A Lucky Day For Douglas O’Shea

Lucky Day for $100,000 Tax Free Prize Winner

A double lucky day was in the making for unsuspecting Douglas O’Shea when the PCH Prize Patrol safely arrived in Minnesota the morning of April 30th, excited to deliver the $100,000 tax free prize to the lucky PCH Sweepstakes winner!   With a chill in the air and a heavy rain falling on the Prize Patrol van, Dave and I hoped the cash prize winner would be home.  Of course, neither of us remembered to pack an umbrella, but that didn’t stop us.  With balloons, flowers, champagne and Big Check in hand, we ran to the front door in the pouring rain…fingers crossed.

Since there were no lights on in the house, we had a feeling our knocks on the door would not be answered…unfortunately we were right.  So back into the Prize Patrol van we went – dripping hair, soggy flowers and a sadly damp Big Check.  We decided to sit in the car around the corner from the winners house and to see if any cars would arrive.  1 hour…nothing, 2 hours later…nothing.  We took a lunch break, drove around the beautiful town of Lake Elmo and even walked around an open house around the block….3 hours later…STILL nothing!

After 4 1/2 hours of waiting, could it really be?  YES!  Douglas O’Shea arrived home with his wife Andrea and two children to see the Prize Patrol carrying flowers, balloons, champagne and a Big Check for $100,000 tax free!  Douglas was shocked and extremely thankful for this new found fortune that was much needed after being unemployed for nearly 2 years.

But after that unfortunate run of bad luck, April 30th turned out to be quite a lucky day for Douglas O’Shea.  Not only did he just win $100,000 tax free from the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, but he also won 2 prizes from a town festival!  You can watch the local cbs video of Douglas O’Shea’s winning moment by clicking here.

Douglas’ winning entry came from PCH Search and Win. Douglas said “I search online for things everyday so I figure why not do it on Search and Win?”….and just like that he won $100,000 tax free from  Publishers Clearing House!  You could have a “lucky day” too…but you have to enter the PCH Sweepstakes to win – or as I like to say, you have to be in it to win it!  Visit pch.com to enter today and the Prize Patrol could be knocking on your door next (or sitting around the block for a few hours!)

Danielle Lam
Senior Member, Prize Patrol Elite


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sagar deo said...

thankyou for being a winner .god bless you

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Curtis Martin said...

Amazing! Ya’ll really do make sure the winners get their prize. I know the O’Shea’s are still giving thanks. This post really proves that pch.com is determined to make smiles and change lives. Keep your eyes on the prize PCH’er.

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cheryl said...

congrats douglas i hope im the next winner i really need the money

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Maureen Sousa said...

SO GOOD AGAIN !! to see a person who can really use this prize win it!!

Congrats to the O’Shea family!!

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Maureen Sousa said...

I forgot to mention… I did see that there was another 10,000.00 winner in givaway 1829..

who was THAT person???

No news on that win… except on the recent winners banner??

Maureen

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P Keel said...

Happy for you and your family. I’m always glad to see it go to someone who has been out of work in this economy. It means so much more that way – do go things with it for your family.Gotta keep the faith that it will be me next. You must still be in shock I know I would be. Congrats

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Dear Douglas, our family wishes you and yours a BIG CONGRATULATIONS and we hope that your good luck remains with you for a life time.

Don’t you feel great. To think ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS TO
ENTER ON-LINE, TAKING YOU MAYBE 1 MINUTE AND LOOK WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN. Where else but at PCH can a person earn 100K for one minute of work.

I will CONTINUE ENTERING ON-LINE everyday and who knows, maybe, just maybe our family can be so rewarded and blessed.

Vickie P
Markle,IN

P.S. While I have been entering the BIG SWEEPSTAKES, I have been fortunate to WIN other PCH and SHOPandWIN GIFTS and AWARDS, just goes to show me it PAYS to ENTER in more than one way.

Vickie P
Markle,IN

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Cindy Bonneau said...

“I don’t even have words,” Andrea O’Shea said “It’s just astonishing and beautiful and kind of a godsend.”
I loved hearing the birds in the background on the winning moment..Truly made this winning more special!
It also reminded me of this quote from “The Thorn Birds”: “Ralph de Bricassart: [telling the legend of the thorn bird to Meggie] There’s a story… a legend, about a bird that sings just once in its life. From the moment it leaves its nest, it searches for a thorn tree… and never rests until it’s found one. And then it sings… more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. And singing, it impales itself on the longest, sharpest thorn. But, as it dies, it rises above its own agony, to outsing the lark and the nightingale. The thorn bird pays its life for just one song, but the whole world stills to listen, and God in his heaven smiles.
After two years of not working Douglas O’Shea got “HIS OWN SONG” on Saturday because of PCH!
May the O’Shea Family, have nothing but happiness and songs to sings in the years to come because of their winning moment.. *smile*

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Keithroy Charles said...

Congrats from the Charles family!!!!!!

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    Cindy Bonneau said...

    I forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS to you Keithroy Charles and your family..always late I am these days..BUT I can say it now that you are online instead of going onto your BLOG and you never seeing this message to you..
    “I truly loved your reaction and that you have such a STRONG FAITH in all you do! May you too have nothing but happiness in your life from here on in–
    ~Fun to see others happy!*smile*
    Take Care Keithroy!

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MICHAEL R said...

MY TODAY’S PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE, SearchAndWin. SUBJECT: HEADLINE READS../GUESS WHAT MICHAEL?/ NOW YOU SEE WHAT KEEPS ME ENTERING AND SEARCHING!IT GOES ON N, ON N,ON ONE THINGS FOR SURE MY EYES ARE DEFINITELY ON THE PRIZE. GOODLUCK IN THE FUTURE.

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Eilleen Kennedy said...

hello
for twenty yrs i keep hoping my wish will come true
i want to win this big check for all the right reasons, personal/business.
bangor maine 04401 o ya

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Eilleen Kennedy said...

HELLO
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU.

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Congratulations.
I received this email in my inbox on May 1st. I believe it is a scam, but wanted to let you know how it read (by the way I didn’t respond to it) it was:
We are please to announce to you that your email address emerged
along side 4 others as a category winner in this year’s weekly
Publishers Clearing House PCH lotto.
You have won One million dollars and have been approved for a
total pay out of One million dollars ($1,000,000.00 USD)
The following particulars are attached to your lotto payment

Order Winning Numbers : 7-1-4-8-7 -3
Email Ticket Number: FL 654/29/75

Contact claims officer with the Contact info below
Mr. Todd Sloan
Email: pchremittance2011@msn.com

Winner you must send their
1.Name in full:
2.Address:
3.Sex:
4.Nationality:
5.Age:
6.Occupation:
7.Phone number:
8.Present Country:

This information is to process the immediate payment of your
winning prize.

Best Regards,
Mr. Dave Sayer

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Lauralee,

    We regret to inform you that the notification you have received is in fact a scam and you have not won any prize from Publishers Clearing House at this time. At Publishers Clearing House we do not notify our winners by email, regular postal mail or by telephone. All prize winners of $500.00 or more would be notified by registered mail and all winners of $10,000 or more would be notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol.

    We would also like to take this opportunity to provide you with some additional information regarding our sweepstakes that we trust will be helpful to you and your family.

    At PCH, we are highly concerned about reports of scam artists using our name and good reputation to try and deceive consumers. Let me assure you there is absolutely no connection between the real Publishers Clearing House and the fraudulent party who contacted you claiming to be associated with our company. If you are contacted and asked to pay any amount, for any reason, to claim a prize, you have not heard from the real Publishers Clearing House.

    We want you to know at PCH it is never necessary to pay any money to enter, win or collect one of our prizes. At Publishers Clearing House, the winning is always free! A legitimate sweepstakes will NEVER ask you to send or wire money to enter a sweepstakes, claim a prize or to pay a fee, tax or deposit of any kind. If you are asked to send money to claim a sweepstakes prize for any reason, you are being scammed. If you receive a check and are asked to send money back – you are being scammed.

