Online Sweepstakes Winner Shows Real Southern Hospitality!

Last week, Danielle Lam and I flew to Louisiana to award a $5,000 Online Sweepstakes prize! The winner, Wayne Savoy, lived in a small town between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It was a thrill to be down south… where we got to experience some southern heat and some genuine southern hospitality during our winning moment!

One of the best things about this Prize Patrol trip was the sense of community we felt in Sorrento. While preparing to surprise Wayne, we parked a few blocks away.  Because it was such a small street, our large Prize Patrol van blocked most of the road. Soon enough, a town cop car was driving towards us. Thinking a neighbor must have phoned the cops about our obstruction, I approached the car intending to apologize. But the police officer was simply curious and even wanted to get in on the fun!

 

As usual, our Online Sweepstakes winner was not at home when we arrived. But Wayne’s family was there – his wife, children, mother-in-law, nieces, nephews, and neighbors — and they were all excited to find the Prize Patrol on their front steps. They couldn’t believe their eyes – “I didn’t think it was real!” Well there we were in the flesh, making believers out of all of them!

Wayne was at work – but fortunately, he works for his father-in-law’s towing company located RIGHT next door. And as soon as we saw his truck return home, we made our move. Wayne’s extended family gathered on the lawn behind us as we knocked on the front door. It was so great to have a whole group of loved ones taking part in Wayne’s winning moment. Cheers, hoots, and hollers erupted as we handed over both the Big Check and the real check for $5,000.

Danielle and I would both like to say a big CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Wayne’s family and friends for being so generous to us! There’s nothing better than celebrating a winner’s good fortune with loved ones. Everyone was in on the surprise and loved seeing one of their own come into something good. Plus, Wayne and his family made sure they were taking care of us as well – offering drinks to keep us cool in the Louisiana heat (long sleeves and blazers are not the best warm weather outfit choice!), giving us restaurant tips, and even bringing us to see a local sight – alligators! Now that’s what I call southern hospitality!

How would YOU welcome the Prize Patrol into your town?

Laura @ PCH

P.S. $5,000 sure is a lot of money, but seeing how close he was with his family, I bet Wayne would have been even more excited to become the winner of $5,000 A Week “Forever”! Well guess what? YOU could win our “Forever” Prize on August 31st Special Early Look Event! Remember, if you win, that would be $5,000.00 payments every week for your life, then after that, the weekly payments would continue on for the life of a special someone you choose. So what are you waiting for? Enter today!


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DeLayne Perry said...

Hi Laura! gotta say u look so cute in what you’re wearing in this pic. Like the cuffs! I guess I would fix the Prize Patrol: their choice, either a organic fruit smoothie in the blender or an organic veggie super power drink in the juicer. yum yum! with a spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil for energy.. woooo hoooo!! :)

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A.Wahib Arief said...

PCH banyak memberikan kejutan kepada setiap orang di belahan dunia ini,dimana mereka berada. Memberikan perobahan kehidupan seseorang yang lebih baik hanya dalam hitungan jam,bahkan menit. Luar biasa,sukses untuk teman yang sekarang mendapatkan giliran sebagai Pemenang.Sukses untuk Team PCH yang spektakuler!

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Lisa eNters said...

Hi Laura!

CONGRATULATIONS Wayne S. & family!!

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Kanika Loeung said...

I’d like to enjoying reading for winners blog. I’d wish to be my turn on August 31st! No matter how much I’d be win, winning would surely be my life-changing!
It has Publishers Clearing House and myself that would make my life be achieve my goal!!!

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Curtis Martin said...

Congrats Wayne! It may not be forever but it can be a forever life changer if used wisely. Enjoy :)

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Curtis Martin said...

$5,000 a week forever?! I would be so happy with $100 a week forever. Just an extra $400 a month would ease a lot of stress in my life. ALOT!

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JOHN SCHUH said...

I WOULD JUST SAY I KNOW THIS IS REAL WHEN I SAW YOU ALL AT MY HOUSE.I,M HAPPY FOR ANYONE TO WIN ANYTHING . IT WOULD TAKE A LOT STRESS OFF ANYONE TO WIN ANY MONEY LIKE THIS.

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michael rolle said...

I only enter because I have a Special give opportunity to do so which most take for ganted I as one of your sweeptake entrance states that I am fully eligible for a prize I’ve enter consistently everyday so when Publishers clearing house set a deadling I meet that demand unfortunately when their winners are found you know and I know the ball doe’nt stop bouncing I just continue on with my simple searches I have a full understand how this game work, Search&win as gave me Awesome valid entries your resorts and records shows I can truely say what kept me go for so long was the Love and the dedication, to win an Amazon Award from the Publishers Clearing House, just to experience the thrill of it, because I now for a fact with many Challenge and obticles in my way but with dedication to WIN! I’ll just have to go around them all or maybe jump e’m in an fair and easy Road to VICTORY Count me In! Your Winners Circle anytime.

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Laura for that inspiring letter,

I just wanted to first Congratulate Wayne Savoy for winning the $5,000 Online Sweepstakes. I love your story about his community and family and how they all came together to see him win the big $5,000 Online Sweepstakes and there southern hospitality that they showed you, and Ms. Danielle. I think that is wonderful!!!! Thank you for sharing that story with all of us, I loved it!!!!

I know for a fact that if I won the big $5,000.00 a week forever sweepstakes on August 31st, my family and I would show you our hospitality too, by showing you the beautiful place that I live. And, my family and I would be so very HAPPY, HAPPY HAPPY TOO!!!!! I think you and the prize patrol would love to come here and experience it all!!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!!!

P.S. I love the expression on your face when they show you the alligator, so funny, I would be scared, I think you both were very brave!!!

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi PCH and Laura! The only thing I’m waiting on is the Prize Patrol, since I do enter daily! My hubby and I could show you around town. We have a buffalo park near us. There are also places that Elvis used to go. Yes the heat is high, today over 100, I wouldn’t recommend keeping your blazers on, if you want to go to the park, or anyplace outside here. Back to putting in my entries, so I can get all my chances to win!:)

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Georgina Turner said...

Hi Laura @ PCH
Congrats to Wayne Savoy and Family! I think it must have been wonderful that Wayne had family around to help celebrate the PCH win. I wish for family to be with me, that is why I’m moving back home to be with them again. Laura, I would take the PCH team out to for a nice meal and after we could go see the town of Tok Alaska. I would take the PCH team to some of the local gift shops to see handmade native crafts. Alaska is a beautiful place to visit for site seeing with wild animals and snow Cover Mountains. There is a place called mukluk land in Tok a lot of fun to visit has a great deal of history. Another place we also could visit is the visitor’s center with very interesting local history. Your PCH fan good luck to all.

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Well, I’d let you know where you could get a local dish known as a SLOPPER. No, it isn’t sloppy joes, though it is a bit sloppy to eat.
We could show you how to get to Liberty Point, so you could view the reservoir and the boats there.

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Joseph Ralph said...

congratulations wayne family

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anthony l conner said...

pch crew and staff are truly happy with what they do. you cant fake the true smiles they have. we are truly blessed whether we win or lose.

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anthony l conner said...

pch crew and staff are representing the american dream for me and you so keep the faith. these people are for real!!!

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anthony l conner said...

congratulations to the newest arkansas millionaire. once again pch crew and staff shows that dreams come true thanks pch!!!

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frank mccaleb s r said...

If yall cometo my house you will be wellcomed with open arms we dont have much to eat but we are real friendly

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Jorge Ramirez said...

$5,000 a week for life… it’s speaks for its self, its just too much thinking about it that’s a lot of money and could change the way of living in a instant just WOW!

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