A Big PCH Winner Shares Her SuperPrize Experience!

Today is the BIG DAY! I hope you’re following the Prize Patrol to see who we surprise. The big award days always take me back to my own “BIG DAY” – August 27th, 2008.

Natalie Bostelman

I have to tell you, it was pretty hectic for me that morning. Maybe because I knew that someone would win at least $1 Million from Publishers Clearing House that day. I remember running around our trailer, tidying up and vacuuming. Yes, I cleaned! That’s one of the things many PCH fans tell me that they do when they know the Prize Patrol is on the move.

After my cleaning whirlwind, I had to get ready to go to work. Granted, I had the excitement butterflies in my tummy that morning, but I knew if I really DID win, the Prize Patrol would find me. Unfortunately, I ran into a “fashion crisis” as my friends and I say. Hah! Tim Gunn, where were you when I needed you?! For some reason, despite my cleaning efforts, I was running low on work appropriate clothing. I grabbed a blue and black sweater and black slacks. No time for make-up or contact lenses, as I was running a little late. I mentally kicked myself. What if they really DID show up? I thought. They always show the winners and their reactions. Eh… no time to think on that.

So I hopped in my trusty Vibe named “Flash” and headed out to work. Hours later, my boss called to check in on the day as he was out. Just as I was filling him in on the day, I happened to look up and out our window. No. Way.  It really does happen!

The blue blazers, the roses, the balloons, the cameras… and that Big Check! Those butterflies were having butterflies…and I didn’t have an ounce of makeup on. However, I didn’t really dwell or care about that! This was a moment that I had to experience right then and there! To experience my moment, head on over to PCHTV.com.

I have to tell you, I always tried to run in my head what I’d say or do if the Prize Patrol showed up on my doorstep one day. However all of that prep work pretty much went out the door. You’ll definitely see that when you watch the video and see what happens when Dave reveals how much I won!

What about you? Do you have a game plan in mind today just for fun, in case it might be you? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to follow me on Facebook:  Natalie B at PCH and on Twitter:  @Natalieatpch – I’ll be giving updates and clues as to where we are!

Natalie Bostelman

2008 SuperPrize Winner

PCH Goodwill Ambassador

P.S. You can also keep tabs on the Prize Patrol by watching the main PCH Fan Page and Danielle Lam’s Fan Page. Keep an eye out for clues about the state, weather, and even some behind-the-scenes videos!

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  1. Dear Natatlie well here we are a nother superprize event day and i am at the point that the butterflys feel like bunny rabbits i am so excited for this gwy i did sleep all nite!!!! for real! butterflys are my fav bunnys are secend on my list but dont like them in my belly …this is the bigest gwy ever and hoping to see my fave Dave at the door and of course all of the prize patrol it would be great just to meet you all but would love to be a big winner !!11 02/29/2012 pch frist big winner of the year .. as the time grows nearer my bunnys are leaping into leap frogs Hmmmm thats the plan if im the big winner going to have to take you all out for some frog leggs for leap day! since frogs are my thrid fav i think i need to clam down lighten up on the coffee! a bit and maybe try to get a bit of rest so i can at least watch the winning moment on facebook i will be following you all. Have safe travel.Good luck to all and happy leaping….. leap leap leap…. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  2. im getting ready for work,if your coming my way roads are icey drive safely. i drive a 2003 ford 250,white with black camper shell,and bald tires,its club cab,long bed.hope to see you guys.later……

  3. I love your post very exciting and inspiring, My gameplan for when the prize patrol comes is to scream hug, thank people and try to remain coherent. I do have college classes today but they will find me if they have too. Thank you for your story today.

  4. Good Morning Natalie, Your reaction was absolutely “Priceless” or should I say a “One Million Dollar” reaction. I too will be at work today – hope the PCH Patrol can find me – it’s a big city. P.S. I’ll be the one daydreaming out my window all day.

  5. Im up as EARLY AS I CAN BE. I am a little anxious about who will win. Hopefully I see the prize patrol outside of my apartment in Hattiesburg Mississippi!! It would be an honor to accept the Superprize. My butterflies just wont go away because honestly I cant sleep. TODAY IS THE BIG SUPERPRIZE DAY!!

  6. Hi Natalie! I am a big fan of yours. I saw your winning moments on The Lottery Changed My Life! I told myself if she can win so can I. I have done just as you. Each morning, I enter faithfully and answer every email. I tell myself you can’t win if you don’t enter. I am so excited and happy for who ever wins today!

  7. Hi Natalie! I am a big fan of yours and hope to meet you someday. When I saw your winning moment on The Lottery Changed My Life, it gave me hope! I told myself if she won, so can I. Even if I don’t win the big prize today. Your inspiration gave me hope. I enter every morning faitfully just as you did and I answer every email. You can’t win if you don’t enter. I am so excited and happy for who ever wins today!