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.

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

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  1. Hi I’m Gary Shanks fr Waynesboros Mississippi. And I’m your next winner. I will be waiting on yall. I helped raise money.Grandkids.

  2. HI Dannielle,I know Pch does not let winners know in advance.But,someone texted me through messenger and supposedly it was you,said I won By random $1million plus $5,000.00 awk!I have not slept since then…1 day ago.Sap?

  3. Danielle you are such a beautiful addition to the Prize Patrol. As the only female, they should always feature you in the center of the guys in each photo and ad. Personally, I enjoy shopping at PCH. It beats the family dollars, big lots, k-marts and walk-marts in my communities. Many times when I shop, I can’t think of everything I need or would like to try. PCH gives me that opportunity. My husband always says why are you buying this or that, and then I see him using these things more than anyone. Thank you Danielle for being a terrific addition to PCH. God bless you! Michele Matuch, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

    1. Hello Michelle, always love seeing such awesome support for our winners and between fellow PCH Fans! We really do have the best fans EVER! Keep trying for your chance to be surprised with a big check from the Prize Patrol. You’ve got to be “in it to win it” so don’t give up. There are so many ways to submit an entry into our many exciting giveaways each day. You can check them all out here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  4. Hi my name is Michael. I have important questions. How am I able to tell the difference between a scam? I received a government money grant for the amount of $7,600 from a random telephone call. They gave me a call back number, an approval I.s number, and a person’s name. But, they also wanted me to pay $250 towards a money grant or Western Union which they said I will be reimbursed. But do not know if it is a scam. But a person by the name of Marshall Benjamin had explained to me that the 250 dollars was due to Massachusetts not being a tax free state. And that once I get to the nearest western union or money gram, to call him at the number he had given me so he can direct me so I can receive the so amount 7600 dollars the same day. The reason that I ask this is because it sounded very sketchy and I am going through some serious money financial problems and cannot afford to get scammed. And lose everything. Can you please get back to me and help me with this please?

    1. Hello Michael, one of the many great things about PCH is that it’s always free to enter and free to win; you never have to pay to claim a prize. Sadly, there are scammers out there who use our good name and reputation to try to deceive people. Often times these scammers will ask for money to claim your “prize”. If you are ever contacted by a scammer, do not give them any personal information and definitely don’t send them any money. Instead, please report all scam contacts that you receive to us via this link: I also encourage you to check out these Safety Tips for some great ways to protect yourself from being scammed. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!

      Sadly, there are scammers out there who use our good name and reputation to try to deceive people. If you are ever contacted by someone who is posing as the real PCH, please report it to us via this link: I also encourage you to check out this blog article for some great info about what you can do to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook:

  5. Welcome you do great job making people happy ❤🙏Hope I be on your list I need bad had quit my job 6 year ago take care my father and brother both had cancer and I stay all time with them until they die in my arms and been hard get job at my age and been off to long .My luck been bad now my husband is having bat health with kidney and heart he type 2 diabetic .So see I need something good come my was help pay my DR and Hospital and pills he take 20 pills a day to stay a live we thought we get go on a nice vacation but all are money go to bills .we never have a on trip we been married 40 year had kids he had one I had one no extra money.Please put in your prayers I love helping people that need someone to take care of them that do not have long to live I have big heart ❤️ 🙏❤🙏🙏

  6. I want to accept my winnings/prizes 5,000.00 a week forever + 1,000.00 local tv area lawton oklahoma 2 / 24rd /2017 <3 🙂 make my dreams come true thanks I want to accept my winnings prizes me & my family god bless Lawton oklahoma

  7. God Bless You And Your Family This Company just God Bless You for Blessing people’s lives it’s an amazing thing you guys do