The “Big Check” Sweepstakes Prize Isn’t Made for ATMs

Taking the “Big PCH Check” to the bank thrills the winners and tellers, not the ATM’s

Right on the heels of the “winning moment” and phone calls to family and close friends, winners of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes prize decide that they must get that sweepstakes prize money into the bank without delay. Some will look at their watches and say, “Hmm. I’d better hurry. The bank closes soon.” They never want to wait a day or two for that big cash deposit to start earning interest.

On a few occasions the sweepstakes winners have taken the big cardboard check to the bank. They have a favorite teller or friends who work there and know they will be flabbergasted by what has occurred in their hometown. I remember one teller at a bank in Cairo, Illinois, who came running and screaming from behind the counter to congratulate our sweepstakes prize winner. “I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it!” she cried. “It’s true!” our sweepstakes prize winner exclaimed. “Look, here’s the Prize Patrol!” she said introducing us to bank employees as our video cameraman taped the excitement.

Naturally the “Big Check” can’t be deposited in an ATM. Instead it gets framed and hung in a place of honor in the winner’s home.

Do you have a wall picked out on which to hang your Big Check? Should you win, you’ll want to showcase it as a reminder of that wonderful day when the Prize Patrol arrived with roses and balloons and announced “You are a winner in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!”

Here’s a picture of sweepstakes prize winner Carmela Sutter and family with her Big Check. This one is for $10,000 – but you could win much, much more, even $5,000 A Week for Life!

If you want to know what this experience is like, don’t delay. Simply click on this link to pch.com – and you could be on your way to winning a Big Check from Publishers Clearing House. And be persistent: enter every day to improve your chances of winning.

Good luck!

Dave Sayer

Executive Director

PCH PRIZE PATROL


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ANGIE FAVORS said...

GOOD MORNING JUST FINISHED READING THE STORY ONLY INSPIRES ME TO ENTER EVERYDAY AND HOPE NOT ONLY FOR ME BUT FOR ALL OF US HOPEFULS! I COULD REALLY USE THE MONEY TOO; MISSED WORK FOR THREE DAYS DUE TOO AN INFECTION FROM A BUG-BITE AND I HAVE NO INSURANCE THAT IS AFFORDABLE!!

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michael rolle said...

Good morning, PCH. Having accomplished something you try so hard for and “Win” must be appreciate, if i was to win the Publishers Clearing house 2010 Sweeptakes a Brand New Home sweet Home,the Check would, not be collecting Dust it will be like a winning Award is honor as a Certificate of Participation.

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R.D. Adcock said...

How can one know for sure that the e-mail you received from PCH is legit about having the winning numbers. I just received such an e-mail and my first reaction was: too good to be true. It all looked kosher with the pch website and signed by some one. Even received one from the UK end. Am not giving out ANY of my information unless this is the real deal. Tks!

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Nancy KS said...

Let’s see . . a BIG check from Publisher’s would CERTAINLY become a household “display” in a very very special room set up as a gallery!! Of course, some of the funds would be used to create this gallery, along with a VERY NEEDED WHOLE-house renovation!!!
Thanks PCH!!
NKS

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Deborah Holland said...

Hi R.D.,
Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to determine the legitimacy of such an email:
- The PCH Sweepstakes are completely free to enter and win. No purchase is ever necessary!
- Publishers Clearing House does not call winners to let them know that they may a finalist for any of our contests
- PCH does ask people to verify their address, age or occupation
If you are ever unsure of an email’s legitimacy, feel free to contact our Customer Service team via our “Ask Us” page at: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask. They will be happy to verify it for you.

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Jeff P said...

My PCH Big Check Will be placed on my living room wall in my New PCH Dream Home.Everything around me will be a reminder of you PCH and the life you’ve given us.

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Deborah Holland said...

Hey, that’s similar to what the main character’s parents did in the movie KNIGHT AND DAY, with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. They hung a big photo of themselves holding the PCH BIG CHECK in their living room. Did you see the movie? I enjoyed it – not only because Publishers Clearing House was featured in the film, but also because it’s action-packed. I would recommend it, if you like James Bond-style action and romantic comedies.
Deborah @PCH

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Deb said...

Don’t hold your breath ya all…I have been entering these sweepstakes for over 25 years and have not gotten so much as a honorable mention for my efforts.

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NancyKS said...

I’d be quick to announce PCH as “My Knight in SHINING ARMOUR!!!” Ya saved me from FINANCIAL RUIN!!!
Thanks PCH!!!
NKS

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Deborah Holland said...

Hi Deb,
Winners are selected via random drawing from all eligible entries. In order to win a prize award at PCH, one would need to return their entry by the specified deadline date and have it selected as a winner, so you never know which entry might be the next winner.
Regards,
Deborah @ PCH

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Jeff P said...

