Colorado Man Gets Shock Of A Lifetime As Prize Patrol Arrives With $1,000,000!

Aug 31, 2015, 17:00 ET from Publishers Clearing House

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A Colorado man received the shock of a lifetime today when he was surprised by America's most welcome drop-in guests.  

Robert Gonzales of Lakewood, Colorado was paid a surprise visit Monday by the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol who named him the winner of  a whopping $1,000,000.00! 

Mr. Gonzales was stunned at the Prize Patrol's arrival -- with a giant prize certificate and bouquets of roses and balloons.  The unannounced, videotaped surprise notification of the winner is a Publishers Clearing House tradition.   

Mr. Gonzales, in his 40's, recently moved to his current residence. He was happy and quite shocked when he saw the Prize Patrol there to give him his winnings! He plans to use the money to pay off his bills and help his nieces financially.

His winning moment is also featured on the Publishers Clearing House fan page on Facebook at

Mr. Gonzales is the 80th Publishers Clearing House winner of one million dollars or more, joining a roster of other SuperPrize winners including Boris Clinton of California, Mark Johnson of New York, Rosemary Cella of New York, Karl Jonsson of Wisconsin, Brian Willis of South Carolina and Philip Daltas of Florida.  This SuperPrize brings the total awarded in the company's sweepstakes to well over $258 million -- in major prizes alone.

"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 – who heads the Prize Patrol and who has presented virtually every major Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes prize since 1981.

For those who didn't have Mr. Gonzales' luck this time around, there are always more opportunities to win.  The company faithfully awards prizes worth millions of dollars annually.  Consumers can enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes by responding to company mailings or by visiting the company's website:  

Publishers Clearing House, a direct marketer of magazine subscriptions and merchandise, 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 the "unbeatable" deals and values offered in its colorful mailings.  Nearly half of the Publishers Clearing House profits are donated to charitable causes ranging from social services to the environment.   For more information, visit

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