What Does The Prize Patrol Do When Winner Isn’t Home?

PrizePatrol

Imagine this…
The big SuperPrize winner is selected…the Prize Patrol travel plans are finalized…the flight takes off without a delay…the roses are picked up without a hitch…EVERYTHING is going exactly according to plan…and THEN, the big moment…the Prize Patrol excitedly runs up to the winner’s door…rings the bell…and NO ONE IS HOME!

WHAT DO THEY DO?

It’s a question we get asked ALL THE TIME. What DOES the Prize Patrol do if the winner isn’t home?

Have YOU ever wondered about this? Well, I’m here to tell you the answer. And if you think I’m going to say “they go give the prize to someone else” or even worse, “they don’t give away the prize at all” – THINK AGAIN! The winner not being home is something that happens ALL THE TIME when the Prize Patrol travels the country awarding Big Checks, and I can promise you, our winners ALWAYS get the money.

That’s right! Whether they have to wait for hours outside the winner’s home OR enlist the help of some friendly neighbors OR even hunt them down (at work, the supermarket or local neighborhood spot), the Prize Patrol does WHATEVER they need to deliver that Big Check!

So exactly how long has the Prize Patrol waited for a winner to come home? To find this out, I checked in with Danielle Lam, Prize Patrol Elite. And boy did she have A LOT of funny stories!

The first was about a Prize Patrol trip that didn’t go exactly as planned — the delivery to our $1 Million winner Rory Bellamy from Cleveland, Ohio. At the start, everything was going very smoothly. So smooth that Danielle even told Dave Sayer and Todd Sloane that “this is one of the smoothest running Prize Patrol trip’s I’ve ever done!”. Unfortunately, she had spoken too soon!

Prize Patrol with Rory Bellamy

Because when the Prize Patrol showed up at Rory’s house, he was not home! Quickly, they jumped into action, thinking of a Plan B to find Mr. Bellamy. After asking a neighbor for help, it turned out that Rory was out for the day working as a house painter and wouldn’t be returning until 3:00 PM! 5 hours later, a family member of Rory’s who lived across the street was able to call his cell phone and trick him into coming home ASAP to check on something at her house. Total Prize Patrol wait time: 6 HOURS! WOW!

Sometimes, instead of waiting, the Prize Patrol relies on quick thinking. That’s exactly what happened when Danielle was on the road to present a Big Check for $20,000 to Lisa Tangeman in Daytona, Florida. Surprise, surprise, Lisa was not home when they pulled up in the van. Luckily, Danielle came up with the idea of getting in touch with one of Lisa’s family members, her husband Mark.

Mark convinced Lisa that she needed to return home because their new lawn mower was being delivered. Seeming like a completely harmless request, Lisa headed home where she was surprised by Danielle — and that $20,000 Big Check! Her reaction was a perfect mix of pure joy and disbelief, exactly what we hope for when presenting a winner with their check.

So folks, those are just 2 examples of what the Prize Patrol can do if the winner isn’t home. The important thing to remember is there is NOTHING to worry about. If you’re our big winner, you will DEFINITELY get your money — NO EXCEPTIONS!

But remember, first you have to enter for your chance to win! Then who knows…the Prize Patrol could be knocking on YOUR door next!

Amanda

Amanda C.


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margie natividad said...

Thank you pch you ill be at my mothers house or diriving at citi downtown my moms house or friends ill be waiting for pch team to arrive my kids are waiting from margie natividad family.

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margie natividad said...

Yes get it onthe road yea pch ill I hopefully I well be the final World of course pch winner,

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Beverly Questel said...

I would love to be a winner. Just to see the Prizes Patrol come to the PROJECT.THIER WINNER HERE TOO. New York Housing Authority.I be wishing that Prizes Patrol is to my apt. I had a dream.Thank U for let post my comment.

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Vivian Fuller said...

I will be home all day on give away day I always stay home that day watching and waiting till midnight when the day is over.

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Jennifer Gonzalez said...

People like PCH are making many people HAPPY :) I am grateful people like you exists you guys rock!! I know I will win a huge prize soon/one day I can just feel it I’m not giving up……. GO PCH!!

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marla hamilton said...

Ive been entering pch’s sweepstakes for a loooooonnnngggg time…i will keep entering until you guys come to my doorstep with that ten million dollar check..lol…if i do win you can always find me at work nearby..my mom is always at home..she will let yoo know where im at..thanks and see you soon :)

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Nancy Turner said...

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Gladys A Lambrecht said...

