So you’ll never believe what just happened! I was talking to a friend and he asked me,
“Is PCH real?” I paused and said, “Well yeah, of course it is. I work there, I should know!” But then he asked, “But do you guys really give away all of those prizes? Are those Sweepstakes winners real people?”
You know the answer, right? I’d bet you have friends who ask you the same thing sometimes. Don’t worry, that’s normal! When you have something as incredible as the Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize, it’s understandable that there could be some skeptics!
That’s why I’m so glad I have the opportunity to interview so many of our winners, helping to positively answer the question “Is PCH real?”
I’ll never forget one of my first interviews! It was with Joseph Beane, a $1 Million Winner from 2010. As many of you know, Publishers Clearing House can be entered online, but people have also been entering PCH through the mail (via mail Bulletins that get delivered through the postal service) for over 50 years! That’s what makes Joseph Beane’s win all the more special – Joe is a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier!
And we can’t make up the colorful reactions from some of our Sweepstakes winners either. One of my favorite interview conversations was with the bombastic Boris Clinton, a second chance $1 Million SuperPrize winner who was paid a visit by Howie and Dave!
Here’s his winning moment!
Boris loved to enter by logging in and searching daily on PCHsearch&win, and I’ll never forget his quote:
“I would use PCHsearch&win, and ask the search engine for information on things that I’d like to win — Like the car I want!”
Boris literally put his money where his mouth was, because he later texted us a picture of his brand new BMW!
One of the most inspiring winners to date has to be Mega Prize winner Leroy Faulks. Why? Because with his $1 Million plus $5,000 A Week for Life Prize, Leroy and his wife have been able to do so much for themselves and their community! What could be more real than having an impact on those who need it most? This quote from Leroy really puts it best:
“For our 35th anniversary, we had a big party. We had family, friends from out of town, coming over to celebrate with us. The party was on PCH! It was a wonderful evening. We also asked people to donate money to the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation in lieu of giving us presents.”
“And of course, there are many other organizations we’re able to support. We’re able to bless many others. Each year, we like to pick a few, maybe someone who isn’t expecting it. A few years ago we read about a woman who was helping to feed the hungry. She had asked for a donation of an aluminum pan, but instead we showed up and gave her a check!”
Talk about giving back to their community! And that’s not uncommon with our Sweepstakes winners! Often, the first thing you’ll hear out of their mouths after winning is that they are going to make a donation with the money. Our winners are the best!
And you know what else? This proves without a shadow of a doubt that PCH is real, because they get to do so much good in the world now…and the world would be a lot worse off without them in it!
That’s all the winners I have time to talk about today, but there’s many more to recap in the future…with more and more winners being made every day! But remember, if you have a dream of becoming one of these winners, you have to be “in it to win it!” Head on over to PCH.com and enter today for your chance to win!
P.S. Do you have a favorite PCH winner reaction or winner story? Maybe someone who keeps you motivated to keep on going? Tell us in the comments below!