Mega Shock For Our Mega Prize

The day the Prize Patrol had been waiting for had finally arrived – November 30th, Mega Prize award day!  This is the largest prize I have ever awarded and I couldn’t wait to find out what the lucky winner would be like.

This Prize Patrol award had a special energy to it. A team from AOL.com was joining the Prize Patrol to document the award – and boy were they excited to get the rare and unique experience to actually travel with the Prize Patrol to deliver one of PCH’s largest prizes! I narrated the day’s events to the AOL cameras- from driving to the florist (and getting lost on the way), to scoping out the winners home, to the BIG winning moment.

At around 11:30 AM, it was time to knock on the winner’s door – we all had our fingers crossed that Leroy would be home. Well everyone asks what we do if the winner isn’t home – and that is exactly what happened; no one answered the door!  The large crowd at Leroy’s home created quite a scene and the neighbors were excited to be our accomplices in finding our winner.

One neighbor wanted to help so he called Leroy’s cell phone and told him that a package arrived at his home and he had to sign for it. Just like that, Leroy was on his way home having NO idea that the package waiting for him was the Prize Patrol with a big check for $1,000,000 PLUS $5,000 A Week For Life!

Within the hour Leroy arrived home. We hid around the corner so he didn’t see us. Once Leroy went inside, we went in for the big surprise!

Boy was Leroy surprised when he opened that door! Tears in his eyes, he was literally speechless. “I really can’t believe that this is happening to me!” He looked at the million dollar check (yes I said MILLION dollar real check) in absolute astonishment!”I can put this in the bank immediately?” I screamed, “YES!!!”

He told us about how this money will help him and his family. First, he would pay the church, donate to charity and buy his wife a new wedding ring!  Immediately I could tell how generous and selfless this winner was. For himself, he wants a new camera!

$1,000,000.00 Check

 

Leroy Faulks Mega Prize Winner

We wanted Leroy’s wife Cecilia to be able to share this experience. We found out that she was busy volunteering at St. Ann’s soup kitchen in Newark. He called his wife and told her to come home immediately but to drive carefully because it was good news! We didn’t want her to know what was going on so we could surprise her too! And WOW she was shocked, she almost passed out! You can see Leroy and Cecilia’s reactions in his winning moment video on PCHTV.com!

Leroy and Cecilia were overjoyed to be able to help their charity – the Donna T. Darrien Memorial Foundation for Sickle Cell. His family started the nonprofit group in 1999 in honor of his 23-year-old niece who died of the disease in 1997.

By the end of our visit, almost all of Leroy’s family came over to the house to share in the excitement! They were jumping, screaming, and celebrating. “We’re related to a millionaire!” they kept saying. “This couldn’t have happened to better people – they are so generous,” said Leroy’s daughter.

Leroy Faulks Mega Prize Winner

This is truly a day that changes Leroy and Cecilia’s life forever. Even more so, because of their incredibly generous nature, this prize will help MANY others too – like his church and the Donna T. Darrien Memorial Foundation for Sickle Cell. I feel honored to have been a part of this joyous occasion.

Danielle Lam of the Prize Patrol

Danielle Lam

PCH Prize Patrol Elite


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Michaela said...

I am so very happy for Leroy and Cecilia!!!! I know that they will be so very happy thanks to PCH!!!!

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monica russell said...

that was a true blessing.the Lord knew what he was dong.i am happy for leroy and his family.

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mendehije bajrami said...

nov 30th was the day that we all dreamd about my doughters they are 5 and 4 they now that that some thing good is happing they were saying mommy the car with big board on it is coming to my house and the 5 yr old she sad mommy i am going to hold the flowers,and the other one sad i am going to hold the balloons and they sad to me you going to hold the big check becouse is to big for us i sad to them ok, they stard hugging each other they chekt the door avery 5 minutes and after 6 they sad they are not comming mommy is geting dark i sad they will come saome day we just have to keep trying they sad ok

Leroy’s family i happy for you congratulations

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kanika loeung said...

How long the Prize Patrol had been stayed in Leroy’s home and when do they leave from that state?
Leroy family so lucky,
congratulation! How did he became a successful?
My husband had never believe PCH any more since we received a fault check long time ago.
I hope to win like Leroy and let my dream come true in the next promotion.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Kanika,

    The Prize Patrol didn’t stay long at Leroy’s house so that he and his wife could let the news sink in. The Prize Patrol is currently back at PCH.

