Prize Patrol Awards $10,000 In Beaumont, Texas!

On Wednesday, May 1st, Flenoy Thompson was mowing the lawn for his parents in Beaumont, TX. Around the corner from their home, he had noticed an odd scene – a strange crew filming something in front of a van.

It wasn’t until that same crew started walking up the driveway of his parents home that he realized what was happening. Overcome with emotion, Flenoy ran into the house to alert his parents of what was coming their way.

When Gilbert Serf Jr. stepped out to see what the commotion was, he recognized the crew right away – it was the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol! Immediately, Gilbert began thanking God for his $10,000 prize. I asked God for something good this morning and this definitely counts.”

The winning moment soon became a family affair – Gilbert’s wife Naomi joined the group while Flenoy, still exclaiming “NO! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!”, phoned his siblings. The Serfs have six children, and Flenoy was able to convince two of his sisters to drop what they were doing and head over.

Prize Patrol in Beaumont, Texas

Galesha, one of Gilbert’s daughters, works at a local bank and when she received the exciting phone call, she didn’t waste any time jumping up and running out of her office without much of an explanation to her coworkers. All three present children agreed that their parents are incredibly deserving of every penny of that $10,000 prize.

Although Gilbert actively enters and enjoys everything that PCH has to offer, he wasn’t so sure he would ever receive that coveted knock on the door. “I said I probably wouldn’t win for a million years… well a million years must have passed because here you are!”

Gilbert Serf Jr

The local news even captured the winning moment and Gilbert’s happy story:

KDFM coverage Channel 6 coverage

Gilbert repeatedly thanked the Prize Patrol for being so kind and bringing him the prize but hey, that’s our job! If you enter, you have a chance to win – and if you are the lucky winner, we are happy to come surprise you!

So be sure YOU enter today!

Laura At PCH

Laura Wolfe


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Ann Shepherd said...

THAT’S A BIG BLESSING IN ANYONE LIFE TO WIN SOMETHING FROM PCH I KNOW I WILL BE SO HAPPY FOR ANYONE WHO WIN BECAUSE IF I DO MY FAMILY WILL BE HAPPY BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO MORE WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING NO MORE AMEN I KNOW A CHANGE IS COME SOON

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    Angel Agraan said...

    I might missed the April 30, PCH Price Patrol, But hey, I still have some prices there waiting because I knew in my heart that this man is working hard to provide meals for his children in good ways and no body had been disrespected or being step on by me.
    I knew and guarantee to everyone that I had The A. Einstein kind of brain. Ten years ago I imagined an audio system that are exist now these days, I missed that due to non source that I could think of those days and hahaa no one was listened to
    me. But these time I will show and bring all out my thought of improving the World.
    I will be still a PCH.com fan no matter what, and people may think I crazy of these beacuase 5 out of 10 says its a scam. I keep defending PCH.com. People may not thought of this is USA In God We Trust not to know what to do if PCH is a scam. I been telling them PCh already exist before I Migrate USA because I remember 2001 or 2002 I was already entering this Sweepstakes through mailings.
    However, its only a month and a few weeks from now, who knows, June 30 is on the way.
    But Jesus Christ help me make some income for my needs and my children specially.
    Sometimes I even thought of people may think of that I don’t do anything to get a job, I can’t just tell them I screwed up from the last school I attended recently.
    Well, hopefully not, because even they may say that to me now, tomorrow or sometime this year I may administering the needs of their young ones for so many ways. That is just me. I am angry with you now, but tomorrow I will breaking the ice.
    Ok… I think I’m getting emotional..
    This’ all I can say to my children.. Hang On My Children.. The World is still have open door waiting for us all to enter..
    I felt and still believe with you all..
    Thank you all..

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Tahisha Bullock said...

Looking forward for my name to be on Publishers Clearing House check. I enter religiously everyday. I don’t miss one sweepstakes entry. Every mail I get in my email or through USPS I enter before the deadline. I know my lucky bless time is coming. I will NEVER stop entering PCH. I am so determine.

