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.