A Good Luck Charm From Out Of The Blue!

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I was on a beach recently and it reminded me of a blog I wrote a few years ago.  I hope you long-time readers won’t object; but I think this blog bears repeating because of the important message it contains.

I was taking a morning yoga class on the beach.  The instructor started the class by saying, “Lie down.  Relax.  Breathe deeply. Feel the sunshine and gentle breezes.  Listen to the birds.”

I was dutifully following her instructions when, “SPLATTT!!!”  A sea gull flying overhead deemed my open left eye a good target.

“ARGHHHH!” I yelled, alarming all my relaxed classmates who sat up and burst into sympathetic laughter when they saw my soiled face and T-shirt.

A woman right behind me exclaimed, “Oh, that’s a sign of good luck!”

“Well, good luck to all of you!” I snorted as I marched away to clean up.

But sure enough, it did turn out to be a good luck charm, and a good day, despite the bad start.  I found out I was getting a check from the Internal Revenue Service that I had not expected.  I felt like I had just won a “Big Check” from Publishers Clearing House – which, alas, I’m not eligible to win since I’ve been employed by “the grand-daddy of sweepstakes” since 1981!

My wish for you is that The Bluebird of Happiness or some other good luck charm will appear for you.  Maybe today is the day to try your luck at one or more of Publishers Clearing House’s network of websites where there are chances to “Play and Win” every day.

Enter at once and as often as you can.  It’s easy to play at pch.com, PCHSearch&Win, PCH Lotto , PCH Games and more.

Wishing you the best of luck!

Dave Sayer PCH

Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador

P.S. What’s YOUR good luck charm? Comment below and let us know!


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Tahisha Bullock said...

Thank you Publishers Clearing House for the well wishes. I enter every sweepstakes everyday. I never forget. I am always looking forward to enter. I hope my life change one day to something bigger and better.

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Cestlavie said...

The big prize would pay for home repairs, improvements, maintenance, etc. Not gonna happen, but would be nice.

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Delayne Perry said...

good luck charm? guess it is my tiny sterling silver compass on my charm bracelet. It seems to keep me reaching 90 degrees N↑… I keep trying to reach higher…

My question to you… Whatever were you doing at the beach without sunglasses? … Dirty birdie in the sky had to doodle in your eye! some good luck sign, huh? Oh well, musta’ worked.

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Ricardo Williams said...

Quartz.

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! No good luck charm except believing! I do love birds but I’d rather find a good luck sign differently. Haha! When I take my dog out and a vulture flys over, I yell she’s not gone yet and neither am I. Maybe that is actually a sign!! Here I always thought it was the cardinals, since they make me smile. Anyway, I’m glad you were at the beach and had the whole ocean to clean up in!!:)

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Allen Choy said...

Dave,
I just got off work and was picturing the scene in my mind and began to relax when SPLAT:) I wish the IRS were so kind to me…they are getting me for 136k because of a debt forgiveness on my Legacy Property that Politics killed me on over a politically motivated building permit revocation, etc. Even though everyone had enough respect in the community not to bid (thinking somehow I could pull it off or ?) , the bid was so low below appraised value the bank hit me with a 1099 for their loss. It appraised for 4 times the amount above the high bid, and it was RIGHT AFTERWARDS too. The actual value doesn’t count towards the pennies on the dollar acquisition. I got a high cost triple net work for free leaseback to boot. It was everything and in the family since 1961. I actually bought and remodeled it so my Dad could retire while he still had his memory he could see going away. Growing up here I just can’t let go…..
A Lucky Charm? Hmmmmm…It was a purple shirt and my Dad before I lost him to Alzheimer’s 7 years ago. Now I would have to say it is my Grandkids… yah, my Grandkids:) Lucky or not, I love them more than anything and they keep me going.
Allen

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Rhonda G said...

Hi Dave!!! Great post!!! I enjoyed reading this and am waiting one day to meet the Prize Patrol!!!! My FAITH is where it’s at! Have a great day!

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monique braswell said...

My good luck charm is my Cross necklace!!!

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Karen Shelton said...

Congrats and Old Happy Day to Pam Carlson, PCH you just changed another person life, thanks for doing what you do.

I do not have a luck good luck charm, I just let things happen day by day and turning negative into a positive.

See you in February

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Tahisha Bullock said...

