“It Really Does Happen. You Are Real” – Michelle Curtis

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At Publishers Clearing House we always love giving away big money. But I have to admit I love it even more around the holidays! Lucky PCH sweepstakes entrants who win around the holidays always seem to be even more excited to have that surprise cash windfall. That certainly was the case with the $10,000 winner we surprised on November 7th!

With my Prize Patrol uniform on, Big Check and van sign in hand, I made my way to Dunkirk NY, which is about one hour outside of Buffalo.  I guess you could say I thought it was “business as usual”… but little did I know that this winner would have one of the best reactions I personally have ever experienced on the Prize Patrol!

It doesn’t happen often but once in a while the Prize Patrol knocks on the wrong door. Well, it ends up that Michelle Curtis recently moved a few houses down from her old address which we found out from the neighbor who we unintentionally surprised!  Luckily she kindly led us in the right direction.

When I finally arrived at the CORRECT house, Michelle opened her door in a sleepy fog. It took her a minute to grasp what was happening – the Prize Patrol was at her door with a BIG CHECK for $10,000! Once it sunk in she exclaimed “I just woke up. It’s been about seven years of entering (PCH contests) and never thought I’d win,” she said. Michelle managed to get those great quotes out in between her screaming, jumping, crying, and shouting!  “It really does happen. You Are Real!”

She was SO excited for her big PCH win that she called her friends and neighbors who ended up joining the celebration. Her emotions were overwhelming … the camera crew, news station, friends and I were all in tears. You could tell this money was truly needed. As we soon found out, Michelle was due for some GOOD news in her life as she has suffered from five strokes and has heart issues.

When the Prize Patrol left to go home, the first thing Michelle did was get dressed and go to the bank! She also said she planned on framing the BIG Check and hanging it up on her wall. What would YOU do with the Big Check if you won the PCH Sweepstakes?

Remember, you could get to experience the Prize Patrol showing up at YOUR door if you enter the PCH Sweepstakes! We will be on the road again in just a few weeks for our November 26th Special Early Look prize event so make sure to enter while there’s still time!

Story about Michelle Curtis from the local news!

 

danielle

Danielle Lam
Prize Patrol Elite


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Natasha Davis said...

CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE….AND THANKS DANIELLE FOR THE INFORMATION. IF I WON FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE…OH BOY WHAT FUN IT WOULD BE TO REALLY EXPERIENCE THAT MOMENT:)… I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT IN MY DREAMS , BUT NOTHING THAT REAL. I WOULD HANDLE MY FINANCIAL SITUATION FIRST/DEBT…BILLS…ETC. BUY HEADSTONES… DONATE—–>HAVE SOME RECOGNITION FOR MYSELF…..AND MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE. I WOULD PAY OFF MY GRANDFATHERS MORTGAGE…..OH I WOULD GET A HOME…. A NEW CAR….TAKE FAMILY TRIPS……SAVE…..TSHIRT LINE…..AND ENJOY LIFE ..LIKE I KNOW IT CAN BE WITH MY FAMILY……THE DREAMING NEVER ENDS:)….#1 Fan***

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Natasha Davis said...

—->I am entering now lol:)

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Justin Thornton said...

Wonderful! Great blog today.
I am very happy for her and her family.

Thanks PCH!!!!
Justin

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Dee Dee said...

So wonderful! Hope to meet the Prize Patrol soon! Congrats Michelle! Enjoy :)

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orvid wine said...

I am going to be the next big winner.you have just misplaced my address.my neighbor told me to do something with a rooster and a black cat bone.but i cant shoot a deer without stopping by the vet on the way home.i think i will keep hiting the pch webpages o wine

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quitta said...

I love what PCH does for others. You never know when you are going to get blessed. I get excited every time I hear that they are on the road to “Bless” someone- no matter who it is I still get excited then I make time to watch the winning moment. All I can think is, maybe next time my family will receive the blessing :)

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susan varughese said...

congrats and god bless…entering PCH everyday…love you guys.

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aicha laabid said...

congratulation michelle I m vvery hapy for you I hoppe to see you Danielle in my house do you know you are very beautiful

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Maria Miranda said...

I would hang the Big Check in the computer room because that’s where I mainly enter.

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Michaela G. said...

Wow!!! Thank you Ms. Danielle, that is a wonderful story!!! It just gives us all so much HOPE that something like this would happen to anyone that has entered the PCH Sweepstakes!!!

Just wanted to say “Congratulations” to Michelle Curtis, and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!!!

I think I would do exactly what Michelle did, go to the bank with the small check and frame the big check!!!

All I can say is it will be like Christmas on November 26th that is for sure, for someone lucky enough to win the $7,000 A Week for Life “ I know I would be “SET FOR LIFE!!!”

Well just want to say “GOOD LUCK” to all that have entered all of the PCH wonderful Sweepstakes!!!

ONE Can only HOPE, PRAY, DREAM as they enter to win this $7,000 A Week for Life PCH Sweepstakes this November 26th, it would be like having Christmas in November, what a splendid thought!!!

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ESTHER SEPULVEDA said...

you guys only pick people that have a lot of money not people like me that are disabled and live small pay check enough for bills month to month

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Dianna Casteen said...

Can’t wait to see you at my house! Be waiting with coffee and donutes!

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sirmeria thomas said...

God is good in every way

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Mylene Quiambai said...

Congratulations to Ms. Mechelle!

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Mylene Quiambai said...

God is Good all the time.!

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Judith Harris said...

If I won the big check, I most certainly would frame it and hang it up on my Seventeen Year Wall of Fame. That is such a great idea! If I can, because I am a huge pen nut, just ask Ms. Deborah, I will put a Prize Patrol Pen on my Seventeen Year Wall of Fame with it. :-) A nice picture of my Prize Patrol friends in a nice frame would look great on my Seventeen Year Wall of Fame too. Yeah, some streamers of Gold and Dark Blue to frame the Ultimate Fan of PCH Seventeen Year Wall of Fame sounds like a plan.

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Judith Harris said...

If I won the big check? I would get out of debt once and for all. I would buy myself a place of my own to live in. That would be so nice to have that. I have so many places that I have wanted to help, children with cancer and lieukemia, disabled veterans, people with Traumatic Brain Injury, Veterans and Civilians. I have so many dreams that I CAN and will bring to reality with the revenue should it come my way. Until that happens, I have a wealth of prayer and today, that, I can do. I do know how to budget, on three levels below poverty income that I presently have, which I am grateful for, I masterfully budget. That is more than I can say for eeehhhh hem, small voice here, uuummm, congress.

Humbly,
J

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Craig Reed said...

I have been playing PCH for s long time. If I won that big check, things sure would be a dream come true and I am not sure I would believe what my own eyes were seeing! To have the Prize Patrol Elite at my door would be so wonderful, it would seem unreal. I’d like to thank everyone at PCH for always being so nice and especially giving me a chance to be financially comfortable. What a life that would be! Good luck to all of us and a great big thanks to PCH.Craig R.

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Anthony l conner said...

Shhhh… they are coming.

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demarcuscharacter said...

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