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What Have PCH Winners Spent Their Money On?

Are you dreaming of winning a ton of money as one of our PCH Winners? If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I’d imagine your answer is a very loud “YES!” There’s not much out there that compares to the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, where you get the chance to win millions of dollars with entries that are absolutely FREE.

But just like every valid entry has an equal chance of winning, everyone’s reasons for entering to win the SuperPrize are just as special. Your plans for such prize money may not be the same as your neighbors’, right? Thinking about this, I thought we might take a look back at some of our past PCH winners and see what kinds of things THEY spend THEIR winnings on!


Vehicles are a big thing amongst our winners, for sure! Obviously, we give away certain kinds of vehicles as a part of our sweepstakes, but for those who win $1,000,000.00 or $5,000.00 A Week For Life can certainly use their money to get a new set of wheels!

I think about Penny Pompa, who used part of her money to buy a used Jeep to go riding around in. Or Boris Clinton who wanted to wow his friends in sunny California with his brand new BMW. What about Mike Flaherty, who bought a new Ford truck and drove it from his home in Florida (where the Prize Patrol originally greeted him) up to his new home in Colorado, where I interviewed him just a few months ago!


Living upgrades can take all sorts of shapes and sizes. You can go all out like “Forever” prize winner Tamar Howard, who had a BRAND NEW home built for her and her daughters. Of course, both Robb Gonzales and Ora Gayton upgraded their homes, moving from cramped apartments to spacious condos!

The day I got to interview Ora Gayton in her brand new condo overlooking Lake Michigan!


Remember PCH winner LeRoy Faulks? His string of vacations after winning from PCH is legendary in our offices – it seems like every time I talk to him, he’s just getting back from another cruise! And let me tell you about Crystal Crawford. I’ll be showing you a video I did with her soon, and during the shoot she and her son both told me about amazing vacations they took with the winnings.

Yup, our winners certainly enjoy using their winnings! There’s a lot more that I’ve heard (TVs, entertainment centers, collections of various kinds, etc.) from our PCH winners about what they’ve bought, but one thing’s for sure…a lot of it wouldn’t have happened if they hadn’t won from PCH!

And here’s the part you knew was coming – if YOU want to win, YOU have to make sure you enter! Everyone above was just like you once. Someone hoping to win, imagining the Prize Patrol at their door. But these folks made sure their entry got in, right? So, go to and enter…today!

Matt “The Stats Man” for PCH

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