Mission Impossible? More Like Mission Possible!

When we say the Prize Patrol does WHATEVER it takes to find a winner, we’re not kidding! The Prize Patrol often works as detectives, using any and all clues to track down winners. Mission impossible? More like mission possible for the Prize Patrol!

Last week, Danielle Lam and I were on the road surprising the $20,000 and $10,000 Prize Days winners, and it sure was an adventure!

On our first day, we headed to Dayton, Ohio to surprise Lisa Tangeman with $20,000! And, yes, you guessed it – she was not home. After surveying some neighbors, we weren’t left with much information. Mission impossible? No way! I whipped out my iPhone and began scouring the Internet.  I managed to find a Mark Tangeman from the Dayton area. We called his company and what do you know? It was Lisa’s husband!

Mark was a wonderful accomplice in our mission to find a winner. He found out she was out doing some errands, and told her to return home because a new lawn mower was being delivered. Then he left work and rushed home to get in on the fun!

We parked around the corner and waited – like we were in a stake out. When Lisa arrived, we received the “go-ahead” from Mark and swooped in. Lisa was shocked! As it turns out, she was just about to give up hope on PCH, thinking there was no way we would ever show up on her doorstep. Well, she hung on for long enough – long enough to win $20,000! Mission possible!

Next up, our $10,000 winner in Norfolk, VA: Carol Copeland! When we got to Carol’s house Wednesday morning, surprise, surprise, she was not there! Mission impossible? Think again! Thankfully, Carol’s neighbors and fellow employees of her school district led us to her school in Norfolk. Her principal Dr. White was so excited about Carol’s win and helped us plan a wonderful surprise. She cunningly escorted us to Carol’s Pre-K classroom…and in we went!

Carol’s screams could be heard around the school as Danielle presented her with the Big Check. Dr. White then organized an impromptu parade in the hallway, during which all of the children and teachers applauded Carol as she walked around the school. But the fun didn’t stop there! Then there was a celebration in the auditorium. Carol told everyone that she always had faith the Prize Patrol would surprise her … but she NEVER thought they’d appear at her JOB! What can I say … mission possible!

Where will the Prize Patrol find a winner next? Stay tuned to find out. Dave Sayer will be on the road delivering more prizes this week … and one thing’s for sure: he’s going to make it another MISSION POSSIBLE!

Laura @ PCH


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DeLayne Perry said...

Alright!! LAURA … I feel like the mystery person that signs in all the time has finally been revealed! Yay! Good to see ya’… so cute! You and Danielle actually look alike in this picture.. smiles and shape of face… hee hee! I know, I am corny ~ oh well.. and that’s all I gotta’ say on this one.. :)

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Kanika Loeung said...

I would like to be the next winner, would let Dave come to surprise me. If I would have luck to meet the three of Prize Patrol Dave, Todd, and Danielle Lam that would be every great in my life! I am curious how will I feel about that?

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi Laura, Hopefully one day the Mission will be Possible for the Prize Patrol to be at my door. I like to watch the winning moments, yes sometimes I fight the jealous feeling, but within the next days, I find myself congradulating them and hoping for the next time… So my mission is to do all I can so you can complete your mission by finding my house!

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Diana Hanlon said...

PCH would have no problem find me someone is always home and if I’m not home I’am at work it would be nice to see pch at my home and I would Like to be a winner trying not to give up hope! <3

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maria estrell baccay platecki said...

i am triyng to search in pch search win this is the only site that gave me a headace still here kicking and breathing even i get sick today like my whole body is getting hurting.i have a problem in this site why they keep using my old zip code instead my new one hope you understand me.more power in more blessing to come.i salute your company

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Maria,

    If you are having trouble getting your correct address to display on PCHSearch&Win, please give us a call toll-free at 1-800-645-9242.

    Victoria At PCH

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Georgina Turner said...

Laura @ PCH
I love the Mission Impossible story with Danielle Lam on the PCH Prize Patrol team working as a detective. I want to congratulate Lisa Tangeman and Carol Copeland on their wonderful PCH winnings. What a wonderful way to celebrate Carol Copeland’s PCH winning, with the parade and celebration. I bet the children were so excited for her. I want to thank Danielle Lam and the PCH Prize Patrol Team for working so hard and making another PCH Prize Patrol Mission Possible. I hope that Dave Sayer and the PCH Prize Patrol team are heading to my house for another PCH Prize Patrol Mission Possible. Thank you PCH for making dreams come true.
Sincerely,
Your PCH fan

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Jessica Mansfield said...

What prize is Dave delivering today ????????????

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Jessica,

    Dave is delivering the April 15th prize, which will be either $1,000,000.00 “Tax-Free” or the guaranteed alternate prize of $10,000.00.

    Victoria At PCH

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Shauna Likens said...

I sure hope the prize patrol is on their way to my doorstep this week!!!! HURRY PRIZE PATROL COME TO PORTLAND,TN!!!!

