Meet Doug Butcher, Our Newest “Forever” Prize Winner

On yet another wonderful “PCH Pay Day” (October 26) the PCH Prize Patrol was on Florida’s east coast to award our new “Forever” Prize Winner Douglas Butcher.  With a little help, we tracked him down in a wooded park a few blocks from the modest apartment complex where he rents a single room.  There he was in his pick-up truck, on his cellphone and not totally prepared for the life-changing “winning moment” about to happen.

“Are you Doug?” we shouted through the truck’s window.  “Yes” he nodded and stepped out, a bit unsteady on his feet

Who wouldn’t be a little shaky seeing the Prize Patrol guys whom he had seen on TV and online but never expected to meet in person?  And there were cameras, balloons, roses AND a Big Check declaring Doug the winner of $2,500 a week “forever” – meaning $130,000 a year for the rest of his life and after that a similar amount for someone he names.

“Phew,” said Doug as he leaned against his truck to keep from fainting.  He had previously won $5 and $10 by religiously playing at PCH websites like Search & Win but never expected this!

Doug has worked in construction in various parts of the U.S. and has been living on a meager subsidized income for years.  With his newfound affluence as our latest Forever Prize Winner he has a lot to think about, but his top priority is moving into nicer living quarters.  Then he wants to finish a book he’s been writing, perhaps adding a chapter (“or another whole book”) on the day’s events which he describes as “an answer to a prayer.”

Congratulations Doug, and welcome to our huge and ever-growing family of winners!  And to the rest of you, do what Doug did: “Keep playing!  Be persistent! And never let go of your dreams!”

Wishing all you PCH Blog fans the best of luck.

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

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    1. It sounds like you’re definitely “in it to win it” and that’s really great to hear! Please make sure to get all of your entries in so you can have the best chance of winning. To see them all, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  1. Thank you so much now I completely remember my Seed ( $5.00 ) you restore my peace of mind as of now … yahoooo many thanks I hope I found the answer 515 have a wonderful day I accept to get in to use our Agreement-I’m on my way Home to be with-when my Earthly journey is complete

    Santiago Azurin
    Please borates first me thank you

    1. That is definitely a scammer who contacted you! PCH will never send friend requests, private messages, or winner notifications via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc; we also never ask for money to claim a prize. Do not give this person any personal information and certainly do not send them any money!! Instead, report them to PCH by completing a Scam Incident Report. Here’s how: Check out this FAQ for info on how to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

    2. I was called by Someone from PCH today!. Stated I won, they asked for no address or money, just asked what was a good time to come deliver prize, so I’m kinda excited. But what protocol for contacting your winners?

  2. It’s so awesome to see real people win answers to their hopes and dreams. It makes me smile to see their reactions. I have no clue who any of the winners are but I “feel” a little of their excitement.
    I hope one day, my family and I get to feel it a lot!!

    1. Always love seeing such awesome support for our winners and between fellow PCH Fans! We really do have the best fans EVER! Keep trying for your chance to be surprised with a big check from the Prize Patrol. You’ve got to be “in it to win it” so don’t give up. There are so many ways to submit an entry into our many exciting giveaways each day. You can check them all out here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  3. Was there a winner of the Feb.28th drawing this year ? If so, which state did they reside in ? Thank you. Christopher Rose.

    1. PCH has awarded over $484 Million to winners from every state in the US and we’ve had winners in Canada too! Check out this blog article for more info and to see some of our major prize winners from West Virginia: Our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased; there’s no way to know ahead of time who our winner will be or what state they’ll live in. Every entry has the same chance of winning and every entry you submit is another chance that you could become a lucky winner. Keep trying and don’t give up. There are so many ways to submit an entry into our many exciting giveaways each day. You can check them all out here: Good luck to you and all.