Publishers Clearing House is my dream to a stress-free life. I enter every sweepstakes everyday. I will never give up. I have the faith that one day my life with change drastically in a positive way from PCH. I love you all.

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WOODS DINA said...

THANKS DAVE…WHAT A GREAT STORY! EVERY NOW AND THEN, I NEED A REMINDER TO NOT GET HUNG UP ON THE “SPLATS” THAT LIFE BRINGS ME…BECAUSE IF WE THINK ABOUT IT,THE TEMPORARY “SPLAT” JUST MIGHT LEAD US TO A BLESSING IN DISUISE!SOMETIMES WE GET “SPLATS” BEFORE WE GET THE REAL PRIZE,TO HELP US APPRECIATE THE PRIZE,THAT MUCH MORE..I HAVE GONE THROUGH ALOT OF “SPLATS”,SO I TRUELY BELIEVE THAT MY “$5,000 DOLLAR A WEEK SUPER PRIZE” IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

sometimes i am thinking that gonna gave up the search&win but nothing happened i dont want to lost my promises to you sir dave here in blog before but still here kicking and breathing even just like to throw up in my desk to search everything that i need in this site.success and there is a light welcome.i am very solid and loyal to pch.i am believer,positive,happy,lucky,silly,smart,honest and very faithful to pch.my lucky charm is feng shue and jade.god bless you all.

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josphat njenga said...

I like to play games.I love what you are doing in PCH.COM. Infact I want to win.

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Lois Hussey said...

I just had a bird do that to me!!I’m ready to Win from Publishers Clearing house !

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Anita Bizzell said...

God. He carries me when I’m down.

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julia justice said...

CONGRTULLATIONS. to all winings. that win p.c.h. i like to play AMAZING SHEAIFF. and i like to win at p.c.h. SINCERELY. julia ann justice. THE DAY IS.2/1/13. TIME IS 3:43pm.

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julia justice said...

julia justice. would like to win. from p.c.h.

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Prosper Jackson said...

Life is not based on luck. It is based on pray, faith, and the blessings of the Father. Psalms 27: 13-14

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Lauralee Hensley said...

I don’t really have a good luck charm, but I do know prayer has helped when I’ve been in super bad situations before. God answered my prayers and I believe he saved my life on numerous occasions due a serious health condition and once as a child during a stranger thing. Then God answered my prayer and gave me a job I didn’t even apply for once, they called me (I worked for them for 9 years before my health failed me to be able to do that type of work anymore). Yet, your bird doo thing reminds me of that happening to my younger sister once when we were kids. You took it better than she did though. She was literally in tears for quite a time after that, though I was laughing. I know I shouldn’t have laughed though, but it was so ironic, because she took so much time to look just so-so before we left for church, then to walk down the side walk to the car to go to church and have that happen. Mom still made her go to church, but she did go in the house to get her a wet wash cloth to clean up. Don’t really think that was enough though because sis wanted to go and wash her hair and take a bath. Mom said no, since she was in charge of the baby nursery at church and had to be there on time.

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robert young said...

Ist a sham every time i try to login to pch search & win with my email the same one that ive used sence the begining it wont let me and i try to time & time again so is this a joke or what thanks robert young

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Robert,

    PCHSearch&Win is not a sham. As far as your login is concerned, we would like to help you with this issue, but we will need more information than we can gather through the Blog. Please send us a message using our Ask Us page found here: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/ask so that we can look into this for you.

    Thanks,

    Victoria At PCH

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Wilensky Saintil said...

Dave you’re very LUCKY that Bird wasn’t aiming for your mouth… HAHAHAHAHAH What a horrible taste that would’ve been. That was a close one. Splatt! Splatt!

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Lois Hussey said...

The bird has done his “job”for me,so now I am ready to win.

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Deborah Lamash said...

Hate when that happens!!lol, well at lest you got a surprise from the IRS, we always have to pay in…I do not have a lucky charm, I just try to think positive and hope and beleive …maybe this year will be different~~

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Eileen ther Kennedy said...

Hello HAVE a happy day,
please choose eillther thanks i need help , i have to pay for medical, and i need to save a business , and super eight needs your help that is the housekeepers. please choose me.
eillther

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Eileen ther Kennedy said...

Hello
Would it make a difference to the computer that a blind person needs help in medical field and now they can see so they really need that money miracle to come to eilltherbangor Maine now let Feb 28 come to her now. please. no lies here.

