If you've ever asked yourself, "Do people really win sweepstakes?" the answer is yes. People win prizes every day, from life-changing prizes like winning a new car or a new home, to fun prizes like tickets to a basketball game or a brand new Apple iPod or Xbox 360. But don't just take my word for it - here are real winning stories from people just like you who have won fantastic prizes from sweepstakes and contests.
Don Cruz won the 2005 HGTV Dream Home in Lake Tyler, Texas. This really was Don's dream home, and he and his wife and son moved into the sprawling mansion and kept it for three years. Eventually, Don and his family sold the home, but this interview shows just what a positive experience winning this huge prize was for him.
Not many people can tell you how it feels to win a million dollars AND how it feels to share that joy by making another lucky winner. But Natalie Bostelman, who became an instant millionaire with Publishers Clearing House in 2008, is one of those lucky few. Read her story.
When you walk into a McDonald's restaurant, you're usually hoping to leave with a Fillet of Fish or some crispy fries. But Michele B. of Beaumont, Texas received much more more from McDonald's in 2008 -- a game code for the McDonald's Monopoly Sweepstakes that ended up being worth $100,000!
At 12 years old, Kyria Henry started a charitable organization called Paws4People, which trains assistance dogs (and assistance dog trainers) to help kids and vets with physical, neurological, and psychological problems. Her passion to help others made her the $128,000 winner in Ikea's 2010 Life Improvement Sabbatical Contest. Read her story and her tips.
Charl didn't care much about sweepstakes when she entered an under-the-cap promotion from Dr. Pepper. Little did she know that something she did in a moment of boredom would result in a life-changing trip to Egypt. Now Charl is hooked on sweepstakes!