What Does It Take To Become A PCHSearch&Win Winner? These People Won and So Could You!

What does it take to become a Publishers Clearing House winner? Should you have a special lucky charm? Do you need to follow a special routine, like walk around the room three times? Maybe even call your mother?

Well, it would be nice if you called your mother, but there’s only one thing you have to do for a chance to Win Big with PCHSearch&Win. How do I know that? Because I had a nice conversation last week with two PCHSearch&Win winners, Natalie Bostelman and Douglas O’Shea, and they told me they won simply by searching at PCHSearch&Win.

Natalie became a big winner in 2008, but the first prize she clinched was an Amazon.com Gift Card. She was so excited about it, it kept her searching–and got her friends searching. Soon enough, her friends were also winning prizes, like cards for free gas. I asked her if she remembered what she had been searching for, and she told me that as she had been working three jobs at the time, it could have anything for any one of those jobs. But that would change when she became a Publishers Clearing House Millionaire!

“I was working at my job at an insurance brokerage,” she told me, “so I wasn’t home when the Prize Patrol showed up at my front door.”

“Oh no! So what happened?” I asked.

“Well,” she continued, “it turns out the Prize Patrol are pretty good detectives. They found my primary job, at a home design store, through MySpace. They called, and my boss there told them where to find me. Then the Prize Patrol rounded up my in-laws and they all headed to my office. I was shocked. My co-workers were floored. If anyone ever thought becoming a Publishers Clearing House Millionaire was a hoax before, they knew now it was real.”

Then Doug, who won $100,000.00 Tax Free this April, chimed in. “That’s funny, because I wasn’t home either when the Prize Patrol showed up at my house.”

We all laughed. “How did they find you?” I asked.

“Well, they couldn’t, actually. We were at my sister’s house for my niece’s confirmation. It’s kind of an unusual set-up at my house–you can’t really see the driveway from the front door, and vice versa. When we got home, everyone was surprised when we walked around from the side of the house and found them there!  I learned from my neighbors they had waited nearly four hours for us!”

You gotta love that Prize Patrol. No matter what it takes, they always get their winners!

“So what did you end up doing with all that prize money?” I asked them.

Doug replied that he and his family really haven’t spent it yet. “We paid off some bills but we’re still figuring out what to do with it. We’re probably going to take a dream vacation–to Disney or go on a cruise or maybe head to Hawaii.”

“Why not all three?” I asked.

“We just might!” he said.

“How about you, Natalie?” I asked. “It’s been a few years since you won big. What did you do with the money.”

“Once I got the check,” she said, “I resigned from two of my three jobs. Then my husband and I paid off our debt and spent the rest of the money building our dream home. It was designed by my husband, and we moved from the trailer we had been living in to our house on Halloween Day 2009.”

Both Doug and Natalie continue to use PCHSearch&Win daily, and encourage you to search there too!

“Every day you search is a day you get entered,” said Natalie.

“I never thought I would win anything like that,” said Doug. “But now logging on to PCHSearch&Win is definitely on my ‘to-do’ list every day.”

It was so inspiring to be able to speak with these winners and share in their joy, and it was so cool to know all they needed to do was take a couple seconds out of their day to get searching and get themselves in the running.

Don’t you dream of winning? Wouldn’t you like to be a winner like Natalie and Doug? Head to PCHSearch&Win right now for your chance to win!

Good luck!

Francine L.
PCH Creative


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ANNAH WILLIE said...

THE TRICKS ARE OVER AND THE TREATS BEGIN WILL PCH CHOOSE ME TO WIN. I HOPE FOR MY SAKE AND ALL THAT APPLIES THAT HE’LL SOON DRAW MY NAME AND GIVE ME THE PRIZE.

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Marilyn Joan Hadey said...

IT SURE WOULD BE A BLESSET HONOR IF I WAS TO WIN ON NOVEMBER 26TH, 2011. I AM ALL SURE THAT YOU KNOW THAT NOVEMBER 26TH, 2011 I WILL BE TURNING 49 ON THAT DAY. YES I AM, YOU SEE MY DATE OF BIRTH IS 11/26/1962. IT ALL SURE WOULD BE A GREAT BIRTHDAY & CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR ME. I THEN WILL BE ABLE TO PAY OFF ALL OF MY BILLS & FINALLY BE DEPT FREE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IT SURE WOULD ALSO BE A BLESSET HONOR IF THE PCH PRIZE PATROLERS CAME TO OUR HOME & GAVE ME A CHANING DAY IN MY LIFE!. EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY.

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Ernelia Walker said...

How I wish and pray that PCH patrolers will give me this luck to win. It will be a great help for me and my daughter since I’m experiencing financial crisis. It will be a big help for us.

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

WIN OR NOT I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A WINNER.I AM A WINNER WHEN I AM ABLE TO GET OUT OF BED,I AM A WINNER WHEN I AM ABLE TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE WHO NEEDS ME ,AND I AM A WINNER IN MY FAITH .BUT MOST OF ALL I AM A WINNER IN THE LORD HE HELPS ME TO GET UP IN THE MORNING ,HE HELPS ME TO HELP OTHERS AND HE GIVES ME THE STRENTH TO BE A WINNER IN MYSELF SO WHAT ELSE CAN A PERSON REALY NEED TO BE A WINNER .

