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Nicholas Kristof, a frequent op-ed columnist for The New York Times (the paper whose motto is “All the news that’s fit to print”), recently wrote about how journalists tend to speak out about war, scandals and disasters. He himself pleads guilty to overlooking important things happening in the world that are truly good news.
I understand what Kristof is saying – because we Prize Patrol’ers see it ourselves. When TV and newspaper reporters follow us to a winner’s door to present a Big Check, they say “This is great! It’s wonderful reporting good news for a change! So much better than covering a pile-up on the interstate or a warehouse explosion or a household gone berserk.”
Of course we love being the folks who deliver good news – from Publishers Clearing House, ‘’the house where dreams come true.” Nothing beats seeing a lucky sweepstakes entrant open the door to experience the “winning moment” that he or she has been dreaming of for a long time. (Some winners say “I was just praying about this last night!”)
While a person’s ability to buy a new home or a new car or take a longed-for vacation may not be the stuff of news headlines, it sure is fantastic news for a PCH Sweepstakes winner who the night before could only dream or pray about such things. That Big Check is a BIG story!
So, how would you like to have a Big Story happen on your doorstep? How would you like to have the Prize Patrol show up with roses, balloons and a Big Check worth thousands, even millions of dollars? Don’ t say “That’ll never happen.” Think positively — like all our winners do — and take advantage of every opportunity you get to enter the PCH Sweepstakes! Who knows, if you do, you could win our Double The Cash prize — $10,000.00 every single week for life. That’s double our standard weekly lifetime prize!
Wishing you good luck – and “good news.”
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador