“HONK HONK”: IT’S THE PRIZE PATROL WITH $1 MILLION

12_4_John Kutz

Usually when the PCH Prize Patrol arrives at a winner’s home we ring the doorbell or rap “knock knock” on the door.  But when we got to the home of John Kutz, one of two new PCH millionaires surprised within 48 hours of each other last week, we had to “honk honk” with our van’s horn.  You see, while John’s residence was in heavily populated Miami, FL, it was in a remote area devoted to tree-farming — with fences all around and a closed gate far away from the house and its front door.  Hector, a man who lives on John’s property, heard us honking and emerged to see what was going on.  Not being familiar with Publishers Clearing House, Hector became nervous and needed a lot of persuading.  Finally convinced that the roses, balloons, video camera and Big Check were “OK,” he opened the gate and announced he’d do his best to get John and wife Lucy home from shopping.  “Great” we said.  But our optimism promptly turned to alarm when Hector got Lucy on the phone and started wailing with pain pretending there had been a terrible accident and crying “You’ve GOT to come home. PLEASE HURRY, HURRY, HURRY!”

Not surprisingly John and Lucy arrived very quickly fully expecting to see an ambulance or fire truck on site.  Instead they found Hector laughing as we stood by with a Big Check declaring that John was the winner of a Million Dollar SuperPrize.  Phew!  There was back-slapping relief, and everything turned out all right – in fact wonderfully.  John could not have been happier.  He is retired, spends much of his time tending a large tropical garden, and says he’ll put the prize money to good use paying bills and fixing up the house, which he hasn’t been able to do for 20 years.

People always ask me, “What does the Prize Patrol do if the winner isn’t home?”  Well, most of the time the winner is home and the surprise presentation proceeds smoothly and joyfully.  If that doesn’t happen we turn to neighbors to help us locate the winner  and orchestrate the “winning moment” wherever we can — perhaps at a workplace, a market, a school, or even a hospital.

12_4_Prize Patrol John Kutz

Blog readers: Rest assured that if the Prize Patrol arrives at your door and has to ask relatives or friends to summon you home, we will insist that they indicate it’s good news, not bad, so the winner doesn’t race home panic-stricken.

But first things first:  You can’t win if you don’t enter. John Kutz won $1 Million from a Publishers Clearing House mailing promoting a 48 Hour Instant Millionaire prize. This is an ongoing promotion and we’re still looking daily for even more new millionaires, so keep on entering!

Congratulations John!  And to the rest of you: the best of luck.

 

Dave Sayer

Dave Sayer
Prize Patrol Ambassador

 


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SUSIE RIOPELLE said...

congratulation again John thats what pch does make peoples wish and dreams come true see i’m in it to win it to and i’ll never give up everyone lets all join in on the fun and get our chance to have our dream come true enter everyday and never give up wish everyone the very best of luck

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tiffany bishop said...

Im baaack its tiffany with a new we email address what happens to u guys keeping me up 2 date on my prize

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Stancio Butler said...

I’m baaack again it’s Stancio searching for entries on PCHSearch&Win every day what happens to you guys keeping me up to date on my prize too

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Dee Dee said...

Hope I am next! :) Congrats to all winners! :)

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Natalie Bostelman said...

Hah hah! Awesome. Congrats again, John! It’s like I tell everyone. Go on with your daily routine. The Prize Patrol WILL find you!

GOOD LUCK!

Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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Natasha Davis said...

Congratulations John and may many blessings come to you and your family….Thank you Dave and Happy Holidays:)

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David Faas said...

I enjoyed reading the article of John Kutz.And I wish him the best of luck in the future in whatever he does.John Kutz deserves a good Vacation,Don’t you think?

And I hope that I am as Lucky as John one of these’s days?

Hopefully On 12/12/2013 and or 2/28/2014.

