With A Big Check For $5000 A Week For Life What Would You Do First?

A Big Check for $5000 A Week For Life from PCH would be a dream come true!

I’m sure you’ve seen me countless times on TV presenting the ceremonial Big Check to lucky Publishers Clearing House winners.  You’ve seen the surprise, the excitement, the ‘hallelujah’s. But 15 or 30 seconds of commercial time rarely allow you to hear what follows the winning moment – like when I pull the smaller but very REAL check from my pocket and hand it over with words like “This check is as good as gold!  You can go to the mall and start shopping tonight!”

I guess that suggestion of hurrying to the mall conjures up thoughts of going crazy with newfound wealth – at which point the winner laughs and says, “WHOA!  I’ve gotta sit down and think about this before I do something like that.”

Of course that’s a good idea.  Before a shopping spree, most people have bills to pay and long-postponed things around the house that they want to take care of.

For such immediate needs a Big Check from Publishers Clearing House — with lots of zeros in it — can be “just what the doctor ordered.”  What a relief to get that stuff – maybe even a medical concern — out of the way!

Once the “top priority” items have been crossed off the list, then it’s time to have some fun –with a trip to the mall, or a trip to the spa, or a trip to see family, or a trip to Europe, or a trip to wherever you want to go.  Or maybe a trip around town in a brand new car will be as far as you care to go.  With a SuperPrize — like $5000 A Week For Life! — that choice would be yours!

So start thinking about what you’d do if our Prize Patrol knocked on your door and presented you with roses, balloons and a Big Check for $5000 A Week For Life – followed by the REAL check!

But “Whoa” again.  First things first.  Have you taken that essential first step to winning?  Have you entered the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?  Don’t forget, as the saying goes: “You’ve got to be in it to win it.”

Don’t delay.  Enter the PCH Sweepstakes today – and every day from now ’til August 22nd, the deadline for online sweepstakes entry for a chance to win the PCH $5000 A Week For Life SuperPrize.  Go to pch.com to get started on that trip to winning, and let us know what YOU would do first with a Big Check from Publishers Clearing House.

Wishing you the very best of luck!

Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador

 

 


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James McDonald said...

I would probably pay my mother back which would help her retirement, have dental work, then plan a wonderful vacation for myself and see some places I have been wanting to visit. Get medical insurance and save for my own retirement.

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    tina poage said...

    dave if i won 5,000 for a wk for life? i would pay all my bills i am a single mother with 4 children me and there dad got a div. a year ago and i live off child surport only get $402.00 a mth and it hard to pay bills and get the kids stuf they need i alwasys wanted a house and better thing for my kids if u all come to my door i would realy be happy and i like to ty for given me a chances to win god bless u and ur crew for doing the prize thing love u all .

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    ruth yothers said...

    i would get my teeth fixed, so i could laugh and smile more, for i love to laugh. then i would help my friends and family and my church out. then go out to eat, with my family.

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Snezana Hristov said...

With $5000.00 per week for Life I will pay my house off, help my family and give some to Churches, Charities, and take a Vocation.

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Connie Gray said...

Sure gives one alot to think,
anticipate, hope and dream about.

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Ricardo Elysse said...

The first thing I would make sure is a 10% tithe and offering goes to GODS work. Then I would sit and think about what to do with the rest.

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    Carlene Robinson said...

    Thank you Mr. Sayer and Mr. Elysse. Exactly on point.

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    teresa waugh said...

    The very 1st thing I would do is give so much thanks to my Lord & God that has heard my prayers & know my pain & give back to him to help people just like us that so need help right now, then the next thing i would save my home & pay it off I would help out my family & friends & move to fla like we have wanted to do for three yrs but haven been able to sell our home cuz of the houseing market & i would love to hug & kiss all of the PCH CREw & thank them from the bottom of my heart!!!

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Tamika Reid said...

Mr. Sayer hi! If by some miracle you knocked on my door, I would scream with joy and probably be in shock too! I would thank God of course and then you and your PCH family for bringing me joy and letting me know God answered my prayers! I would pay off all of my bills and debts. Move my children into a better home and show them a better life. I wouldn’t spoil them, I would try to just give them something that’s better than what they’ve had. And what could be better than not struggling and suffering financially!

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Maureen Skelly said...

I would buy my daughter a peppa pig stuffed animal and a house. I would want to help other people go to school because daycare most times becomes to expensive and most people never go. I would help my mom, I dont think she’s ever had anything new before. The possibilites are endless and overall I can say I would just generally help anyone who needs a little at the end of their tunnel. Someone once told me “Don’t take time to look at the scenery, just keep going.” I think if I won I could finally look at the scenery. I tried to think of a good answer because everyone else always has good ones. Than I really thought about it and that’s what I would really do if I ever won something like that.

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Parish Mack said...

Wooo! Hoo! I’ve been waiting for this question for a while lol. The first thing I would do is pay off 3 months rent, start saving up for a car so I don’t have to take the bus to work, start putting money aside for college (especially because I am a senior this year at high school and I don’t have any money saved for college), and help my family and the people who helped me out. Then it’s just going to be GIVE, GIVE,GIVE! SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!! OOO its just gets me excited when I think about it! I can’t wait until you all surprise me with the check for $5000 a week for life!!! I’m in Savannah Ga

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Yesenia Tzum said...

