Throwback Thursday: Before They Were The Prize Patrol…

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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:

DaveSayer_and_Brother

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!

ToddSloaneBabyPic

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!

DanielleBabyPic

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?

Cheers!

elaina
Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative


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Nettie Jenkins said...

Welcome again to throwback Thursday and what better way than with this sensational Blog! I love them all but I really love this one and all the pictures …so sweet ! And happy sixtieth PCH!

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Nettie Jenkins said...

Great job Elaina ! Nice pics of the team (Smiles)

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Jorge Ramirez said...

Happy Throwback Thursday everybody! This has to be the Best blog ever Elaina. I was just thinking a moment ago about my pass and how time flew by so quick and it really left me in a deep thought. Life is a beautiful moment and a great gift to be here another day. The three amigos Dave, Todd, and Danielle, just go back when you where 18 yrs old. Who would imagine that FAITH would have had the most amazing people working together in one building changing life’s with good hearts and good intentions. Memories in the making, cherish them while they are their because in a blink of an eye they’ll be memories from the past to look back at. Laugh, smile, cry, joke but in the end they will be memories :D

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rosemary nadolski said...

So Sweet to see you all and your childhood pic and read of all you chilhood dreams…. and now you make others dream come true ..i wouid love to have a Job Like That..what a wonderful way to live your life..wakeing up everyday knowing you truly can change peoples lives .. bless all of you @ Pch …

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Joye Hamilton said...

:) Greetings Elaina & 2 ALL PCH Teams! :)

You Folks Have Certainly Outdone Yourselves For This Throwback Thursday! :D

Not Only Are The PCH Prize Patrol Teams A Great Looking Bunch Now…They Were Such Cutie-Pies As 1-Digit-Midgets! :)

That’s What I Call Youngsters Age 1-9! 2-Digit-Midgets Are Anyone With 2 Numbers In Their Age. AND FINALLY, When You Reach 25-Years-old, 1/4 Of A Century, You Get To Add The Numbers Of Your Age Together! For Instance, I’m 60 So 6+0=6…And When Someone Tells You To Act Your Age, You Can Still Go Out & Play In The Sand Box! :D

:Ta Ta For Now! :D Joye H. ^_^

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hope said...

Oh my gosh! All of you were adorable little children. Love those pictures! Your parents must be so proud that you all became fine, upstanding citizens worthy of praise. *clap clap, clap*

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DeLayne Perry said...

Elaina,
Thanks for sharing the Prize Patrol & the adorable pictures! That is so cool. It is amazing how PCH is so open and public. They are celebrities!
Since I have twin granddaughters I loved learning that Dave is a twin! HA ~ Who wouda’ thunk it? LOL! That picture of him and Pete should be an oil painting! Waaay tooo cute!
..and.. Todd, wearing a turtle neck, those saddle shoes & navy blue V neck! made me smile & look at those eyes! sheesh! ..and.. Danielle, with all that hair, already posing for the camera! What a ham she is! hee hee! From the look of that picture, I get the feeling that she was protective of her cousin, Lauren.. hmmm? :D & :D
Think ‘I will’ see if I can copy clip this link into FB and therefore, I will be sharing! This was pretty awesome.. :)

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Danny Cabrera said...

I’m also a DANCER!!!!!!

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Kanika Loeung said...

Thank you to shared us three Prize Patrols in the passed. They were all adorable child!

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DINA WOODS said...

This is so cute!Thanks,Elaina

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RAIMY LOSADA said...

how many memories is imppresionant how many years ago and now they are the prize patrol members.

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eyvonne kerns said...

I like that!

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Kamie cook said...

I love throwback Thursdays!! Thank you for sharing!! Hope to meet them all in 19 days!!!!!

***fingers crossed and praying***

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tammy strong said...

just adorable baby pictures god bless youll love youll cant wait to see youll from me and my baby lil baby dog suger .

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Rhonda G said...

Loved this post! Beautiful!

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Dorene Kranik said...

How cute those pics are..very interesting stories from past as well..:}

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Stancio Butler said...

Hi Elaina R.

PCH Online Creative,

You hope that I enjoyed our trip down memory lane with the Prize Patrol Elite team just like myself because way back in the early ’90′s growing up as a kid, I used to watch an Nintendo Power parody clone television show called “Saban’s Video Power” with Stivi Paskoski of the Paskoski Family. So now have you seen that television show back then just before the beginning of the Power Rangers franchise in late ’93?

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Michael Rolle said...

Our very own the Big 3 they Are Absolutely Awesome Givers And we Would Love too see And be Thankful to have them here with Us in Chicago IL, prize Patrol’ers Dave, todd, Danielle No one ever Believes they to Could WIN.. and taking a Winning Picture with these Three Awesome Prize Elites Officers, Some might say a picture is worth a Thousand words well looking at their three Adorable Childhood photo Our very Own Prize Patrol let me say this if they Suddenly Show-up at our Frontdoor its Priceless, And Possibly worth every Moment 1$ Million a year for the rest of our lives who won’t love These Adorable Faces at there Frontdoor with a Big Check with their Family Name On-it I am Definitely Dreaming of a PCH Cash flow..

