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#WinnerWednesday: This Hawaii Man Was Surprised By $100,000

He wasn’t expecting the Big Check, but that’s what was there waiting for him. Here’s how he plans to spend the money… and what the big moment looked like.

Ralph Esparza, Jr. was in complete shock when he opened the door to the PCH Prize Patrol!

When Hawaii resident Ralph E. was the surprised recipient of roses, balloons, and a Big Check — for $100,000.00! — he simply could not believe it! But when the Prize Patrol told him that this “winning moment” was 100% real (just like he’d seen on TV) he replied “I’m in shock! SHOCK!” Even then, it took a while for the reality to sink in.

After years of entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, he was a winner! This surprise financial windfall was welcome news for this retiree who says he has LOTS of bills to pay. After that, he’d like to help his family — and keep entering! Congratulations, Ralph!

He had been entering Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes for years!

Entering the sweepstakes at Publishers Clearing House isn’t a daunting task! You can do it online and it is always free. If you’re really in it to win it, you know that entering sweepstakes every single day can mean big prizes, or even the BIG CHECK one day!

These sweepstakes are legit. We showcase REAL WINNERS of Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes every week on our social media pages. Like Ralph E. proved, we will find winners in every state in the United States, even Hawaii and Alaska! Plus, there are so many PCH+ Apps that you can download for even MORE chances to win.

There Are So Many Ways You Can Be A Winner, Too!

Whether you want to win a check, a vacation, a car, a dream home, or a trip, or product giveaways, Publishers Clearing House has sweepstakes for you. We have been giving away money since 1967 and maybe you could be a winner, too! You’ve gotta be in it to win it, though, so go ahead and enter our sweepstakes today!

Looking for more fun ways to collect tokens and enter PCH sweepstakes? If you take any of our 20-question quizzes at PCHquizzes, you’ll score 200 tokens for each correct answer — that’s a whopping 4,000 tokens per quiz for answering 100% correctly! You can also peruse a short, entertaining slideshow at PCHfrontpage and, if you click through to another slideshow, you’ll bank 1,000 tokens. Pretty easy, right? You’re welcome! 

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  1. I will not stop attempting to communicate with the vice presidents of I need these intentional doings to stop. My daughter should not have to pay for wrongful doings. This needs to stop. Please fix the cause that is causing distress and worry.

  2. “I always dream some day someone would congratulate me and tell me I’ve won”… Frustrating is patience no matter how much you wait time is most imported…

  3. I believe I have been a victim of fraud, I was called on the phone and told I won the big prize $7000 a month for live, a Mercedes and a cash prize of 2.8 million, but I was told that I needed to pay the fee for the IRS so that the money would be tax free. Like a fool, I paid the fee and was told everything was set and that the delivery team would be making the delivery, then I was told that the sponsor backed out and I have to pay more money in order to get the prize. I am saying all of this to let people know to watch out for scammers. I am so embarrassed that I let myself be taken in by those scammer. One of the used the name Mark, with a New York number, he told me to send the money to a Michael Baran in New Tazewell, TN. Please don’t be taken in like I was. I don’t think I will ever be able to get my money back.

    1. Hi Jerry, we’re really sorry to hear the scammers have contacted you. The real PCH doesn’t notify our major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask for money to claim a prize. Please report any details you have about that scam contact to us at this link: I also encourage you to check out these Safety Tips for some great info on what to watch for: Stay safe everyone!!

    1. Hi Wyly! Your tokens are associated with your account and should be accessible on any device when you log into your PCH account. Please reach out to our Customer Service team who will be happy to help you with this. Our representatives are here to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. & Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time by calling our toll free number at 1-800-459-4724. Let us know if you need anything else!

  4. Being of sound mind and taking full responsibility for my actions I hereby claim my entries into the following sweepstakes contest:
    19500, 19501, 18523, 18023, 18022, 20029, 18025, 17373, 18439, 18956,19817,19500,19586,19990,19008,19990,18750,19501,18029,token:226-3004

    1. Hi Chris, we really appreciate your dedication and loyalty. Keep trying for your chance to become a lucky winner by entering as often as you can. Commenting on the blog alone will not secure your entry. We offer multiple ways to enter each day into any number of exciting giveaways. To see them all, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!