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Meet Crystal Crawford, Our Newest “Forever” Prize Winner

Everyone asks us, “What if the winner isn’t home when the Prize Patrol arrives?” Well, if you were watching coverage of PCH Pay Day on the PCH Fan Page on Facebook on February 28th, you saw the answer! We find that winner!

Knocking on the door of a 5th floor apartment in Queens, NY, the Prize Patrol discovered that “Forever” prize winner Crystal Crawford wasn’t home. But her older son Jaquawn was, and he was able to lead the PCH van a half-mile away to the early intervention child care center where his mother works.

Seeing the Prize Patrol on the security camera video at her workplace entrance, Crystal could not even imagine that they were there to see her. But as the whole crew burst into her office – with roses, balloons and the iconic Big Check declaring her the winner of $5,000 A Week “Forever” — she exclaimed “Oh my God! Are you serious?!?”

“I know if my bank account could talk, it is going to say, ‘Wow, what happened?’,” Crystal added.

Crystal fought back tears as she received cheers from co-workers and repeated hugs from Jaquawn who, like everybody else, could not believe what was happening.

Crystal is the eighth winner of the PCH’s “Forever” prize – meaning that she will receive $5,000 a week (or $260,000 a year) for the rest of her life, and — after that — some lucky person she chooses will receive a similar amount for the rest of his or her life!

The “Forever” prize award provided the exciting climax to “PCH Pay Day” which was also a lucky day for another 150,000 winners scattered across the United States.

So what will Crystal do with her new found riches? She intends to pay off debts, build her credit, and send her younger son, a senior in high school, off to college. And she will keep entering the PCH Sweepstakes, which she has done religiously for years.

Congratulations, Crystal, and welcome to our huge and ever-growing family of winners! And to the rest of you – do what Crystal says: “Keep entering and keep the faith!” Who knows? The next winner we surprise could be you!

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

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  1. Oh what a blessing it would be to win 5000 dollars a week for life and be able to help my fellow man. I’m afraid I wouldn’t keep much for myself as I have been blessed with a giving spirit from my Lord Jesus Christ, and there are so many people that I would share this blessing with – more in need than I.

  2. I’ve been playing publishers clearing house sweepstakes on a daily basis every day with all my heart and soul since my youngest daughter passed away in 2019. What a win would do for me and my family. I would probably faint to say the least if the prize patrol came to my residence. No one believes in me playing so heart felt they say I hope you win but if you do I’ll see it to believe it. So good luck Concetta . And come to Fl. We will open our arms to you. Thank you for this experience.

  3. Bless Congratulations Ms. Crystal Crawford,
    I have been on the PCH customer list for almost 30 years. How long have you been a PCH customer? My husband and I are up in age, any up lifting word to keep us encourage?

    God Bless You,
    Ms. Joyce Coleman

  4. I may be signing off Because of my account and alert from PCH .I did order items from PCH that I sent in with the order moneys and never received .I now have a big bill , concerning this however I enjoy playing the game s
    Thank you for my orders I Did get
    I will not order anymore but pay
    On what I owe.

    1. Hello Pearlean, 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 between 8:30 am to 11:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm EST Saturdays. We look forward to hearing from you.