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Publishers Clearing House Announces their Newest Million-Dollar Winner!

By February 26, 2010

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Million-Dollar Publishers Clearing House Winner Marilyn Ragin Surprised at Senior Center

Have you ever wondered what happens if you're not home when the Publishers Clearing House van pulls up at your door with a big prize? Well, that's exactly what Marilyn Ragin's husband was worrying about when he saw the white van, the balloons, and the great, big check outside his front door. "You've got the right house," he told PCH. But his wife wasn't home.

If he was afraid that Publishers Clearing House would just move on to the next name on the list, he had nothing to fear. The PCH Prize Patrol just packed back into the van and presented Marilyn Ragin of Opa Locka Florida the prize in front of her friends at the senior center where she was attending a luncheon.

According to a CBS news article, Marilyn Ragin is a 53-year-old grandmother of eight who's been entering Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstakes for 13 years. Crying and dancing with excitement, Ragin said, "I've been saying, 'Lord my time is going to come' and God answered my prayers. I wouldn't have believed it but it happened."

This was the first time that PCH had two millionaires in the same place. The prize was presented by 2008 winner Natalie Bostelman as well as Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol employees.

If you'd like to see the excitement of the moment for yourself, check out PCH's Video of Marilyn Ragin's Win.

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Comments

February 28, 2010 at 9:55 am
(1) ruby archer says:

win is the duration for the 3million dollars

March 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm
(2) BREEON COOPER says:

I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR THE LONGEST TO WIN ME A CASH PRIIZE AND I CAN NOT I THINK IM NOT DOING SOMETHING RIGHT YALL HELP ME PLEASE

March 25, 2010 at 10:43 am
(3) cindy l martin says:

can you tell me if i as a canadian, can i win too?

thank you cindy

April 21, 2010 at 12:32 am
(4) Larchell Freeman says:

I larchell have not won nothing big before.I hope I can win really big.

August 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm
(5) WILLIAM PICIULLI says:

I WILL NOT BE IN MEXICO FROM //17 TO 8/22 AND WON’T
BE ABLE TO OPEN MAIL OR USE THE COMPUTER – SO WHAT HAPPENS??? DO I LOSE MY CHANCE TO COMPETE FOR THE PRIZE? I AM ON THE SHORT LIST BY MAIL. AND WOULD HATE TO FOREFIT AFTER ALL THIS TIME.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO STAY IN THE RACE…

August 13, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(6) Dana Harris Carter says:

I was so excited with tears of joy for Sis. Ragin as she was presented her million dollar prize from PCH. May God continuously bless her and her family!

Dana in Atlanta, GA
http://www.slimberrypro.com/angelicrealtor

April 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm
(7) Jackie Green says:

I was so happy for Mrs. Ragin and her family but I was blessed by her praising God and not man for her winnings. God is our true source the contest is just an opening door but God has it all in control no matter what He deserves all the glory and honor not man!!!!! I like Mrs. Ragin have been praying to win also but if it is in God’s plan for me it will be in His time not mine.

September 27, 2010 at 9:36 am
(8) Mary S W says:

Have u won today? No not one person that worked hard to enter all these sweeptakes has got anything!
I’m gone! MSW

October 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm
(9) Sheeladitya TK Mukherjee says:

Let there be miracles in PCH Search & Win bonanza to have my destiny changed with all the benefits & chances I am entitled with.Lets see what happens.PCH Search& Winbravo

October 17, 2010 at 11:57 am
(10) Carla Cornelius says:

I hope oneday I could win I would be so happy and stress free. I could go back to school and take care of my small three children with nothing to worry about.(tears)

October 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm
(11) marilyn s. lancaster says:

Ihave been partcipting for years and still have not won a thing. Hmm! Hmm! what goes with this pch and the chance of winning anything? I have been a loyal customer for years…….25 years!!!!

December 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm
(12) Jamillah Jennings says:

i am happy that Ms. marilyn Ragin won the million dollars from Opa Locka Florida, My grandmother and grandfather and other relatives a buryed in Florida. but I wish that I can win something to help my family The artist Jamillah Jennings

January 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm
(13) tony says:

YES LIKE I SAID ALWAYS OLD ASS PEOPLE WIN SO THEY WONT HAVE TO PAY OUT MUCH MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm
(14) joann says:

Seriously????….get back to us when you turn 50 and let us know how you feel about 53 being “old ass people”!!

February 28, 2011 at 8:02 pm
(15) mrs.linn pfeilsticker says:

Please be so kind as to remove me form your mailing list.
after trying for 40 years and not even catching as much as a
cold from you I have had it at 72 years old I finally figured
out that I will never have anything that I do not or did not
work for. And at my age I do not need any more false hopes.

SO PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST>
Thank you Mrs Linn feilsticker

March 1, 2011 at 2:11 am
(16) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Linn, to reach Publishers Clearing House, visit their website at http://www.pch.com. I’m not affiliated with PCH.

March 1, 2011 at 9:19 am
(17) Melanie says:

I’ve been “The Best Customer” since 1989 and where is my winnings? Publishers builds your hopes up, makes you buy **** and then BOOM they drop you like a bomb. Nothing, nil,notta! They make all this money on us fools who buy the crap and we see nothing, especially those of us who have been “Their Best Customers” HA! Publishers, you can take my name off your list, cause you won’t see another penny from me!!! Even though you had to have my e-mail, I DO NOT want to see anything on there from Publishers!

March 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm
(18) lisa hunt says:

I know they changed their policy to no purchase necessary to win but I don’t believe that. I would like to see in writing how many people have actually not purchased anything and still won? Because they know if they let their paying customers continue to win that they will continue to buy stuff from PCH so in a sense they will be getting some of their money back.

