A 55-year-old former long-haul truck driver who hasn’t been able to work since having a massive heart attack a year and a half ago got some good news Tuesday.
Connie Kiesser, who lives outside Mountain Home, received a visit from the “prize patrol” with Publishers Clearing House. They gave her a check for $1 million. (Watch the video).
Kiesser said she’s been entering Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes since the late 1970s. She doesn’t have any magazine subscriptions now.
“I don’t do magazines. I told them that every time they would call,” she said Tuesday night. She said she did enjoy listening to audiobooks during her 20-year career in truck driving.
She’s bought a lot of other merchandise through Publishers Clearing House, a direct marketing company, including bird poop cleaner and space-saving plug-ins. She also enjoys playing the company’s online games.
“I enjoy playing the little games,” she said. “I’m a gambler. It’s a good thing I don’t live in Nevada.”
She said she plans to use the money to pay her home mortgage, vehicles and remaining medical bills. Also, she hopes to take a trip to Tennessee to visit her granddaughter.