Throwback Thursday: Before They Were The Prize Patrol…


It’s Throwback Thursday again! Today you’re in for a HUGE treat ― Dave, Todd and Danielle before they were the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol. This popular trio just might be the most coveted houseguests in America! But before they were jet-setting all over the country awarding Millionaire-Making SuperPrizes, they were regular (and adorable) kids.

Without further ado, here are our Throwback Thursday Prize Patrol Photos:


No, you’re not seeing double! You’re looking at our very own Dave Sayer and his twin brother, Pete. Can you guess which one is Dave? If you guessed the twin on the right … you’re right! Growing up in Garden City, Long Island, Dave never had to look far to find a friend. Dave started playing the piano at age four, and it’s still his favorite pastime. As a child, Dave aspired to one day become “very, very rich.” That’s ironic, since he’s spent decades personally handing out Millions to different people all over the country. But, Dave says his job makes him “feel rich” nonetheless!


He’s pictured here in a blue v-neck sweater, although you’re used to seeing Todd Sloane in his navy Prize Patrol blazer! Todd grew up in three places ― Queens, New York, Tampa, Florida and then Rockland Country, New York. These days, Todd can often be found traveling the country awarding Millions. As a child, he enjoyed all sports, especially basketball and baseball. But when it was time to come inside, he also loved checking out his favorite TV programs, including The Brady Bunch, Happy Days and Welcome Back Kotter. Now, as a member of the Prize Patrol Elite, Todd is often ON TV, making guest appearances on popular game shows and our iconic television commercials!


We’ve seen Danielle Lam do a mean Harlem Shake, but growing up in Howard Beach, Queens, Danielle had her sights set on becoming a prima ballerina. This future Prize Patrol beauty was always very involved in dance and the theater, which may explain why she’s a natural in our TV commercials and guest spots on game shows! An animal lover at a young age, one of Danielle’s favorite pastimes was playing with her childhood pet, Snowflake, a bichon frise. Here she’s pictured with her cousin, Lauren. (Danielle is on the right.)

We hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane with the Prize Patrol! If you liked this post, why not share it?


Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

161 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Before They Were The Prize Patrol…”

  1. Love the pictures, you are truly loved!
    Thank you for making a difference in peoples lives.

  2. Marion says:

    I love to win thank you pch

  3. You guys are Amazing great job still waiting for my turn

  4. Shari says:

    Each and everyone of you. Are very adoring I would have never thought that dave was a twin , Dave’s and Todd has challenging smile and Danielle is a stunning young lady.

  5. Betty says:

    Thanks for sharing Dave and Todd are just precious little tots and grew up to be so handsome. Danielle you where cute as a button and grew up to be gorgeous!

  6. How cute I did not know that Dave Sayer is a twin. I have twins too!❤❤

  7. Michaela G. says:

    I have been entering on line now for 10 years and so much has changed in my life, all I can say is that I am keep on swimming closer to the winning #6900 prize.

  8. Higher value my name is Mike and I’m a living caregiver and I would really like to meet the prize patrol to come to my house because I have a daughter named Mindy she needs an operation for her dog I really enjoyed publishers clearing House all the wonderful things that I can get and have an opportunity to win the grand super prize of 5000 forever if I give me that money I would help out my family and especially help out my daughter Mindy with her dog that Terry needs an operation my daughter work so hard to try to get that operation for her dog let you know how it is when it comes to bills when he comes to struggling well I am done with all that when I leave this earth I want to have financial freedom for me and my family God bless everyone

  9. Laurie says:

    Awesome pics! Sooooo oooooh cute!!!
    Thank you PCH for being part of throwback thursdays!
    : )

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