March 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm
(19) J.mast says:

I also was on the Short List .Now it’s a joke. There was 211 on the list and one winner correct. Then the orher 210 were to get $1,000 dollars They even gave me a number .I am waiting a call back from PCH. I hope they are for real. .

March 9, 2011 at 8:00 am
(20) Joe Holler says:

I’ve been entering since ’88 and haven’t won. My wife says I’m nuts, that I’m wasting time, no one wins. I tell her some one has to win, the law says you have to have a winner. I’d rather do PCH istead of gambling or smoking my money away. Every once in a while I find a bargain or just something I need and order it. If thise who complain they haven;t won drop out it ups my chances to win! Keep it up PCH.

April 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm
(21) Barbara Gerry says:

I have been very true to trying to win the laters sweepstake, but what really upsets me is, first it will be in Febuary, that it will be in March, than it will be in April, now it is going to be in May. I am, not sure, if the upper, class of publishers clearing House, feel, when that special; day comes and goes. To keep. the wonderful people of this county, that play the games buy the products, that are on line, and hope in their hearts, that they may win a some off money. The, months go buy and buy, and then another month is listed. Do you people, know what that happens to the wonderful people of this country feel in there hearts? It is pulling the heartstrings of America people, Thanks B Gerry

April 24, 2011 at 11:55 am
(22) chris says:

Winning;Something you always try to do,but always just out of your reach…been entering PCH Sweepstakes since 1998,hadn’t Won!a copper Cent……..some things are not anywhere within reach……

June 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm
(23) pete floyd says:

well i suppose i will never win anything. i am 81 and been trying for many years. i suppose i have ordered over 300 times, suppose. now i will quit and the best to all. winners and losers. dave put out a mailing in 2009 or 2010 where you place your initials on the entry form and your state. he said it was suppose to be a winner in virginia with WF as a winner. well their was one winner with the last name c from love, va. where was the winner in virginia with a WF as a winner.

September 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm
(24) Robert Oliver says:

I’ve been trying to win since 1968, both ordering & entering; all I’ve won so far is a little PCH envelop charm !!!

November 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm
(25) Rhonda Winn says:

I enter but I am pretty sure I will never win seeing as how I don’t order!!! I know thaey say that it doesn’t matter…But really????? Never say never…It doesn’t cost you money to enter…Just time..Good Luck to me and everyone else!!!

January 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm
(26) michele says:

I can actually say this my first time with pch my mom has been playing for years and never won I do not order anything. Ive entered dozens of times (entrys) am i wasteing my time maybe not lets hope its beginners luck cuz i have none

January 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm
(27) michele says:

Has anyone won from PA I havent heard yet If I win all my problems would be solved. Im trying to get a loan to pay off some debts and upgrade my home. GOD help me maybe I wont have to good luck everyone and believe in the MAN

March 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm
(28) christine says:

Natilie B from Ohio….works for PCH! I saw her with my own 2 eye’s when PCH was doing a promo in our state.

March 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm
(29) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Christine, after Natalie B. won, she was hired by PCH to be an “ambassador.” You can read all about it here: Meet Natalie Bostelman, Million Dollar Winner and PCH Ambassador.

August 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm
(30) Dorris Ponstingl says:

I have been playing PCH faithfully for 55 years, and have come to the conclussion this is not going to be my luck. So after August I will no longer keep being disapointed.
May God Bless all that win is deserving.

Dorris Ponstingl
Huntingtonb. WV

August 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm
(31) Linda Rudolph says:

I am from Canada and the only thing I have to say is that PCH should
more Canadains winning in their sweepstakes. It would be nice if Canadians could win more often.

Linda R
Canada

November 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm
(32) samuel clugston jr says:

My brother-io-law did the PCH thing from the beginning until he died in 1982. This man spent his whole life trying to win. I don’t know when it was that PCH started it’s give-a-way of money
program ,but I do know that this man was a dedicated man, and never missed trying to win. I cleared out his four door file cabbinate after his death, and there was envelope after envelope
of PCH papers+ a bunch of metal PCH tags proving that he wanted to win and was trying to win in a big way. Here’s the thing…If you want to win, keep trying, you just might get lucky.
I have been doing this thing for the past 10 years, and I intend to continue, but beware of scamms, they are now showing up in emails…Remember, PCH will never contact you thru your email or chats, only scammers do this.
This is now the official Holliday seasons, please be ware, and good LUCK with PCH.

July 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm
(33) Roma Sue Noffsinger says:

I just Wish and Dream of the day..I Win Publisher Clearing House Mega Prize..Seeing my name on that Big Check,would make all my Wishes and Dream’s come true..After playing all those year’s..

August 26, 2013 at 5:34 am
(34) Antwane J. Jordan says:

I hope Jesus’s is with me throughout these hard times going homeless, looking for work, missing my three kids, mother & father.

February 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm
(35) paula longster says:

Ige t emails telling me to search. I search and find the entry. I spend 15 to 20 minutes or longer to find it. It won’t let me enter, I try over and over. I get so frustraigted. I give and delete, the email.

March 25, 2014 at 2:22 am
(36) Michele Archer says:

Oh was would I do? Watch your toes…I would jump for JOY & THANK JESUS. OH YA AND CRY LIKE A BABY.. SEE YOU SOON. :) I feel I am the winner…

March 25, 2014 at 2:28 am
(37) Michele Archer says:

Would you come early? I sure want to look good when u arrive. Every white van I get excited. Time to open the doors and knock, knock,know, dogs will be barking so I can get a sec to brush my hair at least, right!!!!

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