Motivational Monday: How Winning Could Help YOU Make A Difference!

Motivational Monday is here again! Time sure does fly. Last week we visited with some of our past winners to see how their big prizes had changed their lives for the better. I hope it was very inspirational for all of you, and fun to read.  Isn’t it fascinating to see how winning a big prize can give anyone the money, freedom and opportunity to enjoy all that life has to offer? Whether that means a new home, a new car, travels far and wide, or taking up a hobby they’ve longed to pursue, the possibilities can be endless!

But this blog is all about how you could change other people’s lives, too, once you finally had the money to do it. Sure, we all wish we could make someone else’s life easier when we see that he or she is struggling. It’s not easy to just stand by helplessly, when we know we could help them, if only we had the money.

Now I want to share some stories from our PCH Sweepstakes winners to show you just how much of a difference they’ve been able to make, not just in their own lives, but in other people’s lives, too!

LeRoy Faulks PCH Winner

Leroy Faulks, Sr. comes to mind immediately. He won our Mega Prize of $1 Million All At Once PLUS $5,000 A Week For Life! He likes to say, “I’m set for life” and is able to take lots of pleasure cruises now with his sweet wife Cecilia (who was volunteering at a local soup kitchen when the Prize Patrol arrived with his Big Check!)  He’s so happy to report: “We donate money all the time. We give to St. JudeSickle Cell Anemia foundations, the American Cancer Society, churches, our local soup kitchen. In fact, last year we were visiting a youth program in Jacksonville, and we loved what they were doing so much we gave them $500.00 on the spot. It was just such a good feeling to be able to help spontaneously like that.” They also financially assist family members when they need it. And with 8 grandchildren and 8 more great-grandchildren, that certainly adds up!

I think we all dream about saving enough to help out our children after we’re gone. That’s just what happened in one day to Tamar Howard when she won our $5,000 A Week “Forever” Prize!

Tamar Howard PCH Winner

Her lucky windfall not only gives her weekly checks of $5,000 each, but she got to choose a beneficiary to receive $5,000 weekly checks after that! In this case, Tamar chose her eldest daughter, who will be attending college in the near future.  This is one huge prize that truly keeps on giving! In fact, she says  “The first two things I thought about doing were buying a house and then helping my three daughters with college tuition.” We’re sure that she and her family will be well taken care of now and in the future!

Gerard Rivera PCH Winner

What about Philadelphia winner Gerard Rivera? He won $1.25 Million through PCHLotto.  Gerard’s life’s mission had always been to help others, and he had been employed as a health aid worker. But an illness forced him to take a leave of absence, and his financial situation was grim. His big win couldn’t have come at a better time! He moved to Florida and says,  “I wanted to be really smart with my money. I didn’t go on any crazy vacations. I started my own company and bought an apartment building. That’s where I live, and I work on taking care of my tenants. Things are so much better now!” Helping others is still a big part of his life and he hopes that others will be blessed like him. He hopes to see the Prize Patrol again, but this time “I’d love for them to come to my apartment building and give a big prize to one of my tenants.”

What about you? Would you help others if you won a BIG prize from Publishers Clearing House? Is there someone in your life who needs a helping hand? Or do you have a favorite charity in mind? Let us know in the comments section below.

Jane M.
PCH Creative Dept.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter every chance you get to win our incredible SuperPrize Event coming in just a few weeks.  Don’t miss any chance to go for our “Double The Cash” $10,000.00 A Week For Life prize – remember, that’s DOUBLE our standard weekly prize. This Special Early Look Prize Event is happening THIS December, so be sure to get in as many entries as you can. Remember, we’ll definitely award a $1 Million prize in a second chance drawing on 12/30/15 if there’s no match to the winning number.

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  1. My area in a small town needs facilities for our family members who have disabilities..Those with Downs Syndrome,Autisum or mental development issues…We have a large number of citizens who would benefit from daily excersise programs and a meeting place to socialize with others like them selves…A place of their own to learn and grow as these are people of all ages and color….who would benefit….I would spend the winning on a bldg..which has a Gymn,Swimming Pool and a Movie Theatre…A nice area for lunch indoors and out…..A biking trail for wheel chairs,scooters and three wheel bikes..This age group has no where to go once they leave High School and its programs provided by state schools for students with special needs..This gives the parents or family members day time hours to regroup,get needed respite care and some time alone before their loved ones return home to them..a much needed service…A place for Smiley Faces and as much laughter as possible for these special people…..a group looked down upon and know one gets much community support for the needed facilities to accommodate them…I am one of the parents of an Autustic person….I speak from experience,I need the breaks and so does my person….a daily routine is so important for them..Excersise is crucial for healthier bodies,concentration skills and to burn calories to avoid over weight or obesity in some cases…but for the most part,our children are not scary but sweet natured,friendly little people who need care 24/7…..Hard for any parent of a normal child to deal with…but these parents do provide 24/7 as no choices are availabable to us….I would love to gift this site to these families to enjoy…for my child to enjoy….Money worth spent…..with good Teachers,a nurse and much more in the way of individual care…This I would do and manage if I were the winner..I would feel blessed to do so….Thank you.Sharon