WHOA!! IS RIGHT.. But to be able to pay the bills, and finally make ends meet this would be a brand new start… specially with a baby due any day now this would be a great way to start a childs future fund and be able to breath as a parent knowing that all the important means to raise a child financially would be covered..

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Betsey DuFour said...

If i won this prize I would think about creating my own home so that I would not have to live in a group home anymore. I would take my fmaily on a specail trip. I would go to places i’ve never been before.

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ginger farley said...

hello,if i win the 5.000 dollars a week on aug 31 and in jeasus name i will i would pay off all my debt buy me and my children a beautiful home one where they could have there own rooms i would buy a new car so in this 100 degree weather we could have air and not burn up everytime we go somewhere i would put college funds for them and thats about it for us right away i would be humbble and be who i am today just not stressed out, then i would help my family and other familys with there needs so they would not have to worry as much as i did it would not just chang and make my life better but alot of peoples see you aug 31 prize patrol.

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Maureen Sousa said...

Hi Dave,
I am “in it to win it” EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!

And my 1st thing would be to pay off my mortgage!!!

At 62 & just having to take out a new 30 year mortgage to help us get by.. getting rid of that BIG burden off our shoulders would be the BEST use for that BIG check..

We could enter our senior years with peace of mind for our retiremnet years ..& I could focus more on helping with fundraiser events.

Good Luck to ALL..

Maureen

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Diana Hanlon said...

I’am ready to see who is going to be the big winner but hope it me and it would be nice that $5,000.00 week for Life would bail us out a lot and get my grandkids set for there new home, and my husband would be happy when he get his new recliner. Hope ther will be a knock on my door would make me so happy.

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Michael said...

THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO WITH A $5,000.00 WEEKLY CHECKS IF IVE WON THIS IS TO CELEBRATE THE GOOD TIME WITH MY FAMILY, AND FRIENDS, THE REST IS HISTORY!

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sandra easterly said...

Like I Said Before I’d Cry Thank God And Want To Hug Natalie For Her Help with Some Problems I Was Having With I Start Out With Computer because At 44 almost 45 I Prayed To God To Learn to read He Blessed Me I Read Good Now And Because of Natalie Help I’ve Learned To use a Computer And Getting Faster Everyday When My Computer Does Work.Hug And Thank The Rest Of You And Be The Happiest Person I Know Because The Rest Of My Dream Would becoming True I Had A Dream That Became A Goal Got My Fame Thank You Publisher Clearing House Now I’m Working On My Fortune Fame Before Baby I’ll Be Meeting Lucky Soon I Hope.Good Luck And God Bless You All.

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Debby Morales said...

Hi Good Morning,

Just curious, When do they start sending out the letters to all of the Selected potential winners (winners short list)? Do they send them out few weeks before August 31st? or do they send them like a week before? Well either way I hope I win, I will definitely be waiting for the Prize Patrol with open arms and tears of joy!!! Thanks, Debby

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hello Debby,

    It might be a week before or it may not be. The prize award you are referring to is the Local Awards contest (210 $1,000 in prizes) from Giveaway 1907. Good Luck!

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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Michael Rolle said...

And the reason for my Celebration is that it would mark, an Anniversary every year if this August,31st Promise me and my family a Life Changing fortune!

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SARAH PEARSON said...

frist i would GIVE HONDOR TO GOD , THEN I WOULD TURN TO PCH FAMILY AND SAY WELCOME HOME, I KNEW YOU WOULD COME, THANK YOU

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Parish Mack said...

I don’t know if an 18 year old (such as myself) has won anything like this. Since the age for being eligible to win is 18 and older, it is possible. I just pray that I’m that 18 year old that win the $5000 a week for life check so I can focus more on school that is coming up on the 22nd. I will be a senior and this is suppose to be the year I am suppose to enjoy myself but I won’t be doing much of anything but going to school, go to work, and pay the rent and bills (which is going to be kind of difficult next month). I can’t even save up for a car because I don’t have that kind of money so I have to take the bus. “Got to do what you got to do.” As for college I will have to apply for scholarships and stuff because I have no money for that either. If I was to win this, everything I just explained, I wouldn’t even have to worry about anymore. I could just focus on school, saving up, and helping my family out. That’s what I would do.

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Alicia Bleil said...

I became a mother at 16, I am now 22 and have two boys 1 who is 6 years and the other is 9 months. I have struggled to get by with working and going back to school, it would be nice to be able to relax and enjoy my kids, they grow up so fast! I greatly appreciate all the help I have gotten along the way and I would love to give back to those that helped me. I would also love to give my kids a beautiful house with a backyard full of fun, they are wonderful boys and I love them with all my heart, they deserve the best of everything! I would be able to move my mom back into my home state, I miss her very much and she has been trying to save enough money to be able to move back here to be with her family. If there was no such thing as bad luck, then I would have no luck at all…I don’t expect to win at all, but it’s still nice to dream!I count my blessings everyday, and having a lot of money would be a dream come true, I only want the best for the ones I love. Good Luck everyone

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Mary Ellen said...

