Good Luck Comes To Real Publishers Clearing House Winner Gary Hazelwood!

Gary Hazelwood never thought he had luck on his side until he became a real Publishers Clearing House winner!

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Just a few days ago, I embarked on a trip to the west coast to deliver not one, but two $10,000 Publishers Clearing House prizes. One of those prizes went to Gary Hazelwood of Bakersfield, California.

I have to say – at the beginning of the trip, it seemed like luck was not on our side. We were flying from Seattle to California, and due to a late flight, missed our connecting flight to Bakersfield. (Don’t you hate when that happens?) Then, once we finally arrived in California, our van had a faulty key! It was so late by the time we got in that we couldn’t even go to the florist to pick up balloons and flowers because they had already closed!

But as you all know, NOTHING will stop us from delivering prizes to our winners! And even though there were a few bumps along the way, there was one plus to arriving so late. You see, delivering prizes at night increases the likelihood of the winner being home. And guess what? Gary WAS home when we finally pulled up to his home!

He had actually been waiting for a friend to come over, so when he opened the door, Gary expected to see his friend waiting on the other side – not the Prize Patrol with a Big Check! Even though we weren’t invited guests, Gary happily welcomed us inside. The $10,000 prize was more than a pleasant surprise because it came during a particularly hard week. Gary’s wife had just had surgery. Our visit was a great mood booster during a difficult time.

Gary told us a funny story about his past experiences with “winning” – the company he used to work for held lots of internal contests and giveaways. A coworker believed Gary to be lucky and asked him to touch every entry that he submitted for good luck. And guess what? Every entry that Gary touched actually DID win his coworker a prize. But poor Gary never got to reap the benefits of his own supposed good luck…. That is, until now. We joked that winning $10,000 from Publishers Clearing House more than made up for all the lost small company prizes.

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So as you can see, good things sure come to those who wait! Keep entering  and who knows, maybe the good luck will come to YOU next and you’ll become a real Publishers Clearing House winner!

 

Laura At PCH

Laura @ PCH

P.S. Want to hear how our other $10,000.00 prize went? Keep checking our Play&Win blog — the full prize recap will be posted there very soon!

 

 

 

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Tahisha Bullock said...

It’s one thing I dedicate myself to do is enter Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes everyday. I can’t stop playing. I have hope and faith that I will become the next winner that I am so motivated everyday to enter.
How could I stop or should I say why should I stop entering PCH sweepstakes when that’s the only to the blessing. I love PCH with all my heart.

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T Ekwem said...

Awww, Congratulation Mr Hazelwood!!!!

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Delayne Perry said...

Laura:
Bakersfield, CA – 3 hrs. away from me……. before that it was Rancho Cucamonga – 40 mins away! You guys keep hanging around me, you might as well bring me some MoneyBaggz..! LOL…

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Bien Sûr said...

I had no idea two $10,000 prizes were to be awarded recently; I’m always on top of the latest PCH news!

Anyways, I’m still plugging away while waiting for Lucky Windfall to sweep me off my feet come 2/28/13!

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Dina Hollenquest-Woods said...

CONGRATULATIONS GARY HAZELWOOD,I WILL CONTINUE TO PUT IN MY ENTRIES,THIS IS A GET BLESSING FOR YOU AND YOUR WIFE!

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WOODS DINA said...

Congratulations Gary Hazelwood,I am hoping the money helps you and your wife!I’m going to keep entering and just maybe,I’ll have the prize patrol coming to my door,night or day,anytime is a good time to be a winner!

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Karen Shelton said...

Laura,

There are always bumps in the road, but you don’t let that bump stop you, just keep going. The end result will be rewarding. This reward was presenting the winner, Gary Hazelwood with a PCH check. You made another winner very happy! Good Job!!!!!

I will be happy to see Danielle, Dave and Todd on February 28th.

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Lois Hussey said...

I’m ready to become a Publishers Clearing House Millionaire and win the Forever prize on February 28,2013.

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Lois Hussey said...

I’m ready to Win!!!!

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Diana Hanlon said...

Congratulation Gary just hope I win something just like you your a lucky person to meet the prize patrol hope they come knocking on my door . And Laura your doing a wonderfull job just like Danielle.

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Kamie cook said...

That is so wonderful!! That check seemed like a Godsend to Gary! Y’all made him so happy! I really hope to see the Prize Patrol on February 28, 2013!!!!!! It would be nothing short of a miracle!! **fingers crossed and praying for a miracle!**

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Laura for that wonderful letter of encouragement and a great story about Gary winning the 10,000.00 dollars!!!

It is so very exciting when I see someone win a big prize from PCH and Yes, even if I do not win any thing I will keep on entering everyday with a big smile on my face!!! Because you never know the next time the big win from PCH could be me!!!

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

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Timothy Norton said...

Prize patrol even with a bad day you still find a way to help another Family.

Congratulations Gary Hazelwood and God Bless you and your family.

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Eileen ther Kennedy said...

Hello Happy Day
PLEASE CHOOSE EILLTHER FEB 282013
Really needs to win would like to help family and friends.miracle please come to me
Thanks
eilltherbangormaine04401

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rosemarie diaz said...

CONGRATULATIONS GARY HAZELWOOD!!!! ITS GOOD TO SEE THAT GOOD THINGS HAPENS TO THOSE IN NEED I HOPE UR WIFE GETS WELL SOON.

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allen choy said...

Congratulations!!!:)

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Lauralee Hensley said...

That’s wonderful. Congratulations Gary. Tell your wife I hope she recovers quickly and fully. God Bless.

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Stancio Butler said...

Congratulations Gary Hazelwood on a job well done.

I’m ready to win too!!!!

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Theresa said...

Awe, great outcome, do good unto others. :-) Congrats

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Kevin klein said...

A BIG and heartfelt congrats to you on your win…:)

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Robert Kiss said...

That is an awesome story. This is one reason I have been entering for over 30 years now. I entered all the snail mail in the past. Hoping to win on Feb28,2013 keeping my fingers crossed. Maybe this is my time that would be awesome to meet the Prize Patrol after so many years of entering. And Congrats to Gary Hazelwood :)

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! Congrats Gary! Sometimes when you do good for others, it comes back to you tenfold. Congrats again and Laura GOOD JOB, I know by that smile you enjoy your job!

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gail block said...

out west as always

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Sharon Hogue said...

Awh, Mr. Hazelwood congrats !!! The lord has his plans for you and the PCH Prize Patrol delivered right on schedule, things good happen to wonderful people like you…. Smile Laura I know you are a beautiful person I can see you enjoy your Job very much this world needs more happiness…. I have entered everyday and I am waiting for the prize patrol to come as well see you 2/28/13, PCH FAN FOR LIFE !!!! Sharon :)

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jose said...

Congrats Gary I wish they came to AZ an surprise us now that we have a different apt an trying. To stay together as a family wit our kids now that we have another baby boy but good luck Gary an wife congratulations on your winning iam still trying to buy a cheap car so I can take my two baby boys out still Looking around

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Catherine Bell said...

I am trying to win. But my new address will not show up. So this put me out of the wining. Live in a new community want show up. But you all have fun because I know PCH do pass out those Big Checks. But if you google me you can fine me. But I guess this is the way things are for me. But to the rest of you keep you high hope up. I will see the winners soon.(^^)Boy I whis I could win but not this time. I will keep playing the games I like those.

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casey smith said...

i need you guys

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casey smith said...

we need you guys

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Marquita Carleton said...

Congratulations to all PCH winners…I have been entering since 1964 – Now, Lady Luck, don’t you think its about time for me??
I am 86.9 at this time, so how much more time do you need? Good luck to all. Best wishes from the Midwest!

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Jan said...

I would just like to congratulate the latest BIG winner of the PCH prize! Yeah you! Spend it wisely and invest!

PCH Prize Patrol – next time come to Cranston, RI and visit me!

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Valerie Roper said...

Hey Here I am! Don’t miss me with any of those checks. Any amount of money moving in my direction would just be sooo awesomely helpful right now. Divine wishes come true to all. Val

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June Isbel said...

Gary,
Would you be so kind as to touch my entry to the PHC 5,000 A Week Contest? Oh, and by the way, Congradulations!
Sincerely,
June

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Crystal Wisnewski said...

Congrats Gary

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Roma Sue Noffsinger said...

Congrate to the Lucky Winner..

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Jorge Ramirez said...

wow even at night!? wow i’ve always thought it would just be in the mornings that ya’ll surprised the winner’s, makes things more interesting you just never know :}thats REAL commitment

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Kenneth Danzie said...

Wow..I never even consider’ed that the
Team’ Came to an resident in the evening
That’s super..great’ !! But, I’m one that if
This occur’ed ,family doesn’t need an
Invitation ‘ to knock,ring or sing @ my door
Family as ( Bob Barker ) used to say…..Come
On Down’ ..even though I need this blessing
The welcome always is a pleasant one
You are welcome to share conversation with
Us…much love to yah..The Danzie Family.

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Stephen Richards said...

Is Gary Hazelwood the dentist, Dr. Hazelwood, of Oakland, MD?

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