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The Newest Publishers Clearing House Millionaire Is...

By August 27, 2008

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The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol made one lucky woman very happy today, when they surprised Natalie Bostelman of Toledo, OH at work with the news that she had won a million dollar SuperPrize.

Natalie had been told that she had won a prize of "at least" one thousand dollars, so she was expecting the Prize Patrol's arrival. When she saw the giant check with the million dollar prize printed on it, though, she collapsed onto the floor with a scream, and then started chanting, "I won a million dollars, I won a million dollars!"

Natalie apparently won the big prize by doing a search on PCH's Search and Win website. She joins 52 other people who have become millionaires thanks to PCH's big sweepstakes.

If you'd like to see Natalie's winning reaction, be sure to visit PCHTV.com, where they are running video clips showing Natalie receiving her flowers and her big check, as well as more background about how the prize was awarded.

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August 28, 2008 at 11:08 am
(1) Kevin says:

I couldn’t have happened to a better person.

August 28, 2008 at 11:47 am
(2) Contests says:

Kevin, Natalie seemed very nice in the video. Is she someone that you know personally?

December 31, 2008 at 2:50 pm
(3) cindy martin says:



January 3, 2009 at 10:27 pm
(4) Christi says:

Is Natalie really a winner?

January 5, 2009 at 9:36 pm
(5) Kat says:

Every other day I am getting an email from PCH for a new sweepstakes entry. Just how many sweepstakes are they running at one time? Are you sure PCH isn’t a scam?

January 25, 2009 at 10:22 am
(6) mutzi says:

Been playing PCH Sweepstakes for nearly 30 yrs. Never won anything. Is it for real? Funny how they always ask a Deaf person for the phone number. Cannot put down the letter TTY. Maybe the Lord will open the door in this time. SMILE

February 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm
(7) Danny Whelchel says:

what happens if you win the PCH supper prise but your not at home at that time because you are working in Iraq can you still win?

February 17, 2009 at 8:40 am
(8) Johnny Ketner says:

I got an email from David great saying he was from you and I won.Is it true or not ?

February 17, 2009 at 8:49 am
(9) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Johnny, I don’t send out any sweepstakes prizes, so if the email says its from me, it’s definitely a hoax.

If you’re talking about Publisher’s Clearinghouse, you might want to review the Warning Signs of a Sweepstakes Scam. If you’re still not sure, you can call the toll-free number from my Publisher’s Clearing House FAQ page to ask them directly.

Good luck!

March 2, 2009 at 10:04 am
(10) Angel Davis says:

I always thought it was a scam.I still dont know if it’s true.I guess it would take for me to win something to make me a believer.If it’s true at all I would like to congradulate all the winners.I know I am not one and probably never win a single dime.I do answer the Publishers emai and I just hoping that just MAYBE they will pick me.I am a dreamer.

August 12, 2009 at 8:51 pm
(11) cody h says:

theres so many things i would do if i did win, ive never stopped dreamingsince i was a kid. And the only thing thats holds me back from living those dreams out usually is a lack of money, im pretty sure we all have doubts about it, but i believe it could happen to any of us, i guess it all depends on how you look at it. Good luck to everyone that plays this along with me, all i can do is hope for the best, and make the most out of it!

August 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm
(12) Linda says:

I always thought of all the great things i will do if i win i pray everyday that i’m picked because it will really change my life!!

August 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm
(13) mary louise bernard says:

I was contacted by some one from the fereral trade comminion stating that I had won 350,000.00 from publishers clearinh house. the person said that I had to pay the insorance, this person then put mr in touch with someone at Lords of America, who got someone to spouncerme with the 3.500.00 that I needed for the insurance money, but they also said that I had to pay the lawyers. n ALLof this money has been coming to me to pay these different things, but I still have not received the money yet, What I want yto know is this is a sacm or am I being used to traffic money because all if tgis money goes to costa rica, and I syill have noy received the check. would someone please let me know what is happing. mary l. bernard.

August 17, 2009 at 6:49 pm
(14) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Mary Louise, sadly, it’s a scam. The FTC doesn’t notify winners, and you don’t have to pay to get any prizes. For more information, see the Top Warning Signs of Sweepstakes Scams.

October 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm
(15) Sandra says:

I’ve played everyday now for about 10 years i’ve been playing since i was ten years old sending in my parents sweepstakes entries i play search and win everyday. and so in 40 years i’ve won nada…….. I have submited these latest PCH contests entrys three or four times. to see if i am actually being entered into a contest or not and have not seen the usual notiation about i’ve submitted all the entries i can for any particular day, so I am very very skeptical now of these entries asI feel they are all just for the benefit of those “partner ” advertisements. SO as I said I wonder if all these years I’ve just been going through the motions for nothing.

September 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm
(16) Nancy says:

I’ve gotten call telling me that I’ve won $5.5 million and am America’s Newest Millionaire! It would be nice if it were true. Disappointing if not so.

December 27, 2010 at 8:52 am
(17) louise jones says:


March 4, 2011 at 11:55 am
(18) wayne K says:

Like most I guess i have also been playing for the last 35 years and like most never won a dime,nothing,and I like most have been entering every day ,some times 3-4 times a dsy,nothing..I read that the odds of winning were,hold on to your hats a big
1,7oo,ooo.oo to one..kind of hard to beat them odds..
as for me I give up ,no more wasting my time and money
to win the invisible dream..

March 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm
(19) shirley says:

I was told on all the last letters that someone with the name Shirley with the last name begin with G, i wonder how they knew that! the drewing was 2-29 I some how fell for that, even said what state, what a fool i am my fault I played and ordered all year, now cry all the time, but they sent the orders. what a shame.

