Penny Pompa lives in Monroe, Connecticut and has four kids to support. She's been on hard times lately, and thought she was about to lose her house. (Penny is in her 40s, and Monroe is about 20 miles west of New Haven.)
She's also had some extra medical bills recently, because she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Anyway, dealing with all of that will be a WHOLE lot less stressful now.
Because last Wednesday, Penny woke up to a knock on her door. And when she answered it, a woman from Publisher's Clearing House was there to give her a check for ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
There's a video of it online. And Penny was so out of it, she thought she was DREAMING. Then she saw the oversized check, realized it was REAL, and said that right before bed she PRAYED for a miracle. Apparently someone was listening.
After they gave her the huge novelty check, they also gave her a REAL check for $25,000 so she'll have cash on hand until the paperwork goes through. (PCH.com / Facebook)