The experience of prize winning is such a thrill! People always want to know whether we follow up with our Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes winners to see what happens after the prize winning moment. The answer is YES. Sometimes we are in contact by phone, sometimes by email. Often we get a prompt thank-you note from the winner — just like we did from the O’Shea family of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, after dad Doug won $100,000 Tax Free from PCH Search and Win on April 30.
There’s a paragraph in the email from the O’Sheas that describes better than we can what it is like to be on the receiving end of a PCH Prize Patrol visit:
We appreciate the wonderful experience and the knowledge that we won’t have to worry as much about future bills. We couldn’t have asked for a better gift. We don’t know how to express the gratitude we feel toward you and the whole Publishers Clearing House family for the wonderful windfall. This experience has been all positive — not only the gift of money but the beauty we see in others as they express to us how they feel about our win. Everyone has been happy and excited for us. Everyone we talk to asks us how we did it since they have never known anyone personally who has won. We [tell them] to sign on to PCH.com because we are proof positive wins like these do happen! PCH.com will most likely be getting quite a few more hits in the next few weeks from people we know.
You can also read more about the O’Sheas’ prize winning experience by clicking on this link to a report in the local newspaper:
It was a thrill for Danielle Lam and me to visit this family and meet the neighbors who quickly gathered ’round to congratulate them.
The O’Sheas think that we Prize Patrol members have “the best job in the world.” Yes, it is great – but what would make it the absolute BEST would be to pay a prize winning to visit all of you faithful PCH blog readers and present you with roses, balloons and a Big Check.
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador