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2017 Was Truly a Year of Real Winners!

Wow, 2017 is almost over, and it’s time to celebrate!   There’s just a few days left to this year, so we thought we’d take a look back on this year’s memorable SuperPrize winners! Like everyone selected a winner at PCH, these are real winners, and real people…and they won REAL money!

And before we get to our big recap, these aren’t the only folks who won from Publishers Clearing House in 2017. In fact, this year saw more than 600,000 real winners! Can you believe that? That would be like if nearly the entire city of Fort Worth, TX won a prize from PCH! (as of 2005, its population was 605,519)

That’s a lot of people, and we had a lot of money to give away! In 2017, we awarded more than $24,000,000.00 in prizes! Let me repeat that again—24 MILLION DOLLARS!! That’s a whole lotta green that made tons and tons of people happy!

I wish we could do a recap for every single person who won something from Publishers Clearing House this year, but for now, let’s focus on this “fabulous four” list of SuperPrize winners!

Ora Gayton


Ora Gayton won $5,000.00 A Week “Forever” on February 24th,  and, boy, did it really change her life! She went from living in a small apartment to being able to spread out in a luxurious condo with a beautiful lakeside view! Coming from humble Southern beginnings, Ora Gayton moved to Illinois and eventually owned her own salon in Chicago.  The now-retired beautician worked hard her whole life, and now gets to spend her days spending time with her daughter, and many friends and family!


Eva Heatley


Eva Heatley and her husband already had a bunch to celebrate–June 30th was their wedding anniversary! The happy couple was out when one of their neighbors called them to say that there was a package waiting for them to sign for at their home. Eva confessed to me that her husband Eli was, at first, very hesitant of the strangers running up their driveway. He was worried he might have to protect his wife from this strange crew! As you can see from the video, they quickly realized who these strangers were, with their balloons, champagne and BIG CHECK with a cool million dollars!

Jane Goodwin


When you talk about winning moments, it’s hard to top Jane Goodwin’s! Nothing beats a crowd reaction, and this really takes the cake! She went on a shopping trip via ship, and the whole tour group erupted in applause when they found out she won $1,000,000.00 PLUS $10,000.00 a Year For Life!

Fran Chargar


Fran Chargar was just getting back from the gym when the Prize Patrol surprised her at her home! As you can see, she was in total shock, but in my follow-up interview with her, she was incredibly grateful. Her biggest plan was to find a new apartment with some extra room so that she would be able to have her grandson come and spend the night.

So those are our big SuperPrize winners for 2017! I’m sure we’ll have plenty of great moments in 2018, and you could be one of them…but only if you enter! Make sure that you are in the running for our next prize event.  Head over to today!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S. – You can read more winning moment memories from 2017 with real winners in this chat I had with the Prize Patrol!

P.P.S. – Do you have any favorite PCH moments this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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