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#WinnerWednesday: School Bus Driver Valarie T. Of Virginia Screamed When She Won $20,000

Valarie Turner of Kilmarnock, Virginia was relaxing at home and watching Let’s Make a Deal in between her summer school bus runs when Dave Sayer and Howie Guja of PCH Prize Patrol knocked on her door. Valarie screamed with excitement and her eyes popped when she saw the balloons, flowers and a giant check for $20,000 with her name on it. While holding the oversize check for a photo, she said, “It looks good on me!” Despite the temptation to buy something lavish for herself, Valarie is still a giver at heart and thought of others first. “That’s a lot of money,” she said. “I’m going to help my children. I love to give and help where I can help.” Valerie said she enters the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes daily, sometimes two or three time a day. Her advice to other potential winners out there? “I didn’t believe before, but I sure believe now,” she said. “I didn’t give up. I said, ‘It’s going to happen for me.’”

Do People Really Win Publishers Clearing House?

We get this question all the time, and the answer is a resounding YES! We give away cash and prizes just about every day of the week, and you can read the inspiring and fun stories about previous winners here on the blog. And of course – keep entering!

More Ways To Win!

Looking for more fun ways to collect tokens and enter PCH sweepstakes? If you take any of our brain-tickling, 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 truly thankful for being able to play PCH for a chance to win..its been a super rough couples years for me and my family 😔 😢 but with GOD we made it.. And lord knows it I would 1 of the winners it really would a blessing..

  2. Congratulations , I always win smaller checks but I know one day I will winner a big one and be just as excited 😊

  3. I’d be very thankful I’m grateful to be entered into prize winning getaway numbers # 19500 #19501 # 19990 I played many games to qualify it would be an incredible day for me and my family respectfully John Everett C

  4. I claim the early look prize for giveaway 19500 .. with owners papers, match to the winning number, and transfer funds notice
    … I have all the signatures and give my e consent for mine.. let’s do this.. put me on TV if you want.. use my real name. Go ahead .. it’s all about winning!

    1. Hello Nicholas, thank you for your interest in our giveaways. Make sure you get your entries in for a chance to win. Commenting on blog posts will not secure your entry. To see all of the ways you can enter each day, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

    1. Hello Luigi, 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 our customer service representatives at, between Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Best wishes to you Valarie winning the PCH SWEEPSTAKES. Hoping that future gives me the opportunity to be blesses with financial peace in the future .Especially to meet Marie Osmond .
    Again congratulations on your next adventure.

  6. Sorry I spelled your name wrong. Congratulations . Valarie. I need to get that second cup of coffee and start entering…

  7. Hey PCH, who won the prize for August 31, 2022 Wednesday. Why it takes so long to know who the winner is, eventhough I know it’s not me again… I don’t lose hope I just don’t get my hopes up until I win.
    Who ever won Congrats…….
    27yrs and 9 months only won 4 small checks of 10. each…. last one January 2022

    1. Hi Alisa! We’re very sorry for the delay. Unfortunately yesterday the winner wasn’t at home and it took some time to track them down. Our winner was announced this morning, you can check it out here: Please help us congratulate our new winner Christopher Smith! Take care.