What Would YOU Do If You Won The “Forever” Prize?

Forever Prize

Hello PCH Fans!

It’s time to look forward to FOREVER! That’s right, the “Forever” Prize is back, and it’s guaranteed to be awarded NEXT MONTH!

I know the excitement has to be building for everyone. I mean, that’s a lot to think about.  YOU would get $5,000 a Week for Life. Then to top it all off, it would continue on to another person for THEIR lifetime.

The possibilities seem endless when you think about it. Granted, a lot of possibilities opened up when I won the $1 Million SuperPrize in August of 2008. But the “Forever” Prize would definitely up the ante.

What would I do if I won such a prize? I really had to think about it!

I would:

  • Start a scholarship at Toledo Central Catholic High School and The University of Toledo. Education is a great investment for the community.
  • Make larger donations to local and national charities that I support. My local Humane Society could definitely use some assistance.
  • Build a second home somewhere a little warmer. Sometimes Ohio winters can get a little wicked!
  • Buy my husband’s dream car for him. I guess I’d better double check what that is! As for me, I love my Smokey, my 2013 Ford Focus.
  • Finally take a jump over the ‘Big Pond’ with my husband to do a few vacations in Europe. Maybe we can find the city where the Bostelmans originated and share our findings with the family.
  • Buy a Playstation 4 when it releases! OK, well, I’m already saving for that, but I’d probably need two if I had two homes. Right? Right.
  • Take my buddies to an all-expenses paid trip to DragonCon and/or the San Diego ComicCon. It would be so cool to see movie stars AND get exclusive first peeks for movies and TV shows.
  • RETIRE! After a month or two “off”, I’d probably start volunteering for a local organization a few days a week, but that leaves plenty of time to travel and maybe even work on some creative projects.
  • Whew, that was fun. But wait! Then the person who I would pass the winnings onto would need to figure out their own game plan. No pressure!

But now I turn the question over to YOU. If YOU won the “Forever” Prize in August, what would you do, and who would get the legacy portion of the prize? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to ENTER ENTER ENTER!

GOOD LUCK!

Natalie Bostleman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

 

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naheed khan said...

i want to win this time.but luck may choose me and my number that is great for me and us ,

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naheed khan said...

hi pch and every body of the team i am so glad may i win this time hope fully

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Catherine Blair said...

If I won I would donate a new playground to our church, then donate money to our Food Pantry and our youth group! Fix my moms house, so she would be safe…the list goes on of how I can share this blessing!

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Adriana Castro said...

If I win… Fly to SoCal to see my family I miss them all, go to a taco shop I miss them too, change our car for a new one, buy a house, finish college, save money for my children’s college, take a trip to Disney world, and keep servicing my church, community, family, and friends, last but not least I really really want a bean and cheese burrito with sour cream and a large horchata from San Diego’s taco shop : )

And I will take my mom, sister, and I to a day at a spa yay!!! I need a massage my three under 3 have a lot more energy than I thought!!

:)

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Tom Brophy said...

I always wanted to be in a position to give money away to those who need it. i have a file of friends of mine that need a little boost to take the pressure off. this prize would do just that. Helping others becomes a victory for me. I’d love to make it happen.

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Adriana Castro said...

Wait I guess with $5,000 a WEEk I can do a lot more that I can imagine, I probably can open my own taco shop :) and build my dream home with a very cool pool with slides, and a tennis and baseball court. My children are 3,2,and 1 so they are very youg and I have lots of memories to build. I can finally take some clases to improve my cooking and my sewing. Omg I always wanted to take martial arts clases and also pottery and my children can take all this clases with me. My school goes to Africa every year to teach children (I’m in child development field although I’m out of school right now because the lack of money I’m planning to go back to school and finish some day) I’ve always wanted to go and help, and maybe I can go to Cambodia too OMG!! I’m underestimating the power of $5,000 a week for life!!! GOOD LUCK TO MEEEEEEE!!!! OXOXO!!

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randall mcdowell said...

If I won Id but my 2 Twins clothing and Medical insurance and my new born new clothes n diapers. Id Pay my Ladies schooling debt off. Id visit my father who has Never been in my life because of incarceration. Id help my mother through her bankruptcy. Id invest in my clothing line company I want to start so i can Make more money to cloth and feed families in need and provide u.s. soldiers with clothing and blankets.Id invest in my kids college . Me and my Lady would get married and have a beautiful wedding because her family Cant afford one. Id give 10 percent to a church every check. Id feel less stressed Being 28 Years Old with 3 kids. Since I Just lost my job.

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James Martinez said...

