24-year old Prize Patrol Winner Melody Prayed For Sweepstakes Win!

I prayed for this.
And I was beginning to lose faith.
But now I believe.
I believe.

Melody Bingham

Those are the powerful words that Prize Patrol winner Melody Bingham spoke after her emotional Sweepstakes win last week.

A 24-year old nursing student about to complete her degree, Melody was in for the shock of her life when Laura W. and yours truly traveled to Round Rock, Texas to surprise her with a $10,000.00 Big Check.

It all happened last Wednesday, July 17th. Laura and I took off from New York first thing in the morning, and everything was going as smoothly as we could have hoped for. Our plane departed without any delays…we had no trouble locating Melody’s home…there was just one problem: she wasn’t there.

Waiting For Prize Patrol Winner

What do we do? Talk to the neighbors, of course! Unfortunately, we didn’t gather much from them. Many were also not home, and the ones who were didn’t know too much about Melody. Turns out she and her husband had just moved into the neighborhood a few months before.

What do we do now? Wait! And wait we did…for over an hour. But we were getting restless. Laura and I don’t get to award Big Checks as often as Prize Patrol Elite members Dave, Todd and Danielle do – and we were excited! Very excited! We had a Big Check for Melody and we wanted to give it to her…STAT!

Prize Patrol Winner Melody Bingham

So we decided to do some sleuthing. We hadn’t been able to find any work contact information online for Melody or her husband – so we checked to see if there was anything for her parents. Luck was on our side, because we quickly found a number for her father! We got him on the phone, hoping he could tell us when Melody would be expected home or where she worked, but he gave us more than that – Melody was at his house at that very moment!

We quickly hit the gas and were on our way to Melody’s parents’ home (which fortunately was only a few minutes away!) And as with all Prize Patrol trips, the secret was completely safe from Melody – she had NO idea what was about to happen.

A few minutes later, we arrived and were more than ready for our big surprise! But Melody surely wasn’t…watch what happened now!

Melody was THRILLED to have won! She went through every emotion we’ve ever seen – complete and utter shock, tears of joy, and my ultimate favorite: the classic winner jump and scream! Melody called her husband at work to share the good news.

Sweepstakes Win

They’ve been married just 2-1/2 years and could really use the money. After just purchasing their first home, bills had started to pile up and the young couple had been very worried about what they would do next.

Congratulations, Melody! We couldn’t be happier for you. And to all you PCH fans out there, KEEP THE FAITH! Believe that you can win, enter every chance you can, and YOU could be the one with the Sweepstakes win next!

Amanda C., PCH Creative

Amanda C.
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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Amanda C., for that wonderful uplifting video and letter to all of us!!!

YES, YES, YES!!! I will never give up entering PCH, even though my family would like me too stop entering and playing your games they think it is a wast of time entering and playing all the wonderful games on PCH!!!

Because you never know unless you enter, so I do enter everyday!!!

Well, Ms. Amanda C. I do hope you are having a wonderful and safe summer!!!

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Karen Shelton said...

Amanda,

Thanks for sharing, Melody is smiling ear to ear, Congrats to Melody, another big winner of PCH. I just love all of those smiles and happiness.

PCH keep on keeping on, have faith and hope and believe, it will happen.

August 29th Forever Prize, I hope, I have faith and believe to win, and a prayer that’s all it takes.

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Karen Shelton said...

Amanda,

Most of all

Enter, Enter, Enter!

I have, I have, I have entered
for the Big Prize the Forever Prize

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Stancio Butler said...

is there going to be a brand new $1,000.00 local TV area winner on august 1st next week?

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
CONGRATS Mrs.MELODY B.!!! AND I CAN’T WAIT TO WIN $1,000.00 LOCAL TV AREA WINNER ON AUGUST 1st.GOOD LOCK TO EVERYONE:::—-$)

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Dee Dee said...

