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!


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  1. These comments crack me Tf up!! You guys actually think Danielle or some staff members gonna read your comment and feel bad for you? Your guy’s sob stories are pathetic to say the least lmao. Please pick me, I have this problem, I’m in debt…..nobody cares. Its all down to odds not pity. But at least you all kept me entertained 😂😂

  2. I have been playing PCH since 1976 through the mail then. I didn’t own a computer and barely could afford a stamp I lived that yr on 3700.00 or maybe even a little less I still have the W-2 my first husband and I ever filed. I will be turning 60 this yr in March and i am still playing. I have been with PCH through 2 marriages and a 3rd who left me a widow after less than a yr of marriage. So you could say PCH I have stuck with you longer than any man I have ever known. I am dedicated to you, LOL… I am raising three grandchildren by myself and a fourth one on the way this summer. Life has been hard at times living in a two bedroom house and one of them even shares the same bedroom with me. Which by the way used to be my family room that now has two beds in it. I so much need a bigger home. I will stay right here and keep playing to win unless i leave this earth first. This is the dream that keeps me here playing for over 40 yrs and to date i still have not won the first thing but, i have faith one day the van, roses and all will visit me. God Bless Everyone who is trying to win and never stop someone has to win and if we don’t play we can’t win. So with that said it might as well be me or you.

  3. This was interesting article I can’t help but see now I’m jealous I want to be the winter that somebody else reads about PCH please make my lifetime green prize come true with $5,000 a week for life it’s all up to you if you see it will you make my dream come true

  4. Congrats!! God is awesome and you really deserved it. If I was to win, I would buy me a house (nothing to flashy). I would get out of debt, get caught up on bills, invest so that my money can work for me instead of me working for it. I would open up a shelter similar to the covenant house, but more awesome..and the list goes on…That would be some amazing.

  5. My goals are the same get a better house for my husband and I and of course our two cats. I would help out my family and my husbands family. Am in the same place right now stressed out with work and would love to win the prize so I could pay bills etc.

  6. My goals would be similar to Natalie Bostleman. I would pay off major bills, find or build my dream home for me and my son. Help my family. Give to local charities and global charities I have always wish to serve. I would even still work because I like working. Most of all Thank God and PCH. Looking forward to my dream becoming a reality someday.