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The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Will Find You, If You Win.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2001

No need to stay home or alter vacation plans. Head to the mountains. Go to the beach. Take the kids on an outing. Above all, relax and enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes knowing that if you are a big winner, the Prize Patrol will find you -- no matter where you go.

Earlier this year, Dave Sayer, head of the Prize Patrol, intercepted a winner with a check for $100,000 aboard an Atlanta-to-Los Angeles flight at 36,000 feet -- much to the delight of a lucky grandmother on the way to a family reunion. The occasion -- and the stunned reaction of passengers and flight attendants -- was captured on videotape and turned into a Publishers Clearing House TV commercial that will begin airing nationwide this summer.

Each year around vacation time, people wonder whether they need to be home to collect their winnings should the Prize Patrol come calling. Not so according to Sayer, who has presented checks to winners they have tracked down in restaurants, offices, and hospital rooms.

The Prize Patrol will go to almost any lengths to get to their winner, Sayer says. Once the group commandeered a dog sled as part of a prize delivery to a person living in a remote Alaska town. Sayer has personally given out almost $200 million during his career as chief Prize Patroller.

"This is a job unlike any other I ever thought I would have," he recounts. "I feel like we are on an adventure every time we go out to deliver a prize. While it is sometimes a challenge to track down people, someone is always willing to be an accomplice to help us make the surprise happen."

Before the Summer of 2001 is over, the Prize Patrol will set out to deliver a prize of one million dollars to one lucky person. So, send in that entry -- or enter online at pch.com, and don't worry about them missing you at home. The Prize Patrol will be sure to find you, no matter where you go!
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