Danielle Lam of the PCH Prize Patrol team announced on her Facebook page March 10, 2014, that the elite Publishers Clearing House members would not be delivering $10,000 on Wednesday of this week due to a scheduling conflict.
I'm excited to surprise ANOTHER big winner! Due to a scheduling conflict I will be awarding the $10,000 PCHLotto prize on March 18. Clues will start on the 17th. THANK YOU for understanding and GOOD LUCK everyone!"
Originally, the prize patrol was scheduled to deliver $10,000 to a lucky winner on Wednesday, March 12. That prize amount would have been doubled to $20,000 if the free lotto-playing game winner had been a superfan of the company's Facebook page. That's because Publishers doubles any prize amount from $10,000 to one million if the winner is also a superfan.
Since the company has only announced that the prize will be delayed (with no mention of it being doubled), the winner most likely had not signed up on the PCH Facebook site as a superfan, unfortunately.
The lone female member of the trio prize award team also did not mention how the delay would impact the March 17 delivery of their St. Patrick's Day prize of $10,000. Last year the company was unable to award that prize on the actual holiday, according to Lam, but she told one Facebook fan named Josh Neikrug that they were still going to award it in person.
So this year's St. Patty's Day prize money may not be awarded on the lucky leprechaun holiday this year either, since the prize patrol appears to be needing to award this week's $10,000 lotto prize winner on the day after St. Patrick's Day for some reason.
The St. Patrick's Day prize deadline is still open for interested participants until March 11. You can enter for that sweepstakes prize by clicking here. But don't stop there, as they are planning to give away another super prize on April 30, and if the winning entry is returned in time that person could win as much as $7,000 a week for the rest of their life. And yes, that would be $364,000 a year, every year, for the remainder of your life.
For more about the current sweepstake opportunities and news available with Publishers Clearing House visit the PCH Examiner.com page by clicking here. Be sure to check back with the Atlanta Top News Examiner to also see who won the St. Patrick's Day sweepstakes money and to learn where the prize patrol is headed next.