“Ahhh – How Nice To Get A Big PCH Check!”

  There’s a line in the legendary Broadway show “Fiddler on the Roof” spoken by Tevye the Milkman that always makes me smile.  In a prayer he looks toward Heaven and says, “I realize it’s no shame to be poor … but it’s no great honor either.” You may nod your head in agreement and […]

“Prize Patrol, Race to My House – PLEASE!”

Phew, if you’re like me, you’re thinking you’d like this “race to the White House” to hurry up. Sure it’s important, but it’s been demanding everyone’s attention since last summer and has many more months to go: with more debates, countless interviews, two conventions and potential twists and turns in the political drama. Amid all […]

Who Decides Who Wins the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?

Being a dog-lover, I enjoy watching the annual Westminster Dog Show.  Like other TV viewers I look at each pedigreed pooch and think “If I was that judge, which dog would I select as ‘best in show’?”  And then I realize: “If I was that judge – what a terribly heavy responsibility!  Imagine being the […]

The PCH Prize Patrol Says “Let’s Roll!”

Years ago I had a suitcase that was indestructible.  The manufacturer’s TV commercials showed how their product could even hold up to a gorilla jumping on it.  Alas, it’s harder to make suitcases that last like that nowadays – maybe because the covering is often fabric, not leather or hard surface.  And now there are […]

Meet Ryan Hart, Publishers Clearing House’s New Sweepstakes Winner

The Prize Patrol’s highly anticipated “Forever” prize delivery on February 26th “got off to a shaky start – with weather delays and assorted disruptions knocking us off our usual minute-by-minute timetable.  But that was just as well.  If we had arrived an hour earlier we would have had to rouse our new Sweepstakes winner – […]

Haven’t Ever Won? Keep the Faith!

    “I’ve never won anything in my life!” cried Donna Botha of Lawton, Oklahoma, when the Prize Patrol surprised her last week with roses, balloons and a Big Check – for $10,000.00 “— except for these two beautiful kids” she quickly added as daughter Angel and son Joe watched the totally unexpected presentation. But […]