PCH Sweepstakes Winner Natalie Makes Special Guest Appearance!

Read on to find out where REAL PCH Sweepstakes winner Natalie B. went for a very special guest appearance!

Hello there PCH Fans!

If you follow me on Twitter (@NatalieatPCH) and on Facebook (Natalie Bostleman), you might have noticed that I went on a very quick trip a while back.  I didn’t say much, because I wanted to wait until the date was closer!

Where did I go? What did I do? Well, I went to sunny California! Boy was that nice. It was freezing in my home state of Ohio at the time. Although I do have family there, the purpose of my trip was Publishers Clearing House based.

“You gave away a check!” You say. No… I wish! You know I love to do that. Let me give you a hint. I got to see the HOLLYWOOD sign as I landed.

Yep, I went to the greater LA area! And what’s in Los Angeles you ask? Lots of stuff, like great restaurants. Here I am with my cousins Chris and Cloris at a local pub called, “Father’s Office”.

Real PCH Sweepstakes Winner Natalie and Family

Trust me, when that was suggested, I thought, “Um, Uncle Bob’s office is in Toledo…” Hah! So I plugged it into PCHSearchandWin and finally understood what it was!

But like I said, not the main purpose of my trip. Here’s a clue. I had to get made up, and when I did, the hairstylist had to use a little “Hairspray” on me. I’m glad I wasn’t a “Cry-Baby”, because it was such a good experience!

PCH Sweepstakes Winner Getting Makeup Done

Real Sweepstakes Winner Natalie Getting Hair Done

Figured it out yet?

I got to go-go on the Ricki Lake Show!

Natalie B on Ricki Lake

That’s right! I went on the Ricki Lake Show to talk about my wonderful experience winning the PCH Sweepstakes and how it changed my life! I will appear on a show that involves the positive aspects of coming into a windfall, and the sometimes negative aspects of having a large amount of money. I think you can figure out by now that I was talking about the POSITIVE! You blog readers know that even 5 years after my PCH Sweepstakes win I was able to buy my own dream car! And my winnings also helped me build my dream home! The show was fascinating, and it really showed me that I am short. SO SHORT! (Haha, you’ll have to watch the show to understand what I’m talking about!)

Like I said in my hint, professional make-up and hair artists gussied me up. I even got my own Green Room! I KNOW! Crazy! And yes, I got to meet Ricki who is as sweet as pie, and I conversed with some of the other guests, like Susan Bradely of the Sudden Money Institute and Emil Harker of Denovo Management. I loved getting their take on money management.

I know you guys will love the show as much as I do so be sure to check it out! It airs TOMORROW, May 16th. Check your local listings for show times. And in case you miss it, you can check out full episodes and clips at therickilakeshow.com!

ENJOY!

Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador


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Ann Shepherd said...

Natalie you look like you had so much fun at Ricki Lake Show THAT’S MY DREAM TO IS TO GO THERE ONE DAY TO YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING A MIN SO SO GLAD YOU BACK NOW I WILL BE CHECK OUT THE CLIPS OF YOU ON THERE THE DAY I WILL BE A WINNER FOR PCH TO ONE PRAY THAT IT WILL BE SOON THANKS FOR TELL YOUR STORY

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eyvonne kerns said...

That is a blessing thank’s for sharing your story.

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Kanika Loeung said...

I wish a miracle will come to me like a SuperPrize Winner “Natalie Bostelman”. :)

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! Natalie that is wonderful news! I need to use PCHSearch&Win to see what time and channel it comes on here. Right now most of the channels on the guide have to be announced on them. I’ll let you know on your facebook page when I find out and if I was able to catch it. :)

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    Natalie Bostelman said...

    Totally use PCH Search and Win! :) I hope you can watch it. Thank you for reading.

    GOOD LUCK!
    Natalie Bostelman
    2008 SuperPrize Winner
    PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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David Faas said...

A Big hearty Congratulations to Natalie B. On the 2008 Win!Like you,I hope to Win Big as well.An may everyday bring you happiness!!! Mr.David Faas Duluth,Minnesota

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Lily Skinner said...

Sounds exciting Natalie, wish I could have joined you, and you’re looking good too! So, glad that you got to visit your relatives too!!!

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    Natalie Bostelman said...

    Thank you, Lily! It was an added bonus that I was able to spend a little time with my cousins during my whirlwind trip.

    GOOD LUCK!
    Natalie Bostelman
    2008 SuperPrize Winner
    PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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Rhonda G. said...

Congratulations Natalie!! I will be watching the show tomorrow. I am so excited for you!!! I am sure you had a wonderful time in California. This is so much fun! When I win one day, I want to be a positive example of success for others as well. This is Beautiful! Congrats!

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Nina Englemon said...

Hey Natalie!

I bet that was a great experience to see Rickie.. boy she is wonderful. I hope soon i’ll be another Ohio woman to win. I’m also glad to hear since the winnings you have gone on to do some wonder things.

It’s great to hear all the excitement!!!!! :)

Have a blessed day

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    Natalie Bostelman said...

    Hello fellow Ohioan!

    Ricki was so nice. Her staff was wonderful as well. Thank you for reading.

    GOOD LUCK!
    Natalie Bostelman
    2008 SuperPrize Winner
    PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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john berry said...

This has to be one of the most drastic life changing events someone can go through that opens up as much adventure as I can imagine, opening the door to try new thing’s.

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Nettie Jenkins said...

I loved reading this Blog ! so excited for you and for all the people who keep ENTERING, ENTERING and ENTERING !

Nettie Jenkins
PCH Super Fan #1

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Hello Publishers Clearing House!!!!Today is my B-Day and Knock,Knock,Knock bring it a BiG Check of $10 Million from Prize Patrol Giveaway No.1830.
Thanks God Blessed

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Deborah Holland said...

Looking forward to watching you on the Ricki Lake Show, Natalie! Thanks for sharing your behind the scenes story with us!
-Deborah @ PCH

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Karen Shelton said...

Natalie,

This is just toooo cool!

Your smile show how much fun you are having, keep on keeping on.

Thanks PCH for adding Natalie to your team, she’s an added bonus and another positive member of PCH.

Thanks for the story.

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Dorene Kranik said...

What a blessing..waiting for PCH to show up at my door…$$$

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Michelle Eaton said...

I hope its for me Dream come True for me

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sadie,raines said...

natalie great to see you on tv again i hope my dream come true june 30,2013 god bless you and your familys

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Dianna Hill said...

BLESSINGS TO YOU

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norma Jimenez said...

Natalie, your win was a true blessing and I hope to also share the same feelings of excitement, and wonderful moments of a dream come true my fingers are crossed and I am hoping and praying that I too can be just as you were on that wonderful day the prizepatrol came to shower you with that money. All wealth belongs to god Lord bestow me a blessing so big that I can share with my brothers and sisters all praise and honor is to the lord for all good comes from him blessed be god forever

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Sandra Thompson said...

well done

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Linda Dawson said...

How exciting. I don’t know why I am crying because I hardly ever cry. I am so very proud of you. I knew your makeup was different. You received a few makeup tips while you were out there. Now you don’t want to share. All jokes aside. I am so very happy for you. The next step is getting a role on a Soap Opera. There is no limit where your talent can take you. I really hope you had a wonderful time because you deserve it.

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norma Jimenez said...

I declare and decree that the prize patrol I will see if the the lord wills on June 30,2013 I recieve it and i hold on to that all that you pray for ask and you shall recieve I declare and decree that I recieve in jesus name I’ve claimed this prize now come to California If god wills it I recievve it I claim gods promises for me amen so be it

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Diana Hanlon said...

I wish so much just like Natalie and would love to have a Dream Come True for me and my husband! Here is my love to all the PCH crew <3 <3 <3

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

to my dear Natalie congrats to you I am so proud and salute you.i wish I could be someday my dreams come true in pch and also I am here to support you,my heart is always in pch so much.i am supermega fanatic here.once again thank you very much to you.god bless to you and your family

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Emily S.Brown said...

I am sure winning is a life changing experience Enjoy every Moment, Natalie

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Jamie Sharb said...

I think it is so great Natalie that you had fun on the Ricki Lake Show. You look so pretty in the pictures of you getting ready for the show. I have watched your video when you won PCH sweepstakes and also read about your story. You give me hope that one day my dream will come true too! I live in Ohio in a small quiet town.I wanted to come on here and tell you thank you for showing us dreams do come true! Also I can’t wait to see you on the Ricki Lake Show tomorrow.

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Kevin Strickland said...

I am so happy for you Natalie it is just wonderful that winning the PCH Sweepstakes changed your life so much. I hope you have a great time on the Ricki Lake Show I will do my best to be watching to hear everything you have to say about your Experience . I have been playing all the PCH games and using the PCH Search and Win every time I have a chance to try to increase my chances of winning. I cant wait till the next big prize drawing on May 30th I really really want to be the Next Big Winner and would love to meet the Awesome Prize Patrol Members it would be so Wonderful. I sure hope they knock at my door on May 30th 2013 and help me change my life and make my Dreams come True !!!!! i Want To Win and I am Happy that You Did so Bring me some Good Luck it is my turn Now Please !!!!!

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Kevin Strickland said...

Is there still a Big Prize for May 30th 2013 i have noticed that all the new Commercials talk about the June 30th Prize ? So did the May 30th Prize go away ? I may be confused I thought there was a 1,000,000.00 prize for May 30th or am I wrong ? Anyway Please Pick Me I want to be the Next big Prize Winner I have so many Dreams and Winning would surly make them Come True. Thank You for the Chance to win a Life Changing amount of Cash !!!!! PCH has already helped lift my sperits given me hope that my Dreams can come True. God Bless all of you at PCH !!!!!

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you, Natalie Bostelman, 2008 SuperPrize Winner PCH Goodwill Ambassador for that wonderful letter to all of us!!!

I love it and I will try my best to watch the show!!! It is all so very exciting and I am so very happy for you!

Take care!

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Suzanne Simmons Johnson said...

Congrats to you, Natalie. That had to been wonderful. I am hoping my Dream Someday will come true too. My family could really use it. :) God Bless and Take care.

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Barb S said...

Natalie, you look so lovely in the photos and in the brief glimpse of you in the promo at the Ricki Lake Show web site. That blue dress is stunning! The promo makes it look like they’re focusing much more on the negative aspects of winning big, but I guess that’s to be expected. I’m glad you were there to show that with good planning and wisdom, winning big can be a good thing, and I hope that comes through in however they may edit the show. It’s how a huge win is handled that makes the difference. I sure hope that I would be smart like you if it ever happened to me!

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JACQUELYN STREET said...

my day is TRULY COMING. i have dreams that i am going to win, they are about to come true. i tell my children and husband EVERY SINGLE SINGLE DAY “i know it , i know im going to win”

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JACQUELYN STREET said...

My winnin $100.00 from the blog entry was ONLY the beginning. And that totally blew my mind. Now I am ready for the big cahuna…lol

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Angel Warford said...

Congrats to you Natalie, I hope my dreams come true soon! I got the sweetest little family, we need Pch, Pch is so kind they are like angels, to make someone who has none feel like Heaven on earth, bless them all!

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Wilensky Saintil said...

Goodluck sweetheart!

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Stancio Butler said...

What a blessing..waiting for THE PRIZE PATROL ELITE TEAM to show up at my door…$$$$$$$$$$$

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REGINA HATCHER said...

CONGRATULATIONS NATALIE ON YOUR TRIP TO THE RICKI LAKE SHOW WHAT AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE. I LIVE ABOUT 40 MIN FROM HOLLYWOOD SO, I, KNOW WHAT YOU MEANT BY HOW EXCITING A TOWN IT WAS BECAUSE THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO PLUS IT WAS WARM AT THAT TIME WHICH MADE FOR A BETTER TIME. GOOD OLD SUNNY CALIFORNIA, HURRY BACK!

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dwayne dixon said...

I will be next to be the winner tomorrow see to the prize patrol at my door I will be home ok. So I want they big check. & check

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Frederick Horton said...

I will watch,Mam… :-/

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Susan Varughese said...

i hope this type of miracle would come my way as it did for ms. Natalie bowman..i was happy that she won the prize.

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Pamela Crutcher said...

Awesome!!

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Ostergard said...

I Enjoyed All Of Your Wonderful Pictures And The Joy You Of Your Winnings! God Did Bless You!

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
FIRST I THANK YOU DEBORAH HOLLAND
FOR GIVE ME CHANCES TO CLAIM MY 10 ENTRIES
OF OPPORTUNITY $5,000.00 A WEEK FOR LIFE PRIZE FROM PCH GIVEAWAY NO.1830.

THANK YOU GOD BLESS
LETICIA BIBO

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Frederick Horton said...

