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!

Good luck everyone!

Danielle Lam

Prize Patrol Elite

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

  1. carla michelle Antee says:

    Is it real

  2. cacarlaantee49 says:


  3. Timothy Floyd says:

    I Will cry I just couldn’t do nothing but cry and even thoe Yall havent knock on my door yet I be looking on youth tube at some of the winning moments and all I do is cry now me and my boyfriend will really be happy when yall knock on our door

  4. Carla M Antee says:

    It’s Really Real. I’m the Reality Star

  5. Cindy says:

    I would hug you for sure as i fainted…so DONT be pregnant!!And CONGRATS

  6. Edward lynch says:

    Changing a life with such a gift would allow myself who came up the hard way it move my heart to help others. The vets would be first on my list and needy children. If it happens this change so many lives in my family!

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