Is the PCH Prize Patrol Real? Of course!

Last week I gave a talk – largely about my career at Publishers Clearing House – to a group of intelligent people, and I got a fine reception. But I was amazed by this fairly typical reaction: “I’m going to be honest with you, Dave: until now I didn’t think that Prize Patrol stuff you see on TV was real.”

Actually, I was perplexed by this feedback – for at least two reasons. (1) We’ve been airing Prize Patrol commercials for over 20 years. Certainly they couldn’t survive media and regulatory scrutiny all that time if PCH was not totally real and legitimate. And (2): This was a church group of people, some of whom knew me pretty well. How could they think that a person like ME would be involved in any kind of activity that wasn’t totally honest and above-board? Did they truly believe that the “winning moments” featured in our TV commercials were “not for real”?

Well, my presentation convinced them all that the PCH Prize Patrol is real! I gave them all ballpoint pens with the Prize Patrol/pch.com logo on it and told them to hurry home and enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes – which I’m sure many did.

Now I have to be ready for a second round of comments – like: “Well, just as you suggested Dave: I entered the sweepstakes – at pch.com. In fact I entered three times, and I still didn’t win!”

Does anyone expect to win a state lottery or a giant contest like ours on the first try? Of course not. Yes, on occasion some lucky person will have beginner’s luck. But most have to try, try, and try again.

So I encourage you to enter today, tomorrow and every day. That will get your name “in the pot” so to speak many more times, giving you more opportunities to enter. You have nothing to lose — and possibly millions to gain!

And remember: You can see many of our recent winners and their “winning moments” at pchtv.com. And believe me: they are real!

Good luck.

Dave Sayer
Executive Director
PCH PRIZE PATROL


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jarren kaneakua said...

REAL OR NOT REAL I STILL GOIN ENTER,AND I STILL GOIN WAIT….FOR THAT MOMENT TO COME

ALOHA,
FROM KAUAI HAWAII

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Cindy Bonneau said...

After all these years, I guess you could say I truly believe in PCH–it isn’t just for magazines, or what the company does for other charities BUT thoughout the years it has given me hope, wants, dreams, etc.etc. it made me never give up on anything in my life. At this rate I don’t want to look older then Dave Sayer IF I ever do win , that is my goal now! *smile* I still believe in Santa, Knight in shining armor, etc etc so you can assume I still believe in PCH!
As the COWARDLY LION said in the Wizard of Oz: “I do believe in spooks. I do believe in spooks. I do! I do! I do!…”
Only 2 more days left and the Prize Patrol will yet surprise another winner (Or I could phase it as a another Believer in PCH when this person wins on Halloween..)
So word to the wise: “Get those entries in TODAY..it could be YOU we will be reading about next!”
Have a Great Day everyone…

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Michael Rolle said...

ITS REAL- in hard economical times as this a Philanthropist, focuses On the Quality of life and its people make them Reliable, Capable. so when YOU And i-see a Another PCHTV Commercial, theres a Another Happy Family some where in America. Thank You PCH even Before it could Happen. :)

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Melodi Reddi said...

I do believe it is real, but I have a question. If I get an email saying that my name has been included for the receipt of the prize does that mean that I am in the “pot” to be picked?

So, do I have better chances of winning if my name is included or does EVERYONE get this same email? It says it is signed by Maryann Carter. I think it’s real, but I’m not sure.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Melodi,

    In our bulletins, we use the term “finalist” to emphasize to consumers that they can enter the final group from which our winners are selected simply by entering the sweepstakes. There are no further steps that need to be taken, no further qualifying rounds or eliminations. One timely entry puts them in the running for all the big prizes. All entries received by the deadline date go into this final group.

    Pch.com sends out numerous promotional e-mail entries which 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. Winners of $10,000 or more are notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol and winners of anything under $10,000 are notified by Certified letter or Express letter.

    Anyone who believes they have received a suspicious email using our name and logo, may forward it to our fraud reporting mailbox, abuse@pch.com. Anyone who believes they have been the victim of a fraudulent contact using the name of Publishers Clearing House, may contact us immediately at our toll-free number 1-800-645-9242. We also encourage consumers to visit our website at http://www.pch.com, click on the “Info Center” and follow the link to Consumer Affairs Alerts, where there is more valuable information on how to protect oneself and avoid falling victim to sweepstakes scams.

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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Adolphus Cabras said...

PCH
I hope it can be true

Aloha

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Che Rand said...

I really hope I win.. I have faith..

I could really use 1mill and 5000/wk for the rest of my life..

But then again im sure a lot of people can.