This just touched my heart! Thank you for sharing this story because I know I need this win too so I know how excited she must have been. I am praying as well and believe that my winning day is coming soon! Congrats Melody! Enjoy!!!

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Linda Dawson said...

Greetings from Montgomery, Alabama. Congrats Melody !! Needless to say, you really deserved this. I am really proud of you for not giving up on your dream. Most importantly, you prayed to our Heavenly Father and believed. I see a very bright future for you. So, don’t stop until you’ve reached the stars.

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! Congrats Melody! Another job well done, by Laura and Amanda! One of the posts on facebook asked what would your reaction be if you won 5,000.00 A Week FOREVER. I put chaos. But Melody did all reactions together and did it well! :)

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JN said...

congradulations to ALL who has won !!!!!

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Susan Varughese said...

I am entering everyday and I know my luck will change someday and congrats to Melody because she deserves it because she has the loan to pay off.

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Jamie Sharb said...

Wow what a great video of another PCH Sweepstakes Winner. Amanda, you & Laura definitely captured a moment that Melody will never forget. The look on Melody’s Face when she realized she won a Big Check of $10,000 from Publishers Clearing House was so exciting I had to watch it over again. I love how you guys did everything possible to find her so she could get her big check. I would do exactly what Melody did when she found out she won from PCH. If my husband Brian wasnt home at the time of me winning I would have to call him right then and there to share the exciting news with him. I believe I could one day win from Publishers Clearing House. I try my hardest everyday to enter every sweepstake and play every game on PCH websites. I tell all my friends and family that one day I am going to win from Publishers Clearing House and the response I get back a lot of the time is some giggles and they ask me who do we know or even heard of winning from Publishers Clearing House? Which sometimes breaks my spirit and makes me question if I am wasting my time trying and are they right. Then I see a video like this one of Melody winning from PCH & my hopes go from won’t ever happen to me to it could happen to me just the same chances anyone else has of winning. So I am going to continue to enter everyday like I have been and just maybe I will be able to call them and say hey you do know someone who has won from Publishers Clearing House and when they say who? I can scream Me! Thanks Amanda for showing Melody’s winning video. I think you and Laura did a fantastic job delivering Melody her Big Check.

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Keeper of the Birds said...

Congrats Melody…how nice to see it go to a student and a fairly newly married one at that. enjoy and keeping praying gal!

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Pamela Crutcher said...

Congrats Melody!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TAMMY SMITH said...

FOR SOME REASON I CAN’T GET MY MESSAGES. I HOPE THAT SOMEONE CAN HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM. THANK YOU!!!

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DeLayne Perry said...

awe… YAY!! Wonderful for Melody! and so cool that Laura and Amanda presented the prize!! :)

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Joyce Boudreaux said...

Hi Rize Patrol today is the first day I feel like I can really win cause its something else on the Internet I felt like wasn’t going to ever win now I feel positive that my emails are going through now I’m just praying that I win .i really want meet you all I want to win I’m in it to win it all the way Danielle &Dave&Tood I’m felling a whole lot better about winning I feel like I have a chance.

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Priscilla Sayles said...

Congratulations Melody, I am happy for you I just started playing in May, 2013 I am starting to doubt myself maybe is a waste of time. By looking at the video dreams do come true. Maybe one of these years you might see me on tv. Well anyway God Bless and Congratulations.

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kenneth lucas said...

I want to win publishers clearing house superprize 1830 so i can meet the prize patrol big check

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dariush maryamian said...

I love to win and keep the check to my hand

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linda leamy said...

PCH#3080 WINNER 1 MILLION LUM SUM PLUS 5/K A WK FOR LIFE SEP 23RD OR PCH#3080 WINNER OF 10 MILLION SEP 23RD LINDA120LEE

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kenneth lucas said...

I want to win publishers clearing house superprize 1830,3080.
Congrats to meldoy
So i can travel to Tennessee. See my mom vacation there have fun party and yes i really do want to win

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Vikas Sharma said...

add your comment here

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Vikas Sharma said...

family ka saat

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Tamicka merritt said...

