Behind the Winning Moment: Theresa Crowder

Hi PCH Blog readers! This is Matt K. from PCH Creative. I’m back with more winning moment stories! Instead of big SuperPrize winners, we thought we might chat with winners of smaller amounts.  But still,  these huge cash payouts would make anyone jump up and down! Here’s a look “behind the winning moment” with Publishers Clearing House winner Theresa Crowder …

Maybe you’ve heard the famous quote, “it is better to give than to receive.” Obviously that’s a motto we live by at Publishers Clearing House!  All day long, we’re giving away fantastic prizes and offering instant win opportunities.

I guess that generous attitude is rubbing off on our winners, because that’s just the stance that recent $25,000.00 winner Theresa Crowder took when she won in December 2013!

Behind the winning moment

The week before I won, I was telling a coworker that I had a dream that I had won the lottery!,” Theresa laughs.  “They responded by reminding me that you have to buy lottery tickets to win!”

Well thankfully, Theresa had already been a faithful Publishers Clearing House entrant, which we all know is 100% FREE, all day, every day!  When I asked her how she felt  when Dave Sayer showed up at her job with a Big Check, she said she “was totally shocked.”

Theresa Crowder, PCH Winner

They surprised me at my job, and I was amazed.  All of my coworkers were excited as well, even a week later.  You would have thought they had won the prize too!”

Everyone in Theresa’s life was having fun with her recent big win.  In fact, one of her good friends left a her a funny voicemail saying, “Listen Theresa, I know you have a lot of family coming out of the woodwork to ask you to borrow some money.  Well I’ll save you from that…I’m just going to ask you for money straight out!  No beating around the bush!”  Theresa says she still listens to the voicemail when she needs a good laugh!

But all joking aside, when pressed, Theresa does admit to being very generous with her money.  “The only thing I really did for myself was get a pedicure and manicure. I really felt like since I was blessed with the money, I was to be a blessing to others.  I really tried to help out people who I knew were going through a tough time financially.  My greatest joy is bringing joy to others.”

Theresa says she was taught from a young age that you should always “think of others more highly than yourself.” This is something she learns each week at her local church, and an attitude she tries to pass on to the next generation at her job, as she works in the education field.

I just didn’t want this blessing to be stuck in my own avenue.  I wanted to share it with other people.  That’s how you get blessed again!,” she explains.  “And who knows, maybe I’ll win again on February 28th!”

We at Publishers Clearing House love Theresa’s attitude and her generous spirit, and we’re sure that this part of her character will continue for years to come!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S.  In past blog posts, many of you have mentioned that you’d also want to be generous with your winnings.  Who’s the most generous person you know, and how did they affect your life?  Tell us in the comments below!

 

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89 thoughts on “Behind the Winning Moment: Theresa Crowder”

  1. Toucouleurs says:

    yes to your question. But it’s not going to be an easy path.Page of Cups (rev): A meagsse of love and support goes awry. The meagsse is for you, but you might be feeling a bit more sensitive and thin-skinned than usual and misconstrue it. Could be indirectly related to this decision about the focus of your Masters. The concern is for your health and well-being, and you may take it more of an affront, as in a You think I can’t do it? I’ll show you! A warning to take people’s reactions to your decision with a grain of salt.9 of Coins (rev): Is this choice going to be lucrative? Eh, it may not be, but that’s not your motivation right now. Upright cards or Reversals I see more of a who’s in the driver’s seat kind of motivation more than an outright negation of the card at hand. Right now the pull to do this is the only drive that’s needed. Any surplus of money would be gravy, but the bottom line is your drive to help people.

  2. Joyce thomas says:

    Bertha Craddox She’s my mother. She is now 78 and she has given people so very much over the many years its now time for her to reap what she sowed! Now is the time!

  3. I SURE DO HOPE THAT I CAN BECOME A PCH WINNER ON THE 30TH OF THIS MONTH SO I WILL BE ABLE TO SE MY PICTURE HERE ON THE PCH BLOG AND ALSO MAYBE ON TELEVISION ALSO HERE IN OUR HOME TOWN. I CONGRATULATE THERESA CROWDER FOR BECOMING A WINNER IN DECEMBER 2013. WELL, ONLY GOD CAN HELP ME IF HE WOULD. I WISH EVERYONE LUCK ALSO. THANKYOU ALL

  4. Kathleen Tasillo says:

    I am so happy to see the winners winning moments it makes me dream that maybe I could be show cased in that category too!

  5. Barbara says:

    MY MOMENT PLEASE THANKS MATT :)

  6. Grubby says:

    I appreciate your coemmnt and input, thank you. I just Googled his name and yes, it has also been attributed to him on some websites. I don’t know all of the facts 100 percent for sure on this, but credit should always go where it’s due if Mr. Keith wrote the original version. And of course I admire Mother Theresa beyond all words. I am sure she never did any form of stealing, if anything it must be hers or be a misunderstanding (in my humble opinion.)-Heidi

  7. Dear publishing Clearing HouseMy name is BarbaraI would love to win $25,000 That will pay off my debts That will make me get freeAnd it will make me happy If I don’t win anything Just enough to pay off my debts. It’s a blessing to me I can start all over again With a new beginning Thank You PCH For listening to me Everything I have said Is the truth Thank you for being so kind To me in all people God bless you all. Good luck to all of us. PS hope to hear from you soon. Barbara brown

  8. James Baker says:

    God” Bless you
    & you see that I may not have win’ . But was Bless to see again & feel like I have Win”. A lot of Money in the same way . God” Bless you & he did to me ..

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