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Joye A Four Letter Happy Word said...

…As Johnny Carson Used To Say, “May The Bluebird Of Happiness Fly Up Your Nose!” :~P :)

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Sharon Reese said...

Hi Dave, Interesting story. I hope someday I would win big. Thank you for sharing.

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Kimberly Dimaiwat said...

ROTFLMBO! Thanks for sharing. It is a great way to start the end of my evening. When I have time to start doing yoga outside; I will keep in mind to make sure there are no friendly, flying, feathered, friends around. :-)

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Eugenia Baltaru said...

Very funny and meaningful your story! I am waiting for a bird (I prefetinte any kind of bird … ha), but will probably have to wait a while more “favorable” return migratory birds … I wish Mr. Dave, good luck and good health.

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Stancio Butler said...

My own good luck charm is playing Galactic Gems on the website of PCHgames.

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Richard Odom said...

I don’t think I have a good luck charm. I guess having hope and desperation is all I got and that is why I enter all the sweepstakes everyday. I am a 2010 graduate with over 100k in student loans with no job prospects. If I won $5,000 a week forever, I could finally breathe and help my dad save his house too. Seeing you guys at the door would be the best thing that has ever happened to me, so come on over. Trust me, I have been unemployed for three years now, so I’ll be home…at my dad’s house.

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Denise Croke said...

right now, a paper charm that’s sya, “Fortune, Luck, Success and Happiness” – it’s either in my pocket or under my pillow while I sleep!

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Susan Hunter said...

I love the games at PCH.com, and winning would be the most wonderful thing in the world I would be able to help so many people that I know that are struggle so hard.

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Beverly Rider said...

I lost my precious Grand Baby at 5 months old this past November and have been deeply embedded in grief. While peeling some oranges I came across a little smiley face on the orange peel that reminded me of his crooked little smile. I kept it. It makes me feel better somehow so I consider it my good luck charm.

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Rosie Aden said...

Dave
Thank you for this post. I needed this today more than ever. I think God has all of us in his hands and evan though I don’t know you personely,I know God has bless you for you truly are makeing a difference in people’s lifes for a very long time. I believe God has you as one of his earth angels and look at all the good you have done by going to work every day all these years. All of your staff and you are truly a gift. Thank you for all these precious years of service of helping others. Yes it’s a job, but one done so very well. Hat’s of to you all who work for the Publishers Clearing House. ” I AM Blessed.” and I will win big some day soon; just you watch and see what God has in store for me! Have a awesome day. XX O XX

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Stephanie Miller said...

I don’t really have a good luck charm… Or haven’t discovered one yet.. I just fly by the seat of my pants on a day to day basis.. Lol. I have been playing the PCH Sweeps forever.. I use to mail my entries.. Pony express hahaha… Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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Helen Arguello said...

Mr.Dave Sayer sorry to hear about your eye. Hope you are ok.I have found a 4 Leaf Clover, And seen Double Rainbows! And I was Born on a Friday 13th. Some people think that day is unlucky.I dont .Twelve desciples and Jesus is 13. I am above all Blessed that my Husband who had a Widow Makers Heart Attack survived. And my Son Jason had a Brain anurisum survived after Brain Surgurey. Yes I am Thankful for signs of Blessings and Signs of Good Luck.Mostly Love Hope And Faith. Never Won a Great Sweepstakes at Publishers Clearing House yet. It Would make so many of my Dreams and those I Love Come True. Still hopeful that I Will win Big with PCH!.Hope to meet the PCH Prize Patrol in person and not just in My Dreams.When you wish upon a Star. They really do come.True. Thank you.PCH for making Dreams come True for so many of your other fans. Hoping Someday mine will too! God Bless Mr.Dave and all of Publishers Clearing House and Their Families.Love your PCH Fan. Helen

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donna jones said...

Faith, That One Bright Day, It Will Happen At The Right Time…

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Ibby Piracha said...

I play games all day because I want to win. PCH is rock!

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Lisa Hall-Sheets said...

I don’t believe in luck I believe in God that’s why I pray. I don’t even gamble lol But I do believe in the power of faith and the power of prayer and that Jesus is my supplier and that he can do anything!

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Michelle Arnold said...

i would say my kids because they were a gift from God to me

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Donna stevens said...

good luck charm would have to be a rock my dad gave me when I was 5

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Pamela Crutcher said...