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Eileen Kennedy said...

HELLO
What to give eillther the prize for her birthday this yr, ok she has entered for twenty odd yrs folk make the dream happen now, shes a hard working person who loses a little to much in the way of luck.if you read her up coming book you would cry, she wants to go to see david letter man show and .visit her family thats alive.
please choose eillther bangor maine04401

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Laura At PCH said...

@Dee – Aww, you’re the best, thank you!!

@Georgina – Glad you like the “Mission Impossible” theme. It truly felt like we were detectives, trying to track down someone elusive. Lots of fun!

These stories are the perfect answer to the question – “What happens if you’re not home when the Prize Patrol shows up?” As you can see, the Prize Patrol will use every possible resource to find you!

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Joseph Ralph said...

i am so happy for the recent winners and they deserve it 100%. i still determined to be the next big winner. good luck to everyone :-)

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pam said...

I just saw, “How the Lottery Changed My Life,” which featured Ms. Doris Gray’s winning moment. It was so fun to watch and find out more about her story. Congratulations to a special lady.

I hope Mr. Faulk Sr.’s story will be featured soon!

Many thanks to PCH for making a positive difference in the lives of so many people. Those people often go on to help other people, and the giving goes on and on…

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Madeline Savage said...

I seePch is always on a mission to fulfill people lifes its working. Girl friend. I see you were so surprize on the vedio. Thats a life time moment, enjoy yourself’ Carol Copeland a winner?!! I am so thrill to see you won. I love seeing the rewards of becoming a fan of pch.

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Hoping I’ll be your next stake out. No actually I hope I’m home and you don’t have to figure out where I can be.

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Amira Lewis said...

How fun!!!! That’s true detective work right there. :) I hope you all have no problem finding me when it’s time. Lol

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mike knopka said...

i though i was supposed to win!

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Mike,

    Please note that our emails and mailings contain opportunities to win and clearly state that you have not yet won any prize. Any winner of a prize over $10,000.00 will be notified in person by the PCH Prize Patrol, not by email.

    Victoria At PCH

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Theresa Fradette said...

I love watching those winner videos on PCH.com. I get excited for those winners & hope that one day it will be me. Congratulations to Mr Wyllie, Ms Copeland & Guiterra (Sp?) & others. I love to see their joy!!

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Robin Davis said...

Funny I came actoss this, I actually had a dream that they came to my job. Just wish it was real. Real for me, and a dream real for others like me that need it desperately. Good Luck to all of you.

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Alicia. Parker said...

Hi pch I love you so much I have been playing for 7 year I am still waiting love PCH

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Jorge Ramirez said...

its always exciting when someone wins big :] hope there looking for me next

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juanita southard said...

search& win with a grin . win win Win Big, do a jig just have fun, and you will meet the prize patrol team, smile with a gleam. Publishers clearing house, changes lives. a once in a life canging event. cant expect to to win if u dont play , sometimes to be submissive makes the impossible task, become fa Mission Possible. 2 11 19 24 31 50 seems to be the awsome score.

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LUIS said...

Well if you talk to my neighbors is going to should they don’t like me because they from gangs end theu enjoying put me down is wy I wish move from this area meeting new people this Tuesday I’m going to immigration court to trying to get my working permission hope I can get it because I have no money to paid a lawyers to represent me on court I going to trying toget extension wish me luck I really need it!

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Douglas Smith said...

Does the prize patrol find you if you are on vacation? I am currently on vacation, and I don’t know if any deliveries are going to be made in the next two weeks. Call me?

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Laura, for the blog on these fun, fun, fun video’s which I love watching on the PCH YouTube!!!

Well, I know if you come to my door it will be a very long flight, but I know by this blog you will be able to find me and I know it will be a big big surprise!!! But I am thinking positive and visualizing the Prize Patrol coming so I am just hoping this all will work in my favor!!! I am wishing you and all the people that work for PCH “Happiness & Prosperity on this New Year 2014!!!”

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Gary Huether said...

wow I love all PCH People, and if they come to my house to win me Million that will change my sequences and it will change my BIG DEBTS. thanks. after they done I will tell them I will drop them to Aroogas restaurant and tell them “free” things to eat and drink. that will all of me and them will be a wow!!

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Jeff Petree said...

I just wonder if snowy cold weather would stop pch prize patrol from coming to Mi ?

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Brenda Liz Martinez said...

Win is my big dream to be ale to help my family and buy the house of my dream help my Daughter to pay all my bills to buy a new car to make Donation and help other and more please pick me we need full help pch I’m waiting for 2/28/2014 hope be a winner ………

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Brenda Liz Martinez said...

1830….3080 pick me we need the full help pch Open your Hard

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richard jenkins said...

I know it is an age thing but
i have several health problems,
including parkinsons. I can’t
find or understand the pchsearch
and finding the numbers
RJ

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