Prize Patrol Winning Moment: “It’s Real!”

Winning moment for Maxine Richeson wasn’t a commercial…it was real!

On Tuesday, 9/11 the PCH Prize Patrol was in Burleson, TX to award Maxine Richeson a BIG check for $30,000.00!  Many people ask me how people react when they see the Prize Patrol standing at their door – well let me tell you, this winning moment was one for the record books.  I tend to shed a tear from time to time, but THIS time I cried extra tears of joy for this lucky winner.

When we arrived at Maxine’s home, she had JUST left to go to the doctor’s office to receive treatment, but would be returning home soon.  Luckily her daughter Diana was home and WOW was she shocked.  The minute she saw the Prize Patrol at the door she burst into tears and exclaimed “Oh you don’t know what this will do for her. The insurance has turned her down, the ceilings are falling.” Diana told us how much this money is going to mean to her mother, who had been entering the PCH sweepstakes for over 20 years! I believe it because as I was speaking with Diana inside her mother’s home, I happened to notice a PCH mailing package on the table!!!

20 minutes later, Maxine arrived home and the Prize Patrol drove up for the BIG surprise. Maxine opened the door and immediately flung her arms around me.  With tears streaming down her face she embraced me with such excitement and love, I just couldn’t help but cry along with her. Through the tears Maxine said: “Oh thank god thank god. My Home is falling apart, it really is. We’ve had so much bad luck lately, but God is so good!”   There wasn’t a dry eye around – everyone could see how thrilled she was to win this $30,000 from PCH.

Check out this GREAT news coverage from WFAA (ABC) in Dallas, TX! WFAA news anchor Gloria Campos said something in her story that I’ve absolutely loved: “We’ve seen it hundreds of times on TV…but this isn’t a commercial, it’s real – VERY real for the Richeson family.”

Now let me ask YOU PCH fans: would you like to see a REAL winning moment in your state…your town…OK even your home?! If I knocked on your door, would you give me a big ol’ hug just like Maxine?  How would YOU react? Comment below with your answers – I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!  And then be sure to enter at pch.com!

Good luck everyone!

XOXO
Danielle Lam


Prize Patrol Elite


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Kanika Loeung said...

I’d like to be a lucky person the same as Mrs Maxine too. Probably, I’ll shock and cry when I see the Famous Prize Patrol a beautiful lady smiling in front of my home.
My favorite watching is to see all people who has been in a hardship situation to win a Millionaire from PCH. And including myself too.

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sandy b. said...

I’m glad the lord was looking out for Maxine. It was her time to finally win. I think she is proof that persistance does pay. And just like Maxine, one day I will be blessed and finally win too. I’m going to keep on playing and entering day after day. I love everything about PCH. I would be very surprised, but probably still freak out and cry like a big baby. ( :

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Gina Tucker said...

Talk about money that means so much. Where is Mr. Big Check?
I am having it so bad. I REALLY REALLY REALLY need you guys to come my way before I don’t have an address to come to anymore. That would be the first thing I would do if I won, I would buy a stable home for my family to live in and we would never have to worry about running from place to place or be apart from each other anymore. I could also afford to send my three boys through college – including myself. Plus, I would love to pay off all my debts and buy a car. I would open up a business, so I could be employed again! PLEASE come my way!!! You just don’t know how much this money would mean to me and my family. You just don’t know!!!

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Gina Tucker said...

Please make me a believer.

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Regina Louise Tucker said...

Please come to Douglasville, GA. I am in a very hardship situation. I don’t want to loose what little I have – my clothes, baby pictures and the sentimental things my children made me through school.. Please send Mr. Big Check my way. I desperately need you guys to come here. You just don’t know.

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Regina Louse Tucker said...

If I won PCH sweepstakes, I would get back everything I lost – my family, home, and finances would be restored. My miracle prayer would be answered.

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michelle scheumeister said...

Congrats Maxine! I would like to have a little god luck on my side. :)

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Michaela G. said...

That just makes me so very happy, happy, happy!!!! I think I would do the same!!!! This story just makes me cry. I totally relate to this story!!!! It just gives me and everyone in my family hope!!!!