Good Luck you guys!!

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Che Rand said...

What is the likeliness that a winner isn’t selected? Like what if the number that is generated has no matching winner?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Che,

    To determine which draws you are entering, their end dates and what your odds of winning are, please review the “Sweepstakes Facts” pamphlet that came with your entry or click on the “Sweepstakes Facts” link on your online entry form.

    Regards,
    Chris @ PCH

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sharon davis said...

i think that the pch is real i would like to win the 1 million + 5000. i hope that i will get to win its been a bumpy road last 3 or 4 mouths its been going down hill no money to do anythang or go get food i have to go to a church to get some food and thats not much…..if i have one or two dollars in my pocket i will play the fl lotto. pch i enter every day i play the games i hope that i get to win on nov 30th i can use the money im so stressed right now there is no jobs out there. thank you pch

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gail block said...

Hey two words FORD ESCAPE that is it. I would love the prize patrol drive it to my apartment

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atena istudor said...

yes is real people

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Nancy Sexton said...

People didn’t believe Jesus either!! And alot STILL don’t!! For alot of people, believing in ANYTHING is difficult!! Oh well, the non-believers miss out!!

God Bless PCH and everybody!!
NKS

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MARTIN G. SMITH said...

I JUST READ ABOUT A RECENT
MAJOR JUDGMENT AGAINST
PCH FOR NOT BEING HONEST
IN PRACTICES.
DOES ANYONE STILL BELIEVE
THEY WILL ACTUALLY EVER WIN
ANY PRIZE FROM PCH??

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Martin,

    PCH has been in business for over 50 years. While the vast majority of consumers know that a PCH sweepstakes offers a free chance to win a prize, PCH has reached a new agreement with the states that provides protection to the remaining few who may have difficulty understanding by providing additional consumer education, disclosures and outreach. There were no findings of wrongdoing.

    The integrity of the PCH Sweepstakes or the fact we have awarded over $224 Million dollars in prizes and awards was never questioned. In fact, our Prize Patrol just awarded our latest million dollar prize on Tuesday, August 31st!! Our most recent winners can be found on the top of our web site on the scrolling bar and under the “Winners Circle” link. You may also view some of our winning moments at: http://www.pchtv.com.

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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    Carol Collins said...

    Well, here’s my take on it… I have often wondered why? why? haven’t we ever seen ANY talk show, like Oprah, Montel, Elllen, Tyra, Jay, Craig, Jim, David, The View, The Talk, or even a show like Good Morning America, or Live with Regis and Kelly…. hummmm either I have completely missed the entire episodes, or not any single one of them has ever had a “Reunion” Type show with a cast of all PCH Winners… heck, lets throw in All winners… from everything… I mean, there was a “Prize Contest on my bag of M&M’s” ??? What about the Mcdonalds Million $ winner ?? Could it be that there is some weird clause that they are not allowed to ever go on television or be interviewed??? Whats up with it… it makes me wonder

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dwayne dixon said...

i want to be the winner pchtv .com ok $224 million dollars in the prizes

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Karen Allen said...

I agree Ford Escape. The old truck has seen its better days and my right arm has some neuro problems. Need an automatic.

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Carol Collins said...

I’m trying to keep a positive attitude… I use the PCH Search Bar constantly, always !! There are “crawlers” on the page that talk about “winners” . These winnings can be just a simple sweet small gift cert to a nicer larger prize… and it seems like reading the crawler they have winners chosen every 15 min or so… sometimes I see it say… like… 2 min ago… darn it… what am I doing wrong.. I’m searching and searching… searching for stuff that I don’t even know about… just surfing searching… then it dawned on me… omg I bet there are people out there who have hundreds of computer “robots” set to just do nothing but search, (clear screen), search, (clear screen), search (clear screen….) makes me feel so small and insignificant…… I guess I’ll basically stop searching and just go on with my daily grind of life… feeling not even worthy of a “free movie ticket” … LOL Thnx for listening to a whining person today……

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johnny coggins said...

with god anything is possible if its god will,i dont know if i beleive in pch ,but i, do believein god,and jesus my savior

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bouzaglou gilda said...

I was reading the letter about how real pch is and that person said intellingent people got to believe in pch . but dont forget that intellegent people can be stupid and taken by lots of skeames

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laura hoover said...

I have entered since I was 18yr. old now 55yr. young. never won, and know not anyone who has won. I’m a beliver, but everyone I know says nobody wins and that I am wasting my time and money on purchasing items and stamps. I STILL ENTERED, SO I COULD PROVE THEM WRONG. However I have no job or money to purchase or buy stamps. I will try to enter through internet until I loose my internet service. I fear that to be soon. I have gotten so bummed out when I wait for them to come to my door. now my family tried to get me out of the house so I’m not waiting for the big moment that will never happen….I’m still waiting.

