Do Pets Win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?

On my most recent Prize Patrol trip there were pets in two of the three homes where I delivered sweepstakes prize checks to Publishers Clearing House winners. The winners were people, but they had some lucky dogs and one lucky cat, who might now have more treats in their future.

As we approached the Idaho home of Stephanie Gornichec, our newest $1 Million SuperPrize winner, we could hear barking dogs. Their noise grew louder as we rang the bell. When the door opened they greeted us with wagging tails. It was as if they just knew that this sweepstakes winning moment meant we were arriving with the good news their masters had been praying for since Stephanie lost her job a year ago.

Both dogs were “rescues” and were obviously happy members of the Gornichecs’ household. The smaller dog’s front right leg was badly crippled, but that didn’t slow her down. She and her canine housemate were just as excited as Stephanie and her husband Shaun. (I just wish we had brought some pet treats – the same way we travel with roses and balloons to “treat” the winners.)

The next day in Texas, we surprised prize drawing winner Jelaine Jaeb, and — again – we heard barking as we rang the bell. When the door opened this time, there was a cute black poodle in the arms of her mistress. Both Jelaine and Muffy could hardly believe their eyes. There I stood with balloons, roses and a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Prize Check for $10,000.00!

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Muffy sniffed me, recognizing that I had a dog at home. Jelaine stood open-mouthed, amazed and grateful for her good fortune. She has faithfully entered the PCH contest for years — religiously I might add: she is a music teacher and Ursuline Sister.

Inside we found Jelaine’s cat who wandered into the living room, eyed the activity with some curiosity, then disappeared as if to say, “I don’t understand what Muffy is so excited about.”

Well, that’s the way cats are. On the other hand, I have never met a human who wasn’t excited by winning the PCH Sweepstakes. (And our PCH Prize Patrol has visited over a thousand of them!) Yes, some winners may scream or show more or less emotion than others. But the experience is always one of the most thrilling of their lives.

Don’t just take my word for it. Win one of our huge cash prizes and I’m sure you will understand. Why not enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes onlineat once? More and more of our winners are entering online, and YOU could be next!

Good luck!

Dave Sayer

Executive Director


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  1. Look, you don’t ask, you don’t know!. So anyway, no maettr what or when your driving, start in first, (isn’t a big-rig or a monster 4X4). and it sounds as if your a bit skiddish on take offs. Its like playing an instrument, nice and smooth, give and take. Don’t be afraid to just let the clutch out (don’t dump’ it), Again give gas as you take away the clutch. Its fine to have your RMS higher than at idle, especially on take off, in 1st. Go to an empty lot and with no gas applied, slowly let out the clutch, do this many times, you’ll get a good feel of when it wants to naturally engage. As far as having diff feel when you had it loaded’up, well, sounds like you tried to adjust your driving style. No need. Your clutch will actually kinda adjust’ to diff styles of driving (say a friend uses it for the week, you get it back and, whoa, feels diff, it will settle back to your style). Also turn off the radio, windows up and listen to the rev of the engine while driving, its as much feel as it is sound, you’ll get it. G/L

  2. I WOULD LIKE TO WIN THE PCH 1million dollars plus 5,000.00 a week for life. I could then help my son and his wife Put their 2 sons thru college. I would also Give a large sum to my church

  3. My name is Denise-I am a DOG lover-my dog is a chu-wow-wow & toy fox terrier its nine years old-that I got for my birthday nine years ago. its getting grey hair BUT I still LUV him. I got in an ACCIDENT 22 years ago and I am thankfull to GOD for everything but I cant go no where BUT home and my DOG helps me ALOTb!!!!!!!15 years I found a TRUE LUV called my husband!!!!!!!

  4. i guess i;m out of luck now every body else won but me, i don.t know what i,m going to do . there is no one who wants to help old and cripled people. i hope you have a very nice life a head of you , i really do ,god bless all of you , i know the people that won is happy , god bless all of you. ruby archer

  5. i am still by myself , i still need help,i need to let my family know how that they shoud be here when i need them,i need some one to help me,i hope they have to read this but they won’t take the time. thank you for reading this ruby archer