First I would take my out to diner to the finest resturant with my with my family & than during diner I would pop the question to my girlfriend & ask for her hand in marriage & buy her the nicest ring :) My youngest will definatily be spoiled because he’ll be the one I would pass the winnings to oh & plus he would be the one to take care of dear old dad when I get old but we’ll keep that between you & I okay :)

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Misty Lancaster said...

I would pull my family out of debt. Set up a savings for all of my babies. Buy us our dream home/ranch. Take my kids on a vert deserved vacation and buy a knew vehicle. I would pay my mother’s house off and buy a few houses and start a program to help needy families with kids get on their feet. Then I would open my very own bakery. Definitely would be a miracle but as long as I keep the dream a live it gives me hope that one day I will be able to give to others and give my babies a good life.

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Victor santana said...

!!! I will help my family !!!!

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Isary Diaz said...

Wow!! If I earn $5000 a week, I could actually make the dreams for my family, for example collecting and buying a new house, pay my kids college and mine too, and cover all my debts. Help my whole family, my mom, siblings. Also, I made ​​donations to institutions for people who are suffering from diseases, may have a better deal, and also to discover new procedures to heal all those who need it, such as cancer, diabetes, autism,the homeless, and abandoned animals, for they are not slaughtered, because I think it’s not fair that people will take their lives to these defenseless animals, etc..
Finally, I would like to go on a trip with my family for the various wonderful places that exist where you can enjoy the surroundings of nature and its beauty and make it an unforgettable experience for all.

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Jacqueline Tiggs said...

Help as many people who are in dire need as possible, not just family. I will do with the money what God wants me to do with the money so I shall ask Him before I hand out anything.

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dariush maryamian said...

do i win hopefully

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Melissa Haubert said...

I would have a house built for me and my kids, and one for my parents, clothes shopping, take my kids to Disney, pay back some select few for going above and beyond to help me over the years, and pay off my student loans

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Jacqueline Lewis said...

Tithes on everything, get a truck, fence so the backyard can be closed off. Than home- repairs= kitchen, windows a plumber for my gas to be turned on, get all bills automatic bill pay that way I want come home and its dark. after that go to Disney world to see Mickey

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JoHanna Orton said...

I would GET MARRIED(11-16-13), give to the forestry and California for all the fires we have been having. I would do charity for the red cross and donate a large jump sum to them! Also, donate to shelters for battered women in honor of my mom! Then i would help my family whenever they needed it!

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Kia Lor said...

There are so many things I would be able to do should I win the $5000 a week prize. First, I would pay off my mortgage. Second, I would save for my children’s college education. Third, I would have enough money to retire so I can really sit down to write my book. It is a dream of mine to finally be able to write my autobiography. So many people have asked for it and it is hard to find the time to write when I am a full-time employee and a full-time mother. I hope I win the $5000 a week prize so I can realise my dreams.

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Larry Williams said...

There is no way I can win this 5,000 a week for life contest. I really need to I pray about it each time I sign up for the game but I know that I have no chance to win this contest. It’s always somewhere not even close to me I really think that it is impossible to win this contest. I will not play again to be disappointed again I just need this too much.

Thanks a lot
Larry Williams

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nichole haney(ries) said...

If I won I would pay off my grandparents house and give them some extra money so my grandfather wouldn’t have to work anymore.I’d but my mom a nice little house,pay off all my bills,and move out of this apartment that drains my every penny.Ever sisnce I was a teen I have had a dream of helping the homeless/less fortunate.Like buying some apartments and housing them,but helping them find jobs…getting them back on their feet.Maybe a safehouse of sorts for teens and battered women.I want to help people.Even now I give when I don’t have much to give.Have always had the belief of what goes around comes around.I don’t expect anything but gratitude.There is nothing like seeing the smile on someone who doesn’t have food or cant afford to pay a bill….anything like there is when you see the relief in their eyes knowing you just helped them.I love that,I live for that.so if I had the opportunity to do more;I would.

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LaConstance Kinchen said...

If I won this money I would give the Lord his 10% I would buy me a house fix my mother house, I would help peoples that are homeless feed the ones that need food and cloth. I would put money back so my grandson can go to college and don’t have to worry about getting no loans. And the reason I need to win this money is because my husband have not been able to find a job in 6 years and I have been out of work for one year. I would love to give little kids stuff they wish for Christmas, birthdays this is what I would for all kids.

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Rhonda F. Swain said...

Get down on my knees and praise the lord.

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Kevin E Gilmore Sr. said...

Good people of PCH make me the next BIG Winner!!!!

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shammy gooljar said...

HI HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING GESS OK WELL I WANT KOWN THAT PCH NEVER E MAIL ME BACK THANK YOU.

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Gregory Vite said...

