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


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

  1. julioibarra says:

    I want to win its so bad I prayer to god everyday I always be sad and I want to win pch

  2. John Umar says:

    On November the 14th Diane and I shall Celebrate our 40th Anniversary, and he both equally 50/50 shared/transferred TRUE LOVE to one another only for FOUR DECADES! We totally need to be winning this PCH PRIZE of $10,000 a week and we shall remain together for the rest of our remaining lives Exchanging FOREVER our Blessed Senses of True Love!

    John Umar

  3. Been waiting a long time. when r u gonna get Here.

  4. james stanton says:

    been waiting a long time. when will my P.C.H. Ship come in.. Go lions

  5. SandraWoods says:

    Pch I have been playing for months . Waiting for you all in kingsport tenn.

  6. my family need the money .we are going to be put out on the street seriously.i pray at night for amiracle.i hope we win some thing.god bless.

  7. Martez Hill says:

    Hope and Pray I win this would help my family and I out alot that would be a blessing

  8. michelle sirica says:


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