Faith!!

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Amanda Lane said...

Oh my Dave…. i hope lady luck is on myside… thanks.

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Laura Tangen said...

A friend and I were driving back home acouple of nights ago from the Quinault Casno in Ocean Shore Aberdeen Wa.when all of a sudden this owl came out of nowhere,I almost hit him, was so close,it took my breath away.I think the owl is his own lucky charm as well as mine.Thanks Mr.Owl for being my lucky charm.

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Kathy Abernathy said...

I hope that experience didn’t put a “bad taste in your mouth” for YOGA! :)

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ELIDA A RIVERA said...

My Lucky Charm is to have a positive thinking about winning. A positive stay of mind. Therefore, mentally build my future after February 28 as the winner of the Forever Prize. I am ready.

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Dave Sayer, Prize Patrol Ambassador for the funny and warm hearted letter to all of us!!!

I love your story, it is a keeper!!! I do hope you write a book about your adventures at PCH!!! I am so very glad you are there at PCH for so very long it means a lot to me and I am sure other people would probably feel the same way, it is just comforting to still see you there at Publishers Clearing House!!!

I do try my best to enter everyday and even if I do not win I always are so very excited to see the person that did win the big PCH Prize!!! I just keep on smiling every time someone else wins and then I just keep on entering everyday in hopes that one day it will be me winning that Big Mega Check or Super Prize from you and the Prize Patrol.

So, I really do not have a lucky charm but I feel lucky everyday to have a loving son and I feel that he is a blessing from God, but my husband is my best friend and I just feel so very lucky that I have him for the last 30 years and I hope to have him for 30 or more years!!! So, I do not have a lucky charm but a lucky husband instead. LOL!!! I’m really so very lucky to have both of them in my life everyday!!!

P.S. I do hope you are having a wonderful President’s Day!!!

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Jorge Ramirez said...

Hope the Good Luck charm rubs off on me :] i really need it

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Jennifer Miller said...

love your post, Dave. I dont believe in “good luck charms” but if I had to have one it would be my husband. Not being mushy, just thankful.

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Morton Feldman said...

I enjoy to play PCH games and keep me busy and fun

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linda leamy said...

pch#3080 or pch#1830 win aug 29th my good luck charm I don’t have one but I have the lord linda120lee

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Tammy Seiple said...

My son Jeremiah!!

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Nadine Garofalo said...

Good Luck Charm–I recently had a cricket in our home singing and chirping away. Everytime I got close to him, he became very quiet.

Finally, after a couple of hours, I captured him in a red solo cup and brought him to safety outside.

I hear them outside but inside the home is a first!!!!!

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kenneth lucas said...

I want to win publishers clearing house superprize 1830 so i can travel 5000 aweek superprize. August 29 or the 7000 aweek for life would be greater orthe 3 million dream house cool

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CUNFUSED said...

IF THE PRIZE HAS BEN GIVEN WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME I CAN STILL WIN 5000 FOR LIFE . ??????

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andy wan said...

Am I the Winner?

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andy wan said...

Thanks dave, can you show me the money!

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Natasha Davis said...

I love Good Luck…Charms…I witness a rainbow above my home when it rained a few weeks ago and that same day it was a lady bug on my windshield :)….. it was a beautiful day:) Dave….Thank you!!!!!

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Joann Ellis said...

Neat story. I have no good luck charm but I love entering all the contest and who knows maybe one day I’ll win.

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MARILYN JOAN HADEY said...

GOOD EVENING MR. DAVE SAYER, HOW ARE YOU TONIGHT? WELL I REALLY DO NOT KNOW ABOUT PORT WASHINGTON NY WEATHER, BUT IT SURE IS RAINING CATS & DOGS UP HERE IN ORANGE COUNTY NY. THANKYOU EARLIER FOR THE INFO ABOUT THE SCAMS, I ALREADT UNDERSTAND IT VERY WELL. HOPE THAT I AM DOING EXTREMELY WELL HERE ON PCH. I AM TRYING NOT TO MISS ANY OF THE PCH GAMES. I TRY EVERYDAY TO PLAY AS MUCH AS I CAN OF THEM. YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY & HOPE TO MEET YOU ALL REAL SOON. THANKYOU, HO,HO,HO,HO.

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Tina Thomas said...