    1. If I were to win, I would first pay off all my bills, including my car payment. I would not buy a new car, because there is nothing wrong with mine. I would then buy abandoned houses in the Jackson area, which mostly cost $10. I would fix up these homes and find single mothers and fathers whom are homeless and put them in a forever home. I would also pay their utilities until the can get back on their feet. I would then give homes to our homeless veterans. There are so many homeless, hungry veterans that have no means of living and therefore are very depressed and unhappy. We don’t do enough for the men and woman whom have fought for our freedom. They are very important to me. My husband retired from the Navy after 21 years and wears all gold, for his Navy achievements. I would set up college funds for my 6 grandchildren and I would teach them how very important getting an education is. I would open a non kill shelter for animals. I would have a vet and a groomer so that the animals can be spade and neutered and get all their shots before putting them in rooms with other animals. I would have the groomer so that the animals could find forever homes. I would, however do home inspections, before allowing a family to adopt the animals. I would make sure the animals have a safe home, with backyards to play in. I would not charge an adoption fee, because there are so many animals that need forever homes, but sometimes the people who are the best fit for the animal may not be able to afford the adoption fee. I would give money to Cancer research. My mother passed away with ovarian cancer 5 years ago. My sister passed away from lung cancer a year and a half ago. My uncle has stage 4 lung cancer and I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in November. My uncle and I are very positive people. When we go for our chemo treatments, we go in with a smile on our faces and we are very greatfull to our Lord and savior for allowing the doctors to have advanced treatments. My uncle calls me every week and says,{how’s my girl doing}. I feel so blessed to have him in my life, because even though his cancer isn’t curable, I am in his thoughts daily and he is in mine. I would love to send him and my aunt on a trip of their dreams, no matter where their dreams lead them. I have 9 more weeks of chemo and after that I will have 6 weeks of radiation, 5 days a week. I know in my heart that once I am through with treatment, I will be a breast cancer survivor. I would give my church 10% of my winnings so that they could fix our church, where the roof leaks and the front steps have caused many people to fall and hurt themselves, therefore we could take down those steps and replace them with less steps and a more stable entrance into the church. I would also use part of the money to become an advocate for cancer awareness. I would let women and men know that even if you get a braca 1 and a braca 2 and cancer markers test that come out negative, does not mean you are safe. I would let young women know not to wait until 40 to get your first mammogram and that they should get their first one when they are 35. I would also let them know that if your mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer, no matter what your age is, you should go once a year and have a mammogram. I have never wanted to be rich enough to buy fancy cars, clothes and a fancy house. I believe that if you are blessed enough to have a roof over your head, food in your stomach, water to bathe with, electricity to see with and gas to cook with, then you are very humble and thankful for the things that God has provided you with. Having a 4000 square foot house for 2 people who have been married 18 years is a waste of money and space. Why have such fancy things, when there are so many people living on the streets. I would honestly feel very guilty if I wouldn’t help others when I am so rich with blessings. In our world today, people are only 1 paycheck away from being homeless and that is very disturbing to me. Winning the Win It All prize would change my life, but it would change so many others lives as well. Hope to see you soon. God Bless.

  2. Pch and prize patrol came to my home or work and bring me the big check on February 24 2017 5000.00 a week for life. I would help my family in need and senior that are place in retire home and have no family and also help teens that have problems. Donations to poor churches.

  3. JANE, YES I HAVE A FRIEND THAT IS IN NEED AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO BRING HER SOME CHANGES TO HER LIFE SHE WOULD BE SO HAPPY .SHE IS DISABLED AND IS IN NEED OF SOMETHING GOOD IN HER LIFE!!! I HAVE SEVERAL CHARITY’S ONE BEING THE LUPUS FOUNDATION AS THAT IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSIS WITH AND WE TRULY NEED TO FIND A CURE NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER WITH THIS DEBILITATING DISEASE!! I HOPE IN MY TIME THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO MEET THE PCH PRIZE PATROL IN REAL LIFE!!! FEBRUARY 24 SOUNDS REAL GOOD DAY TO MEET!!! IN THE MEANTIME I WILL KEEP MY DREAMS FAITH AND DETERMINATION GOING STRONG EACH AND EVERY DAY AND NIGHT TO BRING MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND HOME FOREVER!!! FRIENDS FOREVER 😁💞🅿👥👥

  4. PCH please grant me certificate of title transfer funds so that I may start changing lives of everybody around me and quite a few people I don’t know just because please give me out of this cold place of where I live in two a nice cozy bungalow on the Caribbean my arthritis would be so much better and I’ll probably take family along also but they can get their own spots thank you PCH

  5. I would pay off the debt that o do have and then open a substance abuse buisness bye a car a house get a girlfriend for once in my life and move out my patents house and get my family reunited the way it should be also getting my nephews out of child protection sevices and back wjth their parents .

    1. Hello Corey, we are thrilled that you’re so eager and determined to win! You’ve got to be “in it to win it” so keep trying and don’t give up. All of our winners are randomly selected and every entry has the same chance of winning; there’s no way to know who we’re going to surprise next.

  6. My confession is “I am blessed to be a blessing”. I have my list already made of the people I want to help. I had to raise my daughter as a single parent, so there were so many times I had more month than money. I would love to help working single parents who are drawing a paycheck but still struggle to make ends meet. I have been there and done that so I know the struggle is real. Just waiting on my millions to arrive to make a difference.

    Thanks,
    Cathie

  7. I want to win I have no money at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 please pick me I want to win! 🙂