PCH Sweepstakes Winners Are Real – Believe Me!

I Should Be A Millionaire…

I’ll bet if I had a buck for every time someone has asked me whether Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes winners are real and if we really award the Million Dollar SuperPrizes, I’d practically be a millionaire myself. You see, I’ve been an employee at Publishers Clearing House for the past 23 years and I’ve been asked those questions more times than I can count. And my answer is ALWAYS the same: YES, we AWARD the BIG Million Dollar SuperPrizes to REAL sweepstakes winners!

In fact, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of our sweepstakes winners when they visited us at Corporate Headquarters after their BIG WIN. I still get a tear in my eye as I watch PCH Prize Patrol footage of the winning moments. Of course, I always try to compose myself and wipe the tears away before DAVE SAYER, Prize Patrol Executive Director, stops the tape and asks for the lights to be turned back on. One of the best parts about working at Publishers Clearing House, is making a sweepstakes winner’s “dreams come true”. It never gets old.

I must admit that Publishers Clearing House has come a long way since I began working here. When I started on July 13, 1987, we had typewriters … not computers. We typed memos that were hand-delivered from office to office … there was obviously no email system. A “tea cart” would be delivered to each department for a companywide 10:30 break … now we have a fully-stocked Cafe in the Dining Room. Sweepstakes packages were all paper mail … now we proudly have PCH.COM, where you can enter the PCH Sweepstakes online EVERY DAY with a few clicks! But, what remains consistent to this day is the fact that we continue to AWARD BIG CASH PRIZES to really wonderful and grateful entrants!

What are you waiting for? Enter the PCH Sweepstakes online NOW and you could become one of our PCH sweepstakes winners! Perhaps I will get to meet you and your winning moment will make me cry, too!

Donna W.

Creative Department

PCH Publishers Clearing House


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Michael R said...

LOVE IT-Believe me When i Say! <3

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C. said...

I remember the days of typewriters also. But, you were one up on me. My place of employment never had a teacart.
Ahhh!!! How things change. Gotta love it.
But no tears if I win, okay?
LOL!!

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Nancy KS said...

I’ll meet for tea!!!
NKS

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gail said...

and nascar stuff too. Maybe stuff for the desk seeing people like me like to twitter granted i haven’t in awhile but come on i live here in bufalo nothing amazing ever happen’s well the erie county fair will be love it can’t wait. Other than that i can think of many more things u can sell that some people would like to buy but i will not bore u

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Jeff P said...

Making it real for my family would be Sweet.

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Charlene L.Wilcox said...

Good Morning All,I love watching All of the pch archives. Can’t wait until I get that Big Chance to win! I know its Real! Now I’ve got my fingers crossed. Keepin the Faith. God Bless All Make It real for REAL!

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Danzel Cohen said...

When I saw pch winners on the Oprah show I thought it was real, but I think it is just a pile of ads to sell stuff to you, I think I’d have a better chance of winning if I never played the lottery which mean I’d never win, I’ve been filling out these emails, praying and hoping to get a break, but all I get are adds that say purchase not required lol, I bet everyone who won bought stuff, my faith is dwindling but Oprah is usually on point so theres a small part of me that wants to keep submitting entries lol , damned if
I do damned if I don’t lol

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Danzel,

    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. All PCH prizes of $500 or greater are awarded by either certified mail, or in person by our famous Prize Patrol. These awards are done as soon as all winning entries and prizes are matched.

    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 the majority of our major prize winners have not ordered with their winning entry! Of course, if you do choose to order, our guarantee policy allows you to return any product or cancel a magazine subscription if you are not happy with your order.

    All promotional mailings from Publishers Clearing House carry a prominent “Sweepstakes Facts” insert that among other information states the prize value and odds of winning. The insert reminds all recipients that:

    You Have Not Yet Won. All Entries Have The Same Chance of Winning. The winner has not been identified. We don’t know who the winner is. If you enter our Sweepstakes, your entry will have the same chance to win as every other entry.

    Enter For Free. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. Just mail the entry form included in this mailing or follow the instructions in the Official Rules.

    Enter As Often As You Like. You don’t have to wait for us to mail you an entry form. You may submit additional entries simply by writing to us at Publishers Clearing House, 101 Winners Circle, Port Washington, NY 11050. Each time you write to us you will be entered once in each ongoing Sweepstakes. Each entry request must be mailed separately.

    Buying Won’t Help You Win. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. It would not be lawful to give any advantage to buyers in a Sweepstakes.

    At Publishers Clearing House your satisfaction is our number one priority. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us toll-free at 1-800-645-9242.

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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Michelle said...

Love it!!! PCH gives a feeling of hope in a way. Something to look forward to.

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Dwight Claiborne said...

I have a great aunt who has been submitting entries for over 25 yrs. She stated ” this maybe a waste of time ” , I stated quitters never win and winners never quit, so I remain HOPEFUL THAT THIS IS MY TURN FOR TO BE THE SWEEPSTAKES WINNER. Thanks PCH for keeping my dream alive and forth coming,

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Gail Skaggs said...

Dear PCH My husband and I have been married now for almost 23 years and he has been on disability since 1995. fighting for several years after that to get his pay. Our home is falling down around us and it would be awesome to just win enough to pay our home, car, and one other bill we have off.
$30,000 dollars would make so many of our dreams start to be a reality. Thank you for the opportunity to shoot for that by entering these sweepstakes.

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Mike Aguilar said...

I’m not sure I believe that PCH winners are real, either. AND I don’t believe most of what is shown on Oprah, either. My needs are much less than anyone else’s it seems. I just need to win one of the $2,500 or $5,0000 prizes to make it so I can get my passport and move to Brazil to accept a job I’ve been trying to get to for almost 2 years now. I used to be an electrician, but I have injuries that preclude my accepting such a position, even if any were available. And because my injury wasn’t job-related, I can’t get workmans’s comp or disability. So, I am now a freelance writer, but make just enough to keep a roof over me and food in my belly. I keep returning the entry forms, but I know it’s basically a waste of time.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Mike,

    Let me assure you that our winners are definitely real! So far we have awarded over $300-Million in prizes to people across the United States and Canada. You can see some of our recent winners for yourself by visiting http://www.pchtv.com.

    We wish you the best of luck in our sweepstakes :)

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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Gerry Schwartz said...

Yeah sure it’s all real…
that’s why every “winning moment” looks exactly the same (staged!), it’s always some middle aged white person in some lookalike suburb in some place like Kansas, and they always own their own home and the homes all look identical. Despite the fact the millions live in urban apartments, you never see someone who lives in such a place winning, or anyone of color (and I’m white myself)- I guess you think that would offend the sensibilities of the middle America suckers who buy all that junk you peddle under the pretext of offering people a chance to enter a sweepstakes.

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Latara Thomas said...

Hey Gerry, I agree with you. I sometimes question, not the legitimacy of the contests, but the selection process.I have done countless hours of research, and it has been proven people who are considered poor, or poverty level play the lottery more than others. Now why is it that these people have a free chance to win, and I’m sure they enter, yet and still some older white person who is very comfortable usually (not all the time, but mostly) wins? Why hasn’t the person who lives in subsidized housing ever win? I would like to get my hands on a printout of the demographics of the winners to do my own comparison, in which I am very good at doing. I believe according to the freedom of information act this info is public so I am going to try and get my hands on it. I will post the results as soon as I do.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    H Latara,

    Over the years we have awarded over $223 million in prize awards to people from all walks of life; all across the US and Canada; folks with varied ethnic and economic backgrounds; living in apartments, mobile homes, private homes, on farms; young folks, seniors and every age in between. We even awarded a winner on the tundra in Alaska, and one time found our winner in mid-air – while flying on a plane! Prize winners are selected in an unbiased manner that assures an equal chance for all entries.

    Victoria At PCH

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Ernst Greene said...

Can a PCH rep respond to this post and provide the steps necessary to request a copy of the names, states, and amounts of prizes won for each winner? That would be great since it is public information.

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THOMAS LE CUYER said...

HOPE ITS REAL CANT WAIT TO SEE IF WE WINANYTHING AT ALL. BEEN ENTERING FOR YEARS..I FIGURE SOMEONE HAS TO WIN AND IT MIGHT AS WELL BE US. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

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kathleen serwin said...

can’t win if you don’t try, you
nevver know. I keep trying hoping one day things will better for us.

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lou husted your best custermer said...

i have been a person that has been in the game for 25 yeae’s when are you going to put people like me in a different type of contest so we all have a chance to win something well what do you say about this deal????

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Lou,

    All entries have the same chance of winning. Everyone who submits a valid entry is in the running to win a great prize. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    Victoria At PCH

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Jay S said...

I just know that if i so happenned to win this large amount of a super-prize….i am definitely gonna donate some of it to the mental health association who help the home-less and mentally ill. I’d definitely would feel like a good-hearted man for doing that! and of course….I’d take care of my 3 kids and my fiancee and her 2 boys! We’d be set for life and get a business going for sure!
thanks, PCH!

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coachars said...

I have been entering these things for the past 10-12 years. I am not so convinced that they are real

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    PCH Staff said...

    PCH is a legitimate sweepstakes company. Over the years, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $237 Million in prizes to people all over the United States and Canada. To see some of those winning moments, visit http://www.pchtv.com. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

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kristina townsend said...

it’s true they really do give out prizes! Now I haven’t won anything cause I just have bad luck but one of my friends won $500 on there games. Which is why I began to play! So hopefully if I continue to play maybe someday my luck will change!

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Maria Hodgson said...

i know so many people that enter every chance they get as i do and i often wonder if its all fake, because i personally know lots of people way to many to count, and no one they know has ever won this. or anything from pch.

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matthew mitchell said...

I have never won nothing from pch and some time i wonder if its bogus or not. And if there are any real winners and if im wasting my time or not. I have played pop the balloon you would think after several times the odds would be in my favor. Just played it again today and still nothing. So i still wonder why am i looking for a needle in that hay stack that will never be found.

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clorinda almanza said...

i’m that low income native American/Hispanic disabled 36 yr mother from nm and pch keeps my hopes up yet to win

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Patricia Dover said...

I’m a disabled 45 yr old that has been disabled for 15 yrs…with NO income. I’ve been trying all these yrs to get disability just like I’ve been entering these sweepstakes even longer…to no avail. I’m divorced & have to rely on family members for support. It’s not a great feeling. It would be wonderful to see someone that really, truly & honestly needed it, to win for a change. Everyone I see on TV live in nice, fine houses & probably buried in debt because they put themselves there. Wasn’t a, by choice thing. When someone wins that’s in true poverty & it really does change their life…that’s when I’ll shed tears. BEST OF LUCK TO US ALL & MAY GOD BLESS EACH & EVERYONE.

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Patricia Dover said...

ONLY $500.00 was won….that’s it. :’(

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Judy Monda said...

I would just like to know why all the money that is awarded cannot simply go to a charity that helps the less fortunate. We have children starting in America and homeless. Why not just give a little of that money to a family to get them back on their feet?

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eldeen jones said...

I still don’t believe that anyone wins this I don’t know anyone that has

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eldeen jones said...

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