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


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!



255 thoughts on “PCH Prize Patrol Drops In On Louisiana and California”

  1. I have been trying for as long as i could remember, the things im going thru pch would be a blessing in the skies

  2. vicki says:

    things are ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooo hard that would be more …. more then a blessing. unreal

  3. Lois Turner says:

    I play everyday. It’s hard sometimes keeping hope of winning. But I’m going to keep believing that I can and will win. Having Ya’ll show up in our small area would be amazing.m

  4. TODD RAISCH says:

    Hi everyone in the Prize Patrol & all others I do enjoy the sweeps and other games you offer, in the past I was receiving emails from P C H about the sweepstakes and notices about what I needed to do to be in the running you said that I am or was in the top 2%
    But I have noticed that you have changed the format of the pages and I have not received any emails from you for some time now, have I done something wrong ?
    If so please let me know what it is and I will not do it again. I really want to be in the game and have a chance to win the legacy I can pass on to my kids & grandchildren.
    I am just trying to make a difference in my way of life and that of the family’s too.

  5. Brent lambert says:

    I want to win pch. I believe in pch

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