Prize Patrol Adds Elise Gutierrez To List Of Real PCH Winners!

The Story of $1 Million Real PCH Winner Elise Gutierrez – from hardship to happiness!

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February 28th is a day all PCH employees and fans had been waiting for – the first SuperPrize of 2013! A few days before the award I found out that we were heading to LaPlace Louisiana, a town I had never been to before. After doing some research online (I used PCHSearch&Win to look things up – seriously!), I found out that the winner’s town was hit hard by Hurricane Isaac. I immediately knew that this was going to be a special delivery because the money was going to someone who really needed it.

It was also extra special because the Prize Patrol had a crew from AOL with us on the road to get a behind the scenes look at how PCH makes dreams come true. And there was local media, too!  With such a large group of people ready for the winning moment, I hoped that things would run smoothly…BUT like so many other times, Elise was NOT HOME when the Prize Patrol knocked on the door! Luckily though, her husband Larry was there, and he let us know that she would be home from the supermarket within 10 minutes.

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Right on cue, 10 minutes later, Elise arrived home with her son and a car full of groceries. We hid around the corner and gave her time to go in the house…and then we pulled up for the surprise. With a few rings of the doorbell, Elise answered the door and couldn’t believe her eyes. All she could say was “Oh my God” over and over.

After the shock wore off, Elise told us about the recent struggles her family has gone through. They were just able to move back into their home after being displaced for nearly 6 months because of flood damage from Hurricane Isaac. She told me that the water was so high in her home that there were minnows and snakes swimming around in her living room! On top of that, rats infested her storage space and destroyed the belongings they were able to salvage after the storm.

When we asked Elise how this money would help, she choked up. Sadly, her son is ill and unable to work, and she is taking care of her 81-year old mother who now lives in the house with her family. She told local media “I’m always worried about my son because he can’t work, and what if something happens to me?” “But this money means peace of mind for us, that we have something to fall back on. It’s like a dream” 

She also added: “I’m a down-to-earth person, and I’ve always been happy for what I’ve got. I was really down in the dumps….Ever since Isaac, and all of this happened, I’ve been trying to get myself back up.” She continued to say “Things like this happen to other people, never to me. But this, this is a true blessing. I think God might have seen some of the troubles we’ve been having…and this just means everything to me.” For more about Elise and her winning moment check out her special interview with AOL.

Elise ended her winning moment with a well-deserved celebration…popping the Prize Patrol champagne! Well everyone, that’s Elise’s story…and YOURS could be next! The Prize Patrol will be back on the road in just weeks…so enter today if you want to be the next real PCH winner!

 

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Danielle Lam
PCH Prize Patrol Elite

P.S. REMINDER! The PCH Prize Patrol is on The Price Is Right all week to award BIG MONEY! So be be sure YOU tune into the show on CBS to watch!


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Tahisha Bullock said...

I am so happy. I will always enter Publishers Clearing House.

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hope said...

Sure, I’d like to be the next real PCH winner! My chances of winning are slim, even for the $100 blog contest, but I’m excited to find out the results!!

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allen choy said...

Congratulations! As my Louisiana customers working on the Airport Baggage Carrier Install would say “Get you Some!” :)

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Roma Sue Noffsinger said...

Just waiting for the Day Prize Patrol Team Ring my Front Door Bell..Hoping and Dreaming of that special day..Plus Making sure some people do not try to take advantage of my generous spirit and person I am..It’s hard to think Positive about thing’s,in my Life and with thing’s that happen in it right now..

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Elizabeth HIckman said...

I have been entering Publishers Clearing house contest since in the 1950′s when it was by mail before computers . I enter every day and all contest and yet to win a single penny . I hope my luck changes soon as I need to win real bad

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Tammy Binger said...

I keep the hope of winning some day,My dream is not winning for me but for others that dont have the money for what ever it is. My DREAM COME TRUE IS TO WIN FOR CHARITIES,MY Heart goes out to those that has to go through hell.I need this more then anything else.I dont want to leave this world befor i could help where it is needed.I am sick and so i know how it feel’s,just wanting to give up but i can’t.

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Maureen Sousa said...

