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#WinnerWednesday: PCH Newbie Tangie P. Of Dunnellon, Florida Doubles Over After Winning $100,000

When Dave Sayer of Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol surprised Tangie Pate and her husband, Mike Davis, on their property in Dunnellon, Florida, Tangie doubled over and started laughing with excitement as soon as she saw the balloons and back of the Big Check worth $100,000. Tangie posed playfully with the Big Check. “Don’t I look lovely?” she asked. “This is amazing… I literally just got laid off from my job two weeks ago.” Tangie said that, although just a beginner, she was diligently playing games until one closed and the screen notification read that there was a winner in Florida. “Oh, just let it be me,” she said. “I know they’re going to drive down my driveway!”

The timing of Tangie’s win couldn’t have been better because her brother and sister-in-law are renewing their vows in Jamaica. “We had to cancel because I just lost my job and we didn’t want to spend the money,” said Tangie. “But now we’re going to Jamaica!”

What would Tangie say to people who think people don’t really win at Publishers Clearing House? “I was kind of, sort of one of those people, but I always had hope,” she said. “I believe whatever is meant for me will come to me. Someone has to win. Why not 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. Congratulations. What a wonderful surprise and it couldn’t have come at a better time for you and your family! Happy Holidays!

  2. Congratulations! I am very happy for you! Go to Jamaica girl and have a blast! I am in it to win it also! Since 1997.

    1. Hi Rosa! Please report all contacts from scammers to PCH via this link: PCH does partner with the Federal Trade Commission and we send all scam reports to them so please make sure you let us know anytime a scammer contacts you. Remember, the real PCH never notifies major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask winners to pay to claim their prize. You can see more Safety Tips here: Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim.

  3. Congratulations 🎈🍾 cheers to Jamaica 🇯🇲 Trip ! praise the lord 🙏🥳 from Miami Florida I really missed the blog 🤗

  4. I whole heartedly agree… “Whatever is meant for me will come to me.” Congratulations Tangie!

  5. Congrats!!🌹🌷🎈🎈🎊🎉 “Tangie” can’t wait till I get my surprise from the Prize Patrol!😀👍