Throwback Thursday: 2013 In Review, A Winning Year For PCH!

2013 Year in Review Prize Patrol

Hey PCH Fans!

It’s hard to believe that another winning year is almost over! SO many great things have happened here at Publishers Clearing House in 2013 that on this Throwback Thursday, we just want to take the time to reflect on some of our favorite moments. We awarded MILLIONS of dollars just this year alone, and are SO glad we were able to keep making dreams come true for folks like you all over the country!

Before I get into the moments that really touched our hearts this year, I wanted to talk to the people who were there for all of it, the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Elite! When I asked Prize Patrol Member Danielle Lam what was her favorite moment of the year, she said it had to be the winning moment of our February 28th $1 Million SuperPrize Winner Elise Gutierrez! Danielle told me, “Not long before the Prize Patrol showed up at her door, her house was wrecked by Hurricane Isaac. The water in her home was so high that there were minnows and snakes swimming around in her living room! I was so happy that we were able to help her recover from that tragedy.”

Winning Year Elise Gutierrez

That must have been a really touching experience to really help someone who has gone through so much. I can see why it’s one of Danielle’s favorites!

But Elise wasn’t the only BIG winner of 2013. We had not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 other major SuperPrize awards too! If you can remember, these prizes were delivered to Glenda Dancy, Sherry Seltman, Connie Kiesser and our big “Forever” Prize winner Michael Miller!

Winning Year_Sherry Seltman 

Winning Year Connie Kiesser

Winning Year Michael Miller

But we didn’t stop there! Here at Publishers Clearing House, we award A LOT more than just SuperPrizes, and in 2013 the Prize Patrol delivered a TON of prizes ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 as well! Remember there was Michelle Curtis, Virginia Hall, Brandon King, Gilbert Serf Jr., Greg Garcia, Eric Schroeder, Melody Bingham, Alvin Roundtree, Tria Lo, Pam Carlson, Shermoya Armstrong, and our first winner of 2013, Bonnie Wines!

Despite having a super busy year, the Prize Patrol also found time to make appearances on both “The Price Is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal”!

Prize Patrol on The Price Is Right

Prize Patrol on Let's Make A Deal

And let’s not forget about The Give Back! In addition to making dreams come true for thousands of winners, big and small, Publishers Clearing House also made dreams come true for 3 amazing charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The USO (United Service Organizations), and The ASPCA® (American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals®).

WOW! 2013 certainly has been a WINNING YEAR for Publishers Clearing House. It’s hard to think that all of these amazing things happened in just one year! I don’t know about all of you, but I’m excited to see what Publishers Clearing House has in store for 2014. We’ll be giving you a special sneak peek right here on the PCH Blog tomorrow, so be sure to come back for the preview! Here’s a hint: it’s going to be AMAZING!

Christa P.
Creative Intern

P.S. What was YOUR favorite moment of 2013? Comment below!


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Christine Ivy said...

One day PCH will ring on me

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Melissa Torres said...

They were all very blessed,congratulations again to all.

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Natasha Davis said...

Hi Christa and thanks for the TB news for the past winners…Congrats again and many more blessings. My favorite moment this year was today…I spent time with family and it was so amazing

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Natasha Davis said...

And of course being at home with my children and hubs and dogs…the best gifts in the world

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eyvonne kerns said...

I was happy for all the winners.

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Natasha Davis said...

And following the prize patrol all year for awards ….it was fun

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo said…
Hey guys… I wishing win this SuperPrize because I don’t have money for rent a place and I win I want to help my family bring their from African, to I will help to others people has need help, so help.

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eyvonne kerns said...

I want to thank GOD for being alive Christmas day. I have 2 great grand kids who live in the same place I live in and they did not get anything for Christmas from me. I wanted to get them something but I did not have any money to get them nothing, but I do thank GOD for letting my family and I be here to see this day. I said to myself I will make it up to them and all my family when I get some money to get them all a gift. Things like that hurt, but I still was thankful.

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eyvonne kerns said...

P.S. I just wanted to share that with you all because it was on my mine and we did not have money to buy a Christmas Dinner so I went to a church to get some food and I thank GOD for that. I want to thank you all for listening, because I did need someone to talk to, I have so much on my mine, and when you have a lot on your mine it helps to Pray and talk about it. Again thank you all.

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Aicha laabid said...

Congratulation to all winners I hope to be the nexte

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Tonya Lacefield said...

I have one question…why is it people that win are in their 50′s or or older? Can people win that’s in their 30′s or younger? If I’m wrong forgive me for.speaking on something i did not look further into…I may have missed a year!
Happy Holidays to ALL!!!

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manuel embry said...

well love I would like to think that I help someone out than my self because I know it will be back sooner or LATER JUST TO KNOW that I help someone is enouth for me .u know some people are very selfish if I could help this would be it sorry about all thati don’t say much but they realy need help so be it if it u any good sobe it mybest whises to u Manuel I love the game so please don’t stop hope to see u one day

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manuel embry said...

a im 39 if I had to do over id not change a thing diffent because I well say was diffent it not about that all what a ass hole I was not changed still have nothing getting by o it could be better but the way dose not change life butnbthats theb way I fill love DONT BE MAD sorry the way it is

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robin dausey said...

Congratulations to all the winners in 2013 and thank you PCH for all the winning moments!!!

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Gary Huether said...

wow I love PCH and you will change my sequences and my BIG DEBTS. thanks to come for my house to change my family and me asap. email me when you coming and time?? thanks

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Dee Dee said...

I am ready for the sneak peek right here on the PCH Blog tomorrow!!!!!! Thank you!!!! I Will be her bright and early for the 2014 NEWS!!! :) Congrats to all the winners in 2013! I am hoping, keeping the FAITH, and believing that 2014 is my WINNING YEAR!!! Go Go Go Prize Patrol!!! :)

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quitta said...

Of course, I enjoyed all winning moments, they all have kind hearts…..I hope to be a winner sometime soon:)

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Stancio Butler said...

And Stancio Hassan Butler Also Says This from above…

& I was only happy for Mrs Connie Kiesser as only a $1,000,000.00 winner but not a $7,000.00 a week for life! winner at all!

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Stancio Butler said...

And Stancio Hassan Butler Also Says This from above…

& one day on 12/31/2013, the PCH Prize Patrol Elite team will ring on me with $37,000,000.00

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Mary Jo Calhoun said...

I am hope that I will be one of your winner soon I hope you had a nice Christmas I am so glad that you make dream come true I a believe that you will make mine come true

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Tanner Raymond said...

All I can say is amazing and I can’t wait for 2014

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Holly Messinese said...

I liked all of them!

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Thomas J. Harris Sr said...

Hi Gang! Well it sure has been a very merry year indeed to say the least! So many have got the suprise of their life, as the Prize Patrol came to their door of which many many like my self and many others still hope for, no matter what they hade won from Publishers Clearing House, the crying was the proof without question, when these people won their suprize prize. At the young age (now age 69) I remember helping my mom who has past back in 1983, how I would set down with her and order and licking many of the stamps of Publishers Clearing House Contest long before the computers were known in evry day life. Often I wonder how it would feel to win a mega prise of some kind and help people around me pay off their home or their bills that they are in need with no end in sight. I was always tought to help others first who need that help who try every day only to try try and try over and over with only hope and a prayer. Well I want to thank all those throughout Publishers Clearing House for what they are doing to help people try to get their head above water for once. Also I want to than you all from the bottom of my heart. GOD BLESS and Keep you always in the grace of our Lord. Thomas J. Haeeis Sr 12/26/2013 P’S’ Maybe some day it will be me to first share my prize most to others in need and can’t help their self but still try as best as they can as I do.

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Will Thomas said...

All this winning is Making me Dizzy, what an exciting ban wagon of prizes. I can only pray that God allows me to be Lucky enough to Win the Sweeps and/or lottery some day. The odds are so great, but Congrats to all of those winners once again, great way to close out the year 2013.

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sherrice said...

My name is sherrice smith and I am wishing that one day or year that you would come to Columbus Ohio 270 barthman ave I am dating a 54 year old man with a beautiful 1 year old daughter. Make me and my husband dreams come true.

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Justin Thornton said...

Mr. Miller winning a forever prize was my favorite! It offers the rest of us hope.

Thanks PCH!
Justin

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Jackie Mangum said...

Fabulous to see all these smiling faces. And wonderful that PCH donates so much to such worthy charities. Great Job, PCH.

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shawn bell said...

Iam happy for all

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Maureen covello said...

I’m absolutely thrilled to find out that you also make dreams come true for three amazing charities which I absolutely love St. Jude’s children’s research Hospital ,the United service organizations ,and ASPCA ! <3

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Tammie Baltz said...

I’m confused, when is the Big One!

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Shirley Williams said...

I am also happy for the winners of 2013. It’s not over yet and I feel my season window is about to open. God bless all.

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terry d heskett said...

add your comment here

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Vivian Fuller said...

The lady that lost everything would be my favorite what a blessing to win at that moment when you feel so defeated it was a grand moment.

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Milana Joyner said...

I love the surprised looks on all of the winners faces! It’s a special moment to have such a positive life-changing event occur and it’s great to see the appreciation. We hope something like that will happen for us, but may not really expect it to, so it’s great to see the genuine joy shine through. Looking forward to a wonderful and exciting 2014! Staying positive!

