Bella Vistan wins Publishers Clearing House prize
“What’s going on?,” the 68-year-old asked her husband.
A few minutes later, she noticed a man taking a photo of her home and was a little frustrated when he didn’t answer her questions about what he was doing.
A few minutes after that, that man was at her doorstep. With a lot of other people … and a very large check, both literally and figuratively. Anderson, who has been entering the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes for more than a decade, had won. She immediately recognized Dave Sayer, who is the PCH representative who delivers the surprise checks to each recipient.
The original plan was for the couple to receive the $1 million in payments over 30 years but as Anderson told Sayer, she and her husband are in the “upper age bracket.”
“I told him we wouldn’t be around for 30 more years to get our prize,” she said.
She should find out by the end of the week what new arrangements are being made so that the couple can enjoy as much of their prize as possible, Anderson said. They received $25,000 on Monday.
The money couldn’t have come at a better time. The couple has high medical bills for her husband and Anderson lost her job late last year. The money will help them with bills and to be able to afford a few niceties.
“I’m going to get a permanent cleaning lady,” Anderson said. “And we lost our dog last week and my husband has been wanting a Chihuahua.”
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