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A Life Changing Day For Larry Brown

August 31st, 2011 was a life-changing date for Larry Brown of Granite City, IL: that’s the day that the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol knocked on his door and named him our newest $1 Million winner.

Whoops!  We never got as far as his front door.  From inside Larry and his wife Audrey saw the Prize Patrol marching across their lawn — with video-cameramen and reporters in tow — and raced to the front porch to greet us.  And what a greeting we got!  I didn’t even have a chance to introduce ourselves.   Our winner excitedly announced, “I’m Larry Brown!”

When I held up the Big Check, Larry couldn’t believe it.  “Thank you!  Thank you!  It’s a miracle,” he cried as Audrey stood by in amazement.

Larry was also quick to hold up his life-changing $1Million Big Check for all the neighbors to see.  “Now I know it’s real!” he cried.  Audrey might have been skeptical at times; but on this day, as she smelled the giant bouquet of red roses, she had to admit, “I will never doubt you again, Larry Brown!”

The Browns are excited by the prospect of starting a small business with their prize money and helping out their family with college expenses.  They may also explore moving from this industrial town where Larry has lived all his life (just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis) to a southern climate.  But first they are thrilled to be able to simply pay off their bills.

You can get a sense of the life-changing winning moment excitement by clicking on this link to And you can see TV news coverage at the KLPR 11 St. Louis site and read the local newspaper story at The Telegraph’s site.

Larry told us he has been entering the PCH Sweepstakes for thirty of his 53 years.  You can see that persistence and frequent entries can REALLY pay off!  Recently he has entered our fabulous sweepstakes faithfully by going online to enter at and PCH Search & Win.  I invite you to do the same: ENTER!  And maybe YOU will be the next Publishers Clearing House winner of a life-changing $1 Million prize!

Wishing you the best of luck!

Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador

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