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.
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador