Inspiring Words from a REAL Publishers Clearing House Winner!

A few days ago, Danielle Lam of the PCH Prize Patrol Elite told me about an incredible woman who was a fan of the PCH Fan Page on Facebook and her Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page. This woman, Yolanda L., was a REAL Publishers Clearing House winner, who was always enthusiastically commenting on our pages. Danielle admired how UPLIFTING and MOTIVATIONAL Yolanda was in the way she told other fans (and skeptics) that PCH really does give away the money! Wanting to find out more about Yolanda, I reached out to her with some interview questions — but what I received back was so much more. So today, I decided to post the inspiring words from Yolanda herself. I think you fans will just LOVE this one — read on to hear her story! – Amanda C.

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As a teenager, I remember seeing PCH commercials on television and could not wait until I was old enough to enter. My mother use to tell me “That is not real! Do you actually think those people give away all that money for free?” That was the reaction of everyone around me and it deterred me from entering for years. Until one day, I received the gold envelope in the mail for a chance to enter the sweepstakes and I have been entering ever since. This year it will be seven years that I have been on a mission to become the next Publisher Clearing House millionaire.

I must admit, after entering for many years and never winning made me feel hopeless. I was ready to give up maybe my mother and friends were right maybe PCH was not real and I had been wasting my time licking the back of those little stamps. I heard people say that they had been entering for 20 to 30 years and I thought if they never won anything what makes me different from them. They had been entering much longer than I had so maybe I should just give up. I did exactly that, I stopped entering. I gave up I had no chance of ever winning so why continue. In 2008, I bought a computer and thought why not try it again so I registered with PCH again. I was so excited about all the different sweepstakes I could enter, the different games I could play to win a prize. I entered everything that was available.

In October 2013, I was checking my email and I saw this one particular email stating I had won a prize of $500.00 dollars in the PCH [promoted on Facebook] online giveaway. Woohoo! I was excited yet afraid. I thought what if it was a hoax. I was so excited! I called everyone I could think of. My daughter was so happy for me the first thing she said was “How much are you going to give me?” My son said, “I’ll believe it when I see the check.” I immediately went to PCH fan page on Face book and shared my good news. Winning gave me hope and I wanted to give it to others. The day I received my check I jumped for joy PCH is real I shouted my children was so happy for me and my son immediately went to the computer and signed up. Most of my family and friends followed suit. Three weeks later, I was playing the Lucky Loot Wheel and won a $5.00 Amazon gift card. I was doing well. January 2014, I was playing a new game call Prize Pursuit and I won another $5.00 Amazon gift card. Although my prizes were small, I was on a winning streak!

When people tell me that PCH is a fraud I use to get irritated, because after entering for many years I and never winning I still did not think that PCH was a fraud.  Now, I just show people a copy of my check stub and the screen shots I have of my winnings and they are dumbfounded. I know I will win again from PCH because I have hope and faith that it will happen. I want to win the 1 Million Forever Prize and name my son the beneficiary because he has three small sons. I love all the members of the PCH Prize Patrol and cannot wait to see them at my door. I am PCH #1 superfan!

Yolanda L.
PCH Fan

P.S. I just LOVE Yolanda’s WINNING ATTITUDE! Comment below and let us know what YOU think of her story!

P.P.S. The clock is ticking everyone! Remember, $25,000 in cash prizes MUST be given away in our first-ever pch.com Cash Extravaganza Event! Play now!

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Margaret Wyatt said...

This is so AWESOME!!!! I will keep playing !!

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Christine Horan said...

