Winning Sweepstakes Prize Numbers Not Found

In a recent sweepstakes prize drawing for 18 sweepstakes winners, only 7 winning numbers were claimed and 11 sweepstakes prizes went unclaimed!

I reviewed the prize drawing report myself. Seven of these sweepstakes winners were smart enough to send back their entries and ended up receiving the good news that they had each won a cash sweepstakes prize. But, incredibly, more than half of the people who had received a winning bulletin never bothered to enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes and never found out that they, too, could have been one of the sweepstakes winners.

What did we do about these “unclaimed prizes”? A second chance random drawing was held to select 11 alternate sweepstakes winners from among all the people who were smart enough to send in their PCH contest entry by the deadline. Boy, were each of those entrants happy to hear they had won a cash sweepstakes prize!

That’s why we often encourage you to enter the PCH Sweepstakes each and every time you hear from us because you never know which one might be a winner … and you don’t want to be one of those “unclaimed prize” folks, especially with $5000 A Week for Life at stake!


Deborah Holland

Executive Vice President

PCH Publishers Clearing House

Leave a Reply


  1. Entering PCH FOR unclaimed prize number my PCH gwy number is 8800 for 7000.00 a week for Life and enter my gwy number 8800 FOR PCH, 5000.00 a week for Life..Thank you..

  2. Pch I’m claiming a search&win lifetime prize entry number for gwy#8800–7,000.00 a week for a lifetime
    The gwy#6900–5,000.00 a week for a lifetime
    The gwy#4900–5,000.00 a week for a lifetime
    The gwy#6900– dream home and cash gwy
    The gwy#6900–10,000.00 a week for a lifetime
    The double your money gwy#4944
    The gwy=4950–dream home and cash gwy
    The bouns cash entry Gwy#8188–gwy#8186–gwy#9208
    Thanks pch
    J.comfort Arlington, tx

  3. I Michelle hammon pch VIP want to claim my winnings$7.000 week for life#8800 sweepstake as I’ve been doing tho for awhile now as god by my side we can do this amen

  4. I’ve been trying to claim my prize number for hours and they can’t find anything. I’ve got till 11:59. I need to claim my prize number,please. I’ve been trying to do this since the AM and they can’t help me out on my searches for gwy no.8800. Super!:(

    1. Hello Gloria, Each day that you use PCHSearch & Win, you will receive a maximum of one entry into the sweepstakes and 24 additional chances (one per search) to win an instant prize.

      Just click the “Sign In” link in the top left corner of the page, perform a search by typing a word or words into the search box, then click the “SEARCH” button or press “ENTER” on your keyboard. After performing your first search, you’ll see a confirmation of your entry just above the search results.

      What should you search for? Anything! Just use PCHSearch & Win the same way you would use a regular search engine, like Google or Yahoo. Looking for a birthday gift? A recipe? Doing research for a home improvement project or a school paper? The Internet is the place to find whatever you’re looking for and PCHSearch & Win can help!

      We don’t use pop-up windows to notify our winners so you don’t need to change any settings on your computer! If your PCHSearch & Win search is a lucky winner, you’ll see a special page instead of your search results. For helpful information and tips on using our website, as well as an informative video, please click here.

      Publishers Clearing House wants to ensure your experience with us is a positive one; therefore; should you have any additional questions or concerns, please visit the Customer Service section on our website at, where you can find helpful answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or email our dedicated support team for assistance.