Forever Changed by PCH – Joseph Beane’s Winner Story

Hi everyone!  This is Matt K from PCH Creative.  We’ve all seen the winning moments of our fantastic SuperPrize winners on TV or maybe even on YouTube.  But what happens when the Prize Patrol leaves and the winner is Forever Changed with this incredible windfall of serious money?  For a few more weeks, I’ll be interviewing some of our past winners and asking them what DID happen after the Prize Patrol van rolled away!  We’ll find out how they reacted, how their lives were transformed, and what they can do now that they couldn’t have done before.  Let’s start with this week’s ironically humorous profile with Joseph Beane, a SuperPrize winner from 2010!

Joseph Beane

Before he won, Joseph Beane had been a loyal Publishers Clearing House entrant for many years.  But even before he started entering, Joe had been familiar with PCH for another ironic reason – he was a United States Postal Service employee!  Yes, you heard that correctly.  Joe was a letter carrier who actually won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!  Yup, not very many people can claim to have handled (and helped enter) so many PCH envelopes in their lives, but Joe certainly can!

Forever Changed Joseph Beane

When I spoke with Joe, I asked him to recount the day that Dave and Danielle showed up in town.  “Actually, I had received a letter from PCH the previous week that stated I was one of several hundred people that were already guaranteed a $1,000.00 prize, AND that I was still in the running for the $1 Million.  My roommate was sure I was going to win, but I didn’t believe it!”

Then one day while out on the job, Joe received a phone call from a “delivery” person asking him to stay where he was so that he could receive a package.  The other person on the end of the phone was actually our own Dave Sayer, from the Prize Patrol Elite team.  Dave will sometimes do this to make sure our lucky winners stay where they are — who knew that giving away millions of dollars was such hard work!?

But what Dave didn’t know was that, as a letter carrier, Joe happened to know the names and voices of all the other delivery guys in town!  Lucky for Dave, Joe decided he’d take a chance and agreed to park his truck while he waited for this “special delivery” to arrive.

When that moment came, Joe found himself speechless. “It was hard to even sign the papers they gave me,” he confesses.  “My hands were still shaking!”

What was even more amazing is that after the Prize Patrol left, Joe still had to return to work and finish delivering the mail!  Remember that old saying about the Post Office, “neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow”?  Well, I guess you can add “nor winning the Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize” to that list!

In fact, when I caught up with Joe Beane last week, he told me he hasn’t stopped delivering the mail.  Oh sure, he’s taken some breaks to travel (Hong Kong, the Dominican Republic, and his favorite, Bora Bora), but for the most part Joe has kept his life pretty mellow.

He’s given back by helping out his neices and nephews and local veteran charities, and hopes to continue to help all of them in the future.  But Joe is also planning on a nice early retirement.

I’m thinking 2020 sounds like a good year to retire,” says Joe. “I try to stay pretty conservative with my moneyI thought about maybe buying a motorcycle, but I’m still driving the same car I bought when I won.  That being said, it takes a lot of restraint to keep from buying things all the time!”

Who would have thought that after all those years of delivering Publishers Clearing House envelopes, Joe would eventually be a winner! That just goes to show you, it could happen to anyone  – even YOU!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S. All this talk of letter carriers got me thinking. How do you enter the PCH Sweepstakes? Through the mail or online? Tell us in the comments below!

P.P.S. If you want a winner story of your own, you better enter! There are only 8 days left to enter to win $7,000 A Week For Life!

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119 thoughts on “Forever Changed by PCH – Joseph Beane’s Winner Story”

  1. Carla Michelle Antee says:

    Forever Changed by One.Million Forever Plus 7000,00 A.Week For Life.Gwy.No.3080

  2. Carla Michelle Antee says:

    Thanks PCH

  3. Carla M Antee says:

    What a wonderful story

  4. Angel Mercado says:

    hi PCH a few months back I was invited to the millionaires dream club and I haven’t gotten a knock on my door yet when will that dream come true and how long do I have to wait.peace love and happy holidays to you all

  5. Carla M Antee says:

    Very inspirational Story

  6. Carlos Rios says:

    I just hope and pray that my Dreams Do Come true. So I can pay my bills and take Care of my family and move to a better place..

  7. Nancy Foltz says:


    1. Angelika S Butz says:

      Nancy stop shouting (caps lock is on) it is rude to shout even online as to your comment yes these people are real , very real. Now you can never win a prize big or small when you get the sweep entry for only one prize plus it costs you a very expensive postal stamp. Since you are online why do you not enter all the sweeps that are on There are a minimum of 135 sweeps from $5 to $10 mill, online at, PCH Games,email, Facebook and Frontpage all of them give you a chance every day instead of once in a blue moon by US mail. These are sweeps and games of chance but they are free NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO WIN so it is cheaper than spending money on the Lottery and your chances are slightly better depending on your luck. I myself have won small prizes none over $25 but hey, at least I won something.
      I play online every single day and because I opted out of getting notices by US mail I do not get any mail from PCH only the checks for my small winnings which can take up to 8 weeks to arrive. Don’t twist your panties if you win and don’t see anything the next couple of weeks. PCH will inform you by email that a check will issued and mailed to you.
      Phew a long comment but I think you needed to be educated. Good Luck.

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