I would be so happy and grateful for these winnings. I would have more then enough money to share, spare, spend, save and tithe today and always. I would become debt free, travel with friends and family and help those in need each and every day that I have the privilege to serve others.

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Susan Kist said...

Hi Dave !
I Would Use The $5,000.00 Life To Get Nice New House, Then Pay Off New House And It Be Nice To See My Husband Retire Early This Year He Been Work For This Company For 33 Years And Been Travel 29 Years On The Bus, And I Will Help My Brother And Sister Pay Off There Bills Too, This Will help Me And My Husband Change Our Life And Start New Life Together Over Again!!
Thanks
Susan

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Lauralee Hensley said...

I’d finally be able to convince the hubby to go to the Dentist.

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Sawsan Istifan said...

Hello Mr David Sayer,
well it is very Interesting for someone to win something, But for me I’m not optimistic to win anything,I’m still searching to find me a good job I have been almost three years since October 2009 almost three years ago when I lost my recent Job,since then I’ve lost my children and my vehicle and I almost lost everything,to pay the house payment with the Bills and other expenses,All my dreams came with the continuing of the failure,I have only one chance is to sell my house to pay my Monthly property Tax and the Bills and the other expenses I have no other option any way,
Thank you,
God Bless you and Good Lock to all,
S I

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Michelle Eaton said...

That was my answer I hope me and my friend will win

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gail said...

chevy cruze no a stove and a washer and dryer. first i would cook and bake something i miss so so so much

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angela evridge said...

I would donate 10% to charity of choice, buy a new car, have a home big enough for my 4 sons’, and help family members that are in need.

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Mrs. Jasmine White said...

If I were to win $5,000 a WEEK FOR LIFE, I would of course be in shock. But when my shock has worn off I would have to give praise where all praise is DUE. Which is the LORD JESUS CHRIST!! Some MUST THINGS TO DO: tithes for church ( I must give back what was giving to me), pay off all my bills and debts, buy a second car for my family, donate to charities that are close and dear to my heart, put money aside for all 3 of my childrens college fund as well as the 1 that is on the way, take time to travel and dine just with my husband, take time to make family trips around the world with my husband and children, help out some family members, give back to the communities where my husband and I grew up in and around, & anything else our hearts would enjoy!!!

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Cassie McGinness said...

If I was to win this prize I would be truly grateful! I would not have to worry anymore about what we are going to do when we loose the rent home we are in now. I would start off by buying land, building our home, and starting our farm. I would finally get married. Start college/saving funds for my 15 month old daughter and my future step son which is 5. I would give back to my family and church, because without them I wouldn’t have anything; along with other organizations. There is so much someone can do with it. I would more then likely cry if I was the lucky winner. Thank you PCH for making so many people’s dreams come true.

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kristina bryson said...

this would be a big dream to come true. first thing is pay off all debts and house then give to my family espeacially my brother who has alot of medical bills since we found out he has als diease, and help his children too. then i would start a organiztion to get something done about this diease.it was heartbroken when i found out what my brother has!!! ALL IN ALL I WOULD GIVE !!!!!!!!

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Nancy Sexton said...

With great anticipation, I’d give praise to God first, thanks to PCH for all you do, and of course, the VERY FIRST fruit of the $5,000 gets set aside for God Almighty! Amen! Next, a portion goes to an EMPTY IRA account, and then we’d HAVE to work on getting our mortgage caught up! I could probably go on and fill up the full year’s worth of weeks in a list, but I won’t!! All I can say is, WE’D BE FREED FROM LINGERING AND WEIGHTY DEBTS!! We’d certainly NOT blow it on uselessness, but in random acts of kindnesses!!

God bless everyone!!

NKS

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Valenda Johnson said...

Wow… Dave… I have been excited from the onset… of this sweepstakes opportunity… like I said in an early blog message on FB… I would have to catch my breath… (lol) :)… It’s been really rough the last few years… and, I could use a big check (win)!!! So, over the last few years, I really have a well thought out plan… which includes: an account, and master planning that has been in the making for a few years now!!! Just ring the doorbell… I’m gamed for the fun and excitement… Best wishes/blessings to all PCHers!!!

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James B, Whitaker said...

IT WOULD BE SO GREAT TO WIN ANY OF YOUR SWEEPS.

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Davida Kidwell said...

Mr Sayer, if i won i would help out my family and friends, i recently got married , and we live with my aunt and mom , my aunt has diabetes and has eye issues and my mom is mentally disabled . I have fertility issues so i would make that dream come true and help out my family and friends, Thank you so much for a chance at winning

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Carlene Robinson said...

I’m in it,to win it! It would be so nice for once to make sure bills are caught up and health is up to par or at least renewed. Before,indulging in all the things I want. I know my needs come first. So yes,I’m gonna Enter,enter enter. It’s been a winding road but I can see PCH making that road straight for me and a whole lot clearer.

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Marilyn Hadey said...

What would I do First, 1. Is pay my boyfriend back all the money that he has spent on me since March of this Year. 2. Then I would pay all of my Depts that I owe. 3. Then I would gather up all of my stuff that belongs to me, including my TRUCK & go & move down to Oveido Florida. 4. Then I would look for a nice appartment or a nice house to live in, then I would go & looking for a PCA Job Down their. 5. I would then finally be living on my own & not having to depend on anyone to worry about me, or to have someone take care of me, just myself. I would be able to buy stuff for myself that I would need, as in all Furniture,& of cause food,gas, electric, telephone, cable, internet service & all that comes with the territory. So I just cannot wait to see if we are going to either a KNOCK ON OUR DOOR, or the RING OF OUR DOORBELL. It sure would be nice meeting all of the Prize Patrolers, including the Camera Man. Who knows, maybe I will meet a nice guy in Oveido Florida that will treat me like a woman & not a Dog. I need to just get away from all the comotion that I have had for the last 20yrs. You know how all of us need a fresh start, well I need a Fresh Start in my LIFE. THANKYOU, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey28

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Marilyn Hadey said...

What I mean by the KNOCK ON OUR DOOR, or the RING OF OUR DOORBELL, is for that chance of maybe being pick on that August 22nd, 2011 Drawing, & on August 31st, 2011, winning that $5,000.00 Every Week For Life!

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Maureen Sousa said...

It is so nice to see that SO Many people out there today would do GOOD things with their wininngs… Giving to God 1st.. as I would do also..although I did not mention that ( but this would be a blessing from HIM) then just catch up on ALL that we ALL are lacking in today’s econmic conditions. No splurging, No luxury items..etc.. just catching up & surviviing & then doing good to help others..

There are so many out there that have lost jobs etc. & this would be a GOD Send to any one of us. who won it……

Good Luck to ALL!!

Maureen

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brenda hedin said...

lets go on an
Alaskan cruise w/friends

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Heather Routt said...

If I won the $5,000.00 dollars a week for life the first thing I would do is buy my child a pair of e-leggs so she would be able to walk like the rest of the kids. Pay off my bills. Give my 3 younger sisters money, especially my youngest so she wouldn’t have to worry about how to get her insulin same with my mom. I would be able to see a doctor without being broke after the visit. And get a nicer and bigger house so my 3 daughters could have their own rooms and be wheelchair accessible that would be great. One can always dream.

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Donnelle Myers said...

I think I would have to go with whats expected of me for what’s first. We have medical bills to pay, my father, after many years, is going for this dream, but he needs his health to improve before that is possible. With money available, the dream he had with my late mother to own a motorcyle shop would be so much more attainable.

I’d move us out of this dump of a house, leave everything non sentimental behind, and start filling the new place with new things.

First thing in the house…. mattresses.

All of us sleep on these old dinky mattresses. My dad’s back is in shambles, he’s always in horrible pain. My aunt and nephew have to share to save space. The one I own is so old and small that it hurts to lay on. I just sit there, until dawn, wide awake becuase it’s so uncomfortable.

It may sound like an insignificant thing, but new mattresses is something of a luxury here.

As for big extravagance… I have no idea, I think that I would have to tackle that as I come across it, with the money in hand. I’ve wanted things for so long, new cloths, new house, comfort. Except without the money, it’s so easy to just shrug it off and say, “maybe latter, if we can.”

To sit down and think about it, there’s so much, so many little things that would make my life and the lives of the ones I love easier. Just living day to day, looking at something in the window and saying “yeah, I can have that, I’ll go in now and get that, because I want that.”, whether it’s some treat, a blouse, a game, just the pleasantries in life. That’s as far as extravagance will take me in my mind.

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Colette Wallace said...

I would dance all night, shop till I drop, yell loud to thank PCH, tell my windfall to everyone and give hundred dollar bills to all the homeless all over town. I would buy a mansion, have a party for everyone including PCH staff and employees, give food to all my neighbors and acquaintances and tour around the world. Visit, ISRAEL. JERUSALEM , BETHLEHEM, the VATICAN and LOURDES. Build a modest non-denominational church welcoming people from all walks in life. Whatever is left is for church tithes, and huge donations to all kinds of all legitimate charities. Last but not least help the poor and the needy including, friends, relatives and everyone who deserves help. If there is anything left, INVEST< INVEST. HURRAH!!!

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jarren k said...

invite the entire pch crew to a real luau!Then spread the word across hawaii=)

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Judy Lam said...

Make a phone call to my family

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Anna Weeks said...

When I win $5,000 on the 31st, I would pay off bills and go visit my home in Russia. I haven’t see my family in twelve years so I’ll be really excited to see them finally!

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Parish Mack said...

I’m determined to win the $5000 a week for life check so I can go to school without having to worry about having the money to pay rent or utilities. The situation that I’m in, I had to save up and get me an apartment. I’m 18 years old and I will be a senior this year. I would never expect that I would have to get an apartment at this age but since my grandmother died, it’s like I can’t go no where else, I feel like a stranger to my family. I just pray that I win this so I don’t have to go through this anymore. If I have this check, most of my worries would go away. I know others need it as much as I do but if there was a chance for me to win this, words couldn’t explain…I can accomplish so much with this…Save up for a car, save up for college, help my family out so I won’t be a stranger, help others, and help others. All this money will not go to waste if or when I win this!