I really admire The PCH PRIZE PATROL for doing what they do! Because waiting for 6 hours or probably more to deliver a Prize to a Winner that isn’t home, you show your great Stamina!
It shows “Humble and Generosity” from your part. You want to feel the same Happiness than the Winner is going to feel when getting that BIG SURPRISE from Publishers Clearing House.

I do have a question for you! What do you do in the mean time, after knowing that you have to wait that long? :)

Just to let you know! In case I am not home, my husband will be! I may be either at the Pharmacy picking up medicines or at the Supermarket (usually we both go to do these tasks)

I know this a Dream, but I enjoy having good fantasies! Many out there already had their dreams come true, so I do not give up Faith neither Hope! :)

And if it’s not this time it could be another time, because I will still keep entering The PCH Sweepstakes and Games. :)

Always be Safe!

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margie natividad said...

Well yes thank you pch

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PAT BAILEY said...

I WOULD LIKE TO TELL THE PCH THE PRIZE PATROL MY WORKING SCHEDULE ; MAKING SURE THEY HAVE MY CELL NUMBER + ANOTHER HAS 2 ND CELL NUMBER TOO ! ANY WAY , I WISH I KNOW WHEN MY PCH THE PRIZE PARTOLS WHEN THEY WILL COMING TO MY HOME HERE ? ? THANKS A MILLIONS PCH PRIZE PATROL + EVERYONE IN PCH HAS BEEN HELP ~PAT BAILEY ~

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Stancio Butler said...

Hey Both Dave Sayer & your female PCH Representatives, Please get me out of my non profit program in Fairfax, Virginia called Job Discovery, Inc. with $37,000,000.00 tomorrow the 12th of February 2014 right away!!!! (((I’M CRYING AND PRAYING RIGHT NOW!!!!))) (((I’M SO EXCITING!!!!)))

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Stancio Butler said...

I only got just 806 token points at my own account at PCH.com right now.

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Mary Jo Calhoun said...

I want to be your next winner but what if I am not home because take my handicap children to school or help my daughter who has cancer or pick my sister up and take her to work or fight to keep my Utilities on I what do I do

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Diane Bray said...

That is a blessing for sure.

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Amelia Brevard said...

Thanks for the blog Amanda and stay warm I love you all at pch.

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Nettie Jenkins said...

I am soooo glad PCH has a Blog “Highlight” about this subject ! I see so many people ask this online and here it is . Thanks PCH for crossing all the “T’s and dotting all the “I”‘s !
PCH Super Fan #1 That’s Me !

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robin dausey said...

I just know that it would be so awesome to meet the prize patrol in person someday soon!!!!

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Cristina Grappo said...

If I am not home, I am still easy to reach by I-phone. My house mates also know how to reach me by I-phone. I am lucky enough that way. (y)

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Pat Fellers said...

Makes me feel better to know I won’t miss that big check!

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OLIVER JONES said...

I WILL BE HAVING A OPPERATION 0N FEB 27 hope to be home feb 28 or i will be at the university of wi. hospital madison wi. phone no 16082638915 thank you.

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Darlaine Depradines said...

Wow, that’s good to know that you guy never give up.

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Robin Hughes said...

Hope I’m home!! I’m planning on it…brrr. To cold out for you to wait lol

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Bobbi Hardy said...

Would give me the biggest feeling to be able to help my roomies and a couple special friends out since they helped me ~ what a tremendous way to pay it forward for me

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Hope Bierbower said...

My Name is Hope and I been trying too win pulishing clearing house sents 2010 now so I hope Im gonna be the winner!!!! thanks and god bless!!!

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Dona V Rooyal said...

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Mary Sollberger said...

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Mary Sollberger said...

That sure would be a nice birthday present………It would be 7 days too late, but that would be FINE>

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barbara doyle said...

Barbara im still waiting to take, dave,todd,danielle to eat an have funtimes with me an my family. im 67 an still dream of pch prize patrol team knocking at my door with smiles, an say yes Barbara doyle its your turn an give pch check to me. Thank You in Advance. see you soon. Barbara, happy valintines to pch team an staff.

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Debbie Thomas said...

Well I am staying home until they come here! It seems like they come in the morning so I will go out if I have to at night that day!

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Melody Walls said...

HELLO AMANDA, JUST WANTING YOU TO KNOW THAT I HAVE HAD ALOT OF FUN WITH PCH. IF BY CHANCE. I AM THE WINNER,, I WILL BE AT WORK ON FEBRUARY 28th. Thanks again.

