Past PCH Winner Stephanie Gornichec Proves “It’s Very REAL!”

Past PCH Winner Stephanie Gornichec

Hello PCH fans!  How would winning $1,000,000 change your life? Would you buy your dream house? Take a fabulous vacation? Buy a new car? Send your kids to college? Whatever you had in mind can quickly become a reality with PCH!

I’m sure all of you have dreamed about the Prize Patrol showing up at YOUR door with the famous Big Check!  Four years ago, in August of 2009, PCH winner Stephanie Gornichec got to experience the life-changing event for herself when the Prize Patrol knocked at her door with a 1 MILLION DOLLAR prize! We recently followed up with this past PCH winner to hear about how her life has changed since that day.

At the time PCH showed up at our door, we were filing for bankruptcy,” said Gornichec. “I had lost my job the year before, which put us in a situation because my income was what had been paying the majority of the bills up until that time.”

Gornichec’s family has lost their truck to repossession, and had a month left before the bank was taking their home. She had been actively searching for a job, but sadly nothing was coming along.

So how did Stephanie come to win the PCH sweepstakes?

I had known about publishers for years and entered by mail sporadically. One day after job searching and sending in applications, I received an e-mail about PCHSearch&Win. I went in and entered and then became curious as to what this was all about. I read an article by Natalie B. who had won in 2008. She had stated she entered faithfully every day,” Gornichec said.

And that is EXACTLY how Stephanie became a PCH winner, too!

I was very faithful every day in my entries. I started this process in March of 2009 and won in August of 2009. I entered mostly online and occasionally by mail. My husband Shaun would snicker over his coffee at me every day… he quit that when I won,” she said happily.

Now that Stephanie and her family were PCH millionaires, what exactly did they do with the money? Did it really change their lives forever?

Winning the money changed everything,” she said. “We stopped the bankruptcy, went and got the truck back, and paid off the back mortgage to keep the house. We were also able to help our kids and family with financial assistance, which before we were in no position to help out.”

So what are Stephanie and her family up to now — and of course, what did they do with ALL that money?

We paid off bills, got ourselves out of bankruptcy, and got the house back on track…we splurged on the house and had a patio poured and an awning put on,” she said. “This is something we had always talked about and finally got that project done.”

Stephanie and her husband Shaun now own their own business Golf Addicts, and continue to be thankful for winning everyday!

So what is her advice for blog readers like you?

My advice to people is to keep entering; you never know, one day it could be you,” she said. “If you don’t enter you don’t have a chance of winning.”

So what are YOU waiting for? Enter today and YOU could become our next big winner!

Victoria C.

PCH Creative

P.S. What would YOU do with the money? Tell us below!

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  1. I would catch my bills up….. help my family members, pay for my girls college as well as my student loans, I need a new car, go to the dentist, donate to some charities…… build a sports complex in this town for the kids .!

  2. PCH please give me my day here in this month of December my dream prize of a lifetime prize winning $5,000 a week for life PCH please make my lifelong dream prize come true

  3. I have been working in the banking and financial for industry over 40 years. I would like to travel, spend more time with family and enjoy the rest of my senior years doing what I want and when I want to fo them!

  4. First thing I would do is help my parents pay off their house. Then me and my two girls would get a place of our own and maybe I would get a nice vehicle., I would help my sister my brother-in-law and my niece. Of course always put money away for my kids to go to school college. But of course this is just wishful thinking I work hard I pay my bills I don’t have a place to live a day with my family. I’ve always given it to anyone who needed it.

  5. I would be able to get my wife to retire with me so we could do some things together. Right now, I just wait everyday for her time to come. I would also get my hands fixed, in that I have severe carpal tunnel and my hands are numb 24/7. We would be able to get the health insurance that we will need come retirement. I would also help out our 5 grand children with some sort of college fund. The biggest and probably the first thing I would do, is pay off our youngest sons school loans that we so foolishly co-signed for. Thank you

  6. It’s not right to give people false hope I believe everyone is looking for an opportunity to change their lives around and when pch keep giving them hope some of which I don’t know if its gonna be fulfilled ever some people are just frustrated by life. I hope this pch is real that one day they may make my dream true rather than keep telling me one more step when will one more step be the final step just saying