Hey Dave i am waiting for the “Grand Daddy of all Sweepstakes” i am home all of the time i think my Good Luck Charm is this four Leaf Clover my Mom gave me before she passed away i am not superstious i do not spell good sometimes, but i am ready to win, that Dream Come True, if don’t see you before Christmas, Merry Christmas To You All !

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Kristi farrell said...

That’s great.. I can’t fall any lower this would give me n my kids hope…hope I get your luck

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THELMA ADAMS said...

THANK YOU !
THELMA ADAMS

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Rebecca Ambrose said...

My good luck charm is my family they have been there every since I started to play pch sweepstakes they believe in me that is my good luck charm

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Nhikko Brawley said...

I’ll be looking for you guys when the next LIFE CHANGING PRIZE come around.

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jennifer korell said...

If your not lucky after the bird did his dodo on you at least you
Get a bunch of laughs. Lol. Jen

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KAREN STREET said...

MY Boyfriend saved my life when I had a stroke and cancer a rare diaease. I Think He is my Lucky Charm !!! He is a BLESSING!!!

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Randy Viola said...

lol well i say my good charms are advice i get from friends and i have them close to me. Thank you Friends
Dave thank for the heads up storie classic

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Christine Terens said...

Good morning there pch .First of all lets pray. With this being said good things can happen . Amen Time will tell.

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julia justice said...

hi I hope you let me win. this time

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teresa lessane said...

adMo money Mo money to the right
Mo money Mo money to the left
Mo money Mo money in my hand
M o money Mo money in the bank
Dance !! Dance!!!! BY:TERESA LESSANE

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beth smith said...

I don’t have the money to spend on mercendise I get
\ a limited income

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Charlotte Francisco said...

That happened to me too! I’m still waiting for PCH Prize Patrol though!!! LOL See you soon!!!

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Rosa Amador said...

Wow.I dream of winning day and night.Sometimes on those days when you seem to try to strech your money to cover all your bills.I smile and always have that little dream light up my heart.call it faith or not it just makes me dream and gives me strengh to keep on going. Thanj u pch because even though i havent won anything despite how hard i have tried you keep me dreaming and moving on.Bless you

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Marilyn Dinger said...

To me, the bluebird and the rainbow are sings that things are going to get better soon if we just hang in there long enough.

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Lashell Irving said...

Dave just want say , to you and staff I never gave up !! Now I am plying & PLYING !! WAITING TO SEE MY NAME ON A WINNING LIST ! THANKS FOR MAKING PCH DREAMS COME TRUE !!

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Lashell Irving said...

I am not sure the prize patrol is coming but I will be here waiting !! THANKS PCH !!

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Lashell Irving said...

The Blue bird !! THANKS BLUE BIRD !!

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Debra Roddy said...

Wow, I Love this Blog !!! While reading it, I Laughed. What a Funny way to get a stroke of Good Luck, but I try to stay Positive and totally believe that this was a Sign of something very Good was going to happen to you.

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shari clay said...

My good luch charm, is my heart,I was always told that what you can feel, see, dream and believes, will positvely happen, thats what keeping going stronge,

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Jeremy washington said...

Well to be honest, I feel lucky in every opportunity I see
I live off of opportunity and away we all do;)focused on the targeted opportunity in front of me hopefully I hit it like the bluebird in Dave’s message!.lol knowing there are others after the same victory I’m forced to stay persistent,which is no problem because I’m enjoying every minute;) besides ” we are the world,we are Gods
Children,we are the ones to make a brighter day,just keep on giving;) J.Washington

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Shelley Reeher said...

add your comment here My goodluck charm is a little gold key. I wear around my neck . It makes me feel positive. A symble of opened door for me. If u will. Ill say the lucky crossroad .My initials also i wear with my little key. So i would feel like in the mix of all letters and the gold key is a passage i find when im relaxed and focused tunnel vision of winning .

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jyotsana chhokshi said...

my goog look blue too

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karrin Milligan said...

My Good luck charm is my faith in GOd

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Pauline Maxey said...

Enjoyed article!
A Real Blessing to get a check from the IRS!
My birthday is April 15th, so I share that day with a smile ‘if my taxes are done!’
If ‘still working on them….then I work til done!
I enjoy ‘finishing the job!’
Then, smile if a refund is due!
Thinking of the visit from PCH as a reality, really brings smiles to my day!
“/”

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