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Dean Alt said...

Still waiting but ill keep on playing

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patt bear said...

It is wonderful that during the year 2013 Publisher’s clearing House has been able to enrich so many families lives, b y giving away such large sums of money to the individuals.

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Emma Hall said...

I have had such a hard time for so long i would not know what good luck was,.i am so happy that god has blessed me to be in good health at my age.

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Nettie Jenkins said...

Thanks Todd for the share and I sure hope to join the wall of winners ! It sure would be a WOW moment ! (Smiles) The best to you and yours this New Year

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Christa P., for that great run down on who won in 2013!!! I just wanted to say Congratulations to all the winners of 2013!!! I am looking forward and thinking positive to see who will be the next’s Big winners of 2014!!! It is all so very exciting!!!

I just wanted to say “HAPPY NEW YEAR” to all the PCH fans and the Prize Patrol Team!!!

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quinton busk said...

Ya that would be sweet if i was the winner, then i could do what I want to do with life.

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quinton busk said...

Yada yada yada

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JEAN said...

one day PCH WILL KNOCK AT MY DOOR I HOPE IT IS WILL SOON BEFORE EASTER

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Vivian Campbell said...

I just don’t get why can you guys,bring a blessing to my home in Victorville. Ca. 92395. I play every game &search.all I need is just a little win so that I can see what’s going on with my health.I know theres domething going on. But congats to everyone that wad turly blless from PCH this 2013.

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Victoria Kooistra said...

Wow! U guys giving all that money away is my favorite, now as I sit back and look at those winners, wow, they were winners. I was probably grumpy to a point, but I wanted to win so badly too. Hopefully I will win in 2014! I just guess if I don’t I will be grumpy in 2014 too! ;*) lol

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Christine horan said...

I’m so happy because I could imagine the excitement & overflowing happineness they feel

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susan varughese said...

all of the winning moments on PCH.TV and the people who are impacted by it too.

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maritza quero said...

I hope to win and a lot of trips dominican republic

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Zuber Ragow said...

Hello everyone I wish my Dreams Come True One Day One Time But I L PCH ”Forever

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DeLayne Perry said...

2013 was made the best year for many by PCH Prize Patrol Elite! Givers!!!

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Perry Bundy said...

TO BE ONE OF THE NEXT WINNER IN THE PCH IS
OF MY DREAM !! WHAT WONDERFUL DREAM TO
HAVE I HOPE THE PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE
WOULD MAKE MY DREAM TRUE !! WHAT A BLESS-
ING THAT COULD TO WIN $1 MILLION A YEAR FOR-
EVER FROM PCH GWY NUMBER 3080. AROUND THIS SEASON OF GIVEING IT WILL BE A BLESSING
TO MY FAMILY AND TO SOME OTHERS FAMILY.I
WILL ALSO LOVE TO MEET THE PCH PRIZE PATROL TEAM DANIELLE LAM,TODD, AND DAVID
THANK YOU
FOR THE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE A WINNER PCH

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Norman Slater said...

I thank God for you, There are so many of us struggling out there and to even have a small chance of bringing PCH into the lives of Americans, there are no words to describe it, I play every day in hopes to win, I dont even have enough money to put insurance on my vehicle, but I have faith in God and so do many others, May God bless all of you who work so hard to make our lives better.

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Tressie Ellis said...

The year 2013 was exciting for PCH thats for sure. You were there to help so many people & charities. Praise God for you. God Bless the work you do for you make many dreams come true. I think there is no one in the world that doesn’t want to win PCH but only a few can win. May God direct you to those most needy & to those that would be willing to help the most people possible. My husband & I are both disable and would love to win but if its God’s will so be it. We have dreams of helping so many here in our town & our families. God Bless you all & all the winners of both 2013 & those that will win in 2014.

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johnny bellinger said...

my new email please send all mail to my new email dont have comcast.net any more thank you

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Pamela Hagedorn said...

I’ll be waiting and hoping and wishing they show up at my door someday!

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Kenneth Phillips said...

It is so amazing that you guys touch so many lives, by healing them with financial breakthroughs.I am quite sure that most who get awarded have been in deep prayer for something good to happen in their lives. God bless you for founding such a spectacular charity giving system. Keep letting your light shine, and keep allowing your heavenly treasure to build, which will be Eternal! Money, and materiel things here are wonderful to have, but aren’t forever. We need more prize patrols in the world, which helps so many who struggle daily in life!

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calvinmckeithan said...

add your comment here

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calvinmckeithan said...

Whatzup family

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Edith Ford said...

125 E Ash Ave Casa Grande Arizona This is my new address

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Sharon Reese said...

I have seen it all the winners video. It’s amazing that they all won. Folding my hands shaking to say Congratulations to all of them :-)

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

HELLO PCH WHAT IS GOING IN THIS DAYS EVERY THINK IS CHANGE PLAESE JUST TELL ME WHAT I’M GOING TO DO

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Louise Jung said...

Yes I am very pleased about St. Jude children’s cancer hospital was one of the final 3 my son Caleb collected for the hospital and collected all by his self over $300.00 and he was the only kid in his grade that did it !!I was very proud of him and I. Hope this year 2014 is a better one and it would be fantastic if this was the year we found a cure for cancer

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Melissa Torres said...

Congrats, to all again. May they be more prosperous I’m the new year. .

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elaine said...

All the stories were great. To be a winner is the best and wonderful moment in someones life.

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Pat Garon said...

This is like asking a Mom which child is her fav…I Cant say . each one makes me cry with joy.

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Beth Lutz said...

I have to say this year hasn’t been one of my best.But it makes me so happy so hear wonderful things that have happened to some of bloggers. And of course the Pch crew as well.It’s not always about the money.It helps:).But life goes on and we cheap trying.I won 100 on a ticket today and that made my day.I would probably have a breakdown of happiness. Anyway Happy New Year to everyone everywhere.I have good feeling that 2014 is gonna be a really really good one.AMEN

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Pamela Stephens said...

I’M GOING TO WIN THIS “NEW YEAR” YES, I AM! HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY,….. CELEBRATE …..GOOD TIMES ! :) :) :) WOOOO HOOOO ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ♡♡♡♡

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Shekina McClendon said...

Congra to all you.

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susieriopelle said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE AT PCH AND EVERYONE ^_^ I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE 2013 WINNERS GOOD LUCK , ^_^ I’M IN IT TO WIN IT ^_^ AND I’LL NEVER GIVE UP I WANT TO WIN AND HAVE MY PICTURE ON PCH WINNER WALL THAT WOULD BE ONE FANTASTIC AMAZING AND AWESOME DREAM WE ALL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN WE NEED TO SEARCH AND ENTER EVERYDAY STAY POSITIVE AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO NEVER GIVE UP WISH EVERYONE THE BEST OF LUCK

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PJ said...

Ditto…sure would be good timing. Please and thank you.
pj

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PJ said...

PCH and God are at the wheel. It would be amazing!
pj

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shawn bell said...

Its nice to know things are happing but so many people try to take away

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maria mccoy said...

add your comment here

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maria mccoy said...

CONGRATULATION TO ALL WINNERS. I WISH I HOPE SO ME DAY ONE DAY I LIKE TO BE A LUCKYWINNER. TOO…AND I HOPE IT’S REALLY REALLY TO BE TRUE. IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE. MY FRIENDS I WISH YOU ALL GOOD HEALTH WEALTH AND HAPPYNESS. MAY GOD BLESSED YOU ALL ALWAYS AND FOREVER MORE… LOTS OF LOVE MARIA MCCOY.

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David Morgan said...

I would thank Jesus Christ to the Blessing,and give the PATROL TEAM AN BIG HUGE! and will tell them thank you and God bless them and their Love Ones! And pay all of mybills and pay all of my debts off pay my rental house off set an Trust fund up for my kidds and grandkidds,then help people to pay their bills,pay their home off,their bills ordebts,to put food in their home,or to help pay for their kidds clothing ,toys,bikes what ever their real needs my be i will helpthem because that will pleases Jesus Christ by helping my brother and sister tharare in real need. Then will also pay this company name INVENTHELP TO MAKE MYBRA I CAME UP WITH Im the only person in the whole world with this ideal they did an search and opinion and im the only person in the WHOLE WORLD WITH THE bra that has gotten approve in the data base by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND THE BUREA OF CENSE wiill pay the invention off this is what i would do if my dream came True when i win.

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maria mccoy said...

Congratulations every one I am happy for you all. I hope and I wish everyday I enter I win too someday…One of this day and my big dream house for my kids comes true. May God Blessed you always and forever more!.

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maria mccoy said...

Congratulations to you all. Wish you good health wealthy live and wisdom and happiness. I wish one of this day I win it too. It will be dream comes true. Good luck. Lots of love maria mccoy.

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Norman Slater said...

My wife and I have always wanted to go to Israel and visit everywhere Jesus had traveled during His time here and view all their beautiful cities. I have always wanted to do missionary work and help feed, cloth and teach the gospel. If we receive the winnings we are set off to do the work of the Lord, a dream come true. God Bless :)

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