If I won on 12/12/2013 Its off to Las Vegas for some Celebration!!!
But I would not forget my Brother who is in the hospitol at the
Moment having a ruff time with his Cancer treatment.He has Mutiple Myeloma.My own doctor saids he’ll make it.I remain hopeful.

God is on our side!!!That is my whole family!!!

And if I win,I can help with expenses for my mother a devoted RN and I would help out my brother as well!!!

Mr.David Faas Duluth,Minnesota USA

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W S said...

Another Congrats is in order once more for John. Way to go sir!

PCH is probably ‘the’ fastest Millionaire makers in the game with that 48hour instant 1Million contest. So proud of You…

Enjoy your new found winnings and spend it wisely?

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April Arena said...

Congratulations and hope one day soon pch comes to my house.

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Ruhul Kuhn-Osius said...

Happy for you family John Kutz ….

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Tina Gonzalez said...

Congrats to all the November winners :)

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quitta said...

Nice prize John Kutz :)

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Wesley Ivey said...

congrats.

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Holly Messinese said...

I’m still here in Shady Side Maryland if you guys want to visit me! I’m very happy to see the faces on your recent winners!

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Svetlana Mitchell said...

Very interesting story.
Congratulations John, many people happy for you.!!!

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Scott Raines said...

well yall hurry up and award it befor christmas so that i can buy christmas for my Family.And As Always I Love Everyone At Pch

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jn said...

searching ………..here i am

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jn said...

whew if i ever win dont let my family get me home that way i would probably fall apart b4 i got home and the check would not even matter to me for a few hours i would be so upset

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Michaela G. said...

Thanks Dave for that wonderful letter to all of us!!! What a great story and YES, I hope next time you do not have to scare the winners to come home. LOL!!! I just wanted to say Congratulation to John Kutz and his family!!! I love what John will be doing with the money and I know if I were to win a Big Check or Bigger Check like John’s I would be doing the same thing as he will be doing, bill paying and landscaping and much more. Well, all I can say is I will keep on entering in hopes that one day you will come to my front door with a Super Prize Big Check!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone at PCH a very Happy Holiday!!!

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Valerie C. Cornella said...

Congratulations! Enjoy:-)

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susan varughese said...

i am happy for John and good luck to your family and everyone happy entering.

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Justin Thornton said...

Great news!
Good for them.
Here is to hoping I am next!

Thanks,
Justin

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Pamela Stephens said...

Oh my Heavens, Their Here “The Prize Patrol” Woo Hoo! :) ☆☆☆☆☆♡♡♡♡ Congratulations, I’m Next….

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
CONGRATULATIONS JOHN KUTZ AND YOUR FAMILS!!!

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Ernestine Morris said...

Enjoy,enjoy John, God has blessed with money so he can spend time with his family and enjoy life forever and ever. So, PCH please, come back to Florida, and maybe I will be blessed with a “Knock on my door”. “I want to win your next Super Prizes”.

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aicha laabid said...

congratulation happy for you

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robin dausey said...

That is an awesome story and congratulations to John,great job!!!

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Tamara Jones said...

Congratulations winner now could I win.

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Pamela Stephens said...

Oh my gosh, their headed my way! #Pchlove… :)☆☆☆☆☆♡♡♡♡

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Maria Miranda said...

Congrats John Kutz! All the trees and plants in the background are so beautiful.

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Darrell Kendrix said...

I WANT TO BE A WINNER OF PCH TODAY FOREVER

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Tammie Skaggs said...

If I am not home I will be at work at Wamart Home Office in the financial building! I feel like I live at work! I work days so I will definitely be home in the evenings lol hint hint! Or on the weekends!!! Seriously it woulf be wonderful to win and not have to deal with people at work. :)

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Joyce Crowl said...

Wow Congrats John that’s a very touching story I’m so happy they found you. I’m so hoping They will show up at my door some day too and make our dreams come true too. I would love to be able to do new things too like fix up our home or get a little bigger home we live in a cracker box now it is so little. I will never give up hoping my dream will come true someday too.

