New Prize Patrol Member Danielle Lam Answers Readers’ Questions

As a new Prize Patrol member and a new contributor to the PCH Blog, I was very happy that you had questions for me.

Danielle Lam Prize PatrolThank you for all the responses to my PCH blog post asking what YOU want to know about me or the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. A number of you have shown interest in learning about my background and how I became the newest member of the PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team. Here’s my story…

I graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 2005 where I majored in Communications and minored in English.  As a native of Long Island, NY, I know it is the home base of many reputable companies; but I must say, when I saw there was a job opening at PCH I jumped at the opportunity to apply for a job. Like many others, I have been a PCH Fan for years along with my parents, grandparents and friends. To me, Publishers Clearing House embodies professionalism, excitement, joy and of course, hope…and I hoped I would be able to have a career opportunity at Publishers Clearing House, since it’s such a unique and outstanding company.

Luck was certainly on my side because I was hired in 2008 as a member of the Online Product Mix department. Essentially, my responsibilities were to analyze results and select the best PCH merchandise assortment possible that you would see in your emails. Happily I performed that job through September 2010 when I moved to the Promotion Development group. Here, I brainstorm with a group of highly knowledgeable and passionate PCH employees to create the sweepstakes contests you love to enter and hope to win! Along with office responsibilities tied to this position, I am a new Prize Patrol member, in fact, the newest member of the PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team. My personality is extremely positive, up-beat, hopeful, warm, and I’m ALWAYS laughing. These traits exemplify what it takes to become a member of this amazing prize award team.

As many of you have guessed, yes, it truly is the most interesting, exciting, touching job I have ever experienced. I don’t think there are many jobs in the world like this and I feel truly blessed to be a part of it. Although I have only been doing this since September, I already have been a part of some unforgettable winning moments. My first PCH Prize Patrol trip was to Las Vegas to award Publishers Clearing House winner Mr. Joe Beane, with a $1 Million SuperPrize – how’s that for an exciting start to a new job?! Not long after I was out giving away yet another million dollar sweepstakes award to Julie Laughlin from Grand Ledge Michigan! Along the way I have been on the road awarding cash prizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 and have met such inspiring, sweet and excited Publishers Clearing House winners!

Becoming a new Prize Patrol member at this time is particularly exciting. Publishers Clearing House is promoting its biggest lifetime prize EVER – One Million Dollars A Year For Life! It’s simple to enter the contest online. Go to to enter the PCH Sweepstakes today and who knows, you may be seeing me at your door one day with balloons, flowers, champagne and a very Big Check!

New Prize Patrol member D Lam

Good luck everyone and thank you again for inquiring about little ol’ me! :)

Danielle Lam

PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team

P.S. Don’t miss out on all the great opportunities online at PCH this week. Here’s a schedule, so you can check each one of them out.

- Tues. 1/11: PCH Search & Win is giving away a Wii plus other great prizes
- Wed. 1/12: PCHGames is hosting a Pyramid Solitaire Cash Prize Event with prizes up to $1000
- Fri. 1/14: PCH Shop and Win is featuring a $1000 Cash prize to Pay your Bills plus the opportunity to win Starbucks and ShopandWin Promo Codes
- Sat. 1/15: PCH Shop and Win is giving away a Handy Flip Camera along with Wendy’s Gift Cards and ShopandWin Promo Codes

156 thoughts on “New Prize Patrol Member Danielle Lam Answers Readers’ Questions”

  1. Danielle I don’t know if you read these blogs but certainly you are a breath of fresh air for the team. Good choice PCH. I am getting my daughter’s to read your background. It will be an inspiration. God bless your family and extended family and PCH family. Go Danielle, Go – keep smiling!

  2. How amazing you are Ms. Lam, I know that your excitement has carried a legacy with your family and friends and those you have given awards too, making an great impact on many, I know that your parents are really proud, knowingly they done a wonderful job in guiding you, as parents it’s hard to let our children leave the nest without the worries, there’s inspiration behind this when you leave peace behind for your parents, wow that’s secure freedom!!! You are so beautiful, not only are you blessed but what an amazing blessing for your parents. Love from your greatest fan. Shelley P.

  3. kenneth chabot says:

    about 50 years ago I would occasionally get one letter and would have to tear off and lick lots of stamps to enter your sweepstakes. Now I get 10 or more emails a day to enter at least that many sweepstakes. You list the odds at a billion and a half to one but in actuality it’s closer to zero to zero considering some of the contests I have entered hundreds of times a month. My odds would be almost the same if I did not enter any of the sweepstakes….

  4. Laura Robran says:

    I was contacted by someone using your name on my facebook messages. I was told that you were coming to see me the next day. I asked if it were a scam the person said no. I asked what it was about and the person said i’d find out the next day. I was worried so I blocked you. What’s up with that. Do ya’ll contact people like that? Should I have blocked you like that?

    1. Joe Chervenak says:

      You did right in blocking that person. It was a scam the prize patrol does not contact the person before hand, and if you had continued you would have been told that you needed to purchase a card loaded with (in the case of where they tried it with me $300.00) you would loose that money and never hear from them. This was the second time in about two weeks they have tried to get me with it. I just keep them busy till I get tired of it then block them after announcing that they are trying to scam me and that as of now they are blocked and unfriended. They have been reported to PCH and they are working on it.

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    mMuuuuuuuuuuuuah to PCH

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