April 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm
(20) Ken says:

I think PCH winners are few and far between,PCH is for there sponser adds and should be stopped.

April 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm
(21) j says:

I have been playing since I was in high school (1968) when there was no internet & you had to lick those little stamps & paste them on the forms & mail them back – over 40 yrs !!!!!!

Now I answer my emails click & click to no avail ………. Ive never won so much as a NICKEL !!!!

30 yrs. ago there was story & picture in Newsday about how 100s of thousands of those old mail in entries were found in dumpster behind office in Pt. Washington now I enter multiple times & it almost never says you alreasdy entered – -

even written PCH that been entering over 40 yrs & Im 60 & sick now – would be nice & good human interest story if I could spend my last few years as a winner but of course they never answer me or care ………. seems like once in a while they let someone win to make it look but seems bogus to me that a person could enter for 40+ yrs & never win a NICKEL

August 6, 2011 at 11:37 pm
(22) Barbara says:

Please explain how you win $1million and only receive $250.000 after taxes. I’m referring to Natalie Bostelman. They never explain how that happened. Did she owe the irs, because that’s over half the winning. Thanks

January 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm
(23) Lynda says:

How come wvery time I enyert or it says I won todays prize I get a list of things I have to do or accept all these offers I have already been through these offers and I get overwhelmed with phone calls e-mails and its the same offers and I can’t afford all these offers and I don’t have a home phone and those offers cost 10,00 per message why is all ths necessary ?

March 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm
(24) T. Scott says:

the odes of winning money from PCH, are very very slim.

i never won anything either and who is to say i never will.

HERES IS THERE CUSTOMER SERVICE # 800 645-9242. Give them a call and find out information for yourself.
Good luck, and may GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

June 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm
(25) robert e. rogers says:

pch i would just want to win big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money like the $ 250,000.00 a year for life sweepstake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm
(26) Cathy Roach says:

I am anxious to find out who is a new PCH Millionaire this time of October 31, 2012. I hope I win this time but if not, I wish the other lucky person to win the Superprize. Good Luck! Smile.

November 24, 2012 at 5:07 am
(27) Roma Sue Noffsinger says:

This would be nice..Is it Real or just a Dream or Fantasy of mine..

December 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm
(28) Todd Reaves says:

I just want to thank PCH for no matter wht happened to me cos i want to be a millionaire or millions but not millions so yes billions as millionaire and my dream true is stayin life to be a millionaire and again over millionaire whoooo am gonna holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler holler why? Cos u are talkin to me tht i am profound deafness as hard hearin impaired so hopefully if Jesus said min millionaire is here bc angle is around me is mine ( SIGN) yeah ya! from: Todd B. Reaves

February 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm


March 4, 2013 at 11:27 am
(30) janet white says:

When will i be a winner.

May 30, 2013 at 9:08 am
(31) linda says:

I haven’t been playing or searching along with PCH very long but,I feel hooked.
If i won this money it would be the answer to many of my problems in life.As it would make life easier so I could pay all my debts.
I hope I have a chance !!

May 30, 2013 at 9:11 am
(32) linda says:

How do I know if Im a winner and when will I win

July 9, 2013 at 2:18 am
(33) Albert Carls says:

I play sometimes I buy things and I guess we all are dreamers.. all it would be is a surprise funny looking for a surprise….. smile Publishers Clearing House

October 16, 2013 at 11:27 am
(34) Linda Edelstein says:

I would like most been playing for the last 15 years and like most never won a dime, nothing, and I like most have been entering every day. I read that the odds of winning were, hold on to your hats a whooping 1,7oo,ooo.oo to one. Kind of hard to beat them odds.
As for me I give us, no more wasting my time and you should never order any thing because ridiculous shipping cost and most of the items can be purchase at Walmart – a big isle next to cash register – they are there in case you remember – NO shipping charges.
Please explain how you win $1million and only receive $250.000 after taxes. Iím referring to Natalie Bostelman. They never explain how that happened. Did she owe the IRS, because thatís over half the winning? Thanks

October 26, 2013 at 11:31 pm
(35) karri says:

I was told I was a winner at one time, then I asked if I could speak with the manager who happened to have the same voice as the man before, asking me to forward $3,500.00 to receive my “life changing check”. Not only that I was to send the money to Porto Rico. I hung up on them praying not to hate myself later. Good Luck and Congratulations to the real winners. :-]

December 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm
(36) helen says:

I wish it would of been me

March 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm
(37) Misty R. says:

I keep playing everyday all day long putting in entries. Couple weeks back I had a friend request from pch as I thought. Next thing I knew I had instant messages from supposedly Todd S. Stating I won, I asked how he said I was an instant winner. I was freaking out, just bc I want to win so bad. I have dreamed of this my whole life, so my girls with b able to have/get what they want or need, plus to b able to give my parents $, since we have had not much money and they also help me if they can. I would love to b able to pay them back for all these years we have struggled and still struggling. So as I said I was a so called “instant winner”. He said I needed to get a $250 money card quick and as soon as I did the prize patrol would b on their way to Muncie,IN.to bring my check. He then said I would get the money back right away from the card. Had it not been for my husband I may have done it like an idiot believing it. (Scam) My husband does make fun of me daily saying im wasting my time, butI have strong faith and hope for a dream to come true. Then I could laugh in his face saying “u dont get any of this $”. Lol…please pick me I really need help right now in my life :-)

March 31, 2014 at 3:31 pm
(38) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Misty R., I’m so glad that you caught the scam in time! I’m sorry that your husband makes fun of you for trying to win. PCH is a long shot, but maybe if you won some <a href=”http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakeslistings/tp/Top-Cash-Sweepstakes.htm”>Cash Sweepstakes</a>, he’d think twice about laughing! :)

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