Didn’t Reel In The Big One? Keep Fishin’ For Your Big Catch!

A few weeks ago I was down south and a friend invited me to go fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.  While I grew up near Long Island Sound beaches where fishing is justifiably popular, the sport never appealed to me as much as it did to my dad and older brother.  Nonetheless, this invitation was too good to pass up: all I had to do to enjoy a beautiful day on the water was to supply the lunch; everything else would be taken care of by my host or the captain.   So off we sailed – in search of “The Big One” – with my bag of sandwiches from Panera Bread (yum!).

Well, there was some rain, and the fish weren’t biting – except for a small sand shark, a couple of catfish and some little creatures that had to be thrown back.  But what a good time we had – even if I didn’t bring home a big catch for a seafood dinner.  Maybe I’ll do better the next time.

And that’s exactly how I want you folks to think about the big SuperPrize. Even if you weren’t the big winner of our Sweepstakes yesterday…even if you didn’t reel in “The Big One” yet…I hope you all had fun fishin’ for your big catch from Publishers Clearing House…the grand-daddy of Sweepstakes.

Of course, like all fishermen, you must be patient. Even if you didn’t win this time, you’ve got to try again! Entering is kind of like putting a few fishing lines in the lake – with lots of bait.  The more entries, the better your chances of receiving a surprise visit from the PCH Prize Patrol. And unlike me who only gets to go fishing every once in a while, you can enter our Sweepstakes today and every day — for more chances to win your big catch!

So c’mon, give it another go. Drop your line at pch.com or PCHSearch&Win – and maybe you’ll reel in The Big One, the Sweepstakes catch of a lifetime!

Good luck!

Dave Sayer 

Prize Patrol Ambassador

P.S. Be sure to check out PCHLotto today for the special Father’s Day Event Card — Papa’s $700.00 Panda-Money-Um! You could win $700.00 CASH!

 


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Elvin Morgan said...

Dave, I think you and all the PCH Family and Staff are just awesome
The Publishers Clearing House has really made a whole lot of people’s dreams come true over the years and for that I thank you sir. I hope and pray that one day I to will be blessed to win.
God Bless ALL of you and your loved ones as well.

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Terea Harper said...

I checked in at 12:09am last night (or morning if you like) to see the 1st clue…and my heart sank. Everyone on the east coast was automatically out of the running with the 1st clue. It’s nice to dream of winning, but it’s better TO WIN. That’s just a simple fact. But heartfelt congrats for Teri W. We all have a 1/1,000,000,000 chance of winning and she did. That makes her kind of special i think…

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Elvin Morgan said...

To All the PCH Family and Staff, I think all the PCH Family and Staff are just awesome.
The Publishers Clearing House has really made a whole lot of people’s dreams come true over the years and for that I thank you. . Just like everyone, I hope and pray that one day I to will be blessed to win.
God Bless ALL of you and your loved ones as well.

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pam said...

I might give it one more go around, then see from there. It’s great to have the opportunity, plus it’s free and easy to enter. The tough part is the continual disappointment which could go on for years. It really does take a big dose of optimism and patience. For now, I’ll keep on “fishing” and enjoy the company! :)

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    eillther said...

    Hi Pam
    seems like your having that same disappointment sadness but happiness for others ,i have been playing for twenty odd yrs now, mother-in law got me to start playing she was such a believer , she pass on with out ever winning as well as her friends that played as well,
    then you have sickos writing you stating their with the company saying you won . bad enough never to have won a few thousand or million but to have some one play this sicko joke ah i have a problem with that. i went to the main office not to long ago to see if they really had an office there,
    wish you well heres to us winning someday soon.
    eillther

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      pam said...

      Thanks for your encouraging reply, Eillther. We’re all in the same boat, so rallying around fellow PCH fans boosts morale. I am just amazed that you and others have continued to enter for 20+ years. I admire your determination, patience, and optimism. And, yes, here’s to us winning someday soon! Pam

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Kanika Loeung said...

It is very nice view and I can feel to take a deep breaths with a fresh air!
My brother and neighbor they are a big catch for a seafood and I am a big catch for PCHSwepstakes!
Even if on May 31st it wasn’t my lucky day but I will try it again the same as a fisherman too!

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Felicia said...

I have been entering for over 20 years and I am not giving up now!! It IS fun fishing for the BIG CHECK!! I am NEVER giving up!! I am in this fishing game for life!

