For a Louisiana couple, a Feb. 28 visit from the Publishers Clearing House van carried with it an instant transformation from penny pinchers to millionaires. Elise Gutierrez, a survivor of Hurricane Isaac, had only recently moved back into her home when PCH's "Prize Patrol" showed up with a $1 million check.
In an exclusive interview with DailyFinance, she laid out some of her savings plans for the future. Like most Americans, Gutierrez didn't have much money in savings and was not sure if her husband could afford to retire: "We were worried about when he retired, could we make it ... Now, we don't have to worry about it."
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