I am so happy for Elise & her family as they surely needed this !!!! but I am still entering, hoping & praying that someday with the Grace of God I will be a big winner, as we surely need it in our lives right now….

Good Luck to all in the upcoming draws!!!

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Rhonda said...

Beautiful story. I enjoyed this. Hope and pray that I am next in line for a miracle winning.

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Joyce Lynch said...

Can someone from the clearinghouse get in touch with me??I have been trying to enter every day, but someone or something is preventing me from entering.I am elderly and disabled so winning would help my husband and I to stay in our home which we are desperately trying to do now.Can anyone from pch. tell me how to enter in a secure way that can not be hacked or compromised??? Any help is appreciated. Joyce Lynch

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Joyce, 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. You can also call our toll-free number 1-800-459-4724 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-8:30pm, EST.

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Deborah Lamash said...

Congratulations Elise!!!!! So glad you were blessed~~ We all have our problems, difficulties, but we press on, we have to…but winning is a real peace of mind! I am so happy for you and your family..enjoy~~

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Sandra Carter said...

God Bless you Elise!!!! for donating some of your money to a charity not many would do that Have great life

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Nina Englemon said...

Congratulations to you and your family… GOD bless you!

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Patty Irby said...

Congratulations to Elise. I too know the hardships one can experience. We have lost a business and a home and are about to loose our real home. With the economy, age, blindness and more; I know the trials of life for real. Good luck to Elise and family and Thank you PCH for finding a deserving lady through this suprise gift.

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Robert Kiss said...

Such a wonderful story Congratulations Elise you deserve the winnings. May God bless you and your family and may He keep you all safe and healthy.

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Patti said...

congratulations to you

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Karen Shelton said...

Danielle,

Good photos of the PCH Prize Patrol and the winner, Elise and her family.

I am so happy for her. The winnings will help her and the family, but most of all peace of mine.

Love to see you, Dave and Todd in Nashville, Tennesse at my front door. See you soon!!!!

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Eileen ther Kennedy said...

Hello Happy
Nice story
GOD BLESS
STILL WAITING TO WIN HERE IN BANGOR MAINE
eillther

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julia justice said...

hi danielle i hope you have agood day. congratulations. to elise. i hope some day some one congratulations me one day. i hope i win. big one day.i hope to see my photo on the wall one day. danielle my computer is sick. so i do not know if i can enter on line. julia justice. to day is 3/5/13. time is.2:14p.m.

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Ndeye Ndiaye said...

Congratulations to Elise and her family! Enjoy!

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Procus Washington said...

God BLESSED you Elise! I am waiting on my BLESSING for PCH to knock on my door.THANK YOU JESUS!

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Kamie cook said...

Really could use the Prize Patrol to come to my house!!! It would help me an my family so much! Give us a chance for a stress free life! I can’t even imagine how miraculous that would be. But in my dreams I’ve seen a glimpse of it.

I wish everyone the best of luck! And hope i get to meet the Prize Patrol in person real soon!
***fingers crossed & praying***

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Brenda Hodge said...

Congratulations Elise!!!!!!!! All praises to God for your blessing through PCH.

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Tammy Estell said...

Congradulations! Elise on that Big Check. Good Luck and God Bless. Have a Great Day.

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Tammy Estell said...

Congradulation Ms. Elise to you and your family from our Lots of Luck.

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Tammy Estell said...

Congradulations To Ms. Elise and her family Lots of Luck from our family. rena_estell@yahoo.com

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Jorge Ramirez said...

Best wishs and a brighter future for her, i was a volunnter after Hurricaine Katrina, Denise and Issac hit and Damages were really bad most people had lost everything they had so that will help her, brought a tear to my eyes :)

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gina castanza said...

Happy Winnings to you Elise and Family. Sunny Days to you.

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Marion Hardeman said...

A very touching story with a God blessed ending for a well deserved winner . I’m truly happy for Mrs. Gutierrez and her entire family . Keep on doing what you all do so well PCH .