    Publishers Clearing House would never send a false check to anyone. You were most likely the victim of a scam. Unfortunately, many scam artists like to use the Publishers Clearing House name to trick PCHers. You may report any scam contact to us at 1-800-392-4190. We also suggest that you report this occurrence to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    Victoria At PCH

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Maureen Sousa said...

Thank you Danielle for sharing your winning day with us!!!!

I am so glad to see Leroy & his family win & hear the story of what some of their intentions are do do with the monies..

God DOES wonderous things for those who follow his ways!!!

I someday hope to be able to set up a foundation for my grandson’s cause… with ONH-SOD.

AGAIN MY CONGRATS TO THE FAULKS FAMILY.

Maureen

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

to leroy congrats i wish i could be win too

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tonya moore-reditt said...

CONGRATS,TO THE LEROY FAMILY THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL BLESSING.I HOPE THAT ONE DAY IT WILL HAPPEN FOR ME SO I CAN HELP MY MOM WHOM I’VE BEEN TAKING CARE OF FOR 29 YEARS AND NOW I’M 44.MY DAD SHOT MY MOM AND PARALYZED HER FROM THE WAIST DOWN AND I’VE BEEN STRUGGLING FINACIALLY TO TAKE CARE OF HER. I JUST HOPE THAT ONE DAY PCH KNOCK ON MY DOOR SO I CAN GIVE MY MOM EVERYTHING SHE NEEDS AND OTHERS THAT NEEDS HELP.

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Joseph ralph said...

omg i am sooo happy 4 leroy and his family 4 the victory and deserves every blessings flow continually! congratulations mr. leroy!!!

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Rosie Aden said...

This is so wonderful,I’m glad they won! “GOD IS THE PROVIDER.HE WILL MEET OUR NEEDS!”
May all the people who WORK at PCH,have all of GOD’S Blessings!
” PCH IS SIMPLY THE BEST! ”
xoxo :))

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Jennifer Micek said...

It is so wonderful that the winners would share the prize like that!!! Lord knows I would have to help myself first (wouldn’t have a choice, I have 4 kids that need to know what it feels like to have a home with no granparents badmouthing their parents) but I can only spend so much on myself without realizing there are SOOO many people worse off that even I am now.
However, speaking on the Lord… how often must we invoke Him on things like this? I wanted this prize so bad I could taste it, but I refused to PRAY for it. God has bigger things to worry about than who wins PCH.

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Congratulations. They sound like really nice people. Nice to see the USA flag in their window too.
Hey we have dog signs too.
They look really happy. Enjoy.

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gail b said...

Yeah Ok really i have to go back and lay down no it is not what u think i work three jobs just to pay for all my medical bills from being sick i am tired of being sick and sick of being tired that is why i am taking a few weeks off from the internet i bet when i get back on u guys will have my e-mail jam packed please dont i havent won in 24 years i dont see me winning anything now

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Gail,

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gina castanza said...

Wowzers I am so glad we have a awesome winner!

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gina castanza said...

PCH you are the awesome too, thanks for this fun stuff we can do: play and win!

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Yes I wanted and still want to win, that little green monster was chasing me for a while, but when you see the videos of Leroy and his wife, they are people with heart. I can wait for my turn to win. Leroy, since it wasn’t me this time, I’m glad it was you. Take Care and God Bless.

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Brie Clark said...

Hey, how many times per day can I enter into this drawing? In the official rules it says ‘you may submit one entry per day unless specified’…so for the 10 million drawing, what are the requirements? also, what about others? are there any that I can only enter in once per day?

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Brie,

    You can enter once per day per promotion for all PCH Sweepstakes, unless it says on it that you can enter multiple times a day. You would find that information in the official rules. Once per day per promotion means that you can phone in an entry at our toll-free number: 1-800-645-9242, submit an entry in writing to us at Publishers Clearing House; 101 Winners Circle; Port Washington, NY 11010, enter at http://www.pch.com, enter through any emails you might receive, enter with your first search on PCHSearch&Win, enter with your lotto cards on PCHlotto, and any other opportunity you might find. As long as you don’t enter twice on the same website or email, then your entries will not be counted as duplicates.

    Victoria At PCH

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Lisa N. said...

Hi Danielle!

Dear Leroy & Cecilia Faulks,
CONGRATULATIONS for entering & winning it BIG @ Publishers Clearing House!!!!!!

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Dri said...

wHEN WILL THE mEGA Prize for Gvwy 1830 be awarded? $5000 a week for life

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Dri,

    The end date for Giveaway 1830 is February 2015, but PCH may decide to end the giveaway early as they did with Giveaway 1400. So watch for more updates!

    Victoria At PCH

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Mrs. RS said...

