Who Won the PCH PowerPrize? Take a Look!

The largest PCHlotto PowerPrize winner in Publishers Clearing House history was just awarded Saturday, March 3rd — $4,978,632 … and this winning moment will be remembered as one of the best!

Danielle Lam and Howie Guja of the PCH Prize Patrol headed out to Sioux Falls, SD to award the life-changing prize to Carli Steffes, who is a PCH VIP Elite. Awarding this huge “Big Check” was no easy feat, though, as we see so many times here at Publishers Clearing House! The Prize Patrol was joined by an entourage of local media stations when we knocked on Carli’s apartment door… but our knocks went unanswered. Luckily, we have experience with unanswered knocks and went to “Plan B” — finding the apartment manager to get Carli’s number. Well, it worked!  With manager Kim Nelson’s help, we were able to find out that Carli was working only 5 minutes away, so our camera crew and news reporters packed up the equipment and went to surprise Carli at work … and Kim joined us!

Carli thought she needed to go outside of her office because a perishable package was arriving that she needed to sign for, so when she saw the Prize Patrol rolling up with balloons, flowers, champagne and of course that “Big Check” you all see on TV — she was SHOCKED!

Carli said, “Right now it’s been a really, really tough time in my life and I needed to get out of here. And this is awesome. Sorry I’m going to cry again. But it’s just a blessing in disguise.” She continued to tell us, “I was on social security disability for ten years and I was having to pay a whole lot back. Now I can take a check and just give it to them. I’m just so happy!” The first person she planned to call is a friend who told her she’d never win. “I can tell him ‘guess what, I’m one in a million. I did it.’”

Before we found Carli, her neighbors told us that she was such a nice woman with a huge heart – and they were right. She’s a cancer survivor and is going to use some of the money to pay off medical bills and help her church. When I asked her if she planned on having any fun with the money she said she would finally get herself a red car and go visit her grandson out of state. She can’t wait to treat her 5 grandkids to things she wasn’t able to before.

As if the $4,978,632 wasn’t enough, we also surprised Carli with a $200 gift card because she’s a PCH VIP Elite and we wanted her to go to a nice dinner and celebrate her big win on us!

Check out this awesome coverage from KDLT in South Dakota of the exciting winning moment!

Carli’s advice to PCH fans was to never give up and enter as much as you can. Carli entered for years but never won anything before — and it only took her one win to become a millionaire!

We wish you all the best of luck and hope to see you at YOUR door one day! Enter today and every day!

Danielle Lam
Elite Prize Patrol Member

 

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  1. We will be very EXCITED to see Prize patrol here at my home in Texas!! My husband said I’m wasting my time I will NEVER win😥 and said he will kiss my butt on NATIONAL TV if I ever win! YEP WE WILL HOLD HIM TO THAT PROMISE!! SEE YOU SOON🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I WILL BE WAITING AND HOPING YOU KNOCK ON MY DOOR WITH THAT BIG CHECK. YOU WILL SEE MY FAMILY NEEDS THIS. I HAVE AND WILL TRY MY HARDEST TO BECOME THE NEXT BIG WINNER FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE. IT REALLY HAS BEEN CHALLENGING AND FUN TO PLAY AND I THANK YOU ALL WITH DEEPEST GRATITUDE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

  3. Thank you lord for the opportunity to help the rest of my family I have been telling you about. Barely getting buy isn’t living. It’s just not letting yourself die. I have come a very long way to let this happen to my family. I pray that they will be worthy and see what faith can bring them. I also wat to give you my thanks for what you have done for me. You have never let me down. I did that myself. Forgive me for ever doughting you.

    1. PCH my name is Gary Martin from Canada I’m aboriginal first nation while I got wifi when I went to Tim’s I received a email saying that I won please I hope this it’s true I’m 24 years old a single dad I’m on welfare struggling to support my 6 month old daughter please send me a email let me know

      1. Thank you for contacting PCH. In order for us to assist you with your question we will need a bit more information. We kindly ask that you contact us by phone at your convenience. Our customer service representatives may be reached at 1-800-566-4724 between 8:30 am to 8:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday. We look forward to hearing from you.

  4. I’ll be waiting for you guys 12/21/2018 to be knocking on my door !! You guys have never been to Delaware with a Big Check!! I’ve been entering and waiting for 40 yrs to see you guys!! see you SOON lol!!

    1. Patricia Parry, I’ve been entering for 40 yrs !! DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!! MY MOTTO IS IF U GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS U GIVE UP ON YOUR LIFE!!! REMEMBER!!! U HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!

    2. I have won close to $400 so far playing PCH. No, it doesn’t happen overnight; you have to be persistent. You do have to put up with lots of ads (some very annoying) but it’s still free. For all the money I’ve spent on the Lotto, I’ve won nothing. And yet, paying nothing, I’ve won close to four-hundred bucks on PCH.

  5. Brenda, The Phone number was for me to call because I HAD A SCAM CALL SAYING I WON, 1 million, a Caddy, and $5,000 a week for life. But I had already reported it!!!! I still have the recording on my PHONE that GOT HACKED BY CO Workers What nice people we have out there to work with GO FIGURE