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Mrs. A.T. said...

PCH, Hi! I love fishing so I know you have to be patient. Just like the sweepstakes you offer it is fun and relaxing. I usually catch more than my hubby (don’t tell him I said that)haha! And yes of course one day I hope to reel in the big one from PCH. Until then I dream a little dream that puts a smile on my face.:)

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ana delgago said...

I waited all that time to finally see the winner and she barely cracked a smile. she didn’t to excited probably because she already have more than 1 million dollars or she’s a bad actor because she was alerted ahead of time of the prize patrol visit. If that was me I’ll will show the world a rection that’s worth filming.
anyway congrats to you Ms. Tari. you the lucky one

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suzan simmons said...

I have been entering for a long time and I may never win but someone does and it is fun tokeep up with and play some of the game. Thank you for making someone life better

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ana delgado said...

what happen to my comment? i don’t see it

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Joseph Ralph said...

honestly, i have to see it to believe it but will give it a try and not keeping my hopes up. i just let it flow. good luck everyone

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jannette nelson said...

Congratulations to the new winner. But she didn’t act very excited. she already have money. I’d like to see somebody in poverty win this.that person would be ecstatic!!! that would be more fun to watch.
and why she looks so dressy if she didn’t kwow pch will come to her house ?

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Maureen Sousa said...

great picture Dave!!! it looks like you guys stayed over & did some fishing while in Colorado!!! I may be wrong but That scenery is beautiful!!!!

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Aimie Whiddon said...

I am not giving up. I will continue to enter daily. Once you start something you must see it through to the end, that is my motto and that is what I have taught my daughter. What kind of parent would I be if I just give up every time something doesn’t go my way. Plus, you aren’t gauranteed anything in life. If I win; I wim if not then I just keep trying. I hope Ms. Tari and her husband enjoy their winnings. Good luck to everyone.

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sarah andrews said...

Who won the 5000.00 a week for life yesterday may 31, 2012?

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Topeka Brown said...

I’m going to continue to play PCH!!! I love PCH!!!

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Benjamin harrington said...

From Benjamin I have been entering the contests for over a year I hope I can win some day

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G. Rogers said...

It’s amazing that the people who win seem to have forgotten that they entered. Tari and her husband act (maybe it was an act) as though they don’t know of the contest or don’t remember entering. If one really needed the money how could one not remember and recognize the PCH entourage? It’s not FedEx or UPS. I really don’t watch much TV or read many popular magazines either. I’m always curious about the winner’s need for the money. Do they ever have winners who really need it desperately? I remember the man in New Jersey who won last year said he was going to buy himself a camera and his wife a diamond necklace. I have entered previously and entered this one every day for two and a half months plus the “search” entries which can be up to 25 a day. I have a mother in a nursing home and we are waiting to qualify for Medicaid. Don’t ask how much the bill is to this point. I have a considerable amount of credit card debt and am now essentially unemployed, and I just turned 60. I never forgot that I entered–how could I? Every day I had hope and today I certainly would have known who the Prize Patrol was if they had stopped on my street. Certainly interesting if not amazing that these folks in Colorado came across in that way. Best of luck to them, and may they be endowed with a bit more perceptiveness–they will need it.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi there G.,

    Everyone reacts to things differently! Tari’s reaction definitely wasn’t an act. Real people win every contest, and the winners are varied in age and ethnicity, and they come from all walks of life. You can always look at our “Winners Circle” found at the bottom of PCH.com to see the names of recent winners!

    Victoria At PCH

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Gina Castanza said...

Can I get another line and bait here, chin on hand and wait, wait, wait, and wait 8 years strong!

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Lamar Whitlock said...

I don’t hear much about who the smaller jackpot winners are. There isn’t much mention about the dates when these events actually occur and who the winners are. I see previous winners of the smaller jack pots but no current winners.

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Cynthia Cannady said...

I noticed on the last two big prizes that the person only won a million dollars versus the 5000 a week for life. Millions of people entered this contest its odd to me that you never seem to have someone with the winning entry and always wind up offering the secondary prize of a million dollars i know there has got to be somebody with a winning entry??

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REGINA said...

I like big checks.

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Brenda Hodge said...

Who was the other winner of the $5,000.00 on yesterday also? Haven’t heard of the other winner.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Brenda,

    This was a Special Early Look Opportunity for a SuperPrize winner in our May 31st SuperPrize Event. Because a matching winning number was not returned, we awarded an alternate prize of $1,000,000 to Tari Woods of Pagosa Springs, CO!

    The next SuperPrize drawing will be on August 31st! Keep an eye out for lots of other exciting giveaways until then – including TWO $10,000 awards!

    Victoria At PCH

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billie mckee said...

i’ll catch PCH the BIG win and be the youngest one to win.

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Michaela said...

Thanks Dave Sayer, Prize Patrol Ambassador for that inspiring story.

YES, YES, YES, I just wanted to let you know that I love to enter PCH and even if I do not win I am very happy for the person that has won PCH!!! I just keep on entering over and over again and hope and pray that one day my dreams will come true from PCH!!! That is all I can do is to enter and just cross my fingers!!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone who enters PCH the best of luck!!!!

I hope one day I will meet you and the prize patrol but in till then I just wanted to say I hope you have a fantastic weekend Dave and I love the article on “How To Reel in a Big Fish”!!!!

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Georgina Turner said...

Dave, thank you for this blog! I will keep the faith and keeping fishing for that big PCH Super Prize. I used to do a lot of fishing and I know it takes a lot of patients so I am going to pack a lunch every day and go do some PCH fishing every day. Thank you for helping people make their dreams come true your PCH fan. Good luck to all :)

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Whitley Wright said...

Do PCH let you know if you are disqualified because I think that I accidentally did two entries instead of one today. Would they like e-mail you or something saying that since you entered more than once, you’re disqualified? Just wondering…would hate to keep entering when I am already disqualified.

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DeLayne Perry said...

Hi Dave!
Nice that you decided to try your luck at a catch! My son loves to fish… fresh water rainbow trout tastes so good… fly fishing is definitely a major art; going for those red throats..
Guess I just have to keep casting my line! I want the ‘whopper!’

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Curtis Martin said...

I never reel in my line. I just know a >>pch> fish will bite my hook very soon. :)

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Lauralee Hensley said...

It was fun watching the clues because this time it was in my time zone, then it was narrowed down to three states and my state was one of them. Even though I didn’t win, it was still fun. Congratulations to T.W. from Pagosa Springs, CO.

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rey jayson fontelar said...

i love fishing if im steers i go fishing my self relax me from financial problem and work and my coming deployment i don’t want to leave my wife and two kids i hope i win soon any price will be fine but getting big one will be better thanks PCH you guys change other peoples life keep up the good work good luck every body keep on playing and believe on your dreams someday its your time

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Miki H said...

Hi All I am so happy for the winner!
I could not keep up with the clues since I was working that day and all I could hope for is that I would get a call to go to the front while I was working and get surprised. It would have been so nice to finally be able to do what I want to do instead of having to stay in a job to make the bills. I have to look at the positives though, at least I am still working at this point right?
I do have a question though, why is it on the entries I received in the mail and when I was receiving emails stating the numbers I had were part of the super prize numbers and even guarantee it yet no one one the super prize??

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Dustin Corn said...

faith everyone. life revoles around. whether it is believing in some higher power watching from above, or faith in being a part of something special (like winner the jackpot :-p lol), your faith is something nobody can take from you. never give up hope! keep your faith. and as always, live your life to the fullest! don’t let one moment of sadness of something not going as you hoped get the better of you. show the world you are an amazing person by being able to push past the despair! :-)

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Sadae Binion said...

just wondering why im not receiving anymore emails from publisher’s clearing house to win? i receive pch emails for games, but not to enter. what do i do about that?

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Shawna Cheri Reese said...

Good day to Dave,Danielle & Todd it is a great day here. Even if I didn’t win you guy’s are the best at what you do, and I never give up some day I will win. My husband and
I used to go fishing all the time but never got a chance to go on a charter for the big fish I always wanted to go. But we watch it on his TV and wish that we had got a chance to go on one. Well have a good day to all.

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eileenkennedy said...

Hello
Just checking in , as i pray for that lucky day when i win big, which will save my life if it happens soon, heres to us all.
eilltherbangormaine04401

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Michelle Eaton said...

WANT TO WIN

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DeLayne Perry said...

I’m going to reel in the WHOPPER!!! It’s not getting away from me… woooo hoooo Come to mama..easy now!

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