PCH Prize Patrol Drops In On Louisiana and California

The Prize Patrol has been to Louisiana and California many times before – in fact very recently to LaPlace, LA to surprise Elise Gutierrez with a Million Dollar SuperPrize  on February 28th.  But even with all the media coverage underscoring the reality of the Publishers Clearing House “winning moments” you see on TV, there are still far too many people out there who don’t believe that we are “for real.”  When we walk through an airport or get roses for the winner or show up in an all-American neighborhood, bystanders gawk and exclaim “Well I’ll be darned.  I didn’t think you guys really existed!”

Well, we do exist!  Just ask Alvin Roundtree of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Tria Lo of Sacramento, California.  They were two lucky winners we surprised with Big Checks for $10,000.00 each.  They entered our sweepstakes religiously — maybe even prayerfully! – because they wanted to win some money and because they never gave up hope

Alvin wasn’t home when we arrived [on March 25th], but a neighbor saw the Prize Patrol van pull up and knew how to reach him on his cell phone.  “You better come home right away, Alvin!” he was told.  Poor Alvin raced home thinking he might find his house on fire.  There was no fire, just a lot of excitement.  He doesn’t feel poor any more having been awarded roses, balloons and a Big Check!

4_3_Real PCH Winner Alvin Roundtree

Alvin phoned me later to say that he has been overwhelmed with calls of “Congratulations” from coast to coast.  People are delighted to hear of his good fortune and that, yes indeed, real folks really win real money at PCH.

4_3_Real Publishers Clearing House Winner Alvin Roundtree

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We didn’t have to engage a neighbor’s help when we pulled up to Tria Lo’s house in Sacramento. In fact, we had to really hustle because she was just pulling out of her driveway. As it turned out, she wasn’t leaving home but moving her truck to make room for a carpet cleaner van waiting curbside. Tria’s mouth fell open when she immediately recognized the Prize Patrol running across the lawn. The carpet cleaning guy was pretty stunned himself as he watched the event unfold.

4_3_Real PCH Winner Tria Lo's Family

It’s good we arrived [on March 26th] during Spring Break.  Some other time we would have had to track-down Tria to the school where she is a teacher.  But the whole family was home: Tria, her husband and four children.  What a celebration!  She couldn’t wait to get on the computer, and share the good news – and the reality – of a Prize Patrol visit.

SW_4_3_PCH Winner Tria and Dave

How would you like to be a winner in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?  If it happened to Alvin and Tria, it can happen to you too.  Enter every day at pch.com — just like many of our winners do — and maybe you’ll be next!

Good luck!

Dave Sayer PCH

Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador

P.S. Check back at the PCH blog tomorrow for another touching winning moment story!

 

 


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Delayne Perry said...

Yes, Mr. Dave Sayer, sir! I would love to win and all my dreams could come true… I never give up hope!
:)

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Aaron May said...

That’s awesome, congrats guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rhonda G said...

Great Story Dave!!! Hopefully you will get to share my winning story with PCH one day! Have a great day!

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hope said...

I enter everyday and have faith that I will win too!!

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! These are touching stories, and I’m waiting until mine is included! A story about PCH coming to Mississippi and with one of the biggest wins! Ahh and so I never stop dreaming.. and never will until it becomes reality.

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    luis aldea said...

    Don’t worry all you unlucky people that haven’t won yet.If you live in the mid to western states your chances of winning is better than most.My recent studies show that there are more winners from those areas more than any other states(unlike the east coast where its just a handful).So if your any where around the states mentioned then your chances of winning justed doubled.So stop crying,no need to pray because your half way there.

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Kamie cook said...

I would love so much to win through PCH!!! Everyone keeps telling me it’s pointless to win, but I KNOW OTHERWISE!!!!! :) I can’t wait foe April 30, 2013!!!! :) I hope to finally meet the PCH Prize Patrol!!!!!

***fingers crossed and praying****

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Nettie Jenkins said...

