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AOL Wins in Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes

Nov 30, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and for Leroy Faulks it has nothing to do with the holidays. Faulks just won the Publishers Clearing House Mega Prize- $1 Million and $5,000 a week for the rest of his life! Talk about spreading yuletide cheer!

Watch the video below of the priceless Winning Moment:

Though they arrived in a van instead of a sleigh, the Publisher's Clearing House sure brought some unexpected joy to the winner! Faulks' life has changed forever, and AOL is playing a huge part in this exciting moment.

A crew from AOL Studios captured the moment on camera and today is exclusively featuring the video, engaging our users with this exciting moment in time. The editorial piece will continue to live at tomorrow and thereafter.

Be sure to tune in to NBC's Nightly News tonight - you'll see a Publishers Clearing House commercial announcing Faulks as the winner and sending viewers to to watch the entire Winning Moment. PCH would normally send their viewers to or their Facebook page to watch the video, but this year AOL holds that honor.

This is an excellent example of AOL partnering with brands to create innovative online experiences for consumers! In July, Publishers Clearing House ran an attention-grabbing ad encouraging users to enter this very contest on our AOL Mail sign-in page. The strong messaging and fun design proved extremely successful in terms of user engagement!