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Stancio Butler said...

Hey both Dave Sayer & your female PCH representatives, Since I’m not going to be playing anymore of PCH Games’ Kings In The Corner tournament card game all day tomorrow because a winter storm watch is going to be in effect for our area late tomorrow night, Again, Please get me out of my non profit program in Fairfax, Virginia called Job Discovery, Inc. (JDI) with both $1,000,000.00 JACKPOT AT STAKE! & $37,000,000.00 tomorrow the 12th of February 2014 right away!!!! (((I’M CRYING AND PRAYING RIGHT NOW!!!!))) (((I’M SO EXCITING!!!!)))

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pauline mcpherson-thomas said...

If you’Re not @ home when The Prize Patrol cones, trust & believe thery the Prize Patrol will be back, to hand deliver you your Big Check!!!

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Donna Scott said...

I’m waiting for you to show up at my house, I think it’s terrific how you change peoples lives I hope it will be my turn one day, at 54 and still Struggling from the economy meltdown, it’s scary when you don’t know how your going to pay your bills and what will I do when I get older and still Struggling.

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Lesa Evans said...

I play everyday and like to read the articles you place on facebook. Hopes are high. Great post.

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er said...

More better Today the comments growh heart vault is open what is the number of your hearts is a big heart show me that you are happy with the happiness of others from the bottom of yours hearts winners all of you are special be an angel of love for anyone who needs remember … Need more congratulations vault is open …open yours hearts more blessings for the winner all of you are winners………

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Mike Law said...

I have bean trying to win the 1 million a year forever for qwt some time now i am begning to wonder

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Sommer Brunzelle said...

Does everyone on the Short List receive a prize? I’m a bit confused about it. Because if I win $1,000 I will be so grateful you have no idea! I’m hoping that’s what the Short List means!! I hope to see you guys soon!!! I’ll probably break down crying!

Good luck everyone!!

-Sommer :)

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Lesa Evans said...

I’m glad you wait until the winner is home. I always thought the next person on list received the prize if you couldn’t get in touch with the winner. I play everyday and hope my turn will come soon.

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vanessa robbins said...

it would be a surprise to pay some of my medicale bills

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julia justice said...

hello. Danielle lam. and the prize patrol. just give me a call and you can fine me if I win. I would like to see you all that would be a great big surprise. if you all come to my home. hope to see you all. have a good day. god bless

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lois hussey said...

Give me the matching number for the forever #3080 prize on Feb.28 and I will be hoping and waiting for the prize patrol. I do not work and have no funds to go anywhere and I’m ready to win the big one.Thanks.

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pauline houston said...

the lord is with me i know that.

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Randy Herrera said...

I Randy Herrera am always waiting for prize patrol to show up .I’m always looking out the window with my dog Chico waiting and waiting for the prize patrol to show up I won’t start barking but Chico will and we promise we won’t bite but where still looking out the window together hope to see Dave & Danielle & Todd go Pch.

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JAMES VINCENT said...

I REEMBER REDING SMETIME BACK THGAT TGE PRIZ ATROL EVN FOUND THGE WINER 30,000 FEET UP IN THE AIR. THAT HAD TO BE A THRILL.. JIM

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Randy Herrera said...

I Randy still looking out the window with my dog Chico waiting and waiting for the prize patrol to show up with there physical bound Angels!”Go Pch. and Go Todd Danielle & Dave where still waiting?

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scott davis said...

still waiting i won on pick winning numbers matched one whole line of numbers it told me i won but i havent herd notching is this just another scam i always heard pch was not now im not sure

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Randy Herrera said...

I Randy believe that the prize patrol will go threw any length to get a hold of the winner as far as going to there job sight or even going through a family member to get a hold of the winner poor Danielle did that” and if I remember it took about six hours for the whole ordeal. I no one thing is for sure Danielle Dave & Todd are like Angels going from state to state blessing Gods children with the Holy Spirit flowing through them in Jesus name Amen” P.s.me and Chico are still waiting at the window together?

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Lesa Evans said...

I play every day hoping this time is my turn to win. Please come visit with a big check. I’m waiting!!!

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Brenda Liz Martinez said...

Come see me guys is my big dream meet the prize patrol

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Brenda Liz Martinez said...

I enter everyday and I play some game Because at this time I don’t have INTERNET

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Brenda Liz Martinez said...

Help…help….hello …..pch the martinez family need the full full help please come to meet me pch me and my family waiting for you guys lol would be great

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Janet K. Alvin said...