Nice to be the big prize winner congratulations

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Adrian Senneff said...

WE are entering every chance you can . I go bed 2:00 in morning THAN YOU ADRIAN &ADYY

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Adrian Senneff said...

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Erika Gallegos said...

God Bless you and your husband Melody!!! Faith is where you want to focus…follow God and your dreams come true!!! Loyalty to God brings so many rewards and gifts its so amazing~

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Gary Huether said...

Wow if I will win from PCH People at my house at Friday 28th?? It will change my sequences and my BIG DEBTS! I Love all PCH people, so if they win me I can tell them, my son has a restaurant close to my house, and if you want to eat FREE I will pay it for you today. PCH people or you and a WOW for me from PCH people in me??

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Gary Huether said...

I am happy to see PCH People at my house and win me on Friday? thanks. I love all PCH People on my house? Thanks. my son was a wow restaurant close to my house o after they win me I will tell them I will pay them all food and drinks aroogas.com. thanks

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vickie Ahrens said...

WOW- i have always wondered what would happen IF i was picked for the BIG PRIZE and my husband and i were gone out of town. We always have our great neighbors to watch our home and get our mail and papers. This is SO GREAT to know and just like MELODY i have PRAYED about this for SO LONG. What a BIG BIG BLESSING it would be to WIN THE BIG ONE SOON! I LOVE TO GIVE it always makes my HEART FEEL SO FULL and by WINNING BIG i COULD GIVE BIG!

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Gary Huether said...

GH will win PCH people at my house 28th February to change my sequences and my BIG DEBTS! I love all PCH people and I will tell them after I win my son has a restaurant close to my house and I will PAY all hood from PCh People free! wow is me and them? I will pay for them thanks!!

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nicholas adam reagan said...

i pray too…i want to be SET FOR LIFE!…don’t let the ones who are relentless about it be let down….god is the master of my faith…i believe!

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ROBERT C RODRIGUEZ said...

ROBERT C RODRIGUEZ
SAID TO PRIZE PATROL TEAM
PCHSWEEEPSTAKES GIVEAWAY
THAT WAS THE ONLY KEEPS ME .MY PRAYER .FAITH IS VERY STRONG WORD
BEALIVE….IN HEART AND SOUL .NEVER
GIVE UP…TO BE BLESS WITH THAT GIFT
USED THAT SPCEAIL GIFT FAITH .BEALIVE IN YOUR SELF HUMBLE YOU’ER
SELF AND OTHERS TO RESPECT OTHERS
FREINDSHIP AND KINDNESS SHARE YOUR WEATH IN GIVING .BACK .WITH YOUR HEART IT COMES BACK TO YOU.THAT YOU CAN HELP OTHERS.
FAITH HOLLY SPRIT GOD .WOULD GUIDE TO RIGHT DIRCETION.BUT UP TO
YOU TO BE STRONG AND SPEAK WHATS
OR WRONG ..IF YOU REALLY WANT TO
WIN AND TO BE A WINNER BEACUSE .I ROBERT C RODRIGUEZ I WANT BE THE NEXT BIG WINNER WITH BIG FOR LEGACEY FAMILY FUTRUE

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Gary Huether said...

GH win PCH People coming to my house to change my sequences and my BIG DEBTS at Feb 28th Friday??thanks I love all pch people coming to my house and after they win me I will tell them my son has a restaurant close to my house and if they want to eat food this day I will pay all things for them to do it FREE for them??

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JOY said...

I PLAY PCHSEARCH & WIN ALL THE TIME HOPING ONE DAY MY PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED I HAVE HOPE AND NEVER GIVE UP ALWAYS BELIEVING.4/8/2014

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luis said...

Well my neighbor’s i don’t think they have a very good references from me they are very selfish but It’s ok they never going to make me give up no matter what i always be a true person

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