A Constantine woman was the winner of a $1 million prize awarded last week by representatives from Publishers Clearinghouse.
A Facebook video (Link: https://www.facebook.com/pch/videos/10155897303895786/) posted Friday shows the so-called “Prize Patrol,” a two-man team from Publishers Clearinghouse, tracking down Betty Patchett at her work. Patchett is an employee with Constantine Public Schools’ transportation department.
A skeptical Patchett was left speechless after being presented flowers, a balloon bouquet and a mock-up check showing the $1 million amount. In addition, Patchett will be paid $10,000 a year for life as the contest winner.
After pondering her good fortune and convinced the award was not a scam, Patchett said she plans to pay taxes from her winnings, help her mother, her church, pay off her car and assist the high school’s band program. Patchett added she feels guilty that someone who has a greater need for the money was not awarded instead.