$15,000 Holiday Sweepstakes Surprise From The PCH Prize Patrol

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by surprising a lucky Publishers Clearing House Holiday Sweepstakes winner with $15,000! Though holiday travel may at times be slow and stressful, the Prize Patrol was nothing but excited to get to Gallatin Tennessee to bring Trudy Dinkins her $15,000 Holiday Sweepstakes surprise!

Gallatin Tennessee is familiar territory for Dave Sayer, Executive Director of the Prize Patrol, who visited the same town only a year ago to surprise Janet Theriaqu with a BIG$10,000 PCH check!  With Dave Sayer as our navigator, we were confident we would find Trudy this Tuesday afternoon.

With local newspapers and television news stations along for the ride, the PCH Prize Patrol easily found Trudy’s house and was prepared for the coveted PCH Winning Moment!  We anxiously knocked on the door looking for our sweepstakes winner which excited the adorable family dog, alerting Trudy that something was up….and that something was the PCH Prize Patrol standing outside her door with flowers, balloons, and a BIG oversized $15,000 Holiday Sweepstakes check!

Just a moment later, Trudy opened the door and exclaimed “Praise The Lord, Thank You Jesus!”  Trudy has waited for this moment for years, saying this money is truly “an answer to prayers”.  She works as a Hospice Nurse and has two children and several grandchildren that count on her, so this money is very much needed.  Trudy plans on using her new found money to pay bills, give back to her church, and to treat herself to a trip to the spa.

Visiting Gallatin Tennessee this holiday season was truly a present for the Prize Patrol.  Being able to deliver money to such a kind and deserving person as Trudy Dinkins was touching, exciting, and made for a truly memorable PCH Winning Moment.  Congratulations Trudy and thank you for entering the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes!

This lucky winners’ winning entry came from a mailed package…Judy simply returned her entry by the deadline, and just like that…she’s $15,000 richer this holiday season.  Don’t miss your opportunity to enter the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.  Simply go to pch.com to join, and you never know, the Prize Patrol may be showing up at your door next!  Happy Holidays everyone!

~Danielle Lam – PCH Prize Patrol

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  1. Hi Gail,

    I would like to share the following with you. Please join me in singing one of Mitch Miller’s old hits from late 50’s, early 60’s.

    KEEP Your Sunny Side UP..UP
    Let your laughter come through.

    If you have nine sons in a row,
    baseball teams make money you know.

    Keep your Funny Side Up ..Up, let your laughter come through.. do,

    Be like two fried eggs,
    stand up on your legs.

    Keep your Sunny side. Keep your Funny side.. Keep your Sunny Side UUUUUP.

    Gail, your blog writings, in my opinion, make you sound somewhat..well..depressed.
    I worry about you.

    I get the impression that you, like so many of us, have experienced, and are continuing to experience some really tough economic conditions right now. You sound as though you are feeling at the end of your rope; not knowing where to turn anymore.

    I know how it makes me feel when I can no longer find ways to resolve certain situations. It feels as though I no longer have ANY control of my own life.

    Gail, do you have any family, friends, or a church minister, that live near by. Someone that you would feel comfortable talking with; when you begin to feel that life situations have gotten out of control, and you feel as though any effort on your own part, is not worth it anymore?

    Can you talk with a nurse or caregiver at your local Public Health Department?

    Usually the Public Health Department does not charge a fee, of any sort, when a person that resides within their district, County or Parish needs to councel with someone, becasue they are feeling really blue or low.

    Gail, life is difficult for so many Americans today. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

    Please Gail, rather than withdrawing into yourself, please try to find someone to talk to with, face to face.

    Some times it seems easier just to cover up with a blanket and stay in bed, or your favorite chair; sleeping and not doing much of anything.

    Take a shower, brush your teeth and take a walk outside for a few minutes, then, by all means, please talk with someone.

    Talking with someone is good for ua all when we feel as though we have lost all control of our own lives.

    I hope my message fnds you feeling just a bit better.

    I hope I did not impose too much or embarrass you. I am just concerned.


  2. Joy to the World..and to you Judy ,and peace to you this Christmas season.Enjoy Your win you give so much peace to others what a wonderful blessing..So very happy for Im sure your doing wonderful things with you new found funds how Great.It Happend !!!!!…the Prize Patrol did it againg.

  3. PCH Family & PCH Prize Patrol! Thanking again for sharing such wonderful news!
    Congrats to Trudy Dinkins & her family! What a blessing to see so much happiness this Christmas Season! God Bless You All! 🙂 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  4. I’m just going to get straight to the point. I don’t want to give you a sad story about my life so all I’m going to say is I’m determined to win this Publishing Clearing House. I’m not going to give up and I have faith that I’m going to win. Happy Holidays! Can’t wait to see you guys at my house!! I’m also from Savannah GA!! 🙂

  5. Yes Congratulations Trudy Dinkins! May God Bless you and your family this year and all years to come!!! And Dave does always look so handsome and great smile as well:)