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

to elise and her family congrats to your win i am so proud and i salute you.you deserved your win . i am so happy that you are in the list together with all the winners in pch.god bless you and your family,i wish i could be success is the beginning i dont want lose my hope+faith=belief the light welcome my dreams come true in publishers clearing house.good luck and may the lord god bless you all

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sadie,raines said...

my best wish to all pch winners you did great and to the next one you to will do great pch thank you i made have the flu but it wont stop me for doing my games

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Wanda Mullins said...

It is a pleasure to know this can help this family return to their home, buy new clean furniture. and help with the expenses of caring for the Mother and Son! A true blessing for this family. What a uplifting story!! :-) <3 Enjoyed this heartfelt emotional story. Wanda Mullins

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romanda herrin said...

This is such a wonderful story very thankful she really needed the money . god is good . so is pch. Thanks pch crew for your great work for folks.

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Sharon Reese said...

Good Story…Hopefully your son will be healthy in the near future and back to normal with your house. To say a prayer for your mom. Wishing you happiness with all the best. Congratulations, Elise.

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Helen Arguello said...

I think its wonderful about the new PCH Winners.I guess Im just wishing something great would happen for me . I have recieved 2 PCH gmails where I have won a truck and they used Mr.Dave sayers name.The next was PCH looto where I won a millon dollars from PCH out of the country wanting to recieve my lucky lottery Winnings. Talk about disapointing. Well I guess Im a lucky Scam winner. I think that the PCH Prize Patrol is really fantastic . Me winning is going to be a miricale from God. Well despite all the hardship in my life I will still enter in hopes of Winning.I sure hope Im not a fool and that this is real.God Bless . See you when I see you.

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DeLayne Perry said...

So happy for Elise and her loved ones! Especially since they had just recently suffered such hardships. God is good all the time… It rains on the just and the unjust: just the same. Things happen to everyone. So happy that the Gutierrezs’ will be able to be restored!

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Ruba khalid said...

HI Danielle… Happy tuesday GOOD STORY…she is lucky now..God bless u guys..i jus say LOVE LOVE LOVE pch… ♥ and hope i win some day :)

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Rebecca Villegas said...

So very glad to Mrs. Guitierrez for her Win! God knew of her needs and she was rightly blessed by Him!
I’m so happy that she got what she deserved! It’s so wonderful, touching, and heart warming to see that she will now be helped.

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annah willie said...

That was a wonderful story and my best wishes goes out to Elise and her family and i hope someday this kind of blessing will shine on me as well and best wishes again.

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candy whitehead said...

i love pch prize patrol and would love to me you all in person i have entered very day and would love to win just at leased just once. love ya all.

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Roma Sue Noffsinger said...

Congrat Elise again..I hope I’m as Lucky..With Pch and the Prize Patrol Team as you are..

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Danielle Lam, PCH Prize Patrol Elite, for that wonderful story to all of us about what had happened to Elise, it just made me cry!!!

Well all I can say is Congratulations Elise and her family!!! I am so very happy for her and yes, I think God was watching over her. I do hope this big win helps her family a lot!!!

Thanks again Ms. Danielle!!!

I do hope you have a wonderful week and weekend!!!

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WOODS DINA said...

CONGRATULATIONS Elise and family,you see troubles don’t last always…..happiness is waiting just around the corner.Best wishes for the Gutierrez Family,enjoy,enjoy!!!

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Stancio Butler said...

Very nice story. I enjoyed this. I hope that I will be both a real PCH winner and a $100 blog contest winner for the very first time ever,but I’m so excited to find out the results!!

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Gee Renee said...

Congrats to the latest winner!!! Its always good see folks who REALLY need the money win!!

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annah willie said...

at first it was hard to knot be fooled when they where using the pictures to try and be friends with them ,but thanks to the tips you’ll give out it will i hope make it hard for them so thanks.

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Brenda Porter said...

Congratulation to Elise Gutierrez of LaPlace, LA. God will provide!!!

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Julie J Sablan said...

conngrualation and God bless You and your family. I knew I wasn’t going to win……….I never win anything in my life.
My dream is to go to the Holy land and the others place where the saint……Have a Nice day

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guy mckissen said...

im so happy for all the familys that have won money god is good for all jessus saved us all tell him thank u god bless

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Alicia. Parker said...

Hi pch a nother year to try again I believe the year is mine love you PCH good luck everyone

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Alicia. Parker said...

