The air is charged with excitement here at Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Headquarters in anticipation of today’s news. The August 13th winner of PCH Giveaway No. 1400 will be revealed tonight in a TV commercial announcement during the NBC Evening News with Brian Williams. Who will the lucky new millionaire be? In what zip code will the new PCH winner reside? The information is kept a secret until the announcement, and revealed only to a select few PCH’ers on a “need-to-know” basis.
The PCH Prize Patrol has been dispatched to an undisclosed location. Did they travel by plane or by car? Only a few of our co-workers have that information and they’re not talking … just grinning!
Another question many people have: Was the matching winning number returned? This is important because if it was returned by the deadline, Publishers Clearing House will award our first-ever PCH Wow $100,000.00 A Week For A Year $5.2 Million Fast Payout SuperPrize. On the other hand, if the matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, PCH will have conducted a second chance drawing to award a $1 Million prize to one lucky timely entrant. So, PCH’ers are wondering, will the next Publishers Clearing House winner receive $100,000 A Week For A Year or $1 Million? For sure, our Controller knows. He’s the guy that works out the finances for prize payments. Hey Michael, is it $100,000 A Week For A Year or $1,000,000.00? No response – you know those financial types, very confidential. Either way, it’s a huge chunk of change, and some stunned PCH contest entrant is about to receive the surprise of a lifetime when the Prize Patrol shows up on his or her doorstep with video cameras rolling to film the big sweepstakes winning moment.
In the 30 years I have worked at Publishers Clearing House, I have witnessed countless prize drawings in our famous contests and sweepstakes and met many of the big winners. It’s unique and exciting every time. We PCH’ers get that “little kids on Christmas Eve” feeling, looking forward to the wonderful surprises about to be revealed. We will watch the Publishers Clearing House winnerannouncement on TV and go online to watch the sweepstakes winning moment on PCHTV.com. We hope you’ll do the same.
Executive Vice President
Publishers Clearing House (a.k.a.PCH)