Of corse she’s
A happy woman she became a p c h winner ! I’d be glowing if I could live like a normal person to have an apt. Of my own . I’m very ill & disabled , I’ve been trying to win anything from PCH ! I’m living in a room w wallpaper falling off ceiling .The guy who I over pay to have this room w broken glass in the window in these frozen weeks we’ve been dealing with. ! His fridge doesn’t work ! How do I eat healthy at 58 when I have to buy food that has no where that will keep it frozen can veggies are good but I’m disAbled I can’t carry those cans & this guy won’t buy real food but fast food for him self then when I open a can or freeze dried food he’s like having a dog in the house.I go to kitchen he follows & won’t leave me to feed myself I’m expected to feed him EVERYTIME I go to kitchen .i can’t stand the thought of him filling up on fast food & has never shared with me but he expects me to feed him .i need an apt. Of my own as sick as I’ll be & he won’t care! The rm. I rent I can’t even keep all my stuff cause I still have 3 of his dressers with junk 3 ft. High , if I’m renting a rm. The room should be mine not 1/2 his all I pay! I need to win just to live like a human , eat healthy for my age besides the health problem I’m trying to get rid of besides being disabled !All these ppl. Who have their own places to live .when I got a 105 fever he won’t care all he does is start bugging me for $$ fr. The 1 st of mo. I pray ll time that I could win anything so I can get an apt. for 1 yr. Please have a b
Heart ? Drive by & check out the shape of the house I rent this room in .The house is falling apart & owner don’t care ! Look fr. Outside, the inside floors are full of cat litter & it doesn’t care. I’ve been asking him to buy vAc bags but he won’t .Its like hell living here , nothing like the way my mom lived . Sometimes I feel I’m being punished but I cAnt. Figure out why ? I don’t deserve to live like this at my age as good as I ve been all my life ?

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Paulette Lawson said...

I`M NEXT :-)

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Lynn Neary said...

I have to say I felt like Yoland, until I won a 10.00 when I popped the balloons, I have received the check yet, but I know I will. I want to win the 250 Million a year for life. My husband and I could travel to Ca. and see our children for as long as we choose to, That would be awesome as he is on SS and I’m on Disability, I play everyday, unless I’m sick. My other favorite game to play is Kings in the Corner. Today is Feb 1, and according to the events page, we were suppose to get 10 x the points. But we didn’t, I picked up the phone and called and they were closed on Sat. In my heart I know they will make it up to us. I love all the games and have a great time every day. I really get over joyed when I hit 2,500 in tokens or 5,000 in tokens, I never thought I would ever get those amount in tokens, but persistence paid off.
I LOVE PCH, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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Stancio Hassan Butler said...

Hi Katrina Szish, Good Morning! Guess What! My all time token score is recently reached to about 3,013,790 points. Please join the Prize Patrol to be on the road to Fairfax, Virginia for the first time ever on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 to surprise me & award me with flowers, balloons, a BIG CHECK for $37,000,000.00, and a $37,000,000.00 debit card right after you and your Prize Patrol crew track me down right away! (((I’M SO EXCITING))) (((SMILE)))

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edna norris said...

lolanda i am so happy you won i was in the hospital for 2 week i just got out this morning any when i wanted to play my pch games they would make fun of me i was told no one i florida never won.i would them when i won.they would all know i am glad you did not give up and you have a great out look on life if any one had to win i am glad it was you. i don’t give up i know one day soon i will be a big check winner.so have a great time with your family and friend GOD HAS BLESSED YOU;I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU

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Tina Thomas said...

I would love to win with PCH in any of thing’s i won 2 Amazon Gift Cards, i would love to win a SweepStakes to have our dream’s come true i know you hear this a lot we sure do need it in a very bad way like soon got to move no money to move on, i know God will make his way we pray, if not then i hope super woman or super man comes popping out of the wood work to help us, you want to feel like a loser of a mother get in my situation and it takes it’s toll on you all i can do now is wait and pray for us a miracle to happen well have fun watching the foot ball games we will be watching them God Bless You All .

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Christine Horan said...

Everyone loves the games but anything is better than staring at a cell screen .Like the groundhog ! Who is to sAy he saw his shadow ? No one really knows but the ground hog , am I right or wrong , it’s All About the Announcer ! ! That ground hog could be seeing A cat for anyone knows ! ! !

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Stancio Hassan Butler said...

