From the outside it looked like a very quiet house; the blinds were drawn, and the air was still — making the 101 degree heat even more oppressive. But, as the saying goes, “You can’t tell a book from its cover.” Within a moment of our knocking on the door we could hear A LOT of excitement and commotion inside. You see, Nora Gentry, her daughter and a houseful of children and grandchildren had just spied the colorful balloons approaching on the porch and (OMG!) the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol van (carrying the Big Check!) parked on the street!
Nora pulled open the door and just about fainted. She had been entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes at pch.com for ages, but she never expected to see the Prize Patrol in person, right on her front porch, in this little Illinois town just east of St. Louis. But there we were — with roses, champagne, balloons and a Big Check — for $10,000.00 — with HER name on it!
Nora was immediately surrounded by all the kids who had been playing in the living room and kitchen. They didn’t care about the roses or the money: they just wanted the BALLOONS — which were grabbed immediately (but politely) and taken inside. Two balloons were quickly sucked up, popped and tangled in the ceiling fans. Another escaped outside somehow and took off into the wild blue yonder. But that didn’t dampen the excitement.
“Can you use the money?” we asked Nora. “CAN I?!?!?” she responded. “Of course I can! Oh, I can pay my bills!” she said, echoing the reaction we’ve heard countless times from PCH winners.
There was such joy on everyone’s faces we regretted that the video being captured could not have been instantly inserted into our current TV campaign. You’ve probably seen our new commercials featuring past PCH winners and many of their children, dramatizing the multi-generational benefit of our new August 31st “FOREVER” prize event.
Here’s how the “FOREVER” prize works: If you win it, you would receive $5,000 a week for the rest of your life. Then – after that – someone you choose will also receive $5,000 a week for the rest of his or her life.
The PCH Prize Patrol will be ready to deliver this “FOREVER” prize to some lucky person in just weeks on August 31st. That person could be YOU! But, of course, you have to enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes to have any chance of winning. Don’t miss that opportunity!
Click here on this link to pch.com to enter — today and everyday. And August 31st the “FOREVER” prize winner could be YOU!
Congratulations Nora, and the best of luck to all!
Prize Patrol Ambassador
P.S. There are only a few days left to play Legacy Lane! Hurry — head to the PCH Fan Page now. You could win INSTANT PRIZES!