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Melloney Sheppard said...

I would love to believe that this is real. I have been entering for years now, i would like to think that maybe just maybe one day i might become the lucky winner. It would really help my life a lot.

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DEBRA WATKINS BASS said...

help!!!!IAM DISABLE AND APPLIED FOR SSDI TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO,I AM STILL NOT APPROVED/I HAVE CHRONIC HEPATITIS/FIBROMYALGIA/DIABETES/HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/DEPRESSION/TELL ME WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE SYSTEM/I HAVE WORKED ALL MY LIFE/I LIVE ON THE MERCY OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DON’T HAVE ANYTHING THEMSELVES AND 200.00 FOOD STAMPS A MONTH.I REALLY NEED SOME HELP AND HAPPINESS IN MY LIFE…..DEBRA WATKINS-BASS

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Joelle Long said...

Hi, I enter the pch, with hopes of winning, but its not likely I would, cause I have the worst luck in the world, but they send me emails all the time talking, search and win prizes! I’m a believer but I can’t see myself wasting my life waiting, like u said I never won anything in my life, but I pray everyday that God bless me! And also thank pch for even giving me the opportunity to even enter!

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James Whitaker said...

I BELIEVE IN PCH AND HAVE BEEN A FAITHFULL MEMBER FOR 44 YEARS.
BACK WHEN I STARTED I HAD TO MAIL MY SWEEPSTAKES IN BY US MAIL. MY HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS.

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TERRI COCHRAN said...

add your comment here HEHEHEHE I AGREE IT HARD 2 BELIEVE N SOMETHING WE ONLY SEE ON TV BUT AS 4 JESUS I SO BELIEVE HE AN I TALK ALOT AN PS. AM GLAD U R N PERSON AN NOT A DRONE BECAUSE THIS S THAT IS SHOWING UP ON MY FACEBOOK MAKES ME BELIEVE THAT IF HACKERS WANTED 2 THEY COULD GET A DRONE 2 DELIVER 2 THEM AS WELL HEHEHE I LIKE THE PRIZE PATROLL ANN WONT NOT LIKE A DRONES OR ROBOTS I BELIEVE THERE IS ENOUGH FAKENESS N THE WORLD Y WOULD WE NEED MORE FAKES KEEP IT REAL AN 4 THOSE WHO DONOT BELIEVE N GOD OR JESUS AND EVEN SEPERATION FROM CHURCH AND STATE PRETTY FUNNY WHEN DISASTER HAPPENS THEY ALL SAY PRY BUT IF THEY TRULY DONT BELIEVE WHO ARE THEY PRAYING 2 HMMMM KUST WANDERING HEHEHE PRAISE THE LORD I DO BELIEVE AN I HAVE SOMETHING 2 BELIEVE N AN AM NOT JUST PRAYING 2 THE WIND :)

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DANIEL RADIMECKY said...

WHAT I RECEIVED IN THE E-MAIL BY SCAMMERS. THE SCAMMERS WANTED ME TO SEND MONEY BY WESTERN UNION WIRE NO CASH EXCEPTED. SO I SAVED, DOWNLOADED THE DOCUMENTS TO MY USD AND E-MAILED THEM TO THE PCH PRIZE PATROL TO PREVENT FROM OTHER INDIVIDUALS FROM BEING SCAMMED. THE PCH TO ENTER THE SWEEP STAKES IS FREE AND ONLY ONE THE CONSUMERS SHOULD ENTER ON A DAILY BASIS BY DOING SO ONLINE. SAVE YOUR POSTAGE AND HEADACHE OF MISSING THE PCH DEADLINES TO ENTER. IT ONLY TAKES ONE ENTRY TO WIN AND AGAIN IT’S FREE. EVEN GOT ME TO BELIEVE HARDER THAT THE PCH PRIZE PATROL IS DEFINITELY REAL. I’M STILL ENTERING ONLINE AND LOVE DOING SO. MY RECOMMENDATIONS IS TO OTHER CONSUMERS JUST KEEP ENTERING AND IT’S FREE TO DO SO. LEARN WHAT THE PCH PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION STATEMENT IS. PLEASE WATCH THERE VIDEOS. THE PREMISE IS DON’T SEND ANY MONEY. THESE OUR CARING, FRIENDLY, LOVING, COMPASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS. THEY DO CARE ABOUT PROTECTING US AGAINST SCAMS. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE DEFINITION OF A SCAM= FRAUD AND ABUSE. I LEARNED THIS BY BEING IN NURSING SCHOOL AND THE MEDICAL FIELD. MY ADVICE AS A CONSUMER IS TO SAVE, DOWNLOAD ANY DOCUMENT TO THEM TO CHECK AND VERIFY IF IT’S A LEGITIMATE WINNER. WHAT ALSO CAUGHT MY ATTENTION IS THAT PCH PRIZE PATROL APPLIES A QA/QC POLICY/PROCEDURE WHEN ARRIVING TO INDIVIDUAL’S HOME OR OTHER PLACE. THEY VERIFY YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS OPEN UP AND ASK GOD FOR A FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL MIRACLE AND BLESSING. GOD WILL DELIVER HIS PCH PRIZE PATROL TO THE CORRECT ADDRESS FOR WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL OR THE FAMILY NEEDS IN TIME OF CRISIS OR “TSINAMIC SITUATION” GOD WILL RUN US THROUGH A SERIES OF LIFE CASE SCENARIO TESTAMENT SITUATIONS ON A 24/7. PLEASE CONSUMERS PARTICIPATE ON THE DAILY WORD SEARCH. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS EVERYONE. FOR GOD’S HEALING, SALVATION, DELIVERANCE AND PROTECTION.

