“Winning Moments” Are Hard to Predict

Bruce Spears PCH Winner

“You never know” are words you hear applied in many situations: in the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, finance, human relations, even weather forecasting.

We Prize Patrol’ers “never know” either and have given up trying to predict what will happen when we leave PCH headquarters to deliver a Big Check.  You think that a winner of millions of dollars will react in a more excited, more dramatic way than someone who wins, say, $10 thousand.   But no: we’ve seen winners of $10 Million look stone-faced and unemotional, while winners of $10 thousand go crazy and wind up on our reel of “classic winning moments.”

When I learned that Bruce Spears of Pawnee, Oklahoma was to be awarded our “$10,000 Cash Windfall” prize, I thought:  “This will be simple. In such a small town, our winner will be easy to find.  Surely he won’t commute hours to some big city and will be close to home. And if he’s not around, we will find a family member or friend who will help us find him – without delay.”  Well, think again!

As we arrived at ‘Wildflowers & Stuff’ flower shop in Pawnee to pick up roses and have our PCH balloons inflated, we saw — right next door — a truck for ‘Spears Furniture, Carpet & Appliances.’ We thought “If Bruce isn’t at home a few miles away, we can surely return to that truck and find him.”  Alas, our first trip to Bruce’s home was unsuccessful (no one home – except some grazing cows), and the Spears truck people were not close relatives.  Finding our winner would not be “a piece of cake.”

In short, Bruce was at work 115 miles away.  His wife JoBeth arrived home hours later and calmly, but very gratefully, accepted the Big Check on his behalf.  I think there might have been more excitement after we left: Bruce was thrilled to find the roses, balloons and real check waiting when he got home.  He said he was shocked to learn that the Prize Patrol had come to his house and was considering buying an RV with his winnings.  And the town was abuzz with reported sightings of the Prize Patrol.  People were saying “I saw the PCH crew and the van, just like you see on TV.  Now I know it’s real.”

You can watch the winning moment covered by TV News 9 KWTV-DT  HERE.

And of course, here’s our own video of the winning moment!


So, as I said, we never know.  Enter our sweepstakes today and every day – and “you never know.”  We could arrive at your front door and announce “You are a winner in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!”

Wishing you the best of luck.

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

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  1. It would be the happiness so much expected to receive in my home, to PCH Patrol for the delivery of the prize $ 1, OOO.OO A day for life, (PCH Gwy. No. 11000) on August 31, 2018. Thank you for the chance of win this prize and claiming my entries, during this special early look prize event you. Definitely this prize will change my life and my family’s. Thank You PCH.

  2. I have a long bucket list & would love to get some of them done before I leave this earth. I would shout &
    scream if that truck with flowers, balloons, etc. from PCH. What I could do for my Step-Daughter and
    husband & children. I would yell all the way to the bank*********

  3. It would be a dream come true if they came to me imagine all the things i can do for mom brother sister and grandparents just say say thank for all the things they have done for me.!!!

  4. I really like for them to be at my door. I have a lot of goals I have set for myself. And at the price patrol show up at my door. I would be able to accomplish my dreams keep my fingers cross

  5. I received a check for ten dollars you would have though I won more I show my whole family the check they just smile .

  6. I Just Love Watching Those Winning Moments, Sharing Them With Others & Telling Them There Is No Way You Can Fake That Reaction The People Had To Winning. So Many People Can’t But Should Not Call It Scam. Many Are Just Bitter Because They Can’t Win When The Big Check Day Comes That They Just Give Up Trying… Told Me I Was Wasting My Time Trying…. I So Want To Win So They Can See Its Possible To Win !!!! So Just Pull My Name & Numbers So I Can Be Speechless, Then Possibly Dance & Shout, If I Win ?. They Will Believe It Then…… Also There Is Some Kind Of Glitch Showing Hotel & Florist You Have In My Local Area That Are Both Not There Any Longer. Can You Do An Update.?