PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years a new tradition beyond the usual parties and betting pools has been added to Super Bowl Sunday: staying close to home just in case the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol drops in with a giant check. Not wanting to disappoint the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol will run a "summer replay" of the traditional Super Bowl award on August 14, this one worth a cool million dollars to be presented in a live commercial on The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. "It's too bad that Super Bowl Sunday comes only once a year when all of America would gladly play host to the Prize Patrol any Sunday," said Dave Sayer, head of the merry band which is easily the nation's most welcome houseguest. "We want to bring Super Bowl Sunday excitement to summer," says Sayer who will lead the Prize Patrol and TV crew to a still-unknown location and doorstep. To get in on the action, potential August 14 winners should respond to entry-forms being sent out this week by Publishers Clearing House. The deadline for entries is July 31. "If you send in your entry, just be dressed and ready to win," said Sayer, recalling a recent winner's daughter who jumped from shower-to-doorway in a towel. "She thought she was unlocking the door to let her little brother in and never expected the balloons, flowers and TV cameras. That award was also broadcast live, and viewers at home were surely as shocked as we were," Sayer added. The August 14 Million Dollar SuperPrize is just one of a multitude of sweepstakes prizes awarded annually by Publishers Clearing House. The Prize Patrol goes on the road 25 to 30 times a year to present amounts ranging from $10,000 to $10,000,000 to people whose surprised -- and totally unstaged -- reactions fill the company's TV commercials. Publishers Clearing House, which is the largest multi-magazine subscription agency was founded in Port Washington, N.Y. in 1953. Its name has become synonymous with the sweepstakes and prizes it has used since 1967 to draw attention to its mailings of merchandise offers and "unbeatable magazine values."
SOURCE Publishers Clearing House