that you noticed that! As luck would have it the rental van we picked up at the Arkansas airport had NY plates!!! We did fly from NY to Arkansas but wow that was a great catch! :)

      Maureen Sousa said...

      Hi Danilee,
      Thanks for the post!!!

      I am just a crazy cusp sign person that LOVES to analyze things!!

      I just saw the N.Y. plates there in Arkensas & questioned as to Who decided to DRIVE ALL the way there..

      I did not think that you could have out of state plates on rental vehilces..
      for insurance purposes… as I used to work for an insurance agency… but maybe things have changed since then.. that was a while back…

      Thanks again for answereing my question.!!

      You guys do a GREAT job givng out your prizes to ALL these deserving people..


ted marvelle said...

ya hoooo! karen… lol congrats… sounds like perfect timing and luck :P i am so happy for you :D

colette wallace said...

Congrats to Karen Anderson from Arkansas and P. Murray in Texas, the 10000 winner from Texas. Deborah said there were two 10000 winners and to be surprised by dave the next day after Karen was surprised. According to Deborah , the Texas winner was notified. Who was the other winner and where is he or she from. Thanks.

Cindy Bonneau said...

I love reading the stories about the winner on why they would be trying for the PCH Sweepstakes…never once have I been disappointed by the outcome on who won. Everything happens for a reason…it was time that Karen Anderson got some help with her husband and being a care giver she needed some happiness in her life.
To me when the drawing begins, it is like opening up a New York phone book and picking a person-that is our odds. At least you tried, onto the next one. The BEST ADVICE I got on this blog was from Deborah Holland “..Take Time to smell the roses.” After this contest I did just that. I bought my own pink roses for $4.00-and they are still pretty today. We are ALL winners on here as once Jarren had noted -so don’t ever forget that!
I wish nothing but happiness to Karen Anderson! And the next winner COULD be one of us one day! *smile*

gail block said...

just pull up with a chevy cruze leave the title and the keys in my mailbox maybe about 7 thousand for taxes and all that it’s all i need a car that’s it my 98 ford windstar is not to well like me falling apart so a cruze would be nice before the march 20th prade here in buffalo so i can drive it in it thank u so much

Stephanie Gornichec said...

Fantastic story Danielle, congratulations to Karen Anderson!

Valenda Johnson said...

Congratulation… Karen and family! I am keeping my hope alive… PCH!

Natalie Bostelman said...

Congrats again, Karen! Isn’t it funny how our last few trips began with bad weather, but then cleared once our winner was found?? I think that’s rather telling. :)


Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

Val Foy said...

What happens to the $1 mil for life?

    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Val,

    The $1 Million A Year For Life event was a time-limited promotion. We are no longer accepting entries for this prize amount. We are currently offering a chance to win a $10 Million SuperPrize at http://pch.com/. Good luck!

    Rod @ PCH

clearly crystal said...

this was great to read and I also enjoy the comments too.

yes, I also am keeping my hope floating by rubbing my pch signiture check!


what’s wrong with that. it hangs on my wall and all. I rub lucKEY on a regular. {blushing}…LucKEY is glad to be here. [taking a moment to think]….now if I can just get LucKEY to stop passing by my house during his outta-body experiences and COME HOME! rofl

anyways pch is all in good fun WHICH could one day soon turn into a great REALITY “CHECK!”

LOL…you guys know that was funny!

anyways, thanks Daniella & Rod

Nancy Sexton said...

Awesome!! Congrats to Karen A.!!
I’m a believer!! I’m a believer!!

God bless to everybody!!


jarren k said...

always nice in hawaii..keep up da hope,big dreams small island!

Lisa N. said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU KAREN A. & FAMILY:)!!!!!! happy for you that pch swooped in!

had a tiny bit of fun guessing lol & enjoyed following w u gals @twitter;)tks! no more teasing about seafood!?ok?
night all!

p.s will keep on entering 4 the home of my dreams:D lata!

noura nthela said...

Hi, please can i know when will be due date of $10 million SuperPrize? Thank you and Good Luck to Everyone.

Noura N

Jimmie Carol Green said...

WOW….what a Beautiful Story!
That’s Amazing….. :) PCH…You are SUCH A BLESSING… And an Inspiration!
God Bless YOU ALL

Sarah Jackson said...

I cried reading this. I want this so bad! Could I suffer to hope something this good could actually happen to me?

DeLayne Perry said...

