PRIZE PATROL GETS WARM RECEPTION WHATEVER THE TEMPERATURE

Florida winner gets surprise of his life from Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol

Floriday Winner

December brought some wintry weather to much of the U.S. even before the official start of winter.  Normally mild regions suffered snow, ice and frigid temperatures. But Florida stayed remarkably warm, and warm describes the welcome the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol received on December 18 when we surprised Bernard Charles of West Palm Beach with a Big Check for $25,000.00.

Were we surprised by the warmth?  No sir.  Our experience shows that even if the weather is cold and stormy, conditions improve dramatically when the Prize Patrol arrives: Clouds disappear, the sun begins to shine, and a day that started off kind of hum-drum becomes a memorable lifetime event.

Now it’s true that it can take several seconds for winners to realize that a “winning moment” — as seen on TV — is actually happening to them.  But then they smell the roses and see the balloons, cameras, Prize Patrol blazers and Big Check, and they know this is “the real thing.”

Bernard Charles entered the PCH Sweepstakes religiously but was not prepared to win.  He didn’t inform Publishers Clearing House that he had moved from the address on his winning sweepstakes entry, so when we rang that doorbell there was no answer.  Neighbors at the apartment complex were unable to help us locate him.

Prize Patrol Florida Winner

But we always find our winner! After hours of persistence we were able to report to PCH headquarters “Mission accomplished.”  The “winning moment” didn’t occur at Bernard’s new residence or workplace but in a parking lot outside a restaurant!

“Wow” was Bernard’s first reaction; then a louder “Wow!” and then a huge “WOW!” “That’s a lot of money!” he said, indicating he’d have to work a long time to get a paycheck rivalling the Big Check he now held in his hands.  We retired to the restaurant for some refreshment and came to know Bernard as a hard-working nice guy who came to the U. S. from Haiti as a teenager.  He plans to carefully invest his prize money for the future.

Even if it’s chilly outside we hope that this story makes you feel warm all over – kind of like the warmth you could feel when you experience a PCH “winning moment.”

If this sounds pretty cool to you, enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes today – and every day — at pch.com, and you could become a winner too!

Wishing you all the best in 2014.

Dave Sayer

Dave Sayer
Prize Patrol Ambassador


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Natasha Davis said...

Hey Dave .. Thanks for the wonderful information and congrats to the lucky winner…I promise I am entering everyday Dave and hope to see you one day for my winning moment…Good luck all…Happy Holidays everyone:)

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Robert Tustian said...

This is a great story and I am looking forward to the same kind of a visit soon. A large check is need soon so we can recover our lives.
Thanks
Robert

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James Morton said...

It would be nice if dec was one of my time to win and then February would be the next big day I am just hope and pray the good lord will be with me

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Carolyn Emmert said...

This is very heart warming, good to know good people win big. I know soon it will be my turn. im just waiting for the knock at the door $$$$$$.Good Luck Everyone.

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Christine Ivy said...

Good job PCH on finding the winner! PCH don’t give up…so PCH players keep playing..you never know.

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Natasha Davis said...

It is a little cold here but. I AM IN IT TO WIN IT…SO GET YOUR BLAZERS PCH PRIZE PATROL AND HEAD MY WAY LOL…GL ALL:)

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DeLayne Perry said...

WOW! What a wonderful true life story! Really happy for him! Blessed for all he has endured and lived through… Sunny day!

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robin dausey said...

That is a awesome story about Bernard and yes I would think that the the sun was shining,no matter what the weather was outside if the Prize Patrol showed up at my door!!!

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Jacqueline brothers said...

Congratulations Bernard Charles

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Dee Dee said...

Which contest number did he win? Or which game did he win? Congrats!!! It was announced that you guys were finished delivering BIG CHECKS a few weeks ago for 2013. I am so happy for him, it must have been a real shock to him as it is to me.lol :) Here’s hoping I am next in 2014. Happy New Year and Happy WINNING YEAR 2014 to me. :)

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Robert Clark said...

Come to AZ. it is always nice here.

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susan varughese said...

Hey Dave. Thank you for the great information. I am so happy for Bernard for winning the money..may god bless him this new year and Christmas. God bless us all.

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Holly Messinese said...

You go Bernard!!!

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James Morton said...

I will say tis it does not matter how cold it is here they would get a warm welcome here it was snow here this morning but it has guit but it is still cold here warm last week then turn of cold again but that just Arkansas for you one day it is nice and it could be rain are snow here this time of year last February we had a big snow and a whole lot of ice that put the power out for three days but we had gas heat to stay warm with so they would get a warm welcome here so may god be with them and me to

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Pamela Stephens said...

Oh my goodness, I So, want to Win the “BIG CHECK” YES I DO DAVE! SO NEEDED RIGHT NOW, WHICH MEANS I COULD GET OFF OF SSDI…. AND BUY A HOME, NO MORE PAYING OTHER PEOPLS HOUSE NOTES, IT WOULD BE SUCH A BLESSING TO ME! GOD BLESS AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR, #PCHLOVE :) ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆♡♡♡♡ OH, A REAL CHECK TOO LOL :), BALLOONS, CHAMPAGNE, AND FLOWERS, AND OF COURSE YOUR SMILING FACES!!!

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Terry Taggart said...

add your comment here

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Pamela Stephens said...

CONGRATULATIONS BERNARD!!!!! :)

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Rex Brown said...

I can’t wait til I win because I’m going to take care of my family for once now is take care of me now its my turn

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Terri Beil said...

that is great you could track down the winner. Congratulations to the winner. Glad the prize patrol had some nice weather to enjoy. Watching for clues on where your heading next. Drive safe everyone is hoping for a knock on there door. We know there can be only one winner so I pray the knock is at my door. Good luck everyone.

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Milana Joyner said...

I love this story! He was fortunate that you didn’t give up on him. It truly was his lucky day. That’s why I continue to enter everyday…the PCH Prize Patrol is amazing!

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Christine Ivy said...

Dee Dee thought the big checks were over…you think Mr. Bernard Charles thought so too…I guess that why he kept saying Wow in disbelief. Now that’s a lol for sure. But congrats to him.

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K frye said...

I logged on to the blog this morning on my break at work, as I was reading the blog I was telling a guy from Mexico to enter pch people really do win he laughed and insisted I was lying so I went on YouTube and let him see some winning moments. I showed him how to download the app and register.i sure hope this blog finds him! Anyone can WIN!!

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Stancio Butler said...

You go BERNERD CHARLES with just $25,000.00 when you recently won from PCH Blackjack!!

This is a great story and I’ll be seeing you with both $100.00 & $5,000.00 every week for life! right after if my SB initials matched to win just $100.00 tomorrow at 11:59PM

GOOD NIGHT DAVE SAYER!!

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MIke said...

Congratulatoins!

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pauline mcpherson-thomas said...

Yes PCH gets warm Reception every where they go..

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Tina Thomas said...

Congrats to you Bernard have a great time and take care, and i will just keep going on trying to win .

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Mary Jo Calhoun said...

I can’t wait till the day you show up at my door my daughter was just told she has cancer and if I won the would use some of the money to help her out she has a six year old he is handicap and she is going to school I hope that you make my dream come true so I can help and it we’ll help me pay off bills and get a house because we are loose this one

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Dave for that update on the next big winner from PCH!!! I just want to all so say Congratulations to Bernard Charles from Florida!!! It is all so very exciting and I am looking forward to seeing who will be the winners of 2014!!!

I just wanted to say to all the PCH fans and the Prize Patrol “I wish you all “Happiness & Prosperity on this New Year 2014!!!”

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Kanika Loeung said...

Congratulate you! God, please let me follow his foot print.

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QUITTA said...

The PCH team is welcomed to home any time:)

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QUITTA said...

The PCH TEAM IS welcomed to my home any time :)

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sheila teed said...

I wish you came from florida to Brunswick ga .I had a nice Christmas with family no gifts exchanged as ive been experiencing a many hardship.I only hope they don’t carry on to 2014. February 29 is my birthday and ive never had a party so would be so pleased to win on February 28 2014 turning 62. Happy New Year PCH Patrol..

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Sara Greenwell said...

He is lucky that you found him. Wow 25,000! Congrats

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Vashti Morgan said...

Pleasant end of year afternoon Dave.I was reading about this young
man who are a recent winner from PCH . I now realized this are reality, it’s not a scam.Dave I was doubting myself by trying my luck with the sweepstake also with that winnings in november. Now that fear is gone I pray to God that one of these your dispatched team will surprise me.
To all the hard working staff PCH I wish you all a healthy, safe and progressive New Year.

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Christine Ivy said...

Who knows what 2014 will bring.

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Rose M. Domenech said...

I need help! 3 month ago had Sept.18,2013 had Cervical Spine surguary. Can’t work but I have faith. I believe I will win. You will come to my apt. with a check that has my name on it. I won’t have to worry anymore. Amen

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Rose M. Domenech said...

One more thing. May God Bless Everyone in our world. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you. Thank you

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Michelle Jonke said...

Congratulations Mr. Charles !!! :)

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Lily Skinner said...

Congratulations on your wild search, glad that you found Bernard Charles!!! :)

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William Sanborn said...

Congratulations, Bernard! Don’t be strangers, we LOVE for the prize patrol to visit us in Florida!!

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James Morton said...

It would be wonderful if they would vist 471 Military rd in Rockport Arkansas with the prize me for me and my family I would jump for joy to know i have win once in my life so please let Dave and Danielle and Todd it would be great

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Joyce Fotis said...

Happy New Year to everyone at Publishers Clearing House and everyone who’s entering in hopes of winning. Publishers Clearing House is truly a blessing! I’ll keep entering every day in hopes of receiving a blessing as well.Good luck to all and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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Christine Ivy said...

Money can’t bring true happiness…but it’s a big relief when it comes to paying off debt.

2014 no more additional debt…well that is if I can prevent it.

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susieriopelle said...

Congratulations Bernard Charles WOW is right thats awesome i’m in it to win it and i’ll never give up i want to win i’m searching and entering all pch sites i can to have my winning moment with pch to and have my picture on there winner wall and be in one of there commercials now that would be awesome that my dream and i’ll never give up on my dream congratulations again happy new year

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La'Keisha Rawlings said...

Amazing, you guys are simply Amazing

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Keeper of the Birds said...

Congratulations Bernard C. I am so happy for you. woohoo @pch

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Christine Ivy said...

Bernard a double woohoo!!!

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James Morton said...

No matter how the whether is here in Arkansas they will always get a warm welcome at my house yes I would welcome them with open arms so I hope I win it

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frederick. b foster. sr said...

Hi dave it is cold here in syracuse 10 out side I hope you will shown up a check for me one day.i wish for adream ot come ture.25,000.00 or a million.

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William Sanborn said...

We (FLorida) are suppose to warm up the next few days :D

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James Morton said...

It isn’t to bad here in arkansas right now and if it cold they would really get a warm weclome at my home so may god be with me when the time comes

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