Real Winner Of PCH Sweepstakes Recounts Life Then And Now!

Hi everyone, it’s me Natalie Bostelman, a REAL WINNER of the PCH Sweepstakes!

Ah, July. July always seems to be extremely busy for me. Several family members and friends celebrated birthdays this month, I traveled a lot and, of course, there was Independence Day. But when I look back at the then and now, I realize that four years ago, it was even busier.

You see, in 2008, I was STRESSED. I was working at a local home interior store AND as a part-time bartender at our local theater. Oh, AND I had taken up another job as a personal assistant for an Insurance Broker. Did I mention that I was ALSO teaching once a week? I’m tired just thinking of it!

But you know what I always made time for? Entering ANY and EVERY way I could into the PCH Sweepstakes. In retrospect, it was one of the ways I could relieve my stress. It was FUN to go through my packets and to surf online. I entered through, PCHlotto, played PCHgames, and used PCHSearch&Win. In fact, PCHSearch&Win became a daily habit for me. Months earlier, I had won a $5 Amazon Gift Card through one of my searches. What a nice pay off! I think I purchased a book I had been eyeing for a few months.

Of course, the end game was to get my entries in for the BIGGER cash prizes, especially that SuperPrize! As I would fill out my entries, I would try to figure out what I would do with a Cash Windfall. I made a list. I’d pay off our bills, make donations to some local and national charities and build our dream home. Even if I didn’t win, the list was a nice goal.

Little did I know that the means to achieve those goals would be a’knockin’ at my door a month later. Yes, the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol came swooping in to give me the “Big Check” and make me a REAL WINNER!! You can CHECK out my winning moment here.

Within just a few moments, my life had completely changed. I could go down to ONE job! We could pay off our major bills! I could do my donating AND…

We went from this…

To THIS! My very own dream home!

Isn’t my then and NOW amazing? Well it could happen for you, too. THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! We’re exactly ONE MONTH AWAY from the Big SuperPrize Event. In just weeks, YOU could become a REAL winner of the PCH Sweepstakes just like me. Tell me…how would a visit from the Prize Patrol change YOUR life? Comment below.

And don’t forget – you can ‘follow’ me on Twitter @NatalieatPCH.


Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

P.S. PCHLotto Reminder: The $1,450.00 Lotto Live Event Drawing is today at 3 PM ET! Don’t miss it — head over to PCHLotto now!


151 thoughts on “Real Winner Of PCH Sweepstakes Recounts Life Then And Now!”

  1. Carla M Antee says:

    Very inspirational

  2. Carla M Antee says:

    Very inspirational story!

  3. Rafaela says:

    Hola pues yo quisiera que me tocara a mi ese momento de su visita, seria lo major que
    me pasara si Uds, vienen a visitor y Felicitaciones a todos los que Uds, han visitado.

  4. Thanks so much a dream come true after playing and p,aging .. I awake and they are ringing my doorbell!! Yes yes yes Im stoke and shouting my prayers have been answered!! Yeahhhhhh

  5. Michaela G. says:

    Hi Natalie, I have not heard from you for some time now and I hope all is going well for you and your family!!! I love your story and you are one of the reasons why I enter PCH, because it can happen to a person just like me because it happened to you!!! So it just makes me believe in PCH!!! But I will say this “GOOD LUCK” to all the people that enter PCH every day just like me, “GOOD LUCK, GOOD LUCK, GOOD LUCK,” it can happen just look at Natalie Bostelman!!!! P.S. I enter every day and in every way I can in hopes that one day I will be as LUCKY as you!!!

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  7. Jose Diaz says:

    Being picked for the pch $5,000 /wk win for life gift prize would be an outer this world blessing. At the age of 19, I lost my father, who was a police officer. Life has been extremely tough trying to hold up my family and to try to fill in his shadow. Now it’s my sister and I living together trying to survive during this economical struggling times. The struggle of living check by check to maintain a roof over our heads and food in our fridge has become more stressful. I apply everyday for entries praying and hoping that one day I’ll get thst special knock on my door. Congrats on winning. Have my family and I in your prayers. Maybe I can repay my mother for all that she has done for me.

    José Diaz Bronx, NY

  8. STEVE MILO says:

    I truly believe we all have a chance. We all deserve to dream big. Good luck to all. We all need a break.

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