Hi Katrina Szish, Good Afternoon! Guess What! Last night, I recently played Find-O-Vision on the PCHGames.com website three times and it’s FUN!!! (((SMILE)))

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william sanborn said...

too funny!!

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Gerald Thomas said...

Wow ! I just reached 4 million tokens “)….16 Billion to go ! Cash would be great too ??

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Gerald Thomas said...

Super Bowl Sunday MetLife Stadium 34/17 Seattle !!! That’s the out come “)

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dewyna tompkins said...

I like everything Yolanda had to say,and i’m glad she was a winner!WINNERS NEVER QUIT,AND QUITTERS NEVER WIN!

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Sara Greenwell said...

I can’t wait to be a WINNER!

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Amanda C., for this great and uplifting letter to all of us!!!

Well, all I can say is Congratulations to Yolanda!!! I loved your letter and feel that we have the same out look about PCH and winning this 1Million a year “FOREVER” this February 28th!!!

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lori miller said...

happy story love to hear positive thoughts instead of the ones where people don’t have faith and you have to be in it to win it right good luck to all

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Melanie Wilkins said...

I have played a long time. I would love too win Pch games or the sweepstakes.I would love too meet all 3 of yo

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Dolissa acevedo said...

Hoping and praying its my turn to win! Ive been putting so much effort into these pch sweepstakes :)

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Kanika Loeung said...

God, please give my dream come true!

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Christine Horan said...

PCH.com , PrizePatrol Just LOOK AT THE FRONT DOOR OF BUILDING I RENT A ROON IN ? THEN YOULL GET AN IDEA OF WHAT I SAY ABOUT HOW BAD IT IS & ITS HARD TO BELIEVE I PAY TO STAY HERE! Well it’s better than being in the snow in the cold but if prize patrol came in they’d see whet I said that the fridge don’t work IT TAKES DAYS WITH VREAKS INBETWEEN TO GET THE BLACK MOLD OUT OF FRIDGE & ice out of FReezer , the only thing that works on the bottom shelf ! I need P C H help to get out & INTO A REGULAR APT. Even for 1 Yr. I’m disabled & 58 & I feel so low having to live in a place like this at my age ! I try to clean it But He Only outs out his $ instead if fixing his house & keeping it clean , he’d rather spend every penny on fat greasy fast food ! He don’t care I have glass missing in my windows or I can’t eat right cause of his non working fridge at 58 & disabled & I’m going on a med that makes you threw up , run a 105 fever & this guy only cares if he gets his rent no matter how I suffer & how dirty the house is ! Cat litter from rm. To rm. He don’t care, but I never lived this way in 58 yrs.I desperately need the help of PCH prize patrol to get this poor 58 yr. Old disabled lady out of this hell hole & in an apt. Like a human , living here I have to live like the owner like a pig, not a human ! I beg & plead to please have a heart & just help me enough to get out of here & to a place a human could live PLEASE ! C H YOU KNOW WHO I AM & you have a map of where the house is ? Take a look & see what I say are true ? It’s not safe & heAlthy for his cat !please give me a break ‘& look at front door & imagine all I’ve said!Look at top fl. Windows ? You’ll see a 58 year old disabled shouldn’t have to live like this ! Please Take a look & HAVE A HEART FOR ME & help me get out as soon as possible ? Please I Beg you ! I can’t make it to when I start the meds in a few wks that give you a 105 fever , body achs like a flu ,you can’t even care for yourself . If give you my dr name but w the law I don’t think he can give you info ! His last name is Di Marino in nj . You know who I am ! Check out all I say isn’t true ? I THINK IM MOST NEEDY IN MY SITUATION BEING DISABLED AT 58 & going on these awful meds Real Soon b4 they give away the over 55 apt in Woodbury , nj HELP ME reAL SOON BEFORE MY APT IS GIVEN AWAY? I DONT DESERVE TO BE LIVING LIKE THIS! BUT I NEED YOUR HELL & $ to get to this apt that’s been waiting for papers I mAiled & they never got so I been taking down piece by piece now 3 mo later I have last paper I need to get from my son who took them last night , I gotta get them before I can finish my application ! Please help a sick disabled 58 yr old stuck in a dirty place to pay & live for all this $$ ? Please have a heart & help me ASAP PLEASE CK WHAT I SAY IS TRUE ?