YES, YES, YES!!!! I would love to see you and the Prize Patrol in my home Ms. Danielle Lam!!!

Thank you so very much for that wonderful story of hope and joy!!!!!

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Melanie Antry said...

I have not won anything…yet, but I am a believer. No organization could fool anyone this big for this long. You guys are doing such an amazing job putting smiles on peoples faces. I’m sure having a job that does that and change their lives…I mean wow! It is like being touched by angels. Congrats on the winners in the past.

Yes! It would be nice to see the prize patrol behind my door giving me Mr. Big Check. How exciting that would be and of course a life changing opportunity. One thing for sure I would buy a place of our own. Living with family with your own family is not what I expected to be doing for the rest of my life. I would cry for sure if I see you guys in front of my door.

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A.B. said...

ARE YOU ALL DOING TODAY. HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL. THIS IS THE SAME LADY, THE ONE WHO IS ASKING FOR A DONATION. I DONT WANT YOU TO GET TIRED OF ME. I FINALLY REALISE IF DON’T REVEAL MY IDENTITY IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO COME TO MY RESCUE. AND THIS IS WHAT I’M GOING TO DO TODAY. I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE TO DO IT BECAUSE I KNOW NOW I CAN TRUST YOU. YOU DID NOT POST MY COMMENTS THANK YOU SO MUCH.
MY NAME IS AZENATH BRUNO, WHO ALREADY WROTE YOU 2 LETTERS SO FAR. I LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA FOR NOW IN A LOW INCOME APARTMENT.
I’M A PCH FRIENDS SINCE 2007 AND STILL HOPING TO WIN SOMETHING SOMEDAY. PLEASE COME TO MY HOUSE AND GIVE ME THE TASTE OF WHAT IS A MEMORABLE DAY . SURPRISE ME PLEASE.
PLEASE PASS THIS LETTER TO EVERYONE WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO HELP ME OUT. I REALLY NEED HELP. PLEASE REMEMBER DO NOT POST THIS LETTER. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR RESPECTING MY PRIVACY.

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monica russell jones said...

i will cry ms lam i all ways want it to meet you and dave and todd yall are a blessing to all.i havent won any thing in my intired life i will love to win any thing yall bless me with.

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lfhpueblo said...

After taxes, Social Security will be taking back part of her Social Security. On Social Security you can only make so much money as a couple before they take a percentage of it back, and you can only make so much less as a single person on Social Security. Social Security can take up to 85percent of your Social Security back, depending on how much over the cap amount you can make. Granted I don’t know how much she makes on retirement and then I don’t know how much she’ll be over the allowed amount after she pays taxes on the $30,000, but people need to consider all that before spending any of it and getting themselves into trouble. I hope she knows all that. She looks smart, so I imagine she does, if not I hope her daughter does. I know before my mom passed away, my younger sister took over making her financial decisions because she really got scammed two times by home repairers, who charged a bunch and did subpar work, and then one of them took off with a bunch of tools that had belonged to my Dad when he was alive. Tools that were suppose to go to my older brother when my mom passed away. After we realized what these so called home repairers had done, my younger sis took over my mom’s financial affairs and I moved my mom in with me and took care of her in my own home. So, I hope her kids continue to look out for her best interests. Congratulations, I hope you have enough left after the tax and such to have your ceilings repaired properly and safely.

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DeLayne Perry said...

very happy for Maxine!She believed.
Don’t really know what I would say or do…. yup, sure I’d hug you!

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hope said...

I’m very glad for Mrs. Richeson. The win came at the perfect time.

I hope I don’t have to wait 20+ years or be in such a dire situation before you guys surprise me with a big check!!

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Kanika Loeung said...

Congratulation to Mrs Maxine old lady who had been entering the PCH sweepstakes for over 20 years, wow!

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tammy combs said...

I am very thank for to the good Lord for Maxine and her family. Maxine sounds like a very wonderful person and needs to fix her house I most certainly understand her. Good Luch Maxine May The Lord Take care of you now with the help of the pch.

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Alissa Johnson said...