WOW ! Pretty neat and No Deborah i never seen the movie Knight And Day. Ive gotta see it now.
I was just going to say” I wonder how much interest the Superprize would collect in a year? before i seen your message about the picture in the movie Knight And Day.
P.s Hope to get to be Rich, PCH Rich.

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Jeff P said...

A Picture is Worth A MILLION WORDS! I bet it will be a story to tell over and over again when people see it on my new PCH living room wall.
p.s Past down for generations.

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rosemary said...

this is my desire to win ,pch big Check $5,000,00 a week every week for the rest of my life…how wonderful it would be to see the prize patrol and Dave Sayer at the door with balloons and flower and the big check..sure would be great .. sure could use so extra help

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Jeff P said...

IT’S TOUGH TO WORK EVERY WEEK NOT A DIME TO SPARE.
IT WILL BE A SHOCK MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY TO KNOW YOUR DREAMS CAME TRUE, AND YOUR SET FOR LIFE.WOW IT’LL BE A TOTAL CHANGE OF MY LIFES ROUTINE.
BIG PCH CHECK MAKE IT TO MY FAMILY LIFE.

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

I would like to express to PCH and all the employees that work so hard to make this dream a reality for “ALL” of us! It is just so exciting to be able to have this opportunity as I have gone into the PCH Winner’s Circle and read all of the wonderful things you are all doing! I especially would like to say that seeing the Award you all recently were awarded speaks for itself! (Now that is exciting!) Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity! I always like to say, “Only “GOD” knows who will be blessed as he knows our needs, our hearts and our dreams!!!” Respectfully, Natividad

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Lucile wells said...

Thanks PCH for starting me sweeping so far I have won three trips and a check for 2,5000 thanks again for PCH.

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Jodie Hector said...

When the “recession” hit all of America we both were some of the folks out of work. With no job to find we decided to file for early social security as it would at least be steady money. Now we get by but with $5000 per week for life—-things would certaily change. All of our bills would be paid on time without any sort of struggle. Can hardly imagine that. So PCH as we are so broke we would be home for certain to gladly receive this check! So you all come on down!

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B Reel said...

When is the winner selected/announced and how does one know if they are the winner?
Hopeful :)

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi B Reel,

    All draws are awarded on the date specified in the Sweepstakes Facts that comes with each entry as per our official rules. In the event of an “Advanced Look”, a SuperPrize number is drawn and, if the winning entry has been returned, the prize is awarded. If the winning number was not returned, the prize rolls over to the next draw date. If the prize is not awarded on any of the “Advanced Look” draw dates, the prize will be awarded on the end date specified in the Sweepstakes Facts.

    You won’t have to lift a finger to find out if you’ve won. Winners of $10,000 or more will be notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol and winners of anything under $10,000 will be notified by Certified letter or Express letter.

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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PATRICIA BENSON said...

IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE///

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

PCH Family,

WOW! That’s one “Sweet, good-looking huge check!”

Thank you for bringing a smile to my face!

Good Luck to “All” of us!

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Theresa Ann Ward said...

Good Luck Everybody

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rose drake said...

i hope i can win so i can get my kids what they need and to hopefully get myself a car so i can get around and take me kids to the drs. and not have to pay someone to take me but really i really want to win to help out my really big family and all my bills. well good luck to everyone and hopefully we all win something.

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sarah mcmillon said...

I am looking forward to be the next winner for P.C.H. in Queens, Jamaica, South Ozone Oark 11435

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Dorothy Verschage said...

I hope and pray for big check. So I can go to West Virgina with couple of truck loads with 4 drivers to help out So I can give our pastor $3.000.00.So we can help out. Also to put new roof on the churches. This been my dreams. Also to put some money on my credit cards. Als to have money in the bank then to buy frew thing out of my herbalife catolog

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PHYLLISWESOLOWSKI said...

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPERTUINTY TO TAKE THE BIG CHECK FROM THE PRIZE PATROL TO THE BANK. I WOULD BE OVER JOYED.

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PHYLLISWESOLOWSKI said...

I LOVE THE JOY YOU BRING TO THE WINNERS OF THE PRIZE PATROL SWEEPSTAKES FROM PCH.

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PHYLLIS WESLOWSKI said...

I SURE WISH THE PRIZE PATROL COMES TO MY DOOR THIS NOV. IT WOULD BE A GRATE EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MY SELF AND FAMILY. I WOULD FEEL SO BLESSED .

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DEANNA ZONA said...

Today I support my local Good Well. Everything is half price I realize that am always broke. This is so very sad, Worked hard all my life and I settle for the poor half price items half price is to much sometimes.
But like most of us just make ends meet. This BIG CHECK is only a DREAM that I’ve had for a long time now. That check would help out so many people I was actually looking forward to it.

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PHYLLISWESOLOWSKI said...

I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE BIG CHECK SWEEPSTAKES THIS APRIL 30TH.AND GET TO MEET THE PRIZE PATROL IN PERSON.

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