I am going to try this again..I keep trying to leave comments but it doesn’t seem to work for me.

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Todd DeFrank said...

Hello,
I sure would like and wish to win millions or thousands of dollars. I need to pay off all of my student loans (I am 58) and other debts, because it would take me the rest of my life to do this and then my life would be over. I haven’t lived life. Help me win if you can. I believe and I will always believe.
Thank you for your time.
Todd DeFrank

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Chamini Rajaguru said...

Hello,
I realy believe those who won pch win for life ($5000 per week).But people who around me says that I’m following some thing not real.
They say I’m too young to win(I’m 34 )and they(PCH) choose only senior people for that give away.Is that true?

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Chamini,

    Age is not a factor in winner selection. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    Victoria At PCH

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Annisteen Jones said...

God Bless You Mr.Leroy and Mrs.Cecilia,I truly Believe God do still work Miracles; Just as he did in the Bible.I my-self am A PCH member have been for years, a lot of people say it’s a waste of time , not me I’m believing God is for me and if he has Ordained for me to win ,what ever he wants me to have ,then that’s what I’m Claiming in Jesus Name. Again Congratulation and May Heaven Continue to Smile Upon you and Yours. To two of Gods Blessed Children, Mr.Leroy&Mrs.Cecilia Faulks Sr. From Another One Of Gods Children & Believer.

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Gee said...

I’m glad to see that an African American has finally won A MEGA PCH Prize…Congrats Mr. Leroy!!!

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jo said...

Why are the odds of winning 1 in 1,215,5OO,OOO!!! Does that mean other countries are eligible? I thought this contest was only for the USA? Last time I checked there weren’t 1.2 billion American citizens…..

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Jo,

    Canadian residents are also eligible to enter the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. The odds are so high because each person can enter once a day every day, or twice if responding to two different promotions. Since each entry has the same chance of winning, the odds of winning reflect the number of entries we are likely to receive.

    Victoria At PCH

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Melba Currie said...

Dear Leroy and Family,

Congradulations on Winning The
Big Prize on The PCH Sweepstakes………..

Your Family seems so Deserving of this Gift from God !

Sincerely,
Melba Currie
Detroit,Mich

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Paula Turner said...

Winning this contest would be really great! I turned my taxes in this morning and learned that I’d made an error and it was going to cost me $31,000.00.

I hope I get luck and make that up and then some.

Thanks,
PaulaTurner
Overland Park, Ks

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Misty Quewezance said...

thank you

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Michael Abdullah said...

I’m starting 2 not believe in this no more because no one who wins really look happy.

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mercedes dotres said...

It is wonderful to keep our hope alive!, I’m out of work and sleep, sleep with 5000.00 the week for life, thanks for keeping me alert publisher, I get up every day with ilucion that one day he gains and my girls and I will live without the stress ! !

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robert e. rogers said...

well i’ not begging any more. if i win this on november 30th that’s great . and if i don’t well that’,that.i have filled pch comments telling why i would love to win, an need to win.don’t yake this the wrong way.i am going to keep trying.but not begging anymore.

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Jacqueline said...

Hello to pch if I won week for life 5,0000 week for life I share it with my family and friends and pay there bills. Many blessings good luck to all

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Bobby said...

What do u Swatch for ?

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Eileen Hickey said...

I CAN NOT BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW BLESS THESE FOLKS MUST FEEL.
IT IS A BLESSING FROM GOD ALMIGHTY. I WISH THEM MANY MORE BLESSINGS, GOOD HEALTH.
EILEEN HICKEY

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Robert Andaya said...

Everybody have lucky win and some not lucky let forget bout it because it something can come to miracle at once in life u will have good thing in life is show amazing to everyone the love and happy u has in everyway to show no matter what how stronger u are and it is from GOD…Thank to everyone and PCH hopeful yall will have lucky in someday but just to remember!! Blessing to yall…

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janice howard said...

Congrats leory. I can imagine your sorrow I had 2brothers and a sister to pass from sickness my mom now lives with me and my family and to see her cry from a broken heart hurts.but to start a charity in the name of your neice is wonderful. It is good to hear that you put others needs before your own. My sister and 1 of my brothers passes from stress which took a tole on their heart and my other brother passed from kidney failure . I don’t tell people my story, you don’t know me and have never seen me and most likely never will. See I write the condolences for my church and sometimes I have to go back and grab some of those words that I have written to someone else and apply them to myself, and just in case you were wondering yes I did the condolences for my sister and both of my brothers also. When I read your story the foundation you started is what grabed my attention. Again congrats.

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