Truckee man wins $5,000 from American Family Publishers |

Truckee man wins $5,000 from American Family Publishers

Truckee father Richard Jones never expected to open his mailbox and find a check for $5,000 – but that’s exactly what happened. Jones learned he had beaten the odds when American Family Publishers (AFP) selected him as one of four $5,000 “TGIF Sweepstakes” winners.

“When I received the telephone call from American Family Publishers I was so surprised and excited that I didn’t know what to think,” said 52-year-old Jones. “Winning a sweepstakes is not something I usually experience in my daily routine.”

Jones, a single parent of three, plans to use his prize money to treat himself to several Father’s Day presents: a new computer and some rounds on the golf course. A hard-working building contractor, Jones doesn’t often get a chance to splurge, but his sweepstakes win gives him the luxury to do just that this Father’s Day.

The AFP TGIF promotion awarded $5,000 to one sweepstakes participant every Friday in March. Jones joins 27,149 past AFP California sweepstakes winners, as well as three other $5,000 California TGIF sweepstakes winners: Audree Zalewski, Madras, Ore.; Elaine Floyd, Forest, Va.; and Orrie Glauvitz, Columbia Heights, Minn.

“I urge everyone to enter the sweepstakes,” said Jones. “It’s definitely worth a shot. You’ll never know if you can be a winner if you don’t enter.”

“Our TGIF sweepstakes prize is just one of this year’s many exciting sweepstakes prizes, which range from hundreds to a million dollars,” said Deede Dickson, executive vice president of marketing for American Family Publishers. “On the heels of the $20,000 TGIF giveaway, we’ll surprise one lucky sweepstakes winner with our latest $1 million prize in June.”

In its 20-year history, AFP has given more than 300,000 prizes and over $100 million in cash awards. AFP, a leading direct mail sweepstakes company, provides the general public with the most extensive selection of quality magazine subscriptions at the lowest available prices. To date, the company has sold hundreds of thousands of subscriptions to America’s top magazines with no purchase necessary for customers to enter its sweepstakes or receive cash prizes.

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