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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. #5 #20942 PCH I see all kinds of people win, I though I was a winner the way I got e-mails but I was wrong. I would like to win, for a home, thank you PCH.

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