$1.25 Million PCHlotto Jackpot Winner Gerard Rivera

Dates like 12/12/12 have a catchy ring, but for our $1.25 Million PCHlotto jackpot winner, Gerard Rivera, days like 12/12/12 will be remembered for a lifetime!

All three members of the PCH Prize Patrol Elite - Danielle Lam, Todd Sloane and Dave Sayer - made their way to Mr. Rivera's Philadelphia apartment early in the  morning on Wednesday 12/12/12. It only took a couple knocks to conjure Gerard to his front door, and the look on his face was one of sheer joy as he approached the Big Check upon which his name was emblazoned.

"It's you! Oh, I've been waiting for you for so long," he said as he smiled widely at the Publishers Clearing House prize award team, "I play every day - I swear I knew it was coming!"

PCHlotto, one of the exciting free, play and win sites in the Publishers Clearing House online game network, offers lotto-style game play with nightly drawings for big jackpots and quick cash prizes.

All day long on 12/12/12, eager fans were able to stay up-to-date on the Prize Patrol's whereabouts with a slew of clues and hints via Danielle Lam Prize Patrol's Facebook Fan Page and the PCH Play&Win blog. Once the winner announcement was finally posted, fans took to the social media conversation thread immediately, commenting on Gerard's exciting winning momentand congratulating the newest Publishers Clearing House millionaire winner.

Gerard told Dave Sayerover the phone the next day that “he didn’t sleep well last night, but that was a small price to pay." He also said his family - especially his wife and two young daughters - was thrilled!

Congratulations, Gerard Rivera!