A $10,000.00 Family Surprise in Texas

On August 30th Wanda Bosh went about her day, never expecting that a HUGE surprise from Publishers Clearing House would be waiting at her door. The PCH Prize Patrol stood knocking on Wanda’s front door in Dallas, Texas, saddened when we realized nobody was home. While defaulting to our usual plan B – asking the neighbor across the street for help – a pleasant surprise of our own arrived….Wanda was pulling into her driveway!  We ducked behind the neighbor’s car hoping our cover wouldn’t be blown.  Luckily Wanda didn’t see us.

When the coast was clear, the Prize Patrol gathered our gear – cameraman, the balloons, bouquet, champagne and, of course, the BIG check. This time around, Wanda opened within 3 knocks – and WOW was she surprised!   Even though her mouth was full, she managed to scream, “You’re kidding me! What did I win?!” and kept repeating, “I am in shock!”  Even though Wanda was in shock, she was so overwhelmed with joy that she waved her big check up in the air to all the cars that passed and screamed, “Look I won!!!!” and “God is so good!”

Wanda had just returned from the doctor’s office where she received a full stress test.  Lucky for her, the stress test happened BEFORE the Prize Patrol surprised her with that big $10,000.00 check!

Once the initial shock of seeing the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol started to wear off, Wanda was kind enough to share her story with us.  Sadly Wanda’s husband passed away nearly a year ago …and she believes he is responsible for this “PCH blessing.” While finances were difficult, her 3 daughters were there to support her – both financially and emotionally.  Can you believe that just days before the Prize Patrol surprised her with $10,000.00,  Wanda’s daughters were helping her with an estate sale to prepare her to move in with one of them.  As luck would have it, there was literally 1 vase left – a perfect fit for the beautiful bouquet of flowers.

The day couldn’t have run more smoothly for the Prize Patrol.  One of Wanda’s daughters was on her way over and would be able to join in on the excitement.  Wanda’s daughter Rhonda screeched down the block with excitement and jumped out of the car yelling “NO WAY!  Are you holding a check?! This is so awesome!”  But the fun wasn’t over yet – just minutes later, another one of Wanda’s daughters arrived!  Yolanda tearfully embraced her mother and told us “she is so deserving. She would give the clothes off her back. She is such a wonderful person.” To see Wanda’s winning moment, click below:

Wanda Bosh Winning Moment Video

Whether this $10,000.00 PCH cash windfall was a gift from her husband, random good luck, or karma paying off as her daughters say…..this big PCH check came just in the nick of time – as we have seen so many times before.  Congratulations Wanda and thank you so much for sharing your story with us.  You are the perfect example of why I feel the Prize Patrol is the most rewarding job in the world.

Wanda Bosh and the Prize Patrol

If you want the Prize Patrol to knock on your door next, simply go to www.pch.com to enter the sweepstakes – and you never know – YOU could be the one holding that big check next!

Danielle Lam

Danielle Lam

PCH Prize Patrol Elite


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Adrienne Hayes said...

That is such a beautiful story. I believe all things happen for a reason. I’m happy for Ms. Bosh. My blessings will come in due time. Thanks for all of these opportunities to win PCH!

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wanda Bosh said...

I am so happy that is happen to me, i was in need of some fiances, i didn’t know where my next dime was coming from and God blessed me with this gift, thank you pch with this wonderful gift and the wonderful people that came to my house with that big check, you’ll are the best, my girls was so happy, thanks again…love Wanda Bosh

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    Cindy Bonneau said...

    I am so happy that this happen to you. Wanda Bosh~and when you truly needed help PCH was there for you! Like they say in the commericials “Out of the Blue this could happen to you!” And itdid for you Wanda..
    I read your story this morning but I had to go to work and didn’t have time to comment..it was nice to come home from work and read your own comments..
    I hope from now on you will have nothing but roses and champagne and your days are nothing but happiness with your daughter! Good things happen to good people and you are surely a most wonderful and good person Wanda! ENJOY~ what you have been given..TC *smile*

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Michael R! said...

Are we Special before The prizePatrol Visits you or After I would say if they Someday! pay me a visit I would definitely understand why the Only thing would be left for me to say to Them is Thank you! For a fantastic OPPORTUNITY On Winning one of your Special Offer.

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Pedro Juan said...

Congratulations. Prize Patrol, please come to Fort Walton Beach Florida and turn my life upside down. I am living the hardest moments of it right now, and I have faith GOD will bless me with something…..

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leslie meaux said...

well shoot louisiana is just one state over,,,u guys should have came n saw me too,,,lol,,love u guys at pch proud member

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Jasmine White said...

Congrads to Ms. Bosh that was such a blessing. Here she is ready to move in with one of her daughters and only had a vase left and here comes PCH and their camera crew with a life changing check for her. Good thing that vase was there to keep them flowers fresh and pretty. You and your family is blessed and highly favored. Thanks to the man above. GOD!

