Ora Gayton

Meet Ora Gayton, Our Newest “Forever” Prize Winner

While Chicago lived up to its “Windy City” nickname last Friday, the Prize Patrol balloons did not blow away from us — as they have on occasion — and everything went beautifully, producing one of the most thrilling “winning moments” in PCH history.

A caravan of TV news and radio reporters followed the Prize Patrol van from a South Chicago florist to a high-rise apartment where our winner resided.  Excited building staffers greeted us and squeezed us into elevators which whisked us to a hallway where we crowded around Ora Gayton’s door ready to surprise her with our fabulous “Forever” prize.

“Maintenance here,” barked a well-known building staffer, as he casually knocked on the door so that Ora, a 93-year-old resident, would not sense anything unusual.  But what she saw when she opened the door was definitely unusual!  There was the smiling Prize Patrol surrounded by cameras, lights, balloons, roses and (ta-dah) a Big Check proclaiming Ora the winner of $5,000 A Week “Forever.”

Forever Prize
$5,000 A Week “Forever” prize winner Ora Gayton and her daughter

Right behind Ora was her daughter Charlene who instantly recognized what was going on.  Together they screamed, “Oh, my goodness!  Oh, my God!  Oh, my Lord!”  When we handed Ora a real check for $50,000 (to show we were serious) she said “Am I dreaming?”  We pinched her to prove that this was “no dream.”

You can watch Ora’s winning moment here:

What Is PCH’s “Forever” Prize?

Winning the “Forever” prize provides Ora with $5,000 a week for the rest of her life and then $5,000 a week for the lifetime of a beneficiary she will soon choose.  With children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, Ora has a large family and loads of friends who are all thrilled by her well-deserved good fortune.  A follow-up phone call told us that the celebratory lunches and dinners are continuing non-stop!

A retired beautician, Ora has no immediate plans for her newfound wealth but assured us and a huge TV and PCH Fan Page on Facebook audience that “It will be put to good use.  It’s a dream come true.”   Charlene, a retired school teacher, added, “Words cannot express the experience!  This is a morning that will always be remembered.”

Congratulations, Ora, and welcome to our huge and ever-growing family of winners!  And to the rest of you — follow Ora and Charlene’s advice: “Keep the dream alive” and enter!

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

P.S. Would you like to congratulate Ora on her huge “Forever” Prize win? Comment below!

P.P.S Want to meet some more PCH winners? Come back to the PCHblog this afternoon to celebrate #WinnerWednesday!

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  1. hello mrs ora! congratulations! i am so happy for you and your family. i hope and pray i will be the next winner so that i can help my parents and family, too much bills will stress you out. But God is our provider always believe in Him. God bless Ms Ora!

  2. Dear Ms Ora…I am so thrilled to know you got this wonderful boost at this time in your life….You deserve this!
    I wish I could play the game as well…and know few do reach what you have gotten…so we are happy along with you and your family…Take care and be safe and be happy. EM, Charlotte, NC

    1. Hello Eleanor, We always love seeing such awesome support for our winners and between fellow PCH Fans! We really do have the best fans EVER! Keep trying for your chance to be surprised with a big check from the Prize Patrol. You’ve got to be “in it to win it” so don’t give up. There are so many ways to submit an entry into our many exciting giveaways each day. You can check them all out here: http://bit.ly/Enter-A-PCH-Sweeps. Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  3. You so deserve this and all the joy it brings you Miss Ora! Thank you for pressing my hair as a kid on 47th Street!!!

  4. Congratulations Mrs. Gayton! May the Lord continue to bless you and your family! Thank you Publishers for making people’s dreams come true. I’m keeping the faith!

  5. Congratulations Ora!! i wish so bad that on Feb 28, my door bell would ring!! but nope, they go to you instead. lol but I wish to win 7000/week for life so my parent does not have to work anymore in their 70s. I keep praying to God that on this coming April 28th, 2017 I WILL SEE THE PCH PRIZE PATROL AMBASSADOR ring my door bell. AMEN!!!!!

  6. Congratulations Ora!!!!!! I am so very happy for you! I can tell by watching the video you are a good hearted person, and a teacher too! What a deserving person!! I can’t wait to hear more about your new found life Ora! Bless you😇