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eyvonne kerns said...

That is a blessing! THE PCH TEAM are making dreams and prayers come true. GOD is going to bless them for that.

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sharon said...

good luck people,,,

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sharon said...

good luck people,,,

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sharon said...

gl winners

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Evelyn Lewis said...

I’ve been waiting to win for the last 45 years! And my mom before me

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Richard Allen said...

It’s always nice to see the winner’s pictures and I look forward to the video. With so many millions of entries it has to be shocking when you open the door and see the Prize patrol, balloons, the Van and all the cameras along with Danielle, Dave, and Todd and maybe other friends family and local TV…It really has to be overwhelming. Every one of us wish we could experience a thrill like this and that’s the truth! Congratulations Everyone!

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WOODS DINA said...

Congratulations Serf family members!!! Enjoy!!!

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Liya said...

I pray and dream every single night to won a big money, now I’m saying!!! God when is my turn ??

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! Congrats!! I think anyone who enters and wins deserves it! PCH Prize Patrol did a great job (as usual)! Please ask him if his son does the hedges also..I need some pointers! Haha! I’m getting better at it! Anyway congrats, and with six kids I know it is a blessing!! Parenthood never ends when our kids move out either!

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jerson morillo said...

God bless those people. Like I always say. Never stop believing !

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Marcella Jones said...

My time is coming but I truly enjoy seeing others win to. Bless PCH for creating an opportunity for everyday people to have the chance to make their dreams a reality.

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Brenda Liz martinez said...

CONGRATS I PRAY AND DREAM EVERY SINGLE NIGHT TO WON A BIG MONEY ♥♥☜ Ready to win guys

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julia justice said...

i laura wolfe. i hope you have a good day. julia justice. day 5/ 3/ 13. time 11:57a.m.

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amando moore said...

it seems like everybody that wins is a older person that is always wining its never a younger person what’s the deal with that I’ve been playing for about 7 years and I still have not won anything I’ve checked you guys track record and its always older people never young people who win wow I think thats just unfair!!!!!

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Amando, we’ve had winners from all walks of life from all different age groups. At Publishers Clearing House our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased. All Giveaways are conducted by Giveaway Supervisors and overseen by independent auditors. We have no way of determining, in advance, who our winners may be or where they may come from. You can see some of our recent winners at http://www.pchtv.com. Please watch Gerard Rivera’s winning moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yBgh3mwITQ

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Karen Shelton said...

Congrats to Mr. Gilbert and his family, enjoy your winnings!!

Thanks PCH for making another family smile and changing their lives for the better.

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Laura Wolfe for that wonderful letter to all of us about Mr. Gilbert!!!

Just wanted to say Congrats to him and his family!!!

I know that would pay off some of my bills for sure!!!

Well I hope everyone at PCH has a fantastic weekend!!!

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Nina Englemon said...

I’m so happy for you !!!!! Congrats

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Tammy Estell said...

I Like This Post And I’ll Share It. It would Be Nice to Win 10,000.

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Linda Williams-Dawson said...

Gilbert, i am so proud of you for not giving up. You have just given your son/daughter a good life lesson, “Never give up”. Your family has truly been blessed. You all are so deserving. I am so very, very happy for you. Many more blessings.

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susan varughese said...

i pray everyday that i would win someday because winning PCH is a miracle from above and that is why i play everyday and pray about it too

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DeLayne Perry said...

Hi Laura! Thanks… PCH rocks!

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Tina Thomas said...

I Just want to say good luck to all of us keep playing you may be the next Laura you do a great job !

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keeper of the birds said...

please Creator….send PCH van with Danielle and both her dogs and Todd Sloane to ring my bell anyday …..PCH bring me some balloons!!!?!!!

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tammy strong said...

ya that was a 10 minute drive to me so close not close enough alot of people tell me prize patrol dont exist thats why i havent won nothing .