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ANDREA HARRIS said...

Hello there!! how is everybody at the P.C. H. and the Prize Patrol Team. ? This is MIss: Andrea Harris, I enter the P.C.H. every single Day. Your My ONLY HOPE: It sure would be great and AWESOME ( if ) I won the big Prize MONEYand be set for LIFE. I have one Problem, my Parents and my much older sister think that the P.C. H and the Prize Patrol Team is a big Hoax and a Scam. I need help with my Problem, I would like to PROVE to my parents and my much older sister that the P.C. H. and the Prize Patrol Team is very REAL. Anyway, I had the worst Thanksgiving day ever! having no money and no food…..i’m not kidding or joking here, as everybody else was eating their festive turkey Dinners, I…Andrea Harris was eating a bowel of noodle soup. I didn’t have a Thanksgiving. C’mon something gotta give at some point down the road. I would like to celebrate better thanksgivings….better Christmases….better Birthdays and just have a better Life!! and be able to travel to places that I have never been to. I’m tired of the being poor life, having no money and no food to eat at the end of each month. I’m on a budget which is only $800.00 and something. which is not enough to live on. my boyfriend and I can not get ahead and we can not make ends meet either. Anyway, like I said ” You”re my ONLY HOPE!! ” can you HELP!! Please!! I really would like to prove my parents and my much older sister Wrong. Have a good day!! Sincerely; Andrea Harris.

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christy jalbert said...

No comments! Excerpt this is the biggest. Scam, Because I should have won already cause the number I had last year #1830 won.
Disappointed. Christy Jalbert new (#3080)

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Angela chipman said...

Did you get my e-mail
I need to talk to someone there. I was hack in to and this person I show you. You need to . Go on my Facebook and look and then you guy can feed pod my Facebook. You will see what was said. I need the real people. Please get back to me . Use something he would not know who you were but I would.he is using your pictures to do this with . Please and that is why I am just getting me Facebook entry now.

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Naomi Ogata said...

I just want to day that I’ve been a member since July of 2013 after seeing a commercial on TV. At first I thought what everyone was thinking, this is a scam but something inside told me different. Then I heard about someone winning in my very own state, that made me feel like I’m that much closer. I’ll never give up because I come from a tough life and had no idea what the next day had in store for my family. So by playing everyday one day I’ll win and my family will always know what the next day will look like and it will be okay.

P.S. You guys give me hope and happiness.

Naomi Ogata

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MICHAEL HOLBERT said...

SO BEEN A finalist A COUPLE TIME GOT MY HOPES UP I JUST WISH TO GOD THAT I COULD WIN SOMETIME IN MY LIFE TIME BEFORE THE MAN UP THERE TAKE ME AWAY.I DO THINK PRIZE PATROL IS REAL SO MAYBE ONE THEY AT MY DOOR BUT I HAVE ONE THING TO SAID WHY IT ALWAYS OLDER PEOPLE THAT WIN THE 1 Million FOR LIFE.

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Nieemah Rahman said...

I have been playing for over 7yrs off and on I’m a Single mother who struggles so I sure do keep hope and faith on winning everyday.

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Rosemarie Finnegan said...

I want to prove that pch is real. Let everyone I know see me on TV.

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