PCH Winners – A Closer Look at Karen Anderson

Curiosity always gets the best of us, so when you or your friends hear about PCH’s Big Cash Sweepstakes, your natural instinct is to search for PCH Winners to get the full Publishers Clearing House winning moment, and back-story.

After a PCH Winner claims his or her cash sweepstakes prize, we send a PCH Winners’ questionnaire, to get a more detailed report of their thoughts after they calm down from the initial surprise of being proclaimed one of the thousands of PCH winners.

Karen Anderson is 1 of the many PCH Winners who won One Million Dollars. In February of 2011 the PCH Prize Patrol alerted the new Publishers Clearing House Winner of her $1,000,000 prize. Throughout the interview the Publishers Clearing House Winner from Bella Vista, AK said she was in a total and complete state of shock.

She continued “I really did not believe I would EVER win!! But hope is eternal and I kept sending in my entrees and hoping – and it came true!!!”

The PCH Winner of $1,000,000 told the prize patrol upon her award that she was unemployed and trying to make money to pay her husband’s medical bills. Despite this, when asked if she ever have a feeling that she would win, she replied “No – just hope (and lots of prayers!).”

Like many PCH Winners, Karen Anderson, just didn’t believe that PCH Winners were real until she became one! And how did her community respond to her million-dollar-win? She said, “My phone has not stopped ringing! They were all pleased. I think ½ of my church people phoned – all wishing us well.”

And of course, we all wonder; what do all Publishers Clearing House Winners do with the cash prizes they win? Karen told us that she will “Put $$$ in the bank! Now we can do a few small trips.”

The “Prize” Queen


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Curtis Martin said...

As I was reading this post, I started thinking more about the statements: “I didn’t think I would win” and “It’s not real”. My thought was, If we really felt that way, Mere hope would not be enough to convince us to take the time to enter. So, deep down , everyone who enters, really feel PCH is real and they have just as much a chance of winning as anyone else. I myself feel I have a bigger chance then anyone else because I have big hopes and dreams of winning because I’m Super Thirst to win and I have a lot of life changing plans, not just for myself, but for many others.

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Cindy Bonneau said...

To this day I am still wondering if the other statement Karen Anderson said on the day that she won came true yet? And that is as follows: “Maybe I can afford that Chihuahua in the paper now, I can spend $200 and get my Chihuahua!”

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Valenda Johnson said...

It’s great that you send out these blogs from the winners perspective… I like Ms. Anderson… am hoping to win… I’ve been out of work for over a year and money has completely run out… But, I will tell you what hasn’t run out that is my faith, hope and love for PCH and the crew… I just know that one day you all will be coming to visit me with the $10M… and, then the new chapter of my spectacular life along with others in mind will begin… Keep up the great work and congratulations again… Ms. Karen Anderson… God Bless You…All!

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Noura Nthela said...

Hi, please i want to know why you stop sending me every moorning Email from PCHSearch.com, it’s two days now i didn’t got any one , but other way i still got every moorning Email from Pchlotto.com.

Noura N

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Val Foy said...

Time is winding down and I sure everyone is getting anxious. My question is: will the potential winners get an over night letter as did the February winners…indicating that you have a chance to win…or will the prize patrol just show up at the winners door on the 29th?

Thank You….

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Val,

    Winners of $10,000 or more are notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol and winners of anything under $10,000 are notified by Certified letter or Express letter. As the prize will be going to one individual and there are no additional prizes being awarded at that time, there are no letters going out.

    Reast assured that when our famous Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol awards a prize in person, they make every effort to find that winner. If the winner is at work, on vacation, or away from home, the Prize Patrol will find them. We haven’t had a situation in over 30 years of awarding prizes where we could not locate our winners.

    Best of luck in the sweepstakes!
    Jodi @ PCH

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

THANKS FOR THE OPPERTUNITY TO THANK ALL THE WINNERS IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND MABE IF THAY WOULD SHARE SOME INCURAGEING WORDS THEN MABE SOME SCEPTIAL PEOPLE WOULDLAY OFF ON THE WONS WHO ARE STILL TRYING TO WIN AND IT MIGHT HELP THOES WHO ARE ABOUT TO GIVE UP . TO THOES WHO ARE STILL TRYING HANG IN THERE AND KEEP THE FAITH THATS WHAT I AM GOING TO DO.YOUR FRIEND

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Zulema Randolph said...

Just keep playing, praying + hoping..some day I’ll be hootin’ and hollering…I WON!! kEPP THE FAITH..<3

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Amanda Huish said...

If the winner is a winner of the $5,000/week for life, what happens after they find out they win? Is there a check that shows up in the mail every week or do they go somewhere to claim it, or does the winner have to have a bank account to claim their money? I ask because I not only want to win but have a great feeling that this August I will win and that would be a life saving experience for my family and I!!! Some have doubt that PCH is legit but I don’t think that a company running a scam would have been around for as long as PCH has been! And to all past and future winners Congrats, and to the Entrants, Good Luck!!!!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Amanda,

    If you were chosen as the winner of the $5,000 A Week For Life prize, you would sort out your preferred method of payment with the Prize Patrol when they deliver the prize to you.

    Good luck!

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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Shirley KINGSOLVER said...

With the economy being so bad the past 2-3 yrs,there are several I know that could use some help..I’d love to be able to do that..even my family. may God Bless each one and all!

Shirley K

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Betty Simpson said...

I am 65yr young and have been playing for many years and never have won anything. I have been thru alot of hardships and this money would be a GODsend to me. I still have faith that I will win someday

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Melanie Antry said...

Hi! I was wondering if someone won this August 31st how would file for tax. Will it be as if you worked for it or will it be like you won the lotto every week?

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JEAN BUCHANAN said...

I HAVE BEEN ENTERING FOR YEARS MY BEST FRIEND AND I . GOD REST HER SOUL SENSELESS DEATH .BUT I WILL KEEP THE FAITH THE JOY TO KNOW ANYTHINGS POSSIBLE STILL AT IT GIRL!

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Lynn Davis said...

I know that dreams can still come true and that when you have the right heart and all the faith in GOD, things like this are possible. I would not be selfish and think of others first. Our family is having the hardest year this year but yet I kow there are those that are having worse. I would put the money and use it for God and to help further His Kindom. I know that I would also help my own family too but I want to keep a level head and try to remember what is really important in this world!

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Debra Raines said...

I keep entering but never seem to win…Lord if its your will and your way plz let me be a winner..Amen

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Darrell Kendrix said...

looking for the place to win something

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sue church said...

i have a chihuahua for you

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Vicky Box said...

If I were to win PCH, I can’t think of enough ways to use the money, but I know I would use it wisely!! I would use it for those in need and never be greedy or selfish. I would have a tumor removed and fix my teeth but other than that, I would love to see others in need to be happy.

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Gwendolyn Pindell said...

Hello Ms.Karen Anderson. Your story as a PCH.comblog $1MILLION winner was Amazing. May GOD Bless You and your Hubby continuously! Thanks for sharing Publishers Clearing House.

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