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!

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

  1. Beth says:

    I would pay off my school loans, do I can continue my education, donate to my church, and help my parents and children.

  2. Keyana says:

    Good morning as I sat here and read this I said to myself what would I do if I won….first thing that crossed my mind was pay my tides. I’ve been living in an apartment all my grown years and would want to buy a house for me and my two children, finish school and pay off my student loans then put the rest away and let it build up for my children’s college!

  3. Tekila Jones says:

    I would donate 250000 to a charity of my choice which would most likely be for kids with cancer and the rest pay off bills donate to my church and help my sisters out and hopefully If I have enough by me a house in the south..God Bless and good luck to you all…:)

  4. A. Spellman says:

    Who won the October 23,2015 giveaway that you advertised in past emails?

  5. J says:

    I would create something beautiful

  6. Anise says:

    Pay off my house ,credit cards ,get caught up with child support for my grandson … Help family members , best friend work associated … Also fines for my son and pay off his college n buy him a car bcus his stopped working … My mother I would buy her whatever she wants my husband too

  7. Margaret says:

    The first thing I would do is get the hell out of my in-laws house! My husband and I share a bed with my 3 year old and our 1 1/2 year old sleeps in our room in her crib too. A family of four sleeping in one room really puts a damper on the married life. Then I’d buy a family car that can seat 7 or more people. Then I’d pay off my student loans and everything else that put us in our crappy situation. Then once MY family is all taken care of, I’d help out the test of our families. Then, have some fun. Go to Disneyland or Hawaii or both. Then I’d do some good deeds and donate to a needy family or two at my church cause God knows I have been in the situation where I needed someone to help me out. I’ve got it all planned out.

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