Big Surprise in a Small Town
On November 11th, we set out to deliver a $10,000 cash sweepstakes prize to a woman in Lebanon Junction, a small town in Kentucky. One of the locals, who noticed our PCH Prize Patrol van, became very excited and told us that the last major event that happened in that area was the big train wreck in the late 1800s! Perhaps that overshadows this event, but at least the Big Check of 2009 is good news!
Accompanied by a young reporter from the local newspaper, who was following in her car, we set off from the florist to the winner’s home, which was fourteen miles away. The GPS system was not working too accurately, and we took so many wrong turns that the reporter must have thought that these out-of-town PCH Prize Patrol people were not too swift with directions!
However, we eventually arrived at our destination. Lilly Cobble, our winner, needed to catch her breath, and then wept with tears of joy when she first spotted the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol walk up the porch to her front door. There was an expression of complete disbelief in her eyes at the sight before her: the beautiful bouquet of roses, the colorful balloons – but most of all the Big Check for $10,000!
She can certainly use the money, as times have been tough for her. She continued to wipe the tears of happiness from her face the entire time we spoke with her – it was such an emotional Publishers Clearing House moment. Lilly told us she loves to play our PCH Search & Win game online and was just so thrilled to have won a visit from the PCH Prize Patrol.
Sheryl S. and Al G.
PCH Prize Patrol Team 4