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norma patton said...

my youngest daughter has a terminal disease. I would use the money to pay her medical bills. I would buy my children new homes. Build a facility for the homeless, abused women, and help with programs alcohol and drug addiction. I have been a nurse for many years I am very decicated to helping people. I am keeping my fingers crossed to win Publishers Clearing House.

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Kathy A said...

Dear Publishers Clearing House!!!!, Hi!!!! If you came to my complex where i live,l be the happiest kid in town!! because no one will ever call me crazy again !!!, but i would hang on to the check for a couple of day and probably pinch myseif to make sure i really did win!!!. because school is starting i would go clothes shopping for my kids and get things for them for school. Sincerly Kathy A. have a wonderful day!!!!.

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Deborah Holland said...

Thanks for sharing your $5000 A Week For Life winning dreams with us! Sounds like a lot of great ideas what to do with the money! Good luck to all our fans and entrants!
Deborah @ PCH

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G Castanza said...

14 days to enter and 23 days til we hear the good word of a new winner! Horay! Anyone that knows me I’m a huge fan of PCH. There are two time a year I get all hyped up to fantasize being a winner “Could I be Next! Oh boy I sure have the feelings like it was my first time. Getting all giddy now.

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Jennifer Sexton said...

I would buy a new car, because I am ired of breaking down every day. I would also build a new house with AC so we dont have to sit in a house that is 90 + degrees just on the inside. I would also would save it to build my momma a house, pay off my student loans and put away for my childrens education. I would then give some to my family and close friends. I would also open and after school program for all the latch key kids here….

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Linda Giannone said...

What would I do if I won the Publisher’s Clearing House sweeps of $5000,00 a week for life?…
I think I would first, make sure that I am fully awake to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming! Secondly, the prize patrol had better be perpared because I will be so excited! I would have to feel and touch them just to make sure that they are real people and that this is for REAL! The rest is history!
Good Luck to all!

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cassandra glover said...

hi dave sloan, when I win, i have made plans to start my soul-food restaurant so that my children will be able to have a dependable job once I and my husband aren’t around anymore.

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Lisa N said...

Hii, thanks Dave!!

first-would like to greet the awesome Prize Patrol! and smell those roses too.
read, understand & sign paperwork.
snap photo w fam.
pay thanks to the Publishers Clearing House miracle workers!!
church and or cem to pray, thank elders & GOD too!
then let’s eat!
dreaming.

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Alana Denman said...

Wow! This is something I think about everyday. Sometimes I stop in the middle of day dreaming and say ‘get real Alana this could never happen’. Then I have that strong faith somewhere in me that gets me excited that says ‘somebody has to win and how crazy it could be if it where me’. I get the bubble guts every time I get an email. LOL. Crazy I know. If I where the winner it would be so life changing. I’ve been through hell and back and I’m only 20. I had too grow up pretty fast. Rough life. Never really got a chance to be a teenager but its all worth it. So if I won the money I would take care of all my so stressed problems, pay the rest of my school books, and take real good care of my mom and sisters. That would be a blessing. So yes day dreaming about it is so lovely. I can barely wait til.August 31. Just wanna say good luck to everyone and keep faith. Mwah.

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Ryan Nutton said...

Hi dave, What I would do, is First I would hug you oh so very tight! and then I would Find a nice independent living program from my handicaped brother he was born with spina bifida and After my mother passed in 08 money has been very scarce, but hey If I dont enter I wont win, Lets just hope for the best cause god know I really need this, REALLY BAD! Also im a little nervious cause I never seen anyone my age win. im 25 years old and I havnt seen someone my age win. Lets Hope I can be that person. Boy the Taxes here in Massachusetts are rough

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Sarah Tone said...

I’d get the practical stuff out of the way- pay off my mounting medical bills and student loans and pay for a much needed surgery. Then buy a house and help my family out financially. Ahhh, to dream!

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Jennifer Schuler said...

I guess I am no different than some of the others that have made a comment as to what they would do with the money – I am unemployed, single parent, and home school my child. Winning would mean that I would finally be able to fulfill my dream of being a full-time stay-at-home mom!! Best job ever!. I would also help all my family members, so that they no longer have to struggle to raise their families. Retirement would come early for a very dear friend of mine, and his dreams would have an opportunity to be fulfilled. Through my faith and my BHAP (Big Hairy Audacious Prayer) I am trusting if it is God’s will for me to win, that the Prize Patrol will ring my doorbell on Aug. 31st. I wish all that enter a blessed chance. Praise God if you win – as that is how He works in our lives – through blessings.

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fallon yunker said...

What i would do first… i would catch a few bills up but go finish all my classes, get my pictures, and show my agency that acting is what i want to do. but first is first, building my resume and paying to get back and forth. That’s what i would do first. Accomplish my dream… thanks

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joe creamons said...

thank mmy lord first help my church andtthosewith less along with my family

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moin fatmi said...

hi. i am dreming i won this , i am really so excited and do prayer most of the time . i hve been fasting for one month . and may be 1 september is my big festival. if i won my resposilities been comlete. i have no job i am searching a job more 2 years. i dont have any penny my sister support me . i am handicape . my left leg is polio effected . oh sorry i dont i wrote my story. sorrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy just dreaming hopefully dream come true on 31st august

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April Arena said...

