Online Sweepstakes Winner Shows Real Southern Hospitality!

Last week, Danielle Lam and I flew to Louisiana to award a $5,000 Online Sweepstakes prize! The winner, Wayne Savoy, lived in a small town between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It was a thrill to be down south… where we got to experience some southern heat and some genuine southern hospitality during our winning moment!

One of the best things about this Prize Patrol trip was the sense of community we felt in Sorrento. While preparing to surprise Wayne, we parked a few blocks away.  Because it was such a small street, our large Prize Patrol van blocked most of the road. Soon enough, a town cop car was driving towards us. Thinking a neighbor must have phoned the cops about our obstruction, I approached the car intending to apologize. But the police officer was simply curious and even wanted to get in on the fun!


As usual, our Online Sweepstakes winner was not at home when we arrived. But Wayne’s family was there – his wife, children, mother-in-law, nieces, nephews, and neighbors — and they were all excited to find the Prize Patrol on their front steps. They couldn’t believe their eyes – “I didn’t think it was real!” Well there we were in the flesh, making believers out of all of them!

Wayne was at work – but fortunately, he works for his father-in-law’s towing company located RIGHT next door. And as soon as we saw his truck return home, we made our move. Wayne’s extended family gathered on the lawn behind us as we knocked on the front door. It was so great to have a whole group of loved ones taking part in Wayne’s winning moment. Cheers, hoots, and hollers erupted as we handed over both the Big Check and the real check for $5,000.

Danielle and I would both like to say a big CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Wayne’s family and friends for being so generous to us! There’s nothing better than celebrating a winner’s good fortune with loved ones. Everyone was in on the surprise and loved seeing one of their own come into something good. Plus, Wayne and his family made sure they were taking care of us as well – offering drinks to keep us cool in the Louisiana heat (long sleeves and blazers are not the best warm weather outfit choice!), giving us restaurant tips, and even bringing us to see a local sight – alligators! Now that’s what I call southern hospitality!

How would YOU welcome the Prize Patrol into your town?

Laura @ PCH

P.S. $5,000 sure is a lot of money, but seeing how close he was with his family, I bet Wayne would have been even more excited to become the winner of $5,000 A Week “Forever”! Well guess what? YOU could win our “Forever” Prize on August 31st Special Early Look Event! Remember, if you win, that would be $5,000.00 payments every week for your life, then after that, the weekly payments would continue on for the life of a special someone you choose. So what are you waiting for? Enter today!

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  1. Southern Hospitality is nice Love to visit but I ‘m from CA .5000.00 Forever Gwy No 1830 3080 And For Life 1400 4900

  2. Southern Hospitality is nice Love to visit but I ‘m from CA .5000.00 Forever Gwy No 1830 3080 And For Life 1400 4900

  3. $5,000 a week for life… it’s speaks for its self, its just too much thinking about it that’s a lot of money and could change the way of living in a instant just WOW!

  4. congratulations to the newest arkansas millionaire. once again pch crew and staff shows that dreams come true thanks pch!!!

  5. pch crew and staff are representing the american dream for me and you so keep the faith. these people are for real!!!

  6. pch crew and staff are truly happy with what they do. you cant fake the true smiles they have. we are truly blessed whether we win or lose.

  7. Well, I’d let you know where you could get a local dish known as a SLOPPER. No, it isn’t sloppy joes, though it is a bit sloppy to eat.
    We could show you how to get to Liberty Point, so you could view the reservoir and the boats there.

  8. Hi Laura @ PCH
    Congrats to Wayne Savoy and Family! I think it must have been wonderful that Wayne had family around to help celebrate the PCH win. I wish for family to be with me, that is why I’m moving back home to be with them again. Laura, I would take the PCH team out to for a nice meal and after we could go see the town of Tok Alaska. I would take the PCH team to some of the local gift shops to see handmade native crafts. Alaska is a beautiful place to visit for site seeing with wild animals and snow Cover Mountains. There is a place called mukluk land in Tok a lot of fun to visit has a great deal of history. Another place we also could visit is the visitor’s center with very interesting local history. Your PCH fan good luck to all.