The Prize Patrol headed down to LaPlace, Louisiana to surprise the winner, Elise Gutierrez. When Elise Gutierrez answered the door and saw the Prize Patrol there, she covered her mouth and bent over with shock. She was carrying a plastic grocery bag, which she waved wordlessly when she realized it was still in her hand as she was being filmed. PCH Prize Patrol member Dave Sawyer asked her; "Have you been shopping?" Elise answered, "Yes, I have." "Well, would you like to do some more shopping?" he asked, holding the check. "Yes! Yes, I would!" gasped Elise. She said she had been entering Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes every day for years. "I never thought it would happen!" she said.
Elise said that she and her husband had just moved back into their house, which had been flooded by Hurricane Isaac. That million-dollar prize will surely come in handy!
If you'd like to see the touching winning moment for yourself, you can watch the February 2013 PCH Winner Announcement on YouTube.
Disappointed you didn't win? Don't worry, another giveaway has already started, with another chance to win a million dollars and more. Good luck!
Edited to add: I've been getting so many questions about the letters where PCH says someone in your area with your initials will win, that I went to the source and asked the Senior Vice President of Publishers Clearing House to clear up the question. Here's the result: Will Someone with My Initials/In My Area Really Win the PCH Sweepstakes? Click that link to find the answer.
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