1 year ago

Mid-afternoon on Thursday, March 18, local resident, Terry LeGate’s perseverance paid off when Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol rolled into Panhandle surprising him and wife Lynn, with the sweepstakes choice of a new Ford Bronco Sport Badlands or a check in the amount of $41,183. In addition to the thrill of the surprise and the option of the Bronco or the cash prize, the LeGates also received the Publishers Clearing House classic signature big checks, a bouquet of roses, the colorful PCH logo balloon bouquet and a bottle of Champagne. Please turn to page 3 to read more about the LeGates’ surprise and Publishers Clearing House.

Panhandle resident Terry LeGate is persistent! He has been a loyal player of Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Sweepstakes for years ... as he explained a long time before the internet. His wife, Lynn, said he plays the sweepstakes every morning from about 4 to 7 a.m.

Terry said he enjoys the challenge. Lynn said he entered over 8,000 times on the last day of entry in the Ford Bronco give-away. Over the years, Terry has taken a lot of razing from friends and family for his persistence, but he was a believer and figured that it might just payoff.

Last Thursday, March 18, was Terry’s pay day! The PHC Prize Patrol made a special trip to Panhandle to bring a new Ford Bronco Sport Badlands and a big check for $41,183. He was able to choose the Bronco or the check. Terry and Lynn opted for the check.

Dave Sayer, executive director of the PCH Sweepstakes Prize Patrol, made the trip to Panhandle to surprise the Le-Gates. He said it wasn’t an easy task locating Terry because his address on his entry was just a P.O. Box number located in Panhandle. With some research the Prize Patrol was able to locate Terry LeGate Jr., who lives in Amarillo. Terry Jr. was able and willing to help as much as he could, but was worried that his dad might be getting scammed, which luckily was not the case.

The general consensus among those present for the surprise was there no one is more deserving that Terry and Lynn Le-Gate. Following the pandemic and quarantine of 2020, this was a big win for the LeGates. And for the city of Panhandle, it is a heartwarming and good news story about honest and good people coming out ahead!

Publishing Clearing House was founded in 1953 by Harold and LuEsther Mertz as a multi-magazine subscription agency and is now the leading interactive media company offering a broad range of products, digital entertainment and services.

The PHC online game network has more than 10 million unique monthly visitors and someone wins a prize about every 5 minutes.

The Prize Patrol surprises winners on their doorsteps with oversized checks in the amounts anywhere from $1,000 to $10 million. The famous prizes are funded by company revenues. And, no purchase is every necessary to enter of to win.

PCH warns of imitators and operators who invent names that try to sound like Publishers Clearing House or PCH. All legitimate PCH affiliated social media pages are verified and they do not contact about your win through private messages. PHC says, “Most importantly, you never need to pay to claim a Publishers Clearing House prize.”

If in doubt, consumers can call Publishers Clearing House Customer Service toll-free at (800) 566-4752 to verify advice or reports of prize winning.