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!


90 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: 2013 In Review, A Winning Year For PCH!”

  1. rebecca wolf says:

    Its always nice to see people happy keep going phc job well done

  2. Norman Slater says:

    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 :)

  3. maria mccoy says:

    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.

  4. maria mccoy says:

    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!.

  5. David Morgan says:

    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.

  6. maria mccoy says:

    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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  8. shawn bell says:

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

  9. PJ says:

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

  10. PJ says:

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

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