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“It Really Does Happen. You Are Real” – Michelle Curtis

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At Publishers Clearing House we always love giving away big money. But I have to admit I love it even more around the holidays! Lucky PCH sweepstakes entrants who win around the holidays always seem to be even more excited to have that surprise cash windfall. That certainly was the case with the $10,000 winner we surprised on November 7th!

With my Prize Patrol uniform on, Big Check and van sign in hand, I made my way to Dunkirk NY, which is about one hour outside of Buffalo.  I guess you could say I thought it was “business as usual”… but little did I know that this winner would have one of the best reactions I personally have ever experienced on the Prize Patrol!

It doesn’t happen often but once in a while the Prize Patrol knocks on the wrong door. Well, it ends up that Michelle Curtis recently moved a few houses down from her old address which we found out from the neighbor who we unintentionally surprised!  Luckily she kindly led us in the right direction.

When I finally arrived at the CORRECT house, Michelle opened her door in a sleepy fog. It took her a minute to grasp what was happening – the Prize Patrol was at her door with a BIG CHECK for $10,000! Once it sunk in she exclaimed “I just woke up. It’s been about seven years of entering (PCH contests) and never thought I’d win,” she said. Michelle managed to get those great quotes out in between her screaming, jumping, crying, and shouting!  “It really does happen. You Are Real!”

She was SO excited for her big PCH win that she called her friends and neighbors who ended up joining the celebration. Her emotions were overwhelming … the camera crew, news station, friends and I were all in tears. You could tell this money was truly needed. As we soon found out, Michelle was due for some GOOD news in her life as she has suffered from five strokes and has heart issues.

When the Prize Patrol left to go home, the first thing Michelle did was get dressed and go to the bank! She also said she planned on framing the BIG Check and hanging it up on her wall. What would YOU do with the Big Check if you won the PCH Sweepstakes?

Remember, you could get to experience the Prize Patrol showing up at YOUR door if you enter the PCH Sweepstakes! We will be on the road again in just a few weeks for our November 26th Special Early Look prize event so make sure to enter while there’s still time!

Story about Michelle Curtis from the local news!



Danielle Lam
Prize Patrol Elite

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