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!

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

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  5. carla m Antee says:

    Congradulation Stephanie

  6. Shawn Dillingham says:

    That is my favorite story and congrats to stephanie and her family .Im next its coming.

  7. David Hill says:

    I don’t believe it! I’ve play for many years. In drawings, lotto, scratch offs and games, and redeemed tokens. And have never won anything. No one can be that unlucky!! So to see that someone has won something isn’t good enough for me. PCH says someone in your area with the initials DH will win and hasn’t won in over 10 years or has never won at all in my area, makes me think that I’m being taken for a ride so they can get companys to advertise and PCH gets paid> prove me wrong PCH! I’ve lived in many towns and cities in ohio and play for many years> I started when I was 18 and I’m 59 now and have not yet once won anything from you!!!!!

  8. Heather Wolf says:

    Get myself out of debt (over six figures in student loans and two maxed out credit cards). I have always had financial stress. Just lost my job so I have no way of paying my bills. I had to move back home to my parents house. Help my husband get a start as an artist, and make sure my 6 year old son gets into a good college when he’s ready. I would also pay my parents back for all they have done for me and my family for the past 14 years so they know they wouldn’t have to support me anymore.

  9. lona says:

    In debt and have a 4 month old little girl and looking for work so yes winning would be a miracle. Also I could her my 62yr old mother retire.

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