Hi everyone, it’s Danielle Lam of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, and I’m writing to you with some exciting news. What better way is there to start a new year other than to make someone’s dreams come true in the form of a Publishers Clearing House Big Check? There isn’t!
The excitement and adrenaline rush in anticipation of award days is always there….BUT with this being the FIRST award of the New Year it seemed to be magnified! On the morning of January 10th I was on the road awarding the FIRST Big Check of 2013 and I couldn’t wait. If you followed hints and clues on my PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page or here on the blog, you probably already know that the big $25,000.00 winner was Bonnie Wines from Fairdale Kentucky. From the photos I’m sure you can tell that she was a great PCH winner full of joy and excitement, but I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this winner even more when you hear about the whole winning moment and her story.
Bonnie is a loyal PCH fan that has been entering the PCH sweepstakes for years. While she didn’t necessarily believe she ever would win, there was some part of her that never gave up hope….and that persistence certainly paid off big! Luckily her daughter Tinya lived less than 5 minutes away. We decided it would be fun to surprise her too, so Bonnie called and told her to come over because she wanted her to see something. Little did Tinya know that her mother just won $25,000! When Tinya arrived she was SHOCKED and THRILLED for her mother and said: “My mother really deserves this after the hard year she had last year.” We soon learned that last year was extremely hard for Bonnie and her family. Sadly, Bonnie had a series of serious surgeries that were very scary. The good news is that Bonnie has been recovering extremely well. NOW 2013 started off with a great deal of LUCK that hopefully will continue on for her and her family!
Another fun part of this winning moment was the fact that Bonnie lived in an apartment building so the neighbors were there to experience the surprise, too! One neighbor was in complete shock! Lester Gibson lived in the apartment next to Bonnie and also has been entering the sweepstakes for years. He was absolutely thrilled that he was able to see the REAL Prize Patrol surprising his friend with a Big Check. Lester said “No way, I can’t believe it!” He didn’t hesitate to run inside his apartment to get HIS entries and bring them to the mailbox!
How would YOU react if you saw a neighbor being surprised by the PCH Prize Patrol? Even better, how would YOU react if the Prize Patrol surprised YOU? Don’t miss your chance…go to www.pch.com now to enter. You never know, I may be showing up at your door one day! Best of luck everyone.
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