There is a lady named Karen
Who didn’t know what to do~
Lost the job that buttered her bread.
And her bills were piling too!
Hubby’s memory’s been aslipin’
All decisions now fall on her.
Prayin’ her dream would come true~
She faithfully filled out PCH entries for she knew~
This is real and I refuse to give up.
If I win I can have my $200 chihuahua pup!
So she kept the faith and held her chin up…
Then out of the blue,
came the PCH crew
and Dave said ‘we have a million dollars for you!’-
Balloons, never more beautiful!
Roses never looked redder!
Emotions overflowing!
Her life just became better!
And it all came from knowing ~
PCH is real and it can happen to you!
Do you want to meet the Prize Patrol? You can’t win if you’re not in, so go for it ‘you just never know!’

Debby Morales said...

Hi Rod,
I have a question, What happens to the 1 Million for Life? I had saw comments that said they were going to post a date when they were going to chose a new date for the 1 million for life. Are they going to still do this? Thanks.

    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hello Debby,

    This particular prize award of $1,000,000 A Year For Life from Giveaway 1830 was a time-limited promotion. However, Giveaway 1830 officially ends in February of 2015.

    Addison @ PCH

Jean Ashley said...

I’m so happy for Karen,I believe there some luck in the drawing but more so God new Karen needed it for her husband medical expenses and herself. Congs. to you Karen. I have a question for you, will your sister inter now?

colette wallace said...

While Dave, Todd. Danielle and Natalie surprised Karen for her big win on Feb.28, who surprised and notified P. Murray in Texas, the 10,000 prize winner? Was it done on the same day? The other 10.000 winner was surprised by Dave the next day March 1 in Florida.

    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Colette,

    Due to scheduling conflicts, the Texas $10,000 prize for Gwy. No. 1831 was awarded via certified mail.

    Chris @ PCH

      Maureen Sousa said...

      That’s too bad!! Since I alway thought anything for THAT amount would get a special delivery!!

      You KNOW how we ALL look forward to the Prize Patrol coming knocking at our door!!?? ;0)

      TOO bad you do not have a back-up Prize Patrol for those times..>>> or maybe the Patrol should have been split into groups for ALL these BIG prize awards this past time….

      Just a thought for the NEXT time !!! You have TOO many prizes to deliver in the same day!!!


      colette wallace said...

      I thought only winners less than 10000 are notified via certified mail, amd anyone who wins 10000 and more are surprised by the prize patrol. Anyway thanks for the answer, Chris. Under certain circumstance anything can change.

fiby jennings said...

yes i am happy for the people winning that great prize i hope sometime soon to be lucky also I have also lost my job since then it is so hard for me to pay my mortgage and other expenses i wish for my dream to come true!!!!

fiby jennings

Sawsan Istifan said...

Mrs.Danielle Lam. I usually use this page PCHSearch&win A long time ago is your personal PCHSearch&Win page the same page that I search everyday or is different?So what’s the different between PCHSearch&win and this pagePCHSearchAndWin?
if it is different than the one I’m using for searches right now. Can I uses your personal PCHSearch&Win page? I’m going to wait for your responses or anyone else to respond so I will go check it later on tonight or tomorrow morning.
Good night and have a pleasant dream.
Ms Sawsan Istifan

    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Sawsan,

    You can us Danielle’s PCHSearch&Win page just as you would use the regular PCHSearch&Win. You can be entered for a chance to win a large PCH sweepstakes and have the chance to win instant prizes. I hope you enjoy the page!

    Victoria At PCH

naheed khan said...

Hi pch all team member those one are on the screen and those one are behind the screen .i would like to pay thanks all loving team over there .
i did not seen any body .but i know they are all sincere with their client ,customers and website member and contestant of pch blog for sweepstake.

i just want to tell the all team members i have a great wish for winning the opportunity .
i know the huge number of contestant are online playing and tested their luck.
if see my luck that is not in my favor and so hard .

but on thing i know and hear from the many peoples story and watch from the some how.
thus its 1000 percent true miracle can happen and happened every where .
if my God want to give me then no body can stop this .because God will is super and final for those one if he did not want to give me no one can give me the little or big even a stone of road .

i believe blindly on God ,and happy with his will .
after all i want to win and want to live better life and i will pay off the utility bill .and borrow and other educational expenses .and my kids will continue their education its very important for me .because i don’t want to this my kids leave the school education.
if i win the super prize that mean i can live with my mother and brother and my sister , and my kids and whole family in a dream house .
just because i will be able to buy the home .
and the remaining balance i will spend on my welfare organization and for the charity work offcorse that is my dream to do the welfare work for help less and disaster victim and displaced person .
so it is don my maximum winning prize will be spend on the charity work .if i found that more payment will be required for the charity work in future than i could be sale out my dream home for home less person and the helpless.
its my pray to God please help me for my dream come true.and all love with pch.