I don’t know about you, but I’m always thinking about the GOOD LIFE. You know what I mean, right? Being able to do what you want to do, WHEN you want to do it!
Well since it’s Dream Week, we thought it was the perfect time to do a fun “Throwback Thursday” and revisit a SuperPrize winner from a few years ago whose dream of the GOOD LIFE is real and still going strong!
When I caught up with 2011’s $1 Million PLUS $5,000.00 A Week For Life Mega Prize winner Leroy Faulks, he was preparing to go on yet ANOTHER cruise with his wife!
“We go on so many cruises, people have gotten to ask us ‘so, where you going now?,’” laughs Leroy. “It’s become a running joke with our friends.”
I love chatting with Leroy and his sweet wife, and a huge cash prize like this couldn’t have happened to a nicer pair. In fact, Leroy’s wife Cecilia was volunteering at a local soup kitchen when the Prize Patrol arrived with his Big Check! And just as you’d expect, people with such big hearts give back all the time.
“We donate money all the time. We give to St. Jude, Sickle Cell Anemia foundations, the American Cancer Society, churches, our local soup kitchen,” explains Leroy. “In fact, last year we were visiting a youth program in Jacksonville, and we loved what they were doing so much we gave them $500.00 on the spot. It is just such a good feeling to be able to help spontaneously like that.”
They also financially assist family when they need it, and with 8 grandchildren and 8 more GREAT-grandchildren, that certainly adds up!
But like all dreams, there are some surreal moments as well! Just last year, Leroy received a phone call from a relative when they saw his face in a PCH advertisement in the local paper. And nothing could prepare them for when Publishers Clearing House was one of the clues on the TV game show Jeopardy! , but it got weirder when the clue came with a picture of Leroy and his Big Check right on the show!
All strange moments aside, LeRoy tells us that life is just so much easier. Especially with two new cars (a fun Mercedes and a sensible Toyota), some cool, new camera gear (Leroy likes to take pictures), it all adds up to make a life that Leroy is proud to call “a life of no worries.”
“You’ve got to be ‘in-it-to-win-it,’ is what I tell people. And dreams do come true, because I always say, ‘hey, I’m set for life!’”
Yup, as Leroy was telling himself the morning of this interview, he can do whatever he wants. And thankfully this dream come true isn’t one he has to worry about waking up from. It’s still a dream years later, and he’s won for life!
Remember, YOU could make your dreams come true, too! So enter today and every day for our new Dream Life Prize: an incredible $2,000,000 to spend right away, $10,000 a month for a life, and a brand new car!
P.S. Leroy and his wife love to go on cruises all the time for their vacations. What’s one kind of vacation you’d never get sick of if YOU won the SuperPrize? Tell us in the comments below
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