I love you PCH hope I win

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Jorge Ramirez said...

Congrats to her once again :)

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shiloh macon said...

God works In mysterious ways…

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Agus Sapardi said...

Wishing you all the best, also I wish that was me too. Please PCH.

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Judy Burton said...

its a hard struggle to keep up with things but. what I believe in is God and as it’s said God won’t put nothing on you than you can bear I pray that the dream I been having will come true and that is I am the next winner thank you lord and thank you pch just thanking you ahead of time I might be speechless when you surprise me

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jean Marthaler said...

We have been hit hard with unemployment in MN, so I am glad someone who needed it won!!!

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PennyJo Catrone said...

I always wondered if “real” people truly won this sweepstakes. Then today I thought I’ll search for past winners! What a nice surprise stories of past winners. Very uplifting stories.

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TERESA BORZYMOWSKA said...

DEAR PCH PRIZE PATROL, YES! I DO WANT TO BE THE NEXT WINNER.THANK YOU, TERESA BORZYMOWSKA.

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TERESA BORZYMOWSKA said...

DEAR PCH PRIZE PATROL ,YES! I DO WANT TO BE THE NEXT WINNER. THANK YOU. TERESA BORZYMOWSKA.

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Anna Williams said...

If a winner is not at home when the prize patrol comes do they come back or do they give he winner a call to let them know? I’m really looking for the prize patrol to come but I work.

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Anna Williams said...

I would love to be the next winner! We moved from California to Arizona for my mother in law who was suffering from dementia. (We had to fly her from Chicago to Arizona) One year into the move she passed. Now we are in Arizona without mom! I miss her dearly! But we have each other and wonderful memories of her! I love Arizona! I love my family! And I would love to be the next winner!

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kenneth lucas said...

I want to win publishers clearing house superprize 1830,3080 nov 26 2013 feb 28th 2014

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Tasha R said...

Congratulations, that is a true blessing.

I hope and pray everyday for such a blessing for my family and community. I can’t imagine how it feels to not have to struggle in this world today. If only I can experience not having to struggleas a single, hard working mother.

I would love for such an experience. Until than I will continue to search on pch everyday.
*wishing to meet pch one day, in Albany, NY***

(Has their ever been a winner in New York?)

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Latasha Warfield said...

There are alot of people struggling in the world, an it is good to see someone in need recieve peace of mind. God is good, an knows all, my time is also coming soon!

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John Petzold said...

I believe that because I’m going to help alot of people, it’s Providence and God WILL answer this prayer for help in winning Pch prize!

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Diane McMahon said...

When PCH knocks on my door, I hope I have my hair fixed and lipstick on! Also, beware of barking dogs, we have 3 standard poodles! With 5 kids, 5 Grandkids, and wanting to give to Wounded Warriors, St. Judes Hospital, and animal charities, I think it would be enough money to share for many other worthy causes! Diane

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pat Nye said...

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pat Nye said...

that is a wonderful thing for Elise and her family, after the storms hit her town, God does work in various ways and strong beliefs of the person in need

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K. Lorraine said...

I have a severely disabled sister who still works hard daily for others. I’d like to be able to supplement here SSDI and buy her a new lift equipped van. I also have an elderly disabled friend who is trying to save $20,000 to buy her manufactured home. My dream is to help others who are deserving of help. A little extra in our pocket could help us out too.

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MARION KELLOGG said...

God blessed that family who truly was in need. It warms my heart to know someone won that really was in need of help. It is a dream come true for anyone to win.
Certainly a life changer for sure.
I sure would love to welcome you at my front door1

M. kELLOGG

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Amanda moen said...

Hi Amanda,

Moen, here I got you when I searched Amanda Moen PCH Winner… Waiting to see my name on your blog :)

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jamie said...

;prase good good for her

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Vanessa said...

That’s great that it went to someone in need, congradulations to the lucky winner and her family.

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LaShawms Stewart said...

I can’t wait for my day to come.

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crystal's neighbors said...

Hey ALL! {waving}

just had to stop by and see some winners!

just warms the heart doesn’t it?

lov ya! Mawh!!!

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