$10,000 Sweepstakes Prize Goes To Virginia of Virginia

“I always thought this was set up!” exclaimed a shocked Virginia Hall as she emerged from her Madison, VA home last Wednesday. Like many people, maybe even you, Virginia believed that the PCH Prize Patrol notifies winners before showing up at their homes. But on September 18th she learned that is NOT the case.

Virginia was the lucky winner of a $10,000 Sweepstakes Prize from Publishers Clearing House – a special prize marking the 25th anniversary of the Prize Patrol’s first trip. Dave and I made the trip to VA, flying into Washington, DC and drove 2 hours southwest to the small town of Madison. The local florist, only a minute down the road from Virginia’s home, knew our winner personally. “Virginia is a pistol,” she said. “You’ll love her!”

Virginia Hall

We sure did! It didn’t take long for Virginia to answer her door, and she immediately recognized the surprise guests standing on her porch. Our visit put her in a state of shock and awe – she kept claiming that she felt as if she was dreaming. And no, we did not set the scene up – it was a complete surprise to Virginia, as it always is to our winners!

The former teacher’s assistant was THRILLED by her win. She couldn’t wait to share the news with her loved ones – she called just about everyone she could think of while the Prize Patrol and cameraman were still there. Dave Sayer himself got on the phone with her son and daughter, as they could not believe the fantastic news!

Virginia Sweepstakes Winner

And what is Virginia going to do with the Sweepstakes prize money? Her first thought was that now she can pay her oil bill for the winter. “This old house could sure use that money!” Well, the Prize Patrol is always happy to help!

Virginia Hall Sweepstakes Prize

Thank YOU to all of the fans and customers who have been following the Prize Patrol for these past 25 years. Here’s to another 25 years of making dreams come true!

Laura W.
Promotion Development


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  1. I ask Google if PCH is for real no answer form Google not expecting a answer but there is always someone watching everything I do.How and anyone ask a question with others watching even if it is Private so much for that Fire Fly

  2. My prayers are that you come to Winchester, VA. I got hurt on the job so had to quit & medical bills are adding up. I so want to pay all my debts, help Israel, help mentally disabled children through Special Olympics. My house needs lots of work, nothing done on it for 30 years. So coming here would be my prayers answered! Out of debt & helping others by the end of the year!! God Bless each & everyone! I know this email wont help you draw my number. I’ve been a loyal customer since 1994!

  3. Oh please come to virgina agin this time roanoke. I really do need to buy a house for my mom and her husband handicap assiable . where its like pribate bed amd bayh for them and also for my husbsnd and i we dont need a mansin we need a home werd i can help my mom. Im sure youbget this all the time. I get laughed at but guess what i dpnt care if theres a will theres a way my mom woll have a place thats safe for her and her husbsnd hes in a scooter now and desperately needs a walkin shower . please help us pch we need it