I seen the show today,Mam. You were wonderful. :-) I got the message,Mam… If it so happens that I am the lucky winner.But not saying I am either! Lol :-D But,Mam. I’m a simple man. I’m not really a show off type of guy.I like nice thing but I know my limits.When God blesses a person with riches of that magnitude! Only a fool would believe that it was all for himself to spend.That money is to help people.That is honest clean money.I may have had a rough life but with a single mother doing the best she could,who was I to complain?My mom taught me a lot about morals,conducts & that of a gentlemen.We may had been poor all our lives but we we’re happy.Money isn’t everything.I look at money like this.Its not the magnitude of money you have in a bank.Its what it could do for a lot of people.Family members as well as strangers who really needs the help.Hey can’t take it with me.Besides,its more than enough help many & worry about my lights getting cut off next week.Or have enough money to by me a pair of work boots cause I burnt the rubber soles out my old pair working on the Job… Yes I done that more than a few.They needed it more than I did.I’m a country boy.Hell,I can sleep on a hard wood floor with no pillow & still be happy.:-) I’m a simple man,from a poor family.But We’re hard workers no doubts.It may not be much I earned on a daily bases but it honest money I worked hard for.That what makes me happy.I done what a man supposed to do.I earned my pay.I brought something to the table… No,Mam.Money doesn’t impresses me. Memories does.I had my share of the bad ones.I rather spend my time making life changing ones for others.PCH knows the true key to enter heaven is by blessing & helping others.I got a son & mother waiting on me up there.I won’t let them down…Mam,my people/family are poor honest people.We work for our keep.In other words I was born on a buget.If it ain’t broke than don’t try to fix it.Moma use to say.It work for me for 40 years.I got God & my health… I’m happy.Regardless if I’m rich or not.Hell,I never seen over $5,000 in my life!Why & How would some one blow so much money on stuff like that… A $100.00 in my pocket fishing pole a home of my own with all bills paid & I built up a few good deeds for the day by helping others,not to mention me being on top of my prayers,I’m good as a dog with no fleas or ticks on him! Lol :-D Let’s fish! That’s my on motto. ;-) I got your message,Mam.I’m alert of what to expect.I see the warning signs… Thank You,Mam.;-) Good luck to all the PCH fans playing to win. Including myself.God bless PCH. God bless us all…

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Frederick Horton said...

That’s far more than enough to share… :-/

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brandi smith said...

Please bless my house hold to become financially stable forever this would be a blessing frm above if you bless me as your new winner id be so greatful thanku pch staff pch prize patrol elite i hope im the winner its in gods hands threw you to decide if im worth it to win thanku god bless initials B.S.

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clinton mireles said...

Thank you…I’ve been putting entries in everyday sometimes all day, and stories such as yours gives me hope and motivation to keep SEARCHING AND WINNING ALL DAY LONG!!

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Johnny carr said...

I have had some lost some, but id love to ensure my sons guture!johnny mack carr

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JN said...

Declare me a winner pleasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssse :) ^i^

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Jamie Sharb said...

I know this was posted back in the month of May but I wanted to tell Natalie Bostelman Congratulations on her winning the PCH in 2008 and her appearance on the Ricki Lake Show on May 16th this year. I actually had my DVR remind me and my husband so we could sit down and watch you on the Ricki Lake Show. We both enjoyed hearing you tell your story on winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. I listened to you tell us about your wonderful experience winning the PCH sweepstakes and that made me start to think it could actually happen to me one day. I also live in Ohio. I know before you won the PCH Sweepstakes you were living in a mobile home. My husband and I are buying our first home in this mobile home park. We are buying a 3 bedroom mobile home in this family friendly mobile home park. It gives us a opportunity to give our boys their own rooms and my husband and I are able to afford to buy our first home. Your story is very inspiring and it made me feel like your great experience winning PCH Sweepstakes could happen to me and my family one day! I would love to have the security winning Publishers Clearing House would bring to my family. I think it is so wonderful you were able to build your dream home and even 5 years later able to buy your dream car. I know you spoke to Susan Bradely of Sudden Money Institute and Emil Harker of Denovo Management while at the Ricki Lake Show. I bet they had some great advice on money management! I don’t want to take up anymore of your time. I hope one day I can win PCH Sweepstakes and build this amazing home my kids, husband, and myself love. We know the perfect house we would build a replica of it is in Hebron Ohio. It is so beautiful and we always say if we ever were to get the money we would want this one home or build one just like it. I hope you have a great day.

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Winfred Scott said...

Deae P C. H. You won’t have to look for me I will be at 1042 carneal Rd.THANKS WIN SCOTT

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