First off I would like to say congratulations to Maxine , she really deserved it & sounded like the big check went to a very great home.
If I opened the door to see prize patrol I would burst into tears (tears of joy) then I would hug all three of you guys and I wouldn’t be able to stop thanking you!! I then would probably fall to the floor and cry again (not to hard because I’m pregnant lol) I would be so happy! It would really be a big blessing to me and my daughter (1 almost 2) & my expecting in January. I could finally get us our own place, pay for college, get a car, save up for my kids and although I’m a very young mom (19 years old) I could give my kids more than I’ve ever imagined. As a young single mother I’d finally be happy and be proud to say I Am A Mother :) I would definitely call it “Any young Mother’s Dream” :)

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Gina L.Tucker said...

I have people who think I’m wasting my time and tell me I should give up. They say you will never win the odds are against you. I feel that way sometimes, but I won’t give up. I would love to prove them wrong. I believe God is going to move me to a place I can call home. I will prosper and have a place of my own that I can call a happy home and never have to worry about the necessities again.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Gina – please don’t lose faith – everyone has the same chance of winning! The odds of winning depend on the prize offered and how many entries we receive. The estimated odds of winning are listed for each giveaway promoted in the Sweepstakes Facts included with every sweepstakes communication.

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Gina L.Tucker said...

You all have so many wonderfully unique items I would LOVE to buy. I can’t afford to buy anything right now. Will this cause less chance for me to win?
When I win (I’m being hopeful), will I still be able to buy these things afterwards or will I be eliminated from future sweepstakes to PCH?

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Mark Blankenship said...

The posts on here serve as a reminder to me that there is so much need in this land. A prayer for all of you with struggles. My aim if I won is to make independent as many struggling families as I can.

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Doris S. Binion said...

More than interthingt in the world I WANT MY OWN HOME THERS NOT ENOUGHT ROOM AND I desparetelly need ahome of my own so I PRAY ALL THE TIME AND HOPE GOD SENDS ME A MERRICAL SO I can do many thangs and have a mutch better life and I WANT TO HELP THE POOR HELPLESS AND INNOSENT HAVE A BETTER FUTURE AND HAVE MANY IDEALS TO DO THAT .I need abetter place and want to hang all my art work up and dolls and notlive in aplace like this and etc help me to win at pch thank you and god bless you. yours sinserelly DORIS Binion at 650 TOWER

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Patty Ellis ❤ said...

First off my mother told me that nothing in life is ever free and that she’s been playing PCH since I was little and I’m 46 now , But I still believe I still enter and I still pray and hope that one day I’ll open my door and the Prize Patrol will be there, I know there is a lot of people that could use this including myself , Lord knows what my needs are and what desperation I feel at times. I put my trust in him and if PCH draws my name then I know that it’s my time to prosper and flourish and share and give and spread the wealth and love as I believe in paying it forward !! I not only would take care of myself and my 15 yr. old daughters future , I would make sure the money was used wisely by securing our current unknown situation to a more permanent debt free , paid in full home owning , unlimited financial freedom , peace and happiness one. That includes myself, My kids , even my two grown sons as well as my family, my friends, and yes maybe even some strangers , as I said before , I believe in paying it forward and making a difference in someone’s life whomever that is!! So yes I BELIEVE I have the same chance as the next person does, so I continue my entries , continue my playing numbers , entering every PCH giveaway and contest they have !! What does it hurt by doing so? NOTHING!! It gives hope to the hopeless, it gives a little fun to the person who needs a little fun in their life , it gives people hope still that YES SOMEDAY IT MIGHT JUST BE MY TURN. So with that said I will still play I will still watch I will still celebrate even if somebody else wins because that person obviously needed it more than I do . But just in case I should win , I can’t wait to say to my mama “see mama it really does happen they really do pay ” I’m so blessed to still have my mama on this earth!!! So my friends with all that said , PLEASE continue to play ,continue to hope , continue to dream , and continue to make a difference any way possible in your life and the life of others. After all that’s what life is all about !!! A Loving ,caring ,sharing , beautiful ,hopeful , and grateful ❤ and spirit makes life and any situation better. Good luck and God bless!!!! PS; Thank you PCH for allowing anyone the opportunity to better their lives their situation and themselves..

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