The Prize Patrol Brings “More Riches” to Moriches, NY!

Hi everyone it’s Danielle Lam of the Prize Patrol and I’m so excited to tell you my story of the newest PCH winning moment!

The day was March 16th. I was ready to bring some “green” to the lucky $10,000 St. Patrick’s Day winner!  The holiday luck was even on MY side because the winner lived about 1 hour from PCH Headquarters in Port Washington, NY!  I jumped in my car and headed to Moriches, Long Island to bring…well…”more riches” to our big winner Stanley Hartman!

With a cup of coffee in hand and a short drive from work, I arrived at our winner’s hometown without any issues!  I even showed up 10 minutes early to the local florist (and if you knew me, you would understand how rare that is haha). I love awarding prizes in small towns because the florist actually knew Stanley and was so excited for him!  She even gave us some helpful hints about where we could find him if he wasn’t home! In my head I could only think: “this winning moment is just TOO perfect!” A few minutes later I arrived at the winner’s house — here we go!

((Knock, knock, knock))     Standing there in anticipation with the BIG Check, balloons and flowers in hand, I expected Stanley to answer the door since I noticed a window was open on the side of the house.

((Knock, knock, knock))     Round 2 – still no answer.

((Ding dong, ding dong))   My smile turned to a frown as I realized we needed to move on to Prize Patrol Plan B.

I walked away to ask a neighbor for help and then …. oh no…what’s that sound – it’s Stanley opening his door! In my head all I could think was — run Danielle, run (but don’t fall in your high heels!).  Luckily he was a little groggy since he had just woken up so I don’t think he noticed my frantic look.  Stanley has been a loyal PCH fan for years and couldn’t believe that the Prize Patrol was really standing there on his doorstep with “more riches“!  He was in complete shock and proclaimed “God is good”.

We learned that Stanley is a retired writing teacher who enjoys spending his time singing in a gospel quartet (I tried to get him to serenade me but he was too excited to perform hehe!). This lucky PCH cash windfall came at just the right time and he plans on helping his family now that he has “more riches“.

And just like that, we have another winner and another winning moment I’ll never forget!  Before I go, I want to leave you, blog readers, with a question. If the Prize Patrol showed up at YOUR door with “more riches,” who is the FIRST person you would hug?  Comment below and let me know <3

Best of luck everyone!

Danielle Lam of the Prize Patrol

Danielle Lam
PCH Prize Patrol Elite


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Georgina Turner said...

Danielle Lam,
PCH Prize Patrol Elite;
Hi, I want to Congratulate Stanley Hartman way to go got to love PCH. I would hug the first person that was standing by me and with such a life changing experience I’m just not sure what I would do first. It sure would be wonderful. I sure love the PCH family.

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tracy johnson said...

It would have to be group hug for me.

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tracy johnson said...

Group hug it’s the best way

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DeLayne Perry said...

Awesome! Yes, God ~IS~ good! Congratulations to Mr. Stanley Hartman! So happy for him. Wish I could hear him sing. I’ll bet he sings the ‘old gospel’ songs! YES!!

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Michaela said...

That is a great story Ms. Danielle and my answer would be you!!!! I would be so very HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!!! I do not think any one else would be here at my house, if is was during the week. If it was the weekend it would between you and my husband and son, but I think it would be you!!!! I love the story and again I will say you have the best job ever!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!!

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Don Williams said...

Hug! Dave, Then You, and Handshakes! All Around.

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Michaela said...

That is a great story Ms. Danielle and my answer would be you!!!! I would be so very HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!!! I would love to win the MEGA Prize or SUPER Prize from PCH!!!! I do not think any one else would be here at my house, if is was during the week. If it was the weekend it would between you and my husband and son, but I think it would be you!!!! I love the story and again I will say you have the best job ever!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!!

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pamela said...

I’d hug the person who was handing me the big check!

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mendehije bajrami said...

i would hug the person from prize patrol who knock in my door becouse that knock is bring me luck before i start giving hugs i will ask who knock in my door so i can give him or her a big big biggggggggggggggg hug if you all knock in my door i will try to hug all of you at once hope to see you soon, GOD BLESS YOU P.C.H you are the best

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tera belt said...

omg idk my mom or dad or whoever was nearest to me lol

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Susan Thompson said...

I will have a BIG HUG for who has the BIG CHECK and announce I am a BIG Winner of Publisher’s Clearing House.Then I will hug the rest of the Prize Patrol!For making my day!!!

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Angel Pugh said...

ladies first lol

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Kanika Loeung said...

I would love Dave open the door for me as he opened the door for Jason. lol
I feel comfortable to hug all three of you at the same time.

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MICHAEL ROLLE said...

Hugs for Danielle lam @ PCH Prize Patrol.if I’m That Winner it Would Definitely Complete that SuperPrize Winning Moment.

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Mrs. A.T. said...

If my husband was there, him, if one of my kids were there, them, if not, and Dave came, it would be him first. But everyone would get hugs, then you could ask if I was the right person! I’d be hugging you guys before you asked! (Hope I am the right one!) But either way you would probably see tears after!

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thelma francis said...

i,am hugging every one at the same time.god bless you pch family.

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Joseph Ralph said...

congratulations mr. stanley and u guys, PCH, for another victory win and honestly, i would love to hug all of u 1st and then shake your heads when you all come knocking my door..even for a good visit!

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Jeffrey Cronch said...

Probably the ground or porch. Where ever I am standing. Then probably whoever is the person who first speaks to me when I come back to consciousness. Just kidding though. I’d definitely have to take a moment to make sure I’m not dreaming. There would most certainly be a moment of pure shock. Its a lot to take in. The prospect of being able to help everyone you care about and being the one who is actually able to help and the idea of all your dreams that are no longer held back by money… After that, I’d have to agree with Tracy Johnson above. A group hug for sure.

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Gina Funkhouser said...

Whoever was around me would get a hug. Even our cats.

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Amani Id-Deen Bilal said...

I would hug everyone :). I love PCH! You guys are amazing!

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marlyn skonezny said...

like i said isure hope you come to apple valley calif soon. love to win win win and a BIG CONGRAT TO THE STANLEY FAMILY HAVE FUN

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christina rogers said...

my name is christina,if i ever win the publishers clearing house the frist person i will hug is Danielle Lam. March 28,2012 at 10:48pm

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Jodel Guerrero said...

I would begin with you Danielle

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Carol Hogue said...

I would hug my long timer of a boyfriend that’s been thru thick thicker thickest &thin times with me n kitty n of coarse my second perfect little man my # 1 kitty then we go get his son n I’ll have all 3 of my boys my 3 gentlemen

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Danielle Lam Prize Patrol Elite said...

Thank you SO MUCH everyone reading my blog and responding. PCH fans are the BEST and I feel so lucky to be able to chat with you all! xoxoxo Danielle Lam

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joseph tester said...

i would hug my fiance and my little boy if he isnt to busy playing with his cars and if i didnt pass out but then i would do it in that order when i came to anyways and most likly everyone that is there too but thats just a guess i really dont know what i would do

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Pam Wingfield said...

If by some miracle PCH came to my door, I would hug whoever was closest to me and then work my way through everyone!! I have been trying religously to win for years and continue to hope that one day soon I will get this winning opportunity. Would love to say, “I told you so!” to my husband and kids. :0) Thank you PCH for the many chances to win and make dreams come true.

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