Pennsylvania Resident a $1,000,000 Surprise Winner in Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.
PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2001
A woman in Pennsylvania received the surprise of a lifetime today after opening her door to America's most welcome drop-in guests.
Ms. Trudi Hausmann of the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains received a surprise visit from the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, who named her the latest winner of the company's famous sweepstakes. Her
husband, Bill, is a retired Lutheran Pastor, making this the sixth
minister's family who has won a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.
The Prize Patrol, headed by Dave Sayer, presented Ms. Hausmann with a giant prize certificate for $1,000,000.00 and bouquets of roses and balloons. The surprise notification of the winner is a Publishers
Clearing House tradition.
"The surprises you see in our commercials are 100% authentic. The winners do not know we are coming. We just ring their doorbells and give them the good news while the video camera rolls," Sayer said.
This award brings the total amount of major prizes given away in the
Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes to over $160 million.
For those who didn't have Ms. Hausmann luck this time around, there are always more opportunities to win. The company faithfully awards dozens of major prizes ranging from $10,000 to $10 million all
year long, along with other prizes. Even more chances to win can be
found by visiting www.pch.com, the company's online affiliate. A
multi- million dollar prize will be awarded this coming January
following the Super Bowl.
Publishers Clearing House, the world's largest multi-magazine subscription agency, was founded in Port Washington, NY in 1953. Its name has become synonymous with the sweepstakes and prizes it has used
since 1967 to draw attention to its "unbeatable" magazine values and
merchandise offerings. For more information, visit www.pch.com.