When you give up on yourself you give up on EVERYTHING ! You must keep trying! Enter, Enter, Enter (Smiles) !

Nettie Jenkins
Bridgeport,CT.
PCH Super Fan #1

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Karen Shelton said...

Hey Dave,

Thanks for these great stories, they always makes me smile and happy for the ones that win.

Good way to start off the day with these winning moments.

Congrats to all the winners.

Have a great day everyone!

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WOODS DINA said...

Yes,Dave Sayer….I am making sure that I get my entries in on time.Congratulations to Tria and Alvin….Enjoy your winnings…how great to be a PCH WINNER!I also dream of becoming a “BIG CHECK WINNER”!!!!

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sophia said...

Now Dave it’s time to award me a New York resident the million dollar prize on April 30th.

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Lois Hussey said...

I’m ready to Win,drop in on me here in New Hampshire.Lois Hussey

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Jorge Ramirez said...

Conrats to everyone on winning :) I believe , if I won I would be in total shock , disbelive , happy, tearfull who knows till it happens then ill cry lol

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Lawrence Mckanney said...

Congradulations nice to know somebody has good luck in the world . Mines is terrible can you beleive on top of all the bad luck I already have someone stole my identity in New York and maxed out credit cards in my name and is trying to file disability in my name I don’t even live in New York .

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Deborah Lamash said...

Love to see all their reactions and smiling faces!! you can`t help but to smile and cry with them~~I believe you are real and I hope someday to experience it myself…I alway enter and play everyday for years, it parts of my routine now~~

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

these people is very touching and memorable stories i hope they knock my door still here kicking and breathing.the most important to me i dont ever ever lose hope+faith=belief the light welcome my dreams come true in publishers clearing house.i am gonna dance with them the harlem shake.please help me lord your my lucky numbers.more power and more blessing to the company your the best.

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josphat Njenga said...

Thanks for your good work.Keep it up.You real.

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Richard Allen said...

I enjoy watching the winners surprise and disbelief! I also understand the desire to win a major prize. What I find discouraging is the Sweepstakes on the PCH Home page. It seems like they go on and on with never a winner of a particular prize announced. I see where 10 and 15 and sometimes 25 thousand dollar prizes might be won but nothing is ever said that they took a cash prize option and won a trip to Africa, or Las Vegas. I see where people can become frustrated. I do enjoy the idea that Maybe…Just Maybe…Someday….I might win! The Prize Patrol does a superb job and I do very much enjoy that part!

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Diana Hanlon said...

I enter everyday and hope my Dream will Come True so I can stay home with my husband he needs me. And I also love your story Dave hope to see you!

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Diana Hanlon said...

I enter everyday and hope to win so I can stay home with my husband and he’s need me and Love your story Dave and hope to see you at my door,

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Nan Spiegel said...

It must be a wonderful and great experience to win. Not sure the prize patrol is real but they sure look real on the web site. Never saw them where I live. Like if you have the winning number and maybe some day that is the whole idea, there are so many entering and so few can win. Been entering for years never seen a thing except get a tired wrist. It is fun to play all those games and enter the sweepstakes but wrist sure has a problem. Guess I will keep trying.

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David Faas said...

I truly hope I Win Someday!I would go to Las Vegas to celebrate!!!!Seeing the PCH Prize Patrol and the beautiful Danielle Lam would be Awesome!! And good luck in the future to Alvin and Tria on winning again!!! And hope to see you Dave Sayer & Todd Sloane soon. Best Regards,Mr.David Faas,Duluth,Minnesota.

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Andrea Bonilla said...

I enter ever day :)

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a.j. cochran said...

I want to know if I am being discriminated against, because I have not made a purchase? I have no money for a purchase.You have nothing that I can afford.We took hard economic hit. I am trying to enter to help my wife win cash to pay our medical bills.This is about all that I can say.Thank you! a.j.cochran please stop the hassle, I am doing the best I can.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi A.J., you DO NOT have to make a purchase to enter into one of our Sweepstakes! Winners are selected randomly. All Giveaways are conducted by Giveaway Supervisors and overseen by independent auditors. We have no idea, in advance, who the winners might be. It’s just as much of a surprise for us as it is for you!

