$10,000 Sweepstakes Prize Goes To Virginia of Virginia

“I always thought this was set up!” exclaimed a shocked Virginia Hall as she emerged from her Madison, VA home last Wednesday. Like many people, maybe even you, Virginia believed that the PCH Prize Patrol notifies winners before showing up at their homes. But on September 18th she learned that is NOT the case.

Virginia was the lucky winner of a $10,000 Sweepstakes Prize from Publishers Clearing House – a special prize marking the 25th anniversary of the Prize Patrol’s first trip. Dave and I made the trip to VA, flying into Washington, DC and drove 2 hours southwest to the small town of Madison. The local florist, only a minute down the road from Virginia’s home, knew our winner personally. “Virginia is a pistol,” she said. “You’ll love her!”

Virginia Hall

We sure did! It didn’t take long for Virginia to answer her door, and she immediately recognized the surprise guests standing on her porch. Our visit put her in a state of shock and awe – she kept claiming that she felt as if she was dreaming. And no, we did not set the scene up – it was a complete surprise to Virginia, as it always is to our winners!

The former teacher’s assistant was THRILLED by her win. She couldn’t wait to share the news with her loved ones – she called just about everyone she could think of while the Prize Patrol and cameraman were still there. Dave Sayer himself got on the phone with her son and daughter, as they could not believe the fantastic news!

Virginia Sweepstakes Winner

And what is Virginia going to do with the Sweepstakes prize money? Her first thought was that now she can pay her oil bill for the winter. “This old house could sure use that money!” Well, the Prize Patrol is always happy to help!

Virginia Hall Sweepstakes Prize

Thank YOU to all of the fans and customers who have been following the Prize Patrol for these past 25 years. Here’s to another 25 years of making dreams come true!

Laura W.
Promotion Development

 

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Tahisha Bullock said...

I am never going to stop entering Publisher’s Clearing House. I never gave up hope, because I know one day I am going to win and be happy.

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
I still believe someday will be my turn to win Publisher Clearing House,and they will come at my front door in Hartford,CT

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Keeper of the Birds said...

Having lived in that area once upon a time …..lol…..It does my heart so MUCH good and gives me such HOPE, Ms. Virginia! I am so happy for you that you can now do some repairs on your home but what really touches my heart; is remembering how much my own dad worried over filling the oil tank for the winter….I am so thankful you will NOT have that worry this winter. I lived on Quantico,Va. many, many moons ago. I personally remember, as I was working 2 jobs then; that thank goodness at least, I did not have to pay for heating there since we lived in military housing. It kept me hopeful then as #PCH keeps me hopeful everyday! Congrats again Ms. Virginia I am so happy for you :) #PCH and #PrizePatrol WOW Such Wonderful Ripples thru Time. 60 years for PCH and 25 years for the Prize Patrol…..I can never speak highly enough to give you the real credit you deserve. I am proud of the company standards you have set and how informative all of your nine or so main sites actually are. All Y’all make me proud to be an American and you feed me daily doses of Hope ! wado~(thanks)

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Ruhul Kuhn-Osius said...

congratulations Virginia Hall !

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jacob said...

how wonderful! i think the surprise part of anything unexacting is more of shock then awe. no phone calls just a knock on the door “here is your check” is sure something out of the norm. Virginia whatever luck you got rub some on me for the 3080 prize number. i always wonder who is behind the camera at these prize patrol events.

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DeLayne Perry said...

YAY!!! Congratulations Virginia Hall!
Bless you…

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David Faas said...

Hi,Once again,Congratulations to Virginia Hall.I hope that you are
Able to stay Warm after paying that oil Bill for Winter!!!

I surely hope that I am that lucky as You Virginia Hall.Hopefully on 11/26/2013.

Winning means the World to me.To be the next #BigCheck winner or better yet,the next PCHMillionaire on 11/26/2013.

If that does actually happen for me on 11/26/2013 I would move down South Somewhere for the Winter where it is Nice
And Sunny & Warm!!!

Where was Danielle Lam in that Photo?That is a Mystery to me.

God bless PCH,

Mr.David Faas Duluth, Minnesota USA

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Laura W. for that wonderful, wonderful letter to all of us about PCH’s 25th year Anniversary winner Mrs. Virginia Hall!!!

So very exciting and sweet too!!! I do not know where she is coming from, being so very surprised, but how very exciting that must have been to see and YES, YES, YES I think I would call everyone too, if I were ever blessed by winning SUPER BIG Prize from PCH!!! I do hope one day I will be a winner of a SUPER MEGA BIG Prize from PCH!!!! WOW!!! What a wonderful and blessed gift!!!

Well, Congratulations Mrs. Virginia Hall and a very HAPPY, HAPPY AUTUMN!!!

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quitta said...

Congratulations Virginia.

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Kanika Loeung said...

I’d like to get surprise like her in some day too.

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Stancio Butler said...

