Real Winner Of PCH Sweepstakes Buys Her Own Dream Car!

Natalie B. won big in 2008 and still has money to buy her own dream car! Enter today, and you could win, too!

Hey there, PCH Fans!

Whenever I follow the Prize Patrol during a prize event, it always takes me back to my Million Dollar win in 2008. I wonder what our newest winner, Elise Gutierrez, has planned for her prize winnings…

When the Prize Patrol handed me MY Big Check, I had a few things in mind. After paying off bills, we built our dream home and settled into our new routines. With our prize money, we purchased the things we did not have in our old home. Now we can do our laundry in our red washer and dryer at home, instead of packing it into a car and driving it next door. And instead of doing all of our dishes by hand, we put them in the dishwasher. Ahhh the little things!

Lately, I’ve been eyeing another addition to our family. A new car! Haha, now I sound like the announcer from The Price is Right! (Do you remember the Prize Patrol during the Plinko game? Classic! That’s always been my favorite The Price is Right game.)

Anyway, back to the new car. My current car is great. I call her “Flash”. She’s a red 2008 Pontiac Vibe.

Natalie's Old Car Flash

She’s pretty dependable, and she’s carted me to all sorts of places like Chicago, Milwaukee and Baltimore. (I really don’t know how we transported five women with clothing and costumes to Baltimore, but Flash made sure we got there safe and sound.) Unfortunately, all that driving around has put a lot of miles on her. I mean, a LOT. So, my husband Scott and I decided that this year would be the year for a new car.

We did our research and found the perfect car for me. You can do your own research for anything on PCHSearch&Win. But I’m sure you knew that already!

I decided on a Ford Focus Titanium. I test drove one a few weeks ago, and fell in love. I was also a little intimidated, because parts of the dash look like something out of Star Trek!

Upon discussing price, my heart started to race a little until I realized, “Hey. You have money saved up for a nice down payment.” Oh yeah! That little thing called my SuperPrize Win in August of 2008 was still chugging along years later! Unfortunately the particular kind of Titanium I wanted was not on the lot, and our salesman could not find one that wasn’t already promised to someone else. So, we decided to order ‘er up!

Now all I have to do is wait until my “baby” gets here. She’ll be a pretty dark grey, and I can’t wait to meet her. Now I just need a new name. Can you suggest one?  If you have an idea, comment below…and also tell me what YOUR dream car is!

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Plus, wouldn’t you know, Publishers Clearing House has an awesome chance for you to Win $50,000.00 Cash to drive away in your dream car!

And of course, if you won our newest $1,000,000.00 A Year For Life SuperPrize in the April 30th event, you’d have plenty of money to buy a new car, too!


Natalie Bostelman
2008 Super Prize Winner
Goodwill Ambassador

P.S. The PCH Prize Patrol is on the road today to award ANOTHER big prize! Follow Danielle Lam’s PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook for clues and updates from the road. Then check back here at the PCHblog — we’ll have the full story on the winning moment later this week!

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  1. Good for you Natalie, everything you have done is everything that I dream of! One of my dreams is the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport~~ Thank you for sharing you good fortune with us~~

  2. I hope my dream will come true just like Natalie she doesn’t have to worry anymore her dream came true and I’m happy for her. It would be nice to have a new car.

    1. THAT IS BRILLIANT!! Hah! I laughed so hard and said, “That’s pretty awesome.” 🙂

      Thanks for the idea! Still pondering…

      GOOD LUCK!

      Natalie Bostelman
      2008 SuperPrize Winner
      PCH Goodwill Ambassdor

  3. Natalie,

    Thanks for sharing your story, it’s always good to read what events is going on in your life. I’m sooooo happy about your new car. Congrats!

    I am looking forward to the day, April 30th, that is, to see the Prize Patrol at my front door in Nashville, Tennessee with the Big Prize. O Happy Day! The money would be most helpful now and in the future.

    Haven’t decided on what kind of car I would get, so many choices.
    Positive Believer

  4. Hi Natalie!

    You’ve done an excellent job of making sure you’ve taken care to use your money wisely! That is very impressive and I love how you have done it!

    I, too believe it is so important to keep things, realistic so that you can get the things you really need!

    On naming your new CAR, “I think that’s awesome and I am sure you will find the prefect name for it!

    Thank you for sharing your story with us as it always gives me inspiration and hope!

    Take care and God Bless!

  5. Thanks Natalie…..Glad to see that life is good and you are enjoying your winnings….Ahh! to dream and live the dream>!How are about TI….I just dream of having a dependable car,that get’s me from point A to good on gas and has a great defrost!Now if I win the Big Check and had millions,than I might considered a Benz.

  6. Wow! Who would have thought 5 years later you’d still be spending that money!? That is awesome! I would love to win through PCH!!! I’ve been trying my hardest working four jobs and trying to get financial aid to go back to school to finish my degree. It’s tough! But I love entering the PCH sweepstakes bc it makes me feel like help may be on the way… My family could really use some help right now… I am really hoping to win and meet the Prize Patrol soon!! Thank you for giving us a sense of hope PCH!!

    ***fingers crossed and praying***