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93-year-old Chicago woman wins $5,000/week for life from Publisher’s Clearing House

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CHICAGO — The famed Publisher’s Clearing House “Prize Patrol” was in Chicago Friday, February 24th with some great news for a 93-year-old Hyde Park resident!

The patrol showed up at Ora Gayton’s door with flowers, balloons and the trademark over-sized check good for $5,000 a week for life.

The stunned Gayton called it a dream come true.

Given her advanced age, she was really happy to learn she will be able to designate a beneficiary who will get the checks for the rest of their life as well.

The $5,000 a week adds up to $260,000 a year.

For decades, Publisher’s Clearing House has used the sweepstakes to help sell magazine subscriptions.

Gayton said she’s not sure what she’ll do with all the money, but she said she’d put it to good use.

Since 1967, Publisher’s Clearing House has awarded a total of $315 million in prizes to millions of people.

7 comments

    • BS

      Right! I find it quite interesting that a good 75% of lottery or PCH winners are 70+ years old. RARELY do you hear of younger people(and by younger I mean 25-55 y/o) winning anything like this. I think it’s rigged too, so that way they don’t have to actually pay out on a large scale.

  • Kitty Bellino

    What a p.o.s. scam sweepstakes filled with scam artists..93 years old…they picked her on purpose as they knew they would not have to pay out that long…what a bunch of liars and con artists..makes me sick that they rest on the hopes of people…

  • Mary Koljer

    I wonder if she bought anything? they send me many E-mails about winning. baloney they want you to purchase something .

  • Sheila Riel Raynes

    Did anyone read the story or just read the headline? The story clearly states “Given her advanced age, she was really happy to learn she will be able to designate a beneficiary who will get the checks for the rest of their life as well.”. Yup that is what it says.

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