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josphat njenga said...

How awsome kids.Beautiful.I like that.

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Kimberly Janssens said...

Its so fun looking back at younger pictures and remembering the memories :)
or even looking at other peoples younger pics. the prize patrol crew were so adorable, love the pictures!!

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Mary Lane said...

I did enjoy reading the history of the three of you

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Amber Turley said...

Awww so Cute!!

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Cha said...

Don’t have any pictures of myself as a youngster, but anyway nice throwback pictures. I would like to say I like the new PCH.COM page and the more chances to win!

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Charlene Dean said...

I don’t have any pictures of myself as a youngster, but nice throwback Thursday pictures of you all. I would also like to say I like the new PCH.COM page all the the extra chances to win!

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tim walling said...

Well you all were cute kids i sure hope you come on down to my town id love to meet you all and winning would be way cool too

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Donna Sever said...

Darling pictures. Y’all were so cute and still are.
It’s funny how time flies by. Momeries are precious and that’s something that no one can take away. I sure do remember my younger days they are still an influence in my life.
Going to church and Sunday dinners with family. It’s become a legacy that I thank God for. So pass down those memories to your family and friends, you may touch their lives in one way are another. Besides everyone loves a good story. God Bless Y’all
Love your greatest fan.

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Diana Hanlon said...

I Love those pictures and I’m very surprise to hear that Dave is a twin I was socked. and Thank you for sharing those pic.

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Sharon Reese said...

Wow….all of you look so adorable and so cute when you were a kid and your interests. I loved these pictures. Thank you very much for sharing.

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Darlene Velie said...

It’s fun to hear other people’s stories especially with the added pictures. How adorable

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Rachel Cain said...

They are all so cute……..

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Sharon Hegwood said...

To Cute! I am so glad you shared this bit of information. I would have guessed Todd was athletic, and also Danielle’s love for animals and dance. But never Dave having a twin or being able to play the piano. Happy Surprise for me.
Thank You for being Real.

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Peggy Bayless said...

Two handsome young guys. And a beautiful girl. Glad they are the Prize Patrol Team today. Still handsome and still very beautiful. Hope I get to see you in person soon.

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Robert Kiss said...

Thank You so much in sharing these Beautiful peoples stories with us all. Thank you for that Deborah Holland. These three from PCH are a very good asset to your Company and they are really hard workers. My grand kids look up to them. They make very good mentors and their personnalieties

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Cora Wakefield said...

It has been nice seeing you all as younsters. Beautiful children, growing up to be handsome young people, bringing joy to many. It has been a pleasure getting to know you through the years of being an active member of PCH I am looking forward, not only to a possible win, but also meeting you all three in person!

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Robert Kiss said...

Thank you for these out standing stories of Dave,Todd and Danielle. They are a real asset to PCH all three have an awesome personalities They are kind and very help full towards others. Which you don’t find much of now a days. I personally am proud to call them my friends.And all three are good mentors for children to follow. Would you please let them know we all at PCH fan club think they are they greatest and they work so hard to help each and everyone of us with scamers ect. Thank you Deborah Holland for their stories. And thank you for the outstanding job every member of PCH is doing. This is why PCH is so well known and keep growing even bigger.

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Mitchell Zand said...

How Cool..They must Love their jobs..handing out money and celebrating with the winners….thank you for the fun trivia…Keep up the good work.Safe travels…Peace

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Emily S.Brown said...

I think the post on our friends is so neat.I have enjoyed looking forward to all the fun and creativeness. you three are so much fun. Hope I get to meet you personally. Your friend, Emily S. Brown

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Gwendolyn Clark said...

Nice to get to know more about the Prize Patrol Team. Can’t wait until they arrive at my door!

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julia justice said...

hey publishers clearing house. happy 60 th. anniversary. i hope you all have a ho lot more. of anniversary. have a cupcakes on me. have a good day. god bless. julia justice. to day is. 4/11/13. time is.12:58p.m.

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Susan Ashworth said...

These pictures are great.

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Kay Zurcher said...

Sweet! I am the mother of twins & I simply love them, twins (multiples) are awesome!

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Karen Shelton said...

Hi Elaina,

Darling photos, adorable children, little did they know at that time they would grow up to be the famous trio, who gives away money. What a life!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Love to see these three in my hometown on April 30th

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BJ Berg said...

Love the “old” pictures. None of you are old! I am the mother of twins and the grandmother to two sets of twins! Dave, your picture is especially sweet!

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Julia Doss said...

all in the Prize Patrol were so very cute,and have grown up to be very good looking people.

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Billie Day said...

Wow sooooo cute!!!! Just as cute and sweet today :)

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Jacqueline Davis said...

Memories of the past we left behind, beautiful.

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Amanda C. said...

I just LOVED seeing all those adorable pictures of the Prize Patrol as babies! We’ve got another great Throwback Thursday blog for you next week, so be sure to check back at the blog! :)

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Deborah Lamash said...