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Michelle Saucedo said...

I’m waiting for you guys to come to my house

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Mary Phillips said...

I would be So So Greatful and Bless,Thank You Jesus If i ser ypu tidr up with New Car and flowers ,,,Cryin on knees,Thank You,,The Prize Patrol in Jacksmville ,,Yes Yes 3080

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Mary Phillips said...

HonkHonk#PCH# Please say yes Mr.Dave sound like your migth be comeing to JAX FLA. Real Soon,Congratulation ,SuperPrize Big Check , fingers cross,,

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Hipolito Bautista said...

I”M HIPOLITO BUTISTA My wish for this All us, every body we will winners some day . happy holidays for every body !!!!

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angeline muse said...

I’ve looked and never have I found anyone that has won where I live in Texas…why is that?

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Christy Covert said...

I would probably pass out!

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Ty Hicks said...

Congratulations Mr. Kutz I hope I win !million a year Forever

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Barbara said...

ME OPPORTUNITY PLEASE THANKS PCH :)

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Barbara said...

MY NAME PLEASE DAVE PLEASE :)

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Mary Phillips said...

HonkHonk ,That’s what I wants to hear ,Look out.there and see the PCH PRIZE PATROL TEAM OUTSIDE..I’ll be the one saying ‘.Is This For Real,Crying with the Ugly Face,I’m Still Working On My Sweepstake now.

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Lula Dorman said...

congratulations John. I hope you and your family enjoy your newly found income.

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Paula Wargo said...

Congrats to all the winners.

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EILEEN AND JAMES CLOWARD said...

IT IS NICE TO SEE SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE WIN BIG….& A BIG THANKS TO THOSE WH0 MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!TRULY JAMES & EILEEN….PROVO, UTAH

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richard sperringer said...

add your comment here

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Harry W Smith said...

So Dave, when will you be coming to see me in West Palm Beach,Fl.? When I’m bury six feet under.I hope you show up in my life time.

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raluca harry said...

It would be a miracle for me as a single parent to not have to depend on anyone again. I have replyed by mail, replied by emails and have completed searches as well as doing the lotto. I think my depression and anxiety would be gone from me for life. Im sure everyone has hard times but most people ive met have support in one way or another, but I only have my son / sometimes and myself. I believe in miricales and one day or another something’s bound to allow me succeed!! So I will keep my head up. ;-)

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Lisa Hudson said...

I would love to have you bring the
“Big Check” to my house! I would be so excited…I will be happy for anyone who wins. How does the 8th sound? Tee hee.

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LindaTronetti said...

ive been waiting for you prize patrol

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mary jo calhoun said...

I know you receive so many people telling the reason there believe they should be I ask you to pick me I have been scram by someone who said they were same they put my life in a mess please help me I found out my daughter has cancer and I want to be the next winner I could go on but I would like to me you and your team just because I believe in what you do I need the money but I know there are other who need it to but if you could find it in your heart to pick you would bring hope back to my family who believe that know one care what they are going though you would make a diffence in then I not going to give up because I you are my last hope please help me we are going to loose are home I can’t wait till you come to my door

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mary jeff said...

add your comment here

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Dianne Bennett said...

congrats to all that has won, maybe someday I will win if I do I will help my family, my parents, my brothers and family, I could help my mother in law and my husband would not have to worry so much about getting out debt, and working to hard I would be able to give to our food bank like I really want to. I cant do nothing right now. any way God bless the ones that have won always and may many more blessings come:)

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Sarah Trial said...

I have been waiting by the door since 2008. I have entered by computer/by mail/by courier pigeon. I am getting cobwebs, waiting, just waiting . ST from Alabama

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Ruben Gallegos said...

add your comment here

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karen street said...

I will send the mail I got on the packages I bought from PCH. !! I HOPE I WIN !!!

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