As so often happens, the PCH Prize Patrol arrived at just the right time. If we had arrived at Mike Shields’ house on June 29, we would not have found him — because he was in the hospital. But — hallelujah! — Mike was home on June 30, recovered and resting up to go back to work the next day.
Resting up? Forget about it! He didn’t get much rest after the “winning moment” — because, quite frankly, being handed a “Million Dollar SuperPrize” has a way of disrupting anybody’s normal routine. And SuperPrize winner Mike didn’t get much sleep that night either after such an unbelievable day.
Watch his exciting winning moment below:
“You’re kidding me!” were the first words out of Mike’s mouth when we handed him the Big Check in front of his suburban Detroit home. Then, while he was still catching his breath, we gave him another surprise: a brand new luxury car!
When wife Sue and daughter Tara came to the door we handed over the roses and balloons and they echoed Mike‘s “I can’t believe this!” reaction.
Of course the Shields family had seen our TV commercials countless times before; but Sue kept shaking her head and asking “Am I dreaming?” We pinched her and assured her that what was happening on their doorstep was absolutely true.
In a phone conversation two days later, Mike told us he received many congratulatory phone calls from friends and family. He says that with a large family — that includes two children, three grandchildren and a grand nephew — the prize money will be put to very good use.
As a coach to a young softball team Mike is used to giving pep talks. Accordingly he would encourage all of you PCH blog readers to do as he does: “Play every day!”
Great advice! Enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes every chance you get (link here) and YOU could become a SuperPrize winner too!
Congratulations Mike, and the best of luck to everyone!
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador
P.S. You can also watch the WJBK Fox 2 local news coverage of Mike Shields winning moment!