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Winner surprised by Keith Chegwin

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY – FIRST WINNER OF PCH PRIZES £100K PRIZE DRAW REVEALED

Winner surprised with her £100,000 cheque by ‘Cheggers’ this morning Suzanne said: “I can’t believe I’ve won, I never win anything and this is life changing!”

Visit http://www.pchprizes.co.uk/winners to see a video of the winner’s reaction

The first winner of PCHprizes.co.uk’s giant cash prize of £100,000 has today been revealed.

Suzanne Chenery from Newbury, Berkshire, entered a free prize draw on PCHPrizes.co.uk Publishers Clearing House, which offers consumers the chance to win big cash prizes for free, has been running in America for over 55 years, during which time it has given out more than £130 million in prizes. The prize draw has just launched in the UK and this is its first big jackpot draw.

She was surprised today at her place of work, IRUN Ltd, by a personal visit from celebrity Keith ‘Cheggers’ Chegwin and the PCH Prize Patrol who presented her with her cheque for £100,000. In a scene reminiscent of his famous ‘Down Your Doorstep’ segment on The Big Breakfast, Keith took to the streets in a PCHPrizes.co.uk branded taxi to track Suzanne down and personally hand over the cheque.

Suzanne said: “I can’t believe I’ve won £100,000, I’ve never won anything before and this is such a huge amount of money, I only began to think it was real when I saw Cheggers standing next to my desk with a huge cheque! My partner, Daryl Smith, was due to be working away in the Isles of Scilly until next March but now he can come back and live with me. We can pay off our debts, maybe look to buy a house and it will really change our lives so I want to thank PCHprizes.co.uk and tell everyone that they should enter and it could be them winning next time!”

Dennis Vukelic, Director of Online Strategy at Publishers Clearing House, commented: “The lucky winner had no idea she had won – the first she knew about it is was when Keith and the PCH Prize Patrol turned up with the cheque to hand over! £100,000 is a life changing amount of money and were delighted that Suzanne won.”

When 3,000 UK consumers were questioned about how they’d spend such a large sum of money, 55% said they would use it to treat family and friends, whilst 41% would have a luxury holiday. An altruistic third (33%) would give money to charity and a sensible one in five (18%) would put it all in savings.

PCHPrizes.co.uk is a website owned and operated by Genting Alderney Limited under license from Publishers Clearing House.
Visit http://www.pchprizes.co.uk/winners to see a video of the winner’s reaction as she was surprised by Cheggers!

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Notes to Editors:

Independent research conducted by OnePoll on a nationally representative sample of 3,000 people.

About Publishers Clearing House

Publishers Clearing House (“PCH”) is a leading provider of online play and win content and a multi-channel direct marketer of value-based consumer products and magazines, promoted in conjunction with huge prize draws made famous by the company's Prize Patrol that surprises screaming million dollar winners at their doorsteps.

With a heritage of over $225 Million in prizes awarded, the sweepstakes giant also has a growing family of online properties that offer many ways for consumers to play and win, including PCH.com, PCH Search and Win, PCH Games, PCH Lotto, PCH Coupons, and PCH Online Surveys. Headquartered in scenic Port Washington, NY, where it was founded in 1953, nearly half of the company’s profits go to the benefit of charitable causes ranging from the arts to social services to the environment.

About Genting Alderney

Genting Alderney Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Singapore and offers over 100 casino games including classics such as Roulette and Blackjack, as well as being part of one of the world’s biggest poker communities. The site is operated by Genting Alderney Limited and complies with the stringent licensing codes operated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Genting Singapore is part of the Genting Group, one of Asia’s leading and best managed multinationals. The Genting Group is the collective name for Genting Berhad and its subsidiaries and associates.

Genting UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Malaysia and operates 45 land based casinos in the UK which trade under the Circus, Maxims and Mint brands outside London.

Media Contacts:

For further information please contact Charley Morello or Holly Skelton on 01943 855630, charlottemorello@hatchpr.co.uk

US Press Office:

Michael Volpatt, 415-692-0100, michael@larkinvolpatt.com

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