Death by Sweepstakes!

I don’t want to necessarily alarm you, but have you EVER heard of a winner of the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes….after they won? We’re not talking cheap change here – $5000 a week for life, PLUS $5000 a week for one of your heirs. That’s a helluva lot of magazine sales!

Oh, we see the commercials and all the happy winners (who all look like they just returned from Walmart, or came out of the swamp) BUT we never see PCH announce WHO won, and we never hear an interview with the lucky winners. Maybe they all go into the Federal Witness Protection program. Or….I don’t want to think of the other possibility.

So, if your doorbell rings and there’s a bunch of people with cameras and a giant sized check standing at your door – if I were you, I would be well armed, or run the other way. I’m not saying that winning the PCH sweepstakes is like signing your death warrant, I’m just sayin’… careful out there. Sweepstakes can make you disappear. I don’t see a lot of dead people cashing $5000 checks.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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