Online Sweepstakes Winner Joe Beane Surprised to See the PCH Prize Patrol

The week of August 31st was a busy one for the PCH Prize Patrol, as they experienced three different time zones in four days! On Monday August, 30th, the Prize Patrol met out west, in Las Vegas, to award the $1 million SuperPrize. The location and name of the winners is kept secret until the last minute so booking of the plane tickets and hotel rooms for the Prize Patrol is always a scramble.

This time around, our $1 Million SuperPrize sweepstakes winner was Joe Beane! That much the Prize Patrol knew upon leaving. Finding Joe, however, took a little more effort. After the first night in Vegas, the Prize Patrol and media met at the North Entrance of their hotel, dishing out directions to Joe’s house while intrigued visitors stopped to watch. They drove for about 15 minutes before they arrived at his house, knocked on the door and realized that they showed up at his previous residence.

So how did they find Mr. Joe Beane? Well, a member of the Prize Patrol called a listed number he had claiming to be “Joe the UPS guy.” He informed Mr. Beane that we had a package for him and asked where it can be delivered. He was in the middle of his work day, delivering the mail. He decided to wait for his “UPS package” in a 7-Eleven parking lot, while the Prize Patrol followed the local news van across town to find him.

The Prize Patrol pulled into the parking lot on the other side of the building and quickly debated the best way to surprise him. They went around the building, champagne, flowers, balloons and giant check in hand and snuck over to Joe, patiently waiting in his mail truck. When he saw the Prize Patrol and what they had to give him, he was in shock. He even asked if anyone had put the Prize Patrol up to this, thinking it might be a trick. But to everyone’s delight, it was, in fact, the real thing.

The Prize Patrol and Joe then went into a nearby restaurant to sign some paperwork. They should change the postal employee saying to “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail, nor Million Dollar SuperPrize shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds,” because Joe proclaimed that he needed to finish delivering his mail to the people of Las Vegas. That’s a dedicated worker if I’ve ever heard of one.

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  1. Congrats Joe!! I’m truely happy for you and just hope you pay it forward. I tried my best on this sweepstakes but unfortunately can’t enter anymore. I enter at every single chance I got. I know you have to enter to win but it’s very time consuming and I have a family to take care of and a house to finish. I tried hard for this giveaway but it wasn’t God’s plan. Good Luck to everyone on the $7000 for life giveaway. REMEMBER…pay it forward!


  2. I’m a water drinker, at least one litre of plain water on wnroikg days, plus plain mineral water, less on non wnroikg days and during the cold months. On really hot days I’ll drink one and a half to two litres on wnroikg days, but not when I’m at home on days off and sleeping through the hottest hours.

  3. I”ve been trying to win and I”m entering every single day until now im not winning at all, i dont know may be ther”s a catch… The one who are winning are so lucky as if i dont believe it anymore……

    1. Hi Juliana,

      There is no catch with Publishers Clearing House! It’s free to enter, and it’s free to win! Winners are chosen at random to ensure the utmost fairness. Good luck!

      Victoria At PCH

  4. I have been trying to win since before 1994 and not a knock at my door but I am still praying it will happen.
    I am happy for those that do win. Good luck to everyone out there . If you don’t send in your Publishers Clearing House paper work you surely can’t win.