I would pay off my house and other loans and help family members and friends also Charity’s that need help.

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krishna darooka said...

If I win first thing I will do it is to pinch myself to see if it is real and true

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jennyfitzgerald said...

i would go buy my self a new car,pay my bills,and help my friends,other people who need it ,also give to church,and st.judes.

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Ariel Carter said...

Hi Mr.Sayer,

What I would do with $5,000 a week for life is help pay off my parents insurance and health coverage,Help repair the house, pay off my bills, and help the rest of my family with their bills and woes. I don’t ask for much and I’m always giving in some way, but I have unemployed for a long while and I’m heavily searching for new jobs; I feel that if I were to win the $5,000 a week for life…it’ll definitely benefit my family as well as myself, and I don’t want to see them struggle.

Thank you.

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S.John Bekkering said...

pay off my mortgage and debts.Then buy a house in Florida, away from the ice and snow of Minnesota. Also help people that need money like I do.

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CR in the "show-me" state said...

Hey Dave {waving at you}

whaddamy gonna do with big money? lol…so many needful things that’s for sure. I do envy the pch winners tho. why? because they get to have you, Deborah, and Natalie on their facebook page. awwww man. when I try to “like” you guys the screen tells me, “Please only send this request if you know him/her personally.” awwww bummer! lol gotta wait to win so I can meet you personally, and then click to have you guys added to my facebook page. by the way, where’s Todd? He is sooo MIA on facebook. lol…anyways no fair pretending you don’t know me after I someday win. you gotta accept me as a friend, ok? {sitting down & crossing my legs 4 a possible long w8] lol…it’s cool tho cause you guys are worth it.

have a super-size day Dave!

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Doris Lamprecht said...

Hi Dave ,Greetings from a small Town in Minneota.Im am sure you will hear many different storys on on how the big winn could be spent.I am no different in that department.
How ever ,If by the grace of god i should be a winner,my first tought would go to my church and help restore their much needed general fund wich has suffert a great deal due to severe job loses.
Then on to our childrens and our Bills.
My Husband and i have a dream of purchasing a 20-30 Acre Farm and turn it into a Sanctuary and save Haven for abused Children and Animals.This could be Vacation for Children in need of a save place to heal and at the same time learn to respect Animals and help them heal.
My Husband and i are both in our senior years ,but we feel that we have some thing to offer to the future leaders of this great Country of ours.And it starts with the children,to teach them respect for them self and the world around them.
IF NOT US ,THEN WHO ???????????
It is kind of strange to put my thoughts on an open forum,wich i have to admit ,i have never seen before,and having send in the sweeps for over 30 years and have never wonn anything ,well maybe this time lady luck will smile om me and let me be the big winner.
Thank you Dave for giving us the chance to share our hopes and dreams with you.
But i do hope i will see your smiling face on my frontdoor
Thank you.

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Debby Morales said...

Good Evening,

I believe I would first Thank God, and of course cry, then I would help my church, may own children and family. I would love to start a non-profit organization to help low income families with rent arrears and giving families food.

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john washam said...

hi dave I would pay my house off,I lived here since 1978 but I can’t seem to get it payed for, keep getting laid off and I’m 57 now . this is my only hope now! and help all my children!!!!!

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Jennifer Nunez said...

If I won 5,000 a week for the rest of my life i would take care of my main priorities first, like catch up on my rent fee’s since I’m about to have no where to live and I am only 23 with no help at all no luck with finding a full time job with great salary. I would pay off all the debt I’m in from medical bills, buy a car so i don’t have to take the train, bus or walk anymore. Go to college to become a chef i have a really big passion for cooking. Give 5,000 to the children or people who have nothing at all. I would help out my family the ones who are struggling as badly as I am.

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jessica waller said...

First I like to say to everyone GOOD LUCK! I also want everyone to stay positive in this ever so changing world. Since you all shared your story I will share mine.
I am a mother of 3. 2 boys and 1 girl @ 8, 6, and 3. I am married to a very hard working man who struggles alot. Right now we own a baitshop and a bodyshop, both are struggling. As of today we have 5 days to move out of the house we were renting. The house had mold growing in it do to the landlord not doing his landlord duties. Now , were we have our shops we rent from another landlord. We heard he was going to evicted us from our other landlord.
We only make about 17,000.00 a year for past 3 years, this year has been bad.
School starts in about 5 days and we didnt even know how we were going to get school supplies for them, but today we got a box in the mail at my parents house from my mother and brother in-laws filled with school supplies. What a BLESSING to have such ANGELS in the family to help out with our time of need. The other ANGELS are my parents, they said we can live with them as long as we need to. The only thing is there is no room, they have my neice and nephew that they are taking care of, and they are disabled and on a fixed income and are struggling too. So either we do a tent or take the cars out of the 2 car garage and set up our family 5 in the garage.
I am SO thankful for all of my family, even though both sets of parents are in thier own struggle they still manage to help, I AM PROUD TO BE APART OF THE GOOD HEARTED FULL OF LOVE FAMILY and that does mean more to me than any amount of money, but if I did win the 5,000 a week for life, It would be my turn to finally give back to all of my family,the churches that helped, and all my friends that are still family to me. I will be able to do so much for so many and that is a reward all of its own.

