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Meet Jo Ann Snyder, Our Newest “Forever” Prize Winner

It was a cold, rainy day in Wilkes-Barre, PA last Friday; but that didn’t stop Jo Ann Snyder and her husband Michael from opening the door and stepping outside in their stocking feet.  Why?  Who should be knocking loudly to get their attention but (ta dah!) The PCH Prize Patrol!  And for anyone like Jo Ann who has been entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes for years that is a warming sight, no matter the weather.

Yes, there we were, surrounded by TV cameras and reporters, with roses, balloons and three Big Checks, announcing that Jo Ann was one very lucky winner.

Big Check #1 declared Jo Ann to be PCH’s sixth recipient of our fabulous “Forever” prize: that’s $5,000 a week for the rest of her life and — after that — $5,000 a week for the life of a beneficiary she will soon name. That’s a prize worth untold millions!

Big Check #2 represented a bonus of $1 Million, a real check that we handed her right on the spot!  That’s as good a million dollars cash!

Big Check #3?  Another bonus – for $35,000 – good for a new car or anything else Jo Ann wants to buy.

Shocked and almost speechless, shaking and teary, Jo Ann described the scene as “Overwhelming!” as Michael held her up and shook his head, clearly unprepared for this “PCH winning moment.”   

“It’s real, it’s real” Jo Ann told one of her two sons on the phone minutes later.  In the back of her mind was a college fund she could now think about for her three grandchildren.  What else is on the wish list for the Snyders, both 72 and mostly retired?  “A trip on Route 66 — all the way through!”

After that?   Countless possibilities!

Check out the local newspaper’s coverage of Jo Ann’s winning moment. You can now understand why she was so overcome with emotion!

Congratulations Jo Ann, our newest PCH “Forever” Prize Winner, and welcome to our huge and ever-growing family of winners!  And to the rest of you – do what Jo Ann did: keep entering, and our next winner could be you!

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

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