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Felicia Muller said...

I think that she is awesome

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Christine Horan said...

Knowing how a grandmother must live & pay with no fridge cat litter on every 20 yr. Old rug broken window glass missing . The owner keeps 3 dressers in rm I pay to rent & owner don’t care if house has carpet 20 yrs old can get more but won’t & his tools mean more than you ! Sick w a 105 fever & no food to eat all he cares is I drive w the leg I almost lost in these freezing temps to go to bank & pay him $200. Plus $250. In cable & when I have food I must feed him too ! Would any Christian person really ( if you were gonna be a winner) give up your winnings so I can live in a place (apt.) with a fridge & I have no one on earth who cares, my heavenly family is all I have. I need a winner who is willing to give up their winnings so I can be deathly sick & disabled at 58 all alone in a apt that’s been waiting for me since oct. I pray they’ll still hold it for me! I pray w my moms holy water before she passed away 11/2 yr ago. Is there a Christian who would get me out of this hell hole I pay all my $ to live in & have no one on earth who cares I’m throwing up w 105 fever? Would you keep the good life you have & help me to live like a human in my own place I pray their still holding ( over 55 apt ) in nj . I pray there’s someone out there who’s to win & willing to help a disabled 58 yr. Old disabled grandmom who need help only The Lord above can do . Are you out there ?

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Keeper of the Birds said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story and inspiration. Congrats Yolanda!

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Brenda Ely said...

Nice story. You know, whenever someone in my family doubts PCH I ask them how many state lottery winners do they know? that shuts them up LOL.
I loved this story, and I hope to see more like it on this blog. Best wishes

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Michaela G. said...

I just wanted to say “Congratulations” Yolanda for that inspirational story to all of us!!!

I feel that we have the same things in common, in how long we have been entering PCH to who we would give the “FOREVER” too if we were to win the amazing prize this February 28th for 1Million a year “FOREVER” Prize from PCH!!!

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Alisha Potts said...

I have been reading all these stories an exciting comments for the past hour. Hoping for me an my babies miracle one day.

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linda mcdowell said...

Thank you Yolanda :) As I said before , PCH is what kept me getting up everyday through out this nightmare I went through the past year :( I am now feeling much better :) I look forward to everyday and thank God for my life :)

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tina perkins said...

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Ethel Choice said...

I need some luck in paying off my bills, It would bring joy into my life.

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regina kowalski said...

YOLANDA I HOPE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE I KNOW WHAT HARD TIMES ARE ABOUT AND SOMETIMES IT FEELS NEVER ENDING. BUT TRY NOT TO GIVE UP WHEN IT GETS CRAZY. KEEPON KEEPIN ON BEST WISHES.GIA

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edna said...

HI YLANDA. IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. YOU WON THE THAT BIG ONE.I LOVED YOUR STORY.YOUR STORY TOUCHED MY NY HEART I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,I HOPE YOU YOUR CAN HAVE THE BEST LIFE YOU CAN.AND KEEP THE FAITH

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Allen Hamilton said...

What a great testimonial from Yolanda. I too have been a believer of PCH.
Hope I do win sometime.
My best,
Allen

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REGINA KOWALSKI said...

ALLEN I CONCURE I TO BELEIVE. I ALSO BELEIVE YOU CAN NOT WIN ANYTHING IF YOU WONT TRY. I LIKE TO WIN SO I WILL BE NEXT TO MY FELLOW BELEIVERS AND PRAY FOR THE BEST GOD BLESS US ALL.GIA

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Christine Horan said...

You speak of ppl. Who always speak positive but if they were 58 disabled , only got $700. To live on & the only rm they could afford had falling wallpaper, a leaking ceiling 2 out of 3 windows have holes the size of softballs the fridge don’t work & I pay $550. A mo. To live here on the floor? I freeze & the owner eats the food I can buy & leaves my cooking things dirty? All the floors are covered w cat litter & he leaves the litter box is always full ! It stinks so bad in the house that even the smell comes through my door to my rm. The owner eats all day until he falls asleep. All I pay to stay in this rm. My son STOLD my last $100. & I asked if I could borrow $5. Till my ssi ck . Comes on 1 st , he told me yes then I got dressed & he tells me he didn’t have $5. He gets $ every wk. & a big ck monthly 2 days ago& stays out eating fast food for 8 hours.he stinks so bad, he only bathes every 6 wks & never washes clothes. I desperately need the help to live in a healthy way so I don’t get sicker! This owner of house locked me out in 5 degree weather w3 bags of food now I think I have pneumonia, my dr wants me to get an X-ray but I have no $ the owner knows he got me this sick but only cares that he gets all the $ a mo. Not he got me so sick! Please try pch to understand I’ve been trying to win any amount so I can afford to live in a place that just opening freezer ( where I must keep milk) it stinks so bad & it don’t even freeze. Please try to understand why I can’t keep a rosy smile on my face? I’m on meds that must be kept cold , that makes my whole body hurt worse than any flu you ever had,a105 fever . I need the help of pch to live like a normal person & not suffer this way .if board of health came in here this house would be closed down ! I don’t want to be sent toba shelter where my ex was inn & a man was stabbed over food! I’m a loving person God loving & fearing but where is god in my life where I must live like this on a floor at 58 & been disabled for 27 yrs & trying to win anything for 20 yrs. I still believe I’ll win but how can I go on living living like this so unhealthy at my age disabled in more way than one ! Please help me live w a smile on my face daily cause I can afford to live in a healthy way I can afford. One time b4 I signed a lease thought my ex would help me make up the differance but No everyone only wants to take fr me , knowing I couldn’t afford the apt.wants to take fr me !Please help me to pay more than I can afford w my ssi ck to be able to live healthyike ppl. Who have smiles on their faces? I only want to live healthy & that can’t be done living here wa man who hasn’t fixedanything since I moved in ! PchPlease help a very needy person in many ways . I ask this through Christ our lord , please have Pitty on me ? I know you say a computer picks but if there is anyway to put a good computer word I for me so I can afford a 1 bedroom apt& all utilities I’d be more than greatful to pch! I can’t afford to live healthy & alone happy like all other ppl? Please help me ASAP ? I’d be so greatful to live like a real human not an animal

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Christine Horan said...

It’s a big joke ! I been trying to win all yr for 20 yrs & here a woman the same age as I’ve been trying to win, wins? This doesn’t sound right ! Everyday for 20 yrs. I don’t win a penny eventhough I believe I’ll win ,20 yrs is a longtime to keep faith that I’ll win when a 20 yr old wins & very many of them ! Then there the ppl. Who don’t need the $ , they own homes .i must rent a room w no fridge in the house that works ! I’m 58 & disabled & this is not a healthy way to live but it’s all I can afford . I pay $550. A mo. To live in a dirty no fridge place . I can’t find any apt I can afford ! So how can I believe this is on the up & up ? I try in EVERYWAY for 20 yrs & I can’t win a penny

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william sanborn said...

How do you get internet?

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CASSANDRA COLEMAN-TRANUMN said...

its good that you won……your a sweetie….I just wished one day and I am still waiting…feeling sad my family is going through it financially and I am just tired

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Barbara said...

YOLANDA THANKS YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES :)

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Heather Coltrin said...

Im disabled and try to keep up with all the emails they send but i just cant sometimes.. I want to win badly but its just so hard..I keep trying everyday though..But i never win anything so my hopes are not high!! ~ god bless and have a great day!! ~ :)

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