Sioux Falls woman wins $5M from Publishers Clearing House

Sioux Falls, SD (KSFY) A Sioux Falls woman is the lucky winner of nearly $5 million from the Publishers Clearing House.

Two spokespeople for Publishers Clearing House were in Sioux Falls Saturday morning to surprise Carli Steffes with a giant check.

Steffes is a former pastor who now works at Esurance and serves as a chaplain at the Avera Heart Hospital. She said she’s a cancer survivor who will celebrate her 60th birthday this year.

Steffes said she has entered the Publishers Clearing House every day for years, but never imagined she’d actually win.

“Don’t ever give up, this does happen, it actually happens,” Steffes said.

She says she plans to use the money to pay her medical bills, help her two daughters and five grandkids and donate some to her church, First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls.