Contest Queen wins big

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 10:20 pm
By: News 9

By Kirsten McIntyre, NEWS 9

Lesly Orf is an Oklahoma mom who has won thousands of dollars worth of free stuff.

"I consider it a hobby," Orf said.

Her speciality is online sweepstakes, and for the stay-at-home mom, it's a good break to give herself when her children are napping.

"There are some people who do it all day," Orf said. "There are so many sweepstakes out there, you could do it all day, but I usually do it an hour, maybe, a day."

That hour a day has added up to big winnings.

"It's so easy and so easy to natigate," Orf said. "You'll learn everything there, there's a forum where everybody chats about what they've won."

Most days are like Christmas for the Orf family, as there's almost always a package in the mail.

In the three years since Orf started entering contests, she estimates her winnings at more than $15,000.

"Most people...can't believe I've won most of this stuff," Orf said. "They say they don't think they can win."

She said no one can win, if they don't enter.

"Just get on there and enter," Orf said. "The more you enter, the more you win."

A spokesperson with the Internal Revenue Service said a person is required to report prize winnings as income on tax returns.