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!

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

  1. Kenner cross says:

    Thank you thank you thank you I know this time it has to be me I am grateful and appreciative of this wonderful opportunity to create happiness for myself and all those around me

  2. David ortiz says:

    This would mean a lot I am struggling to pay my bills its paycheck to payvheck life is hard

  3. I would spend the money very Wesley !! helping others but also help my COUNTY

  4. Pch$1million surprise and want to win

  5. LISA EASON says:


  6. julius Adams says:

    Would not know untill im a winner until then pch its a lost so stop with all of the lies

  7. Judy Lewis says:

    I am in the process of de cluttering my home and doing some updates but wood flooring is not in my budget. Winning would really help

  8. Frankie Robinson says:

    Help my nephews with school, pay off my moms restaurant bills and set my special needs sister up, for life with no worries on what she needs. Then buy a house for me and my girlfriend

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