Great pictures!!!!Our prize partrol were great looking children and nothing has change with growing, still a great good looking bunch!!!

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Michele Lundberg said...

it is fun to see these pictures of the people that I look at daily “online” I hope to meet them all in person at the end of the month. I have to go to my Aqua-Therapy so I hope they find my house and wait for me to get home it doesn’t take long.
come to Utah, the weather is getting better and better every day. it looks like you have all lived in other states, but never in Utah. Come and Visit now!!

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Elaina R. said...

Hi Everyone! I am so happy that you liked this blog. I really enjoyed writing it. It was such fun reminiscing with Danielle, Todd and Dave. Weren’t they all adorable? Have a terrific day!

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Latravis London said...

You all are so cute thanks for sharing a little bit of your history with us.

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! Wonderful stories and yes they look like they were all adorable! Love to read about the Prize Patrol and I like the Throwback Thursdays!

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Betty Gobble said...

DAVE,,,,(IF) YOU WERE COMING TO MY HOUSE ?????WOULD IT REALLY BE YOU OR YOUR BROTHER???

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Betty Gobble said...

DAVE !!! YOU ARE INVITED!PLEASE BRING (THE OTHER TWO THAT ALWAYS TAG ALONG HA!!) MAYBE! YET THIS MONTH ??? WOULD BE GOOD!!! SOME
$$$$$$$$ WILL REALLY HELP!!!!LOTS!

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Eileen ther Kennedy said...

love the photos
eilltherbangormaine04401

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Eileen ther Kennedy said...

PRAYING TO THE STARS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN BIG BEFORE THE CONTEST ENDS,
PRIZE PATROL COME VISIT ME NOW.
EILLTHERBANGORMAINE04401

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Marcella Jones said...

They were all cute pictures.

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Janina Jayme said...

The guys handsome from day one and Danielle a cutie petutie even grown up…Keep up the good work making people happy.

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Sophia said...

Happy throw back Thursday I look forward to seeing the three of you on April 30th.

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Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol said...

I’m so glad everyone is enjoying this blog! Elaina did a great job :)

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Susan Benedict said...

Oou…Oou..Oou..Mr. Kotter..Mister Kotter. Did you see the CUTE children photographs and memoriable stories of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol? ‘VERY’ Clever.

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REGINA HATCHER said...

Please bring those pictures when you come to my house on April 30th and I’ll show you one of mine. You three have the cutest pictures ever. Did you ever think you would grow up to be so popular and hand out money, lol. What a great job. I love this Throw Back Thursday. Thank You Elaina R. For making this happen. Have A Great Day Everyone AT PCH!

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Glenda Perez said...

Mrf.Dave,Mr.Todd and Miss.Danielle,I love your pictures,that very cute,thank and God Bless you!! Please let to win!!!

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Ernie Nowack said...

That was great! Are we going to see the lives as they progress towards PCH patrol?

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Rubakhalid said...

Good job Elaina….I like ur post…and Beautiful pics ♥

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Kevin Strickland said...

Awesome Post Cute Pictures of The prize patrol. I want you to know that I think the PCH people are some wonderful people. The company shares it’s good fortune with everyday people through the Sweepstakes and the Awesome Prize Patrol go’s all over the country delivering not only big checks, but also Happiness and Life Changing memories for every Winner . Thank You all for what you do !!!!!

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Kevin Klein said...

That is just TOO CUTE!! I LOVE it that you shared this with us…thank you…what a fun way to get my day started… :)

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diana hanna said...

how sweet!

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julia justice said...

hello pch. have a good day. may god bless you all. julia justice. to day is. 4/12/13. time is 2:04p.m.

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Donavon Campbell said...

God is gud.when a person wins and say thank u god.cuz pch is a blessing when they come to your door blessing u to fix alot of problems that allways get put to ah side. Thank u pch.I wish i could get sum help.Cuz my father fought in the wars to help america.Now his hart is haulf dead and not ticking right.He text me last night telling me haw the docters put holes in him for a machine to keep his hart ticking.It actuley stops.Then the new machine keeps him living.I have a nice size family.I couldnt move in and have the kids take him out.So Im trying my hardest to win sumthing for life to buy him a new hart so he can go fishing wid his grand kids.

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susan varughese said...

I love this blog of all of their pics..i really do not remember my childhood alot beacuse i left from India when i was small landed in U.S. but it was not a pleasent stay for me..then i did not know english, so i had hard time with the communciation with the poeple so my upbringing was difficult but i did come out of it. Now i love U.S.

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Elaina R., PCH Online Creative for the Throwback Thursday!!!

I love it and it is good to know a bit more about the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol. I just think that they have the best job ever!!!

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Debra Roddy said...

I loved looking at these pictures of Dave and his Twin Brother and Danielle when she was a little girl. Beautiful Pictures, Thank You for Sharing these with us

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Debra Roddy said...

Oh and Todd’s Picture when he was a little boy is just Adorable !!!

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Donna Little said...

To sum it all up in two words: Cute and Priceless!!!

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