Is the PCH Prize Patrol Coming to my TV Area?

Many folks are currently receiving Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes mailings and e-mails saying that in coming weeks the PCH Prize Patrol could be delivering Big Checks to their TV areas. To find out if PCH is headed to their TV area, recipients are instructed to go to and type-in their zip codes – the way you might use a “store locator” on a retailer’s website to find a store near you.

Some may be wondering what a “TV area” actually is. Well, the entire continental United States is made up of TV areas — as defined by Nielsen Media Research, the same company that measures the size of TV shows’ audiences. The largest share of TV viewing in every county in the U.S. can be attributed to stations in a certain TV area. For example …

Most of the TV viewing in Sarasota County, Florida can be traced to stations broadcasting out of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida; therefore, if you live in Sarasota County, Florida, you reside in the “Tampa Bay TV area.”

Since most of the TV viewing in Davidson County, Tennessee, can be traced to stations broadcasting out of Nashville, Tennessee, those who live in Davidson County reside in the “Nashville TV area.”

Whether you know it or not, you live in a “TV area” too. Chances are your TV area carries a label that matches the biggest metropolitan area in your vicinity.

We are sending Prize Patrol teams to 101 TV areas – areas which account for the vast majority of Americans. So the chances are excellent that your TV area will be among them. You could win one of our 101 Big $10,000 Checks! You could even win the $1 Million SuperPrize!

Of course, if you want to win you have to enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes! But that’s easy. Just click on this link to There you can type in your zip code and see if one of our Prize Patrol teams is headed your direction. Then with another click you can enter!

Before you know it the PCH Prize Patrol van could pull up in front of your home – with roses, balloons and The Big Check and announce “You’ve just won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!”

We wish you the best of luck!

Dave Sayer

Executive Director


120 thoughts on “Is the PCH Prize Patrol Coming to my TV Area?”

  1. Will the prize patrol xome to gillette wy 82718

  2. Daryl says:

    when will the prize patrol come to Lansing zip code 48911

  3. carla m Antee says:

    Absolutely yes

  4. marvel marks says:

    All I can say I love to see this happen. 7,000 aweek me on tv

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