Publishers Clearing House Announces Newest $1 Million Sweepstakes Winner Joe Beane

Fri Sep 3, 2010 2:04pm EDT

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A Las Vegas resident received the shock of a lifetime on August 31st,
2010, when America's most welcome drop-in guests surprised him at home.
Joseph Beane of Las Vegas was paid a surprise visit on Tuesday, August
31st by the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol who named him the
winner of the company's latest SuperPrize award of $1,000,000.00.

    Mr. Beane learned two days prior to the award that he had won a $1,000
prize in the sweepstakes and was on a "short list" to win "the big one."
But he was unprepared for the Prize Patrol's arrival -- with a "Big
Check" and bouquets of roses and balloons. 

    His name was announced as the prizewinner in a national Publishers
Clearing House commercial on Tuesday, 8/31/10, during the NBC Nightly
News with Brian Williams. The unannounced, videotaped surprise
notification of the winner is a Publishers Clearing House tradition and a
fixture of the company's TV ad campaigns. Video of his actual winning
moment and the excitement surrounding it can be seen at, a Publishers Clearing House website. 

    Mr. Beane is the 58th Publishers Clearing House winner of one million
dollars or more, joining a roster of other SuperPrize winners including
Doris Gray of New Jersey, Marilyn Ragin of Florida, Jack Genners of
Nebraska, and Natalie Bostelman of Ohio who is now a PCH Goodwill
Ambassador who accompanied the Prize Patrol on this Las Vegas delivery.
Both Ragin and Bostelman were featured on the Learning Channel's telecast
of "The Lottery Changed My Life" on August 29.

    Naturally Joe is mighty glad he entered. Living as he does in America's
gaming capital, he has seen a lot of winning; but he's never known anyone
to win a giant jackpot like his: $1 Million SuperPrize from PCH!
According to company records, Mr. Beane filed his winning entry using PCH
Search and Win at, a PCH website where users can
search the web for a chance to win prizes.

    "No matter how many winners we surprise or how much money we give away,
it's a thrill for us every single time," said Dave Sayer, the Prize
Patrol chief who has presented virtually every major Publishers Clearing
House Sweepstakes prize since 1981. This SuperPrize brings the total
awarded in the company's sweepstakes to well over $224 million -- in
major prizes alone.

    About Publishers Clearing House
 Headquartered in Port Washington, NY,
Publishers Clearing House (PCH) is nationally famous for the sweepstakes
it has used since 1967 to draw attention to its direct mail and online
offers of merchandise and magazine subscriptions. The company's TV
advertising features the iconic Prize Patrol van that annually delivers
prizes worth thousands and millions of dollars to scores of shocked
winners across the U.S. In recent years the company has built on its
sweepstakes heritage to establish numerous online properties that offer
new entertaining games, "search (engine) and win" opportunities, and
Prize Patrol content of interest to millions of winner hopefuls. With
approximately 400 full-time employees, over 40% of the company's profits
go to trusts for the benefit of charities.

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