Hey Laura W.
Promotion Development,

Right after congratulating Mrs. Virginia Hall of Madison, Virginia when she was recently got shocked with $10,000.00 from you & Dave Sayer at her home last Wednesday, On September 23rd which is today, Are you and Nicole T. going to be on the road again to Fairfax, Virginia this week so, you both are going to surprise me as a PCHSearch&Win Prize Patrol winner with both a $37,000,000.00 prize & a $250,000.00 every year for life & never work again prize PLUS a $1,000.00 BONUS so I will have a chance to meet you ladies for the first time ever because, I recently had my last chance to win $1,000.00 on the PCHSearch&Win website on September 20th last friday? Yes, you & Nicole T. are!!!

Stancio Butler
PCH Customer

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Justin Thornton said...

Congrats Ms. Virginia from Virginia!
Too cool.
I am hopeful that PCH will make my dreams come true and show up at our house in Winter Garden Florida.
I would love to see my wife’s face when PCH delivers the big check!
Congrats to all of the winners thus far.

Thanks,
Justin

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Dee Dee said...

Congratulations to Mrs. Virginia of Virginia. Fabulous!! Enjoy!! :)

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A.B. said...

I DON’T WANT TO LOOSE HOPE BUT SOMETIMES I DO BECAUSE WHERE I LIVE IS A SMALL UNKWOWN TOWN NAME OCALA FL. I’VE BEEN ENTERING PCH CONTESTS SINCE 2006 IN ALL THE WAYS THE CONTESTS ARE AVAILABLE AND I NEVER WIN A DIME. NOW I REALIZE THE PRIZE PATROL WILL NEVER COME TO OCALA. PCH HAS AWARDED PRIZES IN SOME BIG CITIES IN FLORIDA LIKE MIAMI (DADE ), BROWARD, ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, TALLAHASSE, JACKSONVILLE BUT NEVER IN THE SMALL TOWN OF OCALA. WHEN WILL OCALA BE HONORED BY A PRIZE PATROL VISIT?
WE HOPE IT’S SOON.

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Natasha Davis said...

Congrats Mrs. V=)

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Holly Messinese said...

So wonderful! : )

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DWAYNE DIXON said...

I WIN $1,000,000.00 TODAY IN I WANT YOU TO COME GIVE MY BIG CHECK TO ME PLSECE. DAINELLE LAM PCH PRIZE PATROL. I WANT IT NOW AND I WANT TO BE PCHTV.CAMBE NOW TODAY IS SEPT 23,2013.

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SUSIE LANDER-MERONIUK said...

I’ve been retired from the USPS for 3 yrs now. Back in the early 90′s, I was almost finished pitching mail and thought to myself almost time to go home. When out of the blue, cages of PCH Mail came in. I got 4 hours of overtime. Thank you PCH –I was a winner on my paycheck. God Bless ya–Las Vegas

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Maria Miranda said...

Congrats Virginia of Virginia! Winning when you don’t expect it is always a nice surprise. I remember when I first won from PCHSearch&Win. I’ve been scammed before by someone claiming to be PCH and I wasn’t sure if it was real this time because it was asking for my info. I still didn’t believe it until I received the check, deposited it and it cleared. It was only $5 but I was so happy that I texted all my family and told them that PCH is real and I won and that they should enter because you never know unless you enter.

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wesley ivey said...

Congrats!

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Yvette Cabiness said...

Congrats to you Virginia, I am truly happy for all the PCH winners and I hope and pray to join PCH Winners Club, stay safe and be Bless. I’m
truly praying for a Blessing myself.

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John J Pelegrino said...

HELLO AND GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HEALTH. AND ENJOY. I GUESS YOU DID HAVE THE LUCK. JOHN AND FAMILY

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EMMA Magill said...

ok i geust my true to win big ? i my dad is in the his in severs my grandpa pass awy 104 years old i love them both my mom pass away two my dad in mom is both pass away pch.com

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JF said...

I’m really looking forward to the $7,000 a week for life winning announcement.

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susan varughese said...

congrats ms. Virgina. Good luck everyone on the next big prize and may god bless everyone.

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W Saintil said...

Congrats Virginia!

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Natalie Bostelman said...

Absolutely wonderful. Congrats again, Virginia! I’m sure you’ll be retelling your story for years to come. :)

GOOD LUCK!!

Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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Mina Green said...

Congratulations Mrs. Virginia; may God continue to Bless you and yours and may the Peace of Christ be with you Always.

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Trish said...

Knowing miss virginia personally I can honestly say that this could not have happened to a better person!

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Pamela Harrell said...

Winning this would be life changing for me.

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David Mahlberg said...

I think I would. Call every one that didnnt believe. It could. Happen.

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Sonia said...

Congratulatione Virginia hall

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KAREN STREET said...

You are a member to winning with PCH ! YOU ARE VERY LUCKY ! !

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Barbara said...

CONGRATS YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES :)

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JOY said...

NO PRIZE DOESN’T CONTACT WINNERS IN ADVANCE.

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