I would open a large sustainable organic community farm. A lot of the people in my community have to scrape by and can barely afford groceries for their families, and the food pantries around here are extremely limited. My farm would provide FREE food to EVERY needy family that came to my door! Good food should not be a worry for any family!! A properly tended farm can produce thousands of pounds of fruits and veggies. More than enough to give away :)

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Kevin E Gilmore Sr. said...

The first thing I would buy is my mothers health! That’s If I’m the winner?

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katheryn rogers said...

i think if i were to win i would invest a third of my money to battered women and children and for foster children since how mine are now in foster care.and i would get my childen all back since how i lost them because i had no support. please god let me win.

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Karen Pettis said...

I would be able to keep my house & fix it up, pay my dr. bills and charge accounts. I would also get a new car for my husband and i (right now driving 2003 and 2006). Then i would help my family-(my mom bedridden and it costs my dad a lot of money for in home care). This money would make all the difference in the world to my life. my husband is self employed and if we have another winter like last year we could lose everything. After everything is paid, one of my dreams is to help the hungry and homeless and teach them to help themselves. thanks for letting me vent and dream!

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John Whittaker said...

I would get my surgery and a car. then visit a children hospital bring them gifts. Your a kid stuck in a hospital how fun is that right? Of course I would like a big house a Relationship a Life. But little ones take priority.

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michael Zambo said...

if i won i would get my 2003 chevy 1500 a new paint job and get a couple of dents pulled. no but really i would get my autistic child best help ever and get my father best doctor help in the states for his diabetes and lupus help my sisters with education. Get my Soon to be born next week baby everything he needs along with a college fund. WE WOULD BE SET. i would probably keep my job though so i could stay busy.

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Priscilla Bresh said...

I’ed pay off bills and help others in need

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MARILYN JOAN HADEY said...

I WOULD HELP MY BOYFRIEND PAY ALL THE UTILITY BILLS, THEN I WOULD HAVE THE MOST BIGGEST PARTY THAT I COULD THROW. OR I WOULD TAKE EVERYONE OUT FOR A NICE DINNER TO THE MOST EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT & LET EVERYONE CHOOSE THERE OWN LIKINGS OF FOOD & ALSO LET THEM HAVE A MANY DRINKS AS THEY WOULLLD LIKE. I WOULD DEFFINETLY BRING THE PRIZE PATROLS WITH US TO HELP US ENJOY THIS LOVLY DAY & NIGHT & HELP US ENJOY OUR GREAT GIFT THAT WE HAD RECIEVED. ALSO I WOULD THAK ALL OF MY FAMILY THAT IS NO LONGER WITH US & ALSO THANK GOD. GOODLUCK EVERYONE.

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azimuddin merchant said...

I shall give this prize amount to my daughter for her children better education at present her both son studying in private school.

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Dana Clark said...

first off I want to say wonderful story Natalie.If I culd win I need to get myself out of debt! pay off my oldest daughter’s hospital bills,she got shot a year ago we made it over that and she will be graduating 2014.She’s been accepted to I U P so I have to pay for tuition.would love to take a vacation and get my family out of my neighborhood.I dream of opening my door and seeing the prize patrol! I ENTER,ENTER,ENTER!!!

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louise shaw said...

I would share it with son and grandchildren who have all had such a hard life. It would make it so we all could be more productive in our lives. we all really really need it. Brother and his family too. thank you thank you.

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Craig Brown said...

I like to dream big so the Bigger the Better Unfortunately I am not the luckiest person on the planet and I never win. It hurts when I dont win and I think its a hardship in the plan I feel like Im trying too hard if I won there are so many organizations that I would help the most Important one would be St Judes Childrens Hospital then the DAV and a few other ones but none more important than my Family they/we are all struggleing what more can I say

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Craig Brown said...

I would be happy too Ive played everyday for a year straight non stop but havent won so now Im not going to go crazy, if I win great if not so be it, the PCH does not define me; I like what they are doing but it does not make me, so good luck to you and every one else God Bless And happy holidays its in the hands of God

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Colleen Morales said...

I would like to pay off my home. And help my church and my brothers,and friends. CFM

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Gloria Granado said...

I would help others and pay off bills!

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Gloria Granado said...

Great going Brandy I admire you for all the love you would love give

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Priscilla Bresh said...

I don’t know but i’m not going to be a fool and think it will be Priscilla Bresh

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louis pegno said...

If I were to win I would be a spokes man for pch for life I would spend every waking moment telling people to Love pch and order now…Total commitment Louis Pegno

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Priscilla Bresh said...

I would laugh then cry because i’ed be in shouck

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Billy Durham said...

I have a big list of things to do with a win. donations to children agencies, buy a new home. help family and anything else I can think of.

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Debra Donn said...