    At Publishers Clearing House, we treat the fraudulent use of our name seriously. We keep track of these incidents and work closely with the law enforcement and consumer protection community to share this information. We recommend that you also report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org

    We have reported the information you have provided and thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. For future reference, anyone who believes they have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, may contact us immediately at our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190 and anyone who believes they have received a suspicious email using our name and logo, may forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com. We also encourage consumers to visit the Consumer Affairs section on our website at info.pch.com, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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MOMANONE said...

What about the 5000$ week

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Emma Gibson said...

PCH I JUS WANT U TO KNO I ENTER EVERY DAY DNT FORGET ABOUT EMMA GIBSON OF JOINER,ARKANSAS 72350

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Nancy Sexton said...

God bless ‘em!!

God bless everyone!!

NKS

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Hi Lauralee Hensley, AND ALL MY FELLOW BLOGGING FRIENDS,

Scams , such as the one you received, are ALL OVER the INTERNET, as well as in the mail and telephone calls.

Upon your verification of a scam; you should first contact the company that these crooks attempted to represent and by all means please follow through and contact the U.S. FTC (the Federal Trade Commission)and share all of the information that was sent to your computer or from a telephone call, or mail which you may have received,
You will find the FTC ON-LINE at FTC.gov.
If other sites, beginning with FTC , appear on your search screen IGNORE THEM unless it ends in “.gov”
The REAL FTC government site will always end in “.gov”
Once at this site you will find a link which is specific to consumer complaints. Take your time and READ their HOME PAGE. THEN select the CONSUMER COMPLAINT FORM link and complete the, very easy to complete, government form then make certain to SEND it.You WILL receive a confirmation number (keep this for future reference)

All of the instructions that you will need are written at this site.
If you need help completing the form, contact the FTC directly. Their telephone number is on their Home Page.
Simply call them and you will be asked what it is they may help you with. They are nice people.

The FTC recommends that you NOT contact several other Government agencies, such the FBI, or perhaps the CIA, as then these agencies will simply run into each other as they investigate your concern as a new concern.
These agencies work together, so don’t worry, all government agencies who need to know have been notified of your concern, and TOGETHER they are working on it.

If you feel threatened by such internet contacts from crooks, or if you have been threatened in anyway, PLEASE ALSO Contact your local authority (Police, Sheriff etc.)

AND LASTLY..
Please share this information with friends and aquaintances; so they know how to address these harrassments (sp)from internet, telephone and mail crooks.

When things like this happen, it takes all of us, standing together, to try and catch or at least STOP these CROOKS, who not only try to get your money, they harrasse people so often that some people, thinking by providing the information the crooks ask for, that this will make the crooks go away.
If you do cooperate with these crooks, they will NOT GO AWAY, no, they will think that they have an easy target and will harrasse(sp) you even more.

Having personally experienced the internet, telephone and mail crooks I DID CONTACT the FTC and I filed a complanit (you must file a FTC complaint for each occurence (each time you receive any contact from the crooks)
I did learn (from the FTC). that so many of these EVIL DOERS work over seas, but somehow manage to acquire phone numbers which make it look as though they are operating from Florida, or any other U.S.State.
Call Centers located in India and Nigeria have been found to be major players in these scam deals, however these call centers have also been found to be paid by crooks located in the U.S.A. (talk about outsourcing).
Bottom line, if you receive ANY scam, let the FTC and the actual company named, know Immediately. Be prepared to e-mail, fax or mail a copy of what you received.

Sorry for such a lengthy Post, but I felt this important enough to share this info with everyone.

GOOD LUCK to ALL OF US who have ENTERED the VERY LEGITIMENT PCH SWEEPSTAKES.

P.S BY the way, have you noticed that the PCHSearchandWin Community BLOG is OPEN. I have not seen anyone’s posts except for mine, so I thought many did not know it is OPEN.

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    Nictika Warren said...

    Hi Vickie,

    I saw it the first day and posted and my post was in moderation for two days and then vanished! But, I was so excited about winning a gift card from search and win and now got tickets for the movies! Awesome! Go PCH! Good Luck and GOD Bless Everyone! WAY TO GO PCH! YOU ROCK! WOOT WOOT!!!! BE IN IT TO WIN IT CLAIM IT TO HAVE IT GO GO!!!

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Nictika Warren said...

CONGRTULTIONS TO THE OSHEA FMILY! GOD BLESS YOU ON THE BLESSING YOU HAVE RECEIVED!!!!