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

SUPER WONDERFUL PATROL!

{in the voice of Mr.Magoo}….”O’Patrol, you’ve done it again!” lol

loving me some PCH and really like that new look on the winner’s check. that new PCH seal speaks of some serious money. the way that green transfers from one shade of green into anther gives that envolope the motivating “Loot-Look.” lol…everyone likes an envolope with that flowing money motion green going on! especially when it’s happening in your hand during a big win!

SUPER-SUPER creative team. you’ve done it again.

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joye hamilton said...

Hello ALL @ PCH,

Hurray for Wanda Bosh! These stories always put a smile on my face & warm my heart!

The things you folks come up with for entering your many and varied sweepstakes are just so much fun!

i’ve been in the hospital & away from my computer for several days now, due to seafood poisioning! i actually had a bit of PCH entry “withdrals”! Just couldn’t wait to get back home to my daily rush of PCH sweepstakes entering!!!

If people only knew how easy it it has been to enter & win…keeps me coming back!

My PCH Sweepstakes Entering Mantra is : Laugh, Play, Win, And Repeat – Daily!!!

PCH, thanks for the fun! jh

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nancy sitz said...

Congratulations, Wanda! God is Good!!

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Elma Jones-Hinson said...

This could not have happened to a more deserving person. My sister has been the inspiration to our family for over 50 years and continues to be. With stuggles and hardships she has gotten stronger. I am so happy for her; it could not have come at a better time in her life.
Congratulations Wanda!

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Robert Kiss said...

This was a really touching story may God be with Her and Her family. Congratulations to you Wanda what a great thing that happened to you.

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Michele Lundberg said...

It has been a long and tiring day, but when I started reading the story about Mrs.Bosh and her Daughters, I started to smile.
God IS good, I’m happy that she was blessed with this helpful money, after all of her loss. It doesn’t get her husband back, but it will help, none the less.

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Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol elite said...

I just want to thank Wanda for joining us on the PCH Blog – I see your sweet comment!!!! It must feel wnderful to see all is support from fellow PCH fans! Wanda and thank you again for being such a wonderful PCH winner! We are all so happy for you :)

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DeLayne Perry said...

WOW!!! Love this story and so glad you got this blessing Wanda! This just seems to be the way that God works. Always in the nic of time and always right on time, even though it seems late, it never really is when we just trust in Him… ONE VASE for the flowers. . . awesome! CONGRATULATIONS!

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Lillian Logan said...

Congratulation Mrs, Bosh. Many times blessings come right on time. It seems you got your at the right time. May God continue blessing you. I am so happy for you.

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Michaela said...

WOW!!!! This is a great story!!! I love it!!! Yes, she is so deserving!!! I am sure every little bit helps. I am so very happy for Wanda Bosh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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LOST FAITH said...

CONGRATULATIONS MS. BOSH AND FAMILY!!! HOPEFULLY YOU AREN’T TO STRESSED TO ENJOY YOUR MONEY :-)… ON ANOTHER NOTE SHAME PCH.MY GRANDMOTHER IS LOOKING DOWN ON YOU RIGHT NOW WONDERING WHERE HER WINNINGS WENT! SHE PLAYED FAITHFULLY AND AFTER 30 YRS OF ORDERING AND WISHING SHE NEVER WON. SHE’S DIED 10 YRS AGO AT THE AGE OF 70 :-( mY GREAT GRAMMY… I KNOW THIS BECAUSE MY NANA SAID SHE WOULD TELL HER NOT TO WASTE HER MONEY. I AM ONLY PLAYING NOW TO WIN IT OR GRANDMA.SHE DESERVES IT

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LOST FAITH said...

AND IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH MY COMMENT PLEASE IGNORE… I WILL NOT TO RESPOND TO IGNORANCE OR ANY OF YOU JEALOUS VOULCHERS

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LOST FAITH said...

I HONESTLY WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING. I AM YOUNG, ENERGECTIC, FULL OF LIFE AND READY TO LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST. TRUTHFULLY I FEEL LIKE THIS DISQUALIFYS ME AUTOMATICALLY. AM I RIGHT? I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN ASKED BEFORE BUT I DON’T THINK A TRUTHFUL ANSWER HAS BEEN GIVEN. FROM ALL THE VIDEOS ONLY TWO OF THE WINNERS WHERE YOUNG LADIES. ONE YOUNGER MAN FARELY RECENT. ONE OF THE THREE NOW WORK FOR PCH. I FEEL LIKE THIS CONTEST IS BIOST BIG TIME.

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LOST FAITH said...

thank you Victoria for that explanation and correction! ;-)

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Rosemary Garcia said...

That was a great story for Wanda winnings with PCH… I’m happy for her. It shows it can happen to anyone who plays!

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mother hubbard said...

I’ve made a couple purchases, have been dealing with 4 types of cancers, plus MANY other physical problems. I have prayed to be a winner many times, just like Wanda. Good for her!!!!!!

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