First i would pay all my bills off and my girls. Then i would but a house, help the homeless, repay the salvation army, catholic church, for all the help they gave me. Then i think i would want to do something for the women that are thinking of having an abortion with areas of other sources available to them. That’s the first thing that comes to mind.

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Debbie Creech said...

Well for one, I have been getting by from month to month off my back child support , which is $342. then add the SSI for my 15 year old daughter, for a grand total of $ 511 each month.I am a single parent(divorced) My 22 year old son inherited a mental illness, is what has kept me from going back to work. He has Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Every time I tried to work in the past, he caused to much problems at home. He can be very violent : even though he takes daily medication for his illness. We have a lawyer trying to get him SSI strated, been waiting for this for about nine months now. So to say what I would do if I won, I would buy him a home of his own, and place it on the family property near my home. This way I could make sure he takes his medication daily, but be able to enjoy some much needed peace in my own home. We live in a 10 by 40 single wide 70s modle trailer, with only 2 bed rooms and 1 bath. There is 5 of us under this roof, so I would add on for the rest of us or buy a bigger trailer, and also keep this one : for when I need some me time. I can honestly say, that I feel for any one that has a family member with a mental illness, it takes a big toll on the entire family. And as a mother ,I can not throw my son out and leave him homeless, and I can not work and leave him in my home alone with the rest of the family, for fear he may hurt his sisters, and the ungest is 15. So I am between a rock and a hard place. But I manage to scrap by, for the love of all my children who depend on me. So I would deffinetly put any winnings to good use, for the sake of all my children. All my kids are always saying how much they hate their lives, this is due to having to endure their brother living under the same roof with them and making life impossible for anyone of us to see any peace, And I feel for them and their suffering, but I also feel for him, he did not ask to inherit this, and like I tell them: it could of been you , and how would you feel then ? A mother will always do her best to help all her children, no matter what the problem is. God Bless any one going through this type of situation, cause I understand what you are going thru.

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Debbie Creech said...

PCH has asked me, and I am sure they ask every one, what would you do if you won the big prize , Well I would buy my 22 year old son that inherited a mental illness, a home of his own, and would place it near my 10 by 40 single wide 70s model trailer. This way I can make sure he takes his medication every day. I haven’t been able to work due to his illness. In the past when I did work, I would get calls at work about him causing trouble. And came home to have to deal with all the problems he caused every day. So I choose to stay home and keep the peace in the home, until his lawyer can get his SSI started for him, when this will be : I have no idea, it’s already been around 9 months, and still nothing. And we get by from month to month on my back child support that is a total of $ 511. That’s right 511 each month. It’s tough, but we manage. And as a mother ,I can not throw him out and make him homeless, but at the same time : I understand why the rest of my kids are always saying they hate their lives, his mental illness has took a toll on the entire family. And I can not trust my son not to hurt his sisters while I work some place, he can be violent , even on the medcation. And my youngest is 15. So I stay home to keep the peace in the home.And I am divorce , But a mother that loves her children will do everything she can to help all her children that need and depand on her, no matter what the problem is. And like I told the rest of my children, they could have inherited this mental illness and I am sure they would want the rest of the family to be more understanding for them . So I would use the money to improve the lives of all my children , so they wouldn’t no longer hate their lives. I would make sure they all had their own improved space, so we could all have some peace in our lives, but still live close enough to help my son each day. God Bless anyone going thru this type problem, I know what you are going thru and I feel for you. So now you know what I would do if I won. I would help my children and probly other families in the same vote as I am. God Bless you all.

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MARYBIRD LEONATTI said...

this is frist time /i lelt like i goig toget that money!!!!!! so just [because people own me money N there will neve pay my back?????

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Scott Davidson said...

I would help my Niece get her dog grooming business gonig and help family,friends,and others in need in my local area especially the homeless.

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Lee Helmick said...

I would purchase land, build a super cool barn house and have fun decorating inside and out.
Invest for my boys’ college and future
Buy a nice family car
Hire a part time maid so that I could drive my kids around to all their sporting events.
Get really cool camping gear and get ready to camp all over with my kids.

Lee H, Springfield, OR
P.s. and not worry so much about being a single parent! .. Yeah!!

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J Frederick Barr said...

Seems all I have ‘won’ in past few decades has been misery….would love something ‘concrete’ to win now, in the latter stages of my life………

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Gloria conway said...

If I were to win I would first pay off all of my debts and then set up trust funds for my children and grandchildren. Then help my family members and friends.

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SHIRLEY LANE said...

i support my son & grandson–i need the money

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Thabo said...

I love it because then you get free stuff and then sell them for knsaizch expecially since these clothes are so expensive so you get a lot for them. thank you ganz!!!!

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