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William F. Schulz said...

Congats to the winner, i wish i could win, i have bought things and cherched one line over and over again, but i seem to never win anything, And my family could really use it, all i can do is pry that i win some day, My Father inlaw just passed away, Thomas Paul Neale, And my mother inlaw, doesn’t have enough life insurance, To cover his services, it’s a shame, i feel so bad for her we wish we could help her, but the money is just not there, It’s very sad, i can only pray and hope to win…. William F. Schulz

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Trina Lawrence said...

Congradulations to all of the Winners:) I have been entering Publishers Clearing house for over 30 years. My Mom used to do it also. she passed away 11 years ago this past March. I only could hope I could win it for her. Not to mention I need alot of home improvements new windows which about 15 years ago we paid for new windows in our house we got burned some of the windows were all bad we can’t even open the curtains because they are foggy , basement is leaking, kitchen floor in need of repair etc.& to pay off alot of debt. My husband does not think I can win so I want to prove that dreams do come true. Trina

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Tammy Manning said...

Congradulation to you in JESUS Mighty name!!! I Pray in JESUS Mighty name We are the Next Big Winner!!! Glory to God!!!

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Jinji French said...

Congrats! This couldn’t have come at a better time for you. It must’ve been amazing to pull up to your house and PCH was there waiting for you. Enjoy your winnings! It always pays to play:)

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Juanita THOMPSON said...

YES CONGRATS TO THE WINNER.I JUST WISH IT WAS ME ITS BEEN HARD FOR ME AND MY KIDS FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS .I LOST MY JOB,MY HOME AND MY KIDS.BECAUSE I BEEN LIVING PLACE TO PLACE WITH MY KIDS.I LOST THEM AND NOW THEY LIVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE.I LOVE MY FAMILY I JUST WISH I CAN WIN SOMETHING TO PUT MY FAMILY BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.IT’S HARD OUT FOR EVERYONE I KNOW.IT EVEN HARDER WHEN YOU DONT HAVE NOTHING AND WITH THREE KIDS CAN I GIT SOME HELP PLEASE.

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ruby archer said...

hi pch mr. sayer and mr. sloan i hope i can win i really need it,i have so many pepole needing me to help them with their kids, i don’t turn them down and it makes it awfull hard on me,one ofthem is my little grandson i don’t want him staying with just anybody,i hope i can win i really need help,god bless all of you, ruby archer

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christina rogers said...

I’ve been playing since may of 2010 and I want to win so badly so I can help my family out, get my own place and I pray you will pick me.

Thank you.

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kathy smith said...

Don’t take me off the PCH Mail list!…No matter what..Do not take me off the list…if by chance a accident happens it is not intended!..LOL!

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pat said...

A tax free check,flowers, balloons,and champagne how nice hope to see you knocking on a door in champlin MN, it must be so thrilling to give away money.

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pat said...

A tax free check,flowers, balloons,and champagne how nice hope to see you knocking on a door in champlin MN, it must be so thrilling to give away money

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Nettie Jenkins said...

You never know …and you can’t win if you don’t play ! Nice ending to an even nicer story for the O’Shea
Family ! Hope to see the Prize Patrol Elite !

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Lily Skinner said...

I am happy for All of the previous Winners!!! “)

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Lily Skinner said...

I am happy for All of the previous Winners!!! :)

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Glenn R. said...

Congrats, I wish You the best, and hope I can win! I am about to lose my home and everything else. Please, Christians, pray for me, with love!

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Brenda Gibson said...

Congratulations to all the north, south, east, west pch winners. God bless them all. Thank you Amanda for the e-mail and the winners.
I hope im in the right place to answer the question. ((( I really hope its the sunshine state called HOLIDAY FLORIDA ))) so would that be south I suppose. It sure would be a true blessing for me to meet the prize patrol in person.that would be great…. Wherever the winner is please please be safe. And best of luck to the winner whomever it shall be. God bless you for making their dreams come true. thanks pch for beeing you. God Bless

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David Mahlberg said...

Please fallow the big dipper north,its above my house every night at 4:am in the morning,hopefully. A good sign. David. M

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