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Hey Happy 60th Anniversary yeah,yeah,yeah…..bring the BIG Check off $10,000.00 from PCH GWY.No.3043

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Congrats to MRs.Gilber Serf you hava a good moment on Texas ,But one day it will be my lucky day on Hartford,CT from PCH bring a BIG Check off $5,000.00 Every Week For Life

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
I, Leticia Bibo,I confirm that to accept my forthcoming $5,000.00 a week For life SuperPrize Number’s Deposit onto the winner selection list from PCH GWY No.1830.Thanks Deborah Holland God Bless!

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Gladys Mitchell said...

I hope to win on June 30. Thanking you in advance.

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susan varughese said...

i enter everyday and play with passion and praise too. Hopefully someday i will win from you guys and that day will be my luckiest day ever.

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
It so exciting to win $5,000.00 Every Week For life from PCH SuperPrize, and Bonus %5,000.00 GWY No.1830

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Congratulations.

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susan varughese said...

i am pregnant 9 months and i am so tired, but i believe in PCH so much that i play everyday to the maximum because i know someday i will win and i hope i will win on June 30th while i am at home with my baby and i hope i can still play till through my pregnancy..anyway it is in GOD will.

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elizabeth dever said...

if I was gone to win a 1 million plus 5,000.00 I would be very excited to have that much money on June 30th.

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Valarie werner said...

I really liked this story because of the families reaction. It’s always nice when the person who wins is very appreciative and thankful. If I won from pch I would be like this. I would be so grateful I would cry and maybe even scream, I’d give everyone a hug and my daughter Carina would be sooo cute copying what mommy is doing. Personally DREAMING about the million plus 5000 a week for life on June 30th, I haven’t missed a entry yet and I don’t plan too. I was talking to my boyfriend today about winning and how I would travel everywhere and have all the things I never did growing up with a negligent mother and then foster care the rest of my childhood. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it is to start out with literally nothing and no parents to help or guide. I’ve got somewhere though and I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish by myself for both my 2 yr old daughter and I. Honestly though PCH I can’t tell you how extremely helpful it would be just even to get a boost of your help from your money so I can have a house and live in at least a middle class standard. That’s all I dream of because Ive never had it. I don’t need to be rich but I would absolutely love to live above poverty level. That being said I’m so glad PCH even exist, and if i never win (hopefully i do) then at least I’ve always had the dream :)

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Luann Reniska said...

PCH is great, Take care & ride safe, Luann

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frankharos said...

Hello Deborah, hope to win some day . My birthday is in June 30 2013. Hope to win your Gwy No. 1830. Thanks for the opportunity .

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Kevin King said...

My birthday is coming up on June 28. I live in Hayward, CA 94544 & my mailing address is 28636 Etta Ave. Thanks my new friends.

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kathy harris said...

I pray that me and my kids could win some of that pch
money why me and kids could get house and i can help my familly and other because i love to help people that need it

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ALFRED HERESI said...

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ENROLLMENT
WINNER SELECTION LIST

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ALFRED HERESI said...

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Penny Tull said...

My life would be turned upside-down My dreams would come true right before my Eyes!! My legacy would be helping every one I could my fellow Veterans and the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY and helping find a cute for Cancer! #1830

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Penny Tull said...

My life would be turned upside-down My dreams would come true right before my Eyes!! My legacy would be helping every one I could my fellow Veterans and the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY and helping find a cute for Cancer! #1830

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Penny Tull said...

I would be so happy yo get the BIG CHECK and win the PCH FOREVER PRIZE!! Mt legacy would be to make as many people happy! Loyal to God, family. And Country!

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ANGELINA JONES-HANKSTON said...

I KNOW GOD IS GOING TO BLESS ME WITH THE KNOCK AT THE DOOR FROM PCH! I AM ALREADY LOOKING FOR MY HOUSE WITH ACRES IN SPRING, TX! GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, AND AS LONG AS YOU PUT GOD FIRST YOU WILL HAVE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!

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