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!

Sincerely,

Deborah Holland

Executive Vice President

PCH Publishers Clearing House


1,501 thoughts on “Winning Sweepstakes Prize Numbers Not Found”

  1. need to win some more and i no i will thank you

  2. Hi, Deb, How is everthing,how was your weekend, it sure was nice. I do not know where you exactly live, but I hope that the weather was nice for you. Sure you know that I would love to win the BIG ONE, one of these days. That way I can help Ken pay the bills, purpose to him, of cause with you people here, then book a plane for Florida for Ken Bingo, my dog, and of cause myself, and LIVE A LIFE OF BEAUTIFUL LUXURY AND NOT HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD. YOU KNOW THAT PEOPLE SAY THAT DREAMS DO COME TRUE, WELL I HOPE THAT MINE COMES SOON. Take care and reguards to Daniell Lam and Dave sayer, and of course you. THANKYOU YOUR friend marilynh89

  3. Travis says:

    I have been entered the PHC contest over and over again from my E-Mail. I have yet to find my “Prize Numbers” Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I go through the whole process even to the entry at the end. I do not see a “Prize Number” on the pages anywhere. After I enter the contest the other advertisements pop up. Where are the “Prize Numbers” located on the page??
    When I enter another entry does that add to the prize numbers that I have?
    May I have a list of my Prize Numbers? Will the list you send me be official to meet the requirements of receiving the prize should I win?
    It doesn’t seem fair that the numbers for winning prizes be so hard to receive on the contest. Am I just in the dark about where to find the “Prize Number” or is there another step after entering from my E-Mail that I am missing.(I am
    Sorry I found spelling and others errors in my comment. Here is the corrected comment for better communication).

    1. PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service says:

      Hi Travis,

      Once your entry is transmitted to PCH Headquarters, it will be assigned a SuperPrize Number. Your SuperPrize Number will not be shown to you on any of the pages throughout your online entry – it is kept on file along with your name at our headquarters until Giveaway end.

      Every time you process an entry your name is issued an extra SuperPrize Number. Unfortunately, Customer Service does not have access to the file of SuperPrize Numbers, so we are unable to provide you with a list of your SuperPrize Numbers.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,
      Rebecca @ PCH

  4. Helen Kanehl says:

    HI, i have been entering for
    40th and believe me I want to
    win. Am I doing something wrong?
    thanks, helen

    1. PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service says:

      Hi Helen,

      Please be assured that if you followed the entry instructions, your Sweepstakes entries have been fully processed. However, please note that our winners are chosen randomly, so each entry has an equal chance of winning – regardless of how long you have been entering. We have had winners who won on their first try, and we have had other winners who entered for several years before winning.

      So, keep on entering, and best of luck!

      Regards,
      Rebecca @ PCH

  5. Victoria Stevens says:

    I believe that PCH knows who they want to give the sweepstakes prizes beforehand (they know the prizewinner personally). I’ve been entering all of their sweepstakes for over 15 years, and have never won anything.

    1. PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service says:

      Hi Victoria,

      That would be unlawful. Please keep in mind that our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that you have not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. While we receive entries from all across the land only one individual can actually win each giveaway.

      Please also visit the ‘Contest Integrity’ section at the ‘PCH Sweepstakes Information Center’ (http://info.pch.com/contest) on pch.com to view helpful information regarding our Sweepstakes.

      Regards,
      Rod @ PCH

  6. i have a chance to 2x my chances to more money so here my entre thank you robert niesborella

  7. James Whitaker says:

    Deborah:

    ANOTHER GREAT BLOG. I ENJOYED TAKING IT SO MUCH.

    jAMES

  8. sachiko furuya says:

    Dear PCH,

    I have entered over 20 years, bought from mail orders, and from web, but I do not happened at all. When I won the scratched cash entry from mail with your orders, I scratched and I won, but I did not received any money from you. I do not know what’s going on for these entries and I totally confused about how can I correct entry to PCH.

    In this blog, I can see that many people need money. So why don’t you give us the money. You can divided winning money. When I lost my husband around 10 years ago, I lost job, I tried to entered your winning number and bought from you many things, because I wanted to win for some money. But I did not received any money from you. I could not buy enough food to my children, but I kept entry and bought your items. Your policy said winning is not necessary to buy from you, but some entry never access to me if I am not buy from you. Until then, I bought many your items, but I did not have any happened.

    I think blog people here are almost similar situations, and we all need money, that why we bought items from you to win. If you give to specific one person for 30 million, you can divided to 10 people and can get 3 million for each, if 20 people in the blog here, we can get 1,500,000 for each. If 30 people in the blog here, we can get 10,000,000.

    I think divided winning money are more fair deal all of us.

    1. PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service says:

      Hi Sachiko,

      The prizes listed on that scratch card are the prize you would win should your entry be chosen as the winner. Matching three symbols for a prize amount does not guarantee your winning, it only shows that amount you would win if your entry is chosen to be the winner of that sweepstakes giveaway.

      To determine which draws you are entering, when their end dates are and what your odds of winning are, please review the “Sweepstakes Facts” pamphlet that came with your entry. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

      Please keep in mind that our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that the recipient has not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. Please remember that while we receive entries from all across the land only one individual can actually win each giveaway.

      While we have promoted our famous sweepstakes for over 40 years as a way to draw attention to our unbeatable magazine deals and value-based merchandise offerings no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win. You may be interested to know that majority of our major prize winners have not ordered with their winning entry!

      Best of luck in the sweepstakes!
      Jodi @ PCH

  9. c. spohn says:

    thanks for this site, my questions were answered-because they were asked by others;&by your replys.

  10. i think its cool that random peopler win. pch thank you very much.

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