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Prize Patrol Tracks Down $1 Million Winner After Searching in 2 States!

Prize Patrol never gives up

Hi everyone, it’s me Danielle Lam from the PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen fans ask “what happens if a winner isn’t home” on my fan page on Facebook. Well, Rosemary Cella’s January 20th $1 Million SuperPrize winning moment is going to be the example I use from now on when I answer that question! It’s an amazing story actually – one for the record books!

Around noon on Tuesday, January 20th, Dave Sayer of the Prize Patrol arrived at the winner’s address she entered with – in Kissimmee, Florida – hoping that she would be home or nearby. When his loud knocks were left unanswered, Dave asked the security guard at the gated community for help. When he heard the news of where the winner was, he couldn’t believe it! The winner was NOT in Florida at all that day — she was in New York, just an hour away from PCH Headquarters!

I usually go on all of the big SuperPrize awards, but for this one I had a conflict and couldn’t travel…so as luck would have it, I was sitting at my desk in New York when I got the frantic call from Dave Sayer saying the winner wasn’t far from headquarters! I literally screamed (in true Danielle fashion) and rushed to get materials ready! We needed a new $1 Million “Big Check” made up (since it was in Florida with Dave), had to get a camera crew ready, had to run and find a Prize Patrol uniform to wear, etc! But excitement had us all moving fast, and within an hour I was on the road ready to surprise our winner!

Now at this point I thought it would be easy finding Rosemary since we had the address, but when I showed up to the SECOND location, she wasn’t home – AGAIN!  Two strikes — oh no! Luckily the security guard from Florida had a cell phone number for the winner and called pretending she had a flower delivery and were looking for her. With that help, we found out the winner was only 10 minutes away at her daughter’s house…and off I went – AGAIN!

This third time was the charm and Rosemary ran right out the front door when she saw me! Her reaction was well worth the wait! I could explain it to you, but the winning moment video says it all!


We’re so happy for Rosemary, her husband Dan and her beautiful family. She’s using the $1 Million big win to buy a home back in NY so she can be closer to her two daughters and five grandchildren!

What did you think of this story?! Now you can see you don’t need to worry if you’re not home when the PCH Prize Patrol shows up! We do whatever it takes to find our winners.

Don’t forget to enter to win the $5,000 A Week “Forever” prize on 2/27 — remember it’s GUARANTEED to be awarded and YOU could be next!

Good luck everyone!!


Danielle Lam
PCH Prize Patrol Elite

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