I have four grandchildren that I would like to help financially – two with college tuition and expenses and the older ones with money to make their lives easier. It would give them a chance to find a job in the career they planned when they graduated from college. My husband and I are unable to help them now, but we would be thrilled to give them a hand if we win. We are reaching the age where we would like to sell our house and move into an assisted living facility, but we are unable to afford the monthly cost. The money would be a real help.

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Randy Herrera said...

From Randy Herrera:Good morning Pch. Good morning Dave Danielle & Todd me and Chico are still waiting ? me and my wife get up at five every morning and feed our spirit and do our daily devotions and we have you in our prayers as well,have a blessed today”

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Cynthia Hill said...

I would ball my eyes out if they showed up at my house Feb. 28th 2014! Or even at my school LOL! This would be a dream come true. Good luck to everyone and remember always play it doesn’t hurt anyone and you don’t lose. You never know that your big win might be around the corner as well! Me, I have never won anything my whole life!

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Cynthia Hill said...

I meant you don’t have nothing to lose LOL

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Lashell Irving said...

Well if am not at home , it would be because I am out help someone else , but trust me don’t leave without handing me my big check , that way I could help other , to see there is always a ram in the bush!!

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JAMES VINCENT said...

THE MAIN THING. YOU HAVE TO ENTER TO WIN.. JIM

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Patricia Finnegan said...

Great to know. However, I don’t know if I got entered today Feb. 17 as the casino game would not load. Please check your site so others will not be affected. Hopefully, you will be at my door on Feb. 27.

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Maria Duran said...

I’m always home if you show up at my house dont be concerned about the No Soliciting sign in the front yard you can knock on my door anytime PCH will always be welcomed.

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Avis Jackson said...

You will always track me.

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pattyhiguera said...

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Lesa Evans said...

Come on over. If for some reason I have to step out I know you will be waiting.

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Randy Herrera said...

I Randy Herrera work construction and I been out of work for the last five months. The last job I was on I work for a year for a solar plant that we completed,thank you Jesus, God is good because I realized this pattern of work off and on helps me get closer to God and my Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. My faith in God grows every day” I love waking up in the morning with my wife with joy in our hearts to serve the Lord and our daily devotions and bible studies we do together” we have faith that the Pch physical bound Angels will show up on our door steps some day? My wife and I believe” Go Pch and your Angles be safe and God is with you where ever you go” We love you guys because we believe in miricales!”

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Lawrence Little said...

^That was the question I want to ask–great stories to. You guys are great. So have my finger cross. Hope to see you soon. The Little Family

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William S. Skauge said...

From Watching David or Danielle They have talked with neighbors and found Out where they Were whether it be out in Town some where, or at there play of Work- Employment, They Always Seemed to have Delivered the Check regardless of the Amount!

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Randy Herrera said...

I no for sure Danielle goes out of her way for the winner as far as waiting six hours if no ones home! I no Dave and Todd would do the same,they would ask our neighbors where we work or if they no where we are? What ever the circumstance the Pch team always finds there winner. Like my self and my dog Chico are always looking out the window for the prize patrol and waiting for the Angels to knock on our door” Go Pch. Go Dave Danielle & Todd God bless

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francisca nunez said...

yo pido a dios todas las noches, para que yo sea la proxima ganadora de este gran premio, para poder realizar todos mis suenos,incluyendo los de mis seres queridos.!!!milagro senor milagro!!!

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janie gibbs said...

I keep thinking about how excited I would be and how I could help my family and how good it would make me feel to be debt free.I’ve never won any thing big before ever I pray that you knock knock on my door.

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Lesa Evans said...

I like the blog. Please come visit. I’m waiting. Show me the money!!!

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PAUL W SIDERS said...

What if I’m in Arizona on vacation when the prize patrol tries to get into contact with me? I can be reached at 623-341-2323 days and623-742-5984 anytime!

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Larry Copeny said...

Just Leave a Message on Phone and a card in the Door. Call them on their cell and have them to stay put until you arrive there – OK, now all bases covered.

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Lesa Evans said...

Waiting on your visit. Always nice to receive good news.

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Emily Cowart said...

I want to win a prize on Feb. 28, 2014. I plan to be home. Many times I have cleaned my house expecting the prize patrol to come to my house only to wait all day and to be disappointed. Now I am so old I rarely leave my home except to shop for groceries or eat a breakfast at Hardees or go to the doctor.

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Zorab Qhan said...

That good, But i my residence other country..

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Randy Herrera said...

I Randy and my wife Christina Herrera no if where not home we know Danielle Dave & Todd will go that extra mile or six hours to find us , because most of the time me and my dog Chico are always looking out the window waiting for the prize patrol like an every day thing!God bless where still waiting , if it’s not the prize patrol its the mail man”

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Lesa Evans said...

I will be waiting on Feb. 28th. Come on over!

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Randy Herrera said...

God bless every one, for today is a day of worship. I Randy and my wife Christina woke up this morning full of joy ! Like every morning we serve the Lord with our bible studies and daily devotions at five in the morning and then we went to church first service at 7:30am with our nieces to worship the Lord and our God” I no for sure me and my dog Chico are always home waiting for the prize patrol to show up with balloons and flowers and a nice blessing! We believe the Lord blesses people through other people Like Dave Danielle & Todd the physical bound Angels of Pch. God bless Pch. Have a awesome day”

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Lesa Evans said...

Come on over, Bring flowers and show me the money. I will be home waiting for the knock on the door.

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Lesa Evans said...

Come on over. Bring the flowers and a nice big check. It would be a dream come true. Show me the money!

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Robin Morgan said...

Danielle, you guys don’t send request on Facebook correct

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Randy Herrera said...

I Randy took my dog Chico to the groomers today and was hoping to pick him up before the prize patrol showed up just in case, Like I said me and Chico are still looking out the window waiting together as we speak and I no Dave Danielle & Todd would be waiting also if were not here” Tomorrow’s another day” God bless Pch. and there physical bound Angels! P.s Chico said to say wre still waiting!” Woof…Woof…Woof”

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erica delgado said...

Im getting so excited because feb.28 is coming up and i hope i hear the prize patrol knocking at my door!..:-)..if for some reason no one answers please knock very hard because my fiancee will be home but sleeps most of the morning because he works at night…if he doesnt answer you can go to my job at 4640 s.Eastern ave.Las Vegas,NV…thanks i will be waiting anxiously…:-)

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francisca nunez said...

please premio patrulla, come to my house on febrero 28 2014

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JAMES VINCENT said...

I KNOW THAT THE PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO THE EINER. IV’E ALWAY WONDER ABOU THE IME FRSME. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE AN R EVENING. IT IS ALWAYS DAYLIGHT. I;M THING AROUND 2-4 PM. I KNOW THAT I WILL BE HOME N THE DATE. JIM PST LAS VEGAS NV.

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Brenda Simon said...

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Brenda Simon said...

add your comment here Brenda Simon this is for February 28th.2014 when PCH Patrol Arrives her at my home. At 149 Packing HOUSE Rd. Lake Charles, La. I’m going to be so very excited crying and thanking God for his Blessing me and my family. Amen and Amen.

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Lesa Evans said...

Use your GPS and come find me.I’m right here at home. Show me the money!

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Lesa Evans said...

I will be waiting for lifelong happiness on the 28th of February. Red roses are my favorite. Show me the money!

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julia justice said...

if I am not at home you all will come back. have a good day. and god bless.

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Randy Herrera said...

Hello every one from Pch. and hello to Mrs.Carter & Mrs.Holland” I hope every one is having an awesome day ! What a blessing to have a job like yours ,to bless people all over the United States and Canada to win is a miracle,I Randy and my wife Christina Herrera believe in miracles and supernatural blessing” we believe we will win some day but until then me and my dog Chico are still looking out the window and still waiting………!” God bless………P.s Chico says woof….woof…woof!”

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Lesa Evans said...

My hopes are high that this time is my time. Show me the money!

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Lesa Evans said...

I play everyday hoping It’s my turn to win. Come on by on Feb. 28th and Show me the money!

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Randy Herrera said...

Hello Deborah Holland” its me Randy Herrera and my dog Chico we just got a letter stating to enter but we did not order any thing because we ordered from the last letter you signed and this one also.Well I wish I could of gotten this letter first because of the free gift, our budget went with the last letter we ordered 5 items,it would have been nice to have ordered from this letter instead but me and my dog Chico are on are way to the post office to send this letter because it states in one week I could be a winner or my wife so God bless and P.s My dog Chico says were still waiting woof…woof…woof…waiting!”

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Lesa Evans said...

I will be waiting. I may have to run out for awhile in the morning of February 28th but will be home in the afternoon. Hopes are high that this my turn. Don’t let me down. Bring the flowers and balloons and Show me the money!

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