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Michelle Eaton said...

Struggling of more bad new about my health and all the kids moving back home.

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Israel Guerra said...

When I win the $5000 a week for life I am going to start crying from the incredible shock of winning! I am going to pay off my debt and built a better future for my family! My wife is going to love it because she’ll get to quit her job and be with our two children full time. It’s going to be great meeting you Dave!

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Jeremy Sims said...

Win i win 5000 a week for life Im going to do for my family all the things i want to do and just enjoy my wife and kids and give rhem all the things that i can’t now.

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Parish Mack said...

I pray that I win this! I can pay rent and utilies with no problem, save up for a car, for college, and help my family out. I have faith that I will win $5000 a week for life on August 31 (Auugust 22nd sneak peek).I’m from Savannah GA and I wil be expecting you guys soon! :)

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Seville Jackson said...

HI,Dave, If i won the 5,000 it would be a big blessing for my husband and i because we have been through so much together.Im only 23 and im in debt.I lost my job and is pregnant right now and still trying to find another job so that my husband wont have to work so hard.We could really use it for us and our kids also.I received a email today from deborah about the notice of deposit for the winning list.I dont know weither thats good news or not but hopefully because its really hard, being a young married couple and have to go through so much financially. If i am the winner for aug.31st, i would be so thankful and grateful and thank the lord above for this blessing because he know we really do need it today:)

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Janice Black said...

What I would do first Upon Receiving the BIG CHECK is:

Besides thanking Dave Sawyer and
the rest of the Prize Patrol, and spending my winning moments with them (while within my heart also thanking my Heavenly Father), I would spend whatever time I need to get my check in a safe, secure and smart place; party with my family, and prepare for a wonderful dream vacation. I think this would be good for starters!

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Carlos Comas said...

If i hit the jackpockt…… I would breakdance.

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Susan Suniga said...

After I pick myself up off the floor and jump in Dave Dayer’s arms, I would buy my husband a new truck then immediately move back to Southern California my home state!

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veronica slaughter said...

I would get a new place and furniture; right now we do not have a table to eat at and a couch with big holes to sit on. So i would definitely get furniture first and clothing.

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Rachel McVey said...

First off I just want to say hello to Dave Sayer and thanks for making peoples dreams come true…My first reaction if I won..I would jump up and down and hug ever staff member that came to greet me…so grateful for winning…would make everyone a huge lunch and invite them in for a while. As far as what I would do with the money. I would help my dad he is in a lot of debt right now and is struggling. I would donate to cancer research, a lot of people in my family have had cancer I think that would be a great cause. I would get married, right now don’t really have the money to have a wedding, go on a nice honeymoon. I would pay off my fiancee’s debt. I would purchase a new car. There are so many things that I could think of right now..I really dont have enough room for it all.

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Anika said...

Wow what a question?

WISH LIST:
If I win 5000 awk for life
( before every thing fully sinks in possibly stare aimlessly then scream & cry I believe those are the side affects)
THEN………
1) help family & younger siblings.
2) set up savings for my children
3) invest in property & house ECT.
4) Take children shopping and spoil them insanely (there my reason for everything)
5)possibly start a small business

MOMMY TIME:
Meaning me,
6) treat myself with having that mommy guilt…..
7) pamper myself which I’m long over due….

& the rest is history in the making
If I were given the opportunity to live a different more advanced life I would cherish every single moment of it & give thanks every chance get…………..

thanks again,
Anika

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Louise Pavlusky said...

I would first enjoy the fellowship with our new found friends with PCH. I would then get the check book out pay off our bills we have hardly any. Then I guess we wouls wait for the next check and then start hunting for a new home. Oh and maybe a new cars we have plenty of time for vacations lol. safe travels

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ruby archer said...

if my dream would come true and win a big check,for the first time in my life i would be so happy , my son would get some of the things that he needs, and i would help other ittle children that needs something,my son has been sick and loseing so much weight , i would take hime to a specialist,i love him so much i can’t stand to see him like this.i pray to god he will be okay, god bless all of you, be safe where ever you go, ruby archer

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latoya julius said...

Is there a short list for this drawing?

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Gerardo Lopez said...

I would want my parents to retire since my dad just had a stroke i would use that money to help him out and pay off whatever debt they still have

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jasmin said...

can i enter pch lotto more than once per person? plz clarify. i abstain entering b/c im not sure

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Jasmin,

    You can enter once per day per each PCH website, each promotional e-mail received plus telephone and mail. Any duplicate entries from a specific method of entry will be discarded.

    And remember, at Publishers Clearing House no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win!

    Good luck!
    Chris @ PCH

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J D Brown said...

Howdy Dave, from Texas.

I care for the car note to be paid off. Do some remodeling on our home. Then some surgery I need.

I’d care foe some set-up regular donation to for congregation needs. This really should have been listed first as it’s number 1.

Then think about a needed vacation for my 35 yr wife and I as I medically retired from an accident at work.

Sincerely,
J D Brown

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Parish Mack said...