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Corrina Brown said...

Thank you for the reassurance , I have always been a believer . Some day when I win I will make believers out of all my friends and family here . Thanks again and congratulation to all the winners .

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susan varughese said...

congrats to all winners.

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Santiago Robles said...

Yes.Dave I would love to win the Superprize Givingway 1830 April 30 2013.Im hoping and praying I do.We will all findout soon. Who the winner.k.Good lucky to everybody and God Bliess you all.Your Truly.Mr.Santiago Robles.from.Modesto.Ca.

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Kanika Loeung said...

I wish in someday the Prize Patrol would come to surprise me. :)

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rexhep said...

living with hope thats all I can say

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hope said...

The days are inching closer to mega prize day; and, each night, I always dream of what a million dollars a year for life would be like! More so, I think about it when I’m hiking back home from the market toting my groceries like a pack mule, haha! My neighbors always see me walking to and fro daily running errands, etc., because I don’t drive, don’t have a car. That’s when I daydream of winning BIG and smile, wondering what the neighbors would think after finding out that I, least of everyone, had won million(s). Ahh, that would be awesome! I’ve never owned a car, and the thought of having that convenience would be greater than when I finally got a mobile phone (one of the last people to get on the internet AND to get a mobile phone). I’m from that generation who was taught to be frugal and make do with what you had. Now, after coming through more than my share of hard times, I’m ready to win and enjoy life in the lap of luxury!!

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Vicente gonzalez said...

I had a dream last week that super prize patrol came to my house with a regular size check ,I asked Dave sayer I thought winners get that big humongous check well hopefully soon i get to see that giant check ..
Hope to See you soon Dave Sayer and the patrol team…
Vicente Gonzalez April 8,2013

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brandi smith said...

Well i guess i missed out on the initials prize today april 9,2013 im looking forward to try and win the forever super prize april 30,2013 initials b.s. please bless my household come visit my home pch prize patrol and thanku pch staff and pch customer service.

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brandi smith said...

THANKU PCH STAFF AND PCH PRIZE PATROL AND PCH CUSTOMER SERVICE PLEASE PICK ME FOR THE FOREVER SUPER PRIZE APRIL 30,2013 GOD BLESS AND THANKU SO MUCH FOR BEING SUCH GREAT PEOPLE IN ME AND MY FAMILYS LIFE.INITIALS B.S.

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brandi smith said...

God has sent me this site for a reason 12yrs ago and now that pch has came back into my life i won something for the first time and i feel truely blessed and there is a reason for everything but im not in this because of greed or pride im in this cause i feel its the best thing that could ever happen to me and im humbled by the generosity of other human beings that are willing to give and i respect it and appreciate dave,todd,danielle they could of chosen any other path but they chose pch and im very greatful to every person that has anything to do with publishers clearing house ive been a fan ever since 1995 and im really hoping with every strength in my fingers to type wat i feel that is write dwn because its nothing but love ,frienship,honesty,loyalty that you offer and generosity,caring for other people thats wat matters the most and helping each other so please help me to be blessed april 30,2013 initials b.s.

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Ashley McKnight said...

Bless my home!!!

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Kandi Hipes said...

I have entered almost daily since 1999. I have not as yet won a prize. My husband and son are always laughing at me as i enter every sweepstakes on the PCH site. They tell me it is a scam. I tell them maybe so but if it isn’t I can’t win if I don’t enter. Hopefully this will be my year. Although many things have gone awry in this family and I could use any help I can get, I am still blessed.
Kandi

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pam slaughter said...

please come to my house I need a blessing for my family see you soon dave sayer

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Joan Mooers said...

I hope the Prize Patrol comes this way to my front door in Southern California. My Husband could use some encouragement to believe it.

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