Motivational Monday: How Winning Could Help YOU Make A Difference!

Motivational Monday is here again! Time sure does fly. Last week we visited with some of our past winners to see how their big prizes had changed their lives for the better. I hope it was very inspirational for all of you, and fun to read.  Isn’t it fascinating to see how winning a big prize can give anyone the money, freedom and opportunity to enjoy all that life has to offer? Whether that means a new home, a new car, travels far and wide, or taking up a hobby they’ve longed to pursue, the possibilities can be endless!

But this blog is all about how you could change other people’s lives, too, once you finally had the money to do it. Sure, we all wish we could make someone else’s life easier when we see that he or she is struggling. It’s not easy to just stand by helplessly, when we know we could help them, if only we had the money.

Now I want to share some stories from our PCH Sweepstakes winners to show you just how much of a difference they’ve been able to make, not just in their own lives, but in other people’s lives, too!

LeRoy Faulks PCH Winner

Leroy Faulks, Sr. comes to mind immediately. He won our Mega Prize of $1 Million All At Once PLUS $5,000 A Week For Life! He likes to say, “I’m set for life” and is able to take lots of pleasure cruises now with his sweet wife Cecilia (who was volunteering at a local soup kitchen when the Prize Patrol arrived with his Big Check!)  He’s so happy to report: “We donate money all the time. We give to St. JudeSickle Cell Anemia foundations, the American Cancer Society, churches, our local soup kitchen. 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 was just such a good feeling to be able to help spontaneously like that.” They also financially assist family members when they need it. And with 8 grandchildren and 8 more great-grandchildren, that certainly adds up!

I think we all dream about saving enough to help out our children after we’re gone. That’s just what happened in one day to Tamar Howard when she won our $5,000 A Week “Forever” Prize!

Tamar Howard PCH Winner

Her lucky windfall not only gives her weekly checks of $5,000 each, but she got to choose a beneficiary to receive $5,000 weekly checks after that! In this case, Tamar chose her eldest daughter, who will be attending college in the near future.  This is one huge prize that truly keeps on giving! In fact, she says  “The first two things I thought about doing were buying a house and then helping my three daughters with college tuition.” We’re sure that she and her family will be well taken care of now and in the future!

Gerard Rivera PCH Winner

What about Philadelphia winner Gerard Rivera? He won $1.25 Million through PCHLotto.  Gerard’s life’s mission had always been to help others, and he had been employed as a health aid worker. But an illness forced him to take a leave of absence, and his financial situation was grim. His big win couldn’t have come at a better time! He moved to Florida and says,  “I wanted to be really smart with my money. I didn’t go on any crazy vacations. I started my own company and bought an apartment building. That’s where I live, and I work on taking care of my tenants. Things are so much better now!” Helping others is still a big part of his life and he hopes that others will be blessed like him. He hopes to see the Prize Patrol again, but this time “I’d love for them to come to my apartment building and give a big prize to one of my tenants.”

What about you? Would you help others if you won a BIG prize from Publishers Clearing House? Is there someone in your life who needs a helping hand? Or do you have a favorite charity in mind? Let us know in the comments section below.

Jane M.
PCH Creative Dept.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter every chance you get to win our incredible SuperPrize Event coming in just a few weeks.  Don’t miss any chance to go for our “Double The Cash” $10,000.00 A Week For Life prize – remember, that’s DOUBLE our standard weekly prize. This Special Early Look Prize Event is happening THIS December, so be sure to get in as many entries as you can. Remember, we’ll definitely award a $1 Million prize in a second chance drawing on 12/30/15 if there’s no match to the winning number.

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  1. Monday is here again and today is February 4th which is my birthday is on a Monday and I pray that Publisher Clearing House would come to my home very very soon to say you are the next big winner I pray that I become the next big winner to win 510 7 $5,000 a week for life and over 10 million for the rest of my life + 10000 for the rest of my life or more

  2. Totally diferent in my lige and family.
    PCH Frotpage I want to maximize my opportunities with this 5 star access to win the PCH Gwy award. No. 11000, $ 1,000.00 a day for life. Thank You.

  3. Hi PCH, Yes I have many people that need help friends that pay a lot of money for a live in Caregiver and can’t get out of the Bed or Wheel Chair or up to do anything, I can help them I have a friend Norma Parker who lives in Schulenburg TX by her self and lost her home toa fire that took everything from her she is in her 80’s 85 I believe of course my first one is St Jude the Hospital for Children who have Cancer. Thanks Dorothy Martinez

  4. My husband been very sick with heart conditions I would love to win. My children didn’t get a Christmas because of hospital bills my husband have but I thank God for blessing my husband to see another Christmas but winning this money would help him out and my children can have a first real Christmas. That would be a bless from God if I could win.

    1. Hello Judith, I can understand that it may get discouraging at times. Keep in mind that we do receive millions of entries, but only one person can win each giveaway. However, every entry has the same fair chance and all winners are randomly selected. There’s no way to know who we’re going to surprise next so I encourage you to keep trying. We appreciate your ongoing loyalty thus far and hope to see you continue to try your luck! To see all of your entry options, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  5. I would invest in stock and attach PROceeds from it to a savings account and start a fundraiser to help fund the account for the less fortunate for cars and houseing for