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

i hope my time to win is soon boy that sure would be a ausome blessing so keep me in your thoughts because i shure could use the cash for a lot of things after all christmas is here again and there are a lot of children who wont have a christmas and i hope that i will be able to help .

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

PCH I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE MY DAY BUT IF ITS NOT THEN THATS OK BECAUSE SOMEONE NEEDS IT MORE THEN I.HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY FRIENDS AT PCH.

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

ANOTHER DAY OF SEARCHING AND I HAVEN’T WON TELL ME IS THIS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE PASSION FOR SOMETHING AND FINDING YOURSELF AT THE BOTTOM OF A DRY WELL SO DEEP YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR WAY TO THE TOP IF SO I THINK I WILL TAKE A NAP.

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

WILL I BE ABLE TO FINALY REACH THE TOP OF THE WELL OR DO I NEED TO KEEP ON CLIMBING?

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MARILYN JOAN HADEY said...

IT SURE WOULD BE A BLESSET HONOR TO BE A WINNER HERE ON PCH. LIKE I HAD SAID, YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT, IN ORDER TO WIN IT! I SURE AM IN IT.THIS ALL WOULD BE SUCH A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT COMING FROM SANTA & THE PCH PRIZE PATROL AT THE NORTH POLE. COME ON PEOPLE, YOU STILL HAVE TO BELIEVE. HO,HO,HO MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR. I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THE PCH PRIZE PATROLERS, ESPECIALLY WHEN LEROY FAULKS WON & THAT MAN LIVES IN ORANGE NEW JERSEY. THAT IS NOT THAT FAR FROM WHERE I LIVE. IT SURE WOULD BE A BLESSET HONOR IF 1 DAY THE PCH PRIZE PATROLERS COULD COME TO OUR HOME & MAKE A CHANGING DAY IN MY LIFE!. MEETING THE PCH PRIZE PATROLERS IN PERSON HERE AT OUR HOME WOULD BE AN HONOR,BLESSING, WARMING, EXCITING, & VERY SURPRISING. HAVING A CHANGE IN MY LIFE WOULD BE LIKE ME BECOMING A MOTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHEN HAVING CHILDREN, ALSO MAKE A CHANGING DAY IN YOUR LIFE!. ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD COULD MAKE A CHANGING DAY IN YOUR LIFE. WELL EVERYONE HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL & TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT. HO,HO,HO

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Betty Cornelison said...

My husband and myself are in Debt BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We would love to WIN the big MONEY! We would help our KIDS with they Debts too.

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Georgina Turner said...

Francine L. Thank for the blog post! Natalie Bostelman and Douglas O’Shea, I love both of your stories I also use PCHSearch&Win. I get a lot of good information off the PCH web site; I also use the PCH web site daily. I hope someday I will become a PCH super Prize winner and will fallow in your footsteps and become a PCH Super Prize winner. Thank you PCH for making dreams come true your friend and PCH fan :) <3

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michael atsalis said...

Well winning this is I don’t care one way or another being that I was poor all my life.In fact I’m set in my ways where I don’t need the money.But I would like to give my family everthing that any other kid wants such as clothes,good schooling.Things that I never got.All my life I would scrimp and save and come home and seeing my x-wife go through my hard earned money that I would put away for my morgages,my sons schooling and other things.All my life I woisuld battle with my x’s drunking habits.But with this I would make up from what I lost and make it up.I haven’t talked to my brother and sister for 8 yrs. on acount of this.But now that I broke loose from her by being seperated and in time divorsed because I couldn’t afford a lawyer for that divorse.Sometimes I wish that there is a GOD,and hoping but it doesn’t work that way with the lord.The lord is there just to watch you and look after you and doing his best to protect you and your love ones
Well thats my life and story and if it wasn’t for this site and any other site to ,let out your feelings.But I do feel a sign of releaf by doing this.

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Latoya Royston said...

I would love to win pch because it would be a life changing moment for me & my family I play pch everyday on my computer & over the phone. Thank you for allowing me to enjoy myself & hopefully one day I would win and have the opportunity to shake your hand.. Have a bless day…..

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celeste jackson said...

Hi I would love to win for my children I want them to not worry about their future. I been playing pch for about 4 years and I am bout to give up I guess luck isn’t for me.

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celeste jackson said...

I do thank you for the opportunity for letting me participate and God bless.

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theresa C Butterfield said...

I have been playing PCH since 2008 I really hope I win on June 30 2013 That would be a dream come true…

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Angelique Catalanotto said...

hi ok yes I do hope to win because I am on ssi and disability there is so much I can not do due to my low income I would love to marry my sweet heart but then the goverment would cut my income down so much but I do dream of winning so I could marry my love

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Richard rodriguez said...

All I have to say is’ I wish everyone luck and I hope we all winners’ god bless everyone!

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Tricia said...

I really!! hope I win.
My husband and I would be blessed, fortunate, financially stress free and would be able to buy a house. Our 2 daughters can get all the things they have been asking for. We could pay off a lot of debts and medical bills.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to post a comment
Publishers Clearing House

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Sandra Rollman said...

I have been entering PCH sweepstakes for over 50 years. I enjoy the challenge and hope that before I push up dasies will win at least enough to cover the postage or perhaps a little more. As a widow, I could use the financial freedom.

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mary busher said...

I sure hope that some day the PCH Prize Patrol team and their computer picks me as their next big winner as they did so for so many other people to make my life an financial problems all over for me also so that I could be just as happy as all these other past winners of the PCH I would just be so happy that my prays were answer just for once in my life because it just seems to me that I do not have good luck at sweepstakes or drawing for the chance to win anything.

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Albert T. McCowin Sr. said...

I would love to win the $5,000 or $7,000 a week for life PCH sweepstakes. It would make my family sleep like angels. I’d pay my tithes, & not have to feel tight. I’d also donate moneys to the needy. I have so many business ventures that would grow my money more. I’m sitting on these ideas with no money, or an opportunity. Money makes money, the saying goes. It would be the beginning of something great! and I’d owe it all to PCH Sweepstakes. See, I believe that one day that dream will come to past. I’m not going to stop trying until I do.

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Hector ponce said...

A lot has happened in my life I’m the youngest of 5 and love my family my parents struggled they whole life lord know how much they sacrificed for us and what hurts me the most is that none of us made our parents happy brothers and sisters didn’t go to school and make something of them selfs wasn’t really good roll models for me being the youngest but I don’t blame them I still love them. I’m still trying but this would definitely would be a blessing if I win just want to give my parents everything they need and want what ever they sacrificed to be able to Support them just to put a smile on my parents face would mean the world to me I owe them more then my life I’m forever in dept. love u mom and dad

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La Verne Williams- Schoonover said...

I have been playing PCH for over 31 years. I was raising three kids, taking night classes, while my husband served our country in U.S. Navy for 20years. Upon his retirement, there was no way we could make ends meet with three kids to support. I ended up acquiring three part time jobs while my husband took a job as a car salesman. Everything took a turn in 2007, I suffered a Mild Stroke and two mini strokes in 2009 & 2011. We ended up lossing our home after an attempt to “refinance” home. Since then, life has taken a positive turn…however, we are still slowly recovering from the challenges we endured. I would like to win to pay off all debts, pay my mom’s mortgageo off, and my sister home too. The woman in my family have been my support unit of encouragement and perserverance. I would like to be able to help my children with by establishing a trust fund for them. I want my busband to actually enjoy life and relax…he still works 7 days a week since 2001….

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kerry brooks said...

every time I think of winning I find that my mind cant think that way. I would have had to win something befor. or through my life to know how to think that way. What does that feel like to win . Win any thing. any thing!!!

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LacreshaJackson said...

If I were to truly win thT MUCH I WOULD GET A PLANNING AGENT AND A TRAVELING AGENT TO HELP ME AND MY LIL SISTER,MY LIL BROTHER AND MOMMIE, DESCIDE WHERE TO RELOCATE IN LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTHER…!!~DREAMZZ….

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LacreshaJackson said...

~I love to take a dream vacation to new York over the islands and watch the sun set from the sky~!Lacresha Jackson Wonderful~

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Theresa Black said...

Winning the money would be a big help to my family… and when its my turn to win it will be the best thing..anybody can always use it..just doing the right thing ..and alot of shopping..

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Deborah Crupi said...

I would LOVE to do what the ANGEL TEAM (PCH ) does,…change so many lives,bring joy hopefully be part of answered prayers….IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO SURPRISE THEM….

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Deborah Crupi said...

AWESOME TO SURPRISE THE PCH TEAM,!

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Shanna Flowers said...

I’mvery sick so if i was to win n i pray eeveryday i win something.,would be the biggest blessing God could ever give me n my family.I would be so greatful.I would definitely buy a home n goodcar,I wowould pay off my bills,n get to spend what llittle time left being stress free n having fun with my two children that have kept me alive this long…God please bless us with this life changing experience please, my family deserves to at least live stress free.so i pray someone will help or pick our family.We would be the most grateful people you will ever find. We struggle so much life is so hard for us n i just don’t want to leave my kids like this… Thanks for listening!

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Miriam Nonnon said...

Absolutely, I’d love to be like Natalie and Doug, and I won’t give up hoping, one day I will be that way. We all have dreams and try to make them come true and I’m one of those people who will work for what I believe in, so I will keep on trying and hoping and working hard, to get to my dream, and one day I will make it there. I have a lot of faith in what I do, because I have faith in God, and if I am to win , I will, and if not, someone else will, and they must have needed to win more than me. So, good luck to me, and everyone else who is trying to win, and God bless us all!

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Angelia Heinold said...

Pick me!! Please

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