Lord I pray that I win $5000 a week for life so I can pay off this rent and bills. I won’t have any money once I pay off everything. I know this check will help me accomplish everything I need/want. Dave, come to my apartment! Savannah GA!! PLEASE AND THANK YOU

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Maxine Remels said...

First I would share with my Temple, my children & grandchildren,and then make arrangements for a Indepent Living facility as we are elderly , and not too well, it’s tough. Getting old is not for sissies. However first & formost, I’d great the Prize patrol with open arms. It would be a dream come true.

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Maxine Remels said...

First and formost, I’d share with our Temple, share with our kids and grandkids. Then I would make arrangements for my spouse of over half a century anf myself to live at an Indepent Lving facility, and it’s toough to get old.Then I’d get with an attorney to see where to go from there. The prize patrol would be covered with my tears of joy along eith loads of smiles and thanks.
(Miki) Maxine Remels

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ASHLEY NICHOLSON said...

Where do I start. I am married and together my husband and I have 4 kids. We live in a 2 bedroom house. 2 kids sleep with us and the other 2 in one room. It is really hard when they ask for their own room but I can not help it. My husband works full time and it takes all his paycheck to make our bills and buy grocerys. If we won we would be so excited to finally be able to provide for our kids better. We would be so thankful to win. We have never had a new car or one with AC. My kids get mad at me when they are hot in the car and I cant help it. I break down and cry often because I feel like I do not provide enough. I am dedicated to entering every day. Every email, everything I do it. It would be such a blessing for our family. If we win we will jump, cry, and yell ;) Thank you Dave

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Lisa N said...

Good morning everyone,

I believe that there’s a dream home sweeps, but this one is so dreamy! come & show mee.

First I’d be in denial. then giggle in my fam’s face b/c they didn’t want to believe in PCH miracles!
ha jk!

If I won, I’d appreciate it SO much!
then after pch telling me to stop thanking them I’d try & hunker down! work on my to-do’s. Possibly jot down a will?
also may do some more searchin’ to find us our very own farm-house & a nice bathtub for me to soak in too. (&one for nana!)

Doris, right on!

Janice, yeaah!

oo Jessica! how I loooooove my fam & appreciate them so much too!! fam = priceless!!

o,Seville!

Wishing all entrants some luck!

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Kanika Loeung said...

My children said if I won $5,000.00 every week for life first,they would like to ask some money to trow and jump up on the bed and kiss it with the word say I LOVE YOU MONEY,I LOVE PRIZE PATROL!
If my dream come true I will buy a new home that have enough bedroom for everyone.I will support for my children college and never let them to work again.I will pay off my husband hospital bill and open a small business for him because he never got a job.I want to stay home and take care my grandmother who has age 99 year old.For my children 13 years old and 8 years old I will plan to let them learn a special skills every summer school.Before this happen to me I want to say thank you to PCHer or Prize Patrol who give me opportunity to entering sweepstakes.I keep praying God everyday,please bring luck to my family!

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D.L. DeHonney said...

Corney, but true…. For the first year, yes, I said year, I would keep$1000 a week for me and my children ( we are poor, but blessed) and give $1000 to every single person who wrote on this blog. $1000 isn’t that much, but it would help a bit. After the blog list was fullfilled, I would anonymously give $1000 to those who looked like they need a little help. After that first year….I would just take it day by day making sure my family (3 children, mom, dad, sisters) were all okay!! Just sayin’!! Good Luck everyone and God Bless!!

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Mary T. Kelley said...

I am 85 years young, still work part time to make ends meet, I am widowed, have 2 ‘children’ who do not live at home, so I am self supporting. Am considering selling my home and moving nearer to one of my children, but need the dollars to spruce up the place to be able to put it on the market. That would be my number one priority. If I had that kind of money to use, I would be able to help the ‘children” out and also go back to being able to give to my favorite charities and church. I don’t have a lot of years left on this old planet, so will try to make the best of the time
I have left and be able to also leave something for my family.

I have only 2 siblings–one in Iowa and one in Calif. and would dearly like to visit each one of them one more time…they are both in their 80s. I have never had a lot of money to spend, so would sort of have to learn how to spend it …sounds like it would be a wonderful experience.

My old 1995 Ford Wagon might last me for the remainder of my time here, but it would be nice to have a newer , more reliable means of transportation–I still drive.

I hope to be meeting all of you good people from PCH.

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chuck zewecke said...

get over the shock 1′st then sit and put a lot of thought into the future of my family and the usa.then try to fix it all!!!!not so much the family but the house we live in, you know like a rebild.!!!!

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Angela Owens said...

Yes!!!!!!; I would thank God from the bottom of my heart, then I would have to sit down after jumping up and down; then find a doctor to check my blood pressure, then in a few days would try to help someone who is less fortunate than myself. I would then get a dream home for myself with all the bells and whistles for a disabled person (me) functional and then praise God continually for the good thing that has happened to me. Then go to the store fill up my fridge, help myself to some good ole cheesecake.

Thanks

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Pamela Hawes said...

Dave I will be expecting you on August 31 at my door. I will be so happy because my dream will come true. I already have my plans made. Thank You
Sincerely
Pamela

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