Behind The Scenes At PCH: Spotlight On Michael Collins

A “Big Check” from Publishers Clearing House ― there’s nothing better, right? Well, almost…. even more exciting are the real checks that Big Winners can cash at the bank!

Today I’d like to introduce you to a very important person here at PCH: Michael Collins, Assistant VP & Controller, who helps us get those real checks ready for our winners.

Michael and the finance department work very closely with the sweepstakes administration and promotional development departments, so they’re always aware of all the new prizes being offered by Publishers Clearing House and ready to issue live checks once the lucky winners have been selected.

I asked Michael how he feels about being so directly involved in payouts that really help people and change lives.  Says Michael, “Although it is not my signature that appears on the ‘Big Check‘ that we use for promotional purposes, it is my signature that frequently appears on the real checks that go to our winners.  It is a very good feeling to know that I am a part of the PCH winning experience.”

However, there’s a lot more to Michael’s job than issuing checks! As the person responsible for the operation of the Publishers Clearing House finance department, Michael is involved in every area of finance for the company including accounting, treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax, payroll and internal audit, as well as the day-to-day transactions.  Whew! I’m tired just listing them all!

But, Michael loves being involved in all the different aspects of finance at PCH. He says, “The best part of my job is the wide range of areas within the finance function and the people with whom I have the opportunity to work with on a daily basis throughout the company.”

Of course, Michael will never write one of those checks with his own name on it since employees are not eligible to win. But if he could become a SuperPrize winner, he says that he’d take a vacation with his family, pay off some bills and save money for his children’s education.

I hope you enjoyed learning about Michael Collins, the man behind the “real checks.” I know I did! Rest assured, dear blog readers, if you win a Big Publishers Clearing House Prize, Michael and his team will make sure your check is ready ― and you can take that to the bank!
Have a great day!

Elaina R.
PCH Creative

P.S. Publishers Clearing House will be part of the PLINKO game on “The Price Is Right” all week! Tune into CBS every day to watch!


125 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes At PCH: Spotlight On Michael Collins”

  1. carmelita calzado says:

    I would like to now if i’m a winner

  2. jose aguilar jr says:

    Good luck and GOD bless all those that have entered in the $10,000 a week November 25 2014!

  3. Jesus Macias says:

    Yes i want to become your newest lucky winner for November 25 2014 10,000 a week set for life pch prize patrol rocks god bless

  4. Amanda Collins says:

    I Amanda Collins is a stay at home mom, do you know that it is now harder to find any of your entries on line, also your tournament games require a credit card to play people who gamble on a free web site need to find another site to play on’ “you” said all your games are free, and” you” also said no purchase required to win this web now has change I can’t spend all day on line playing 50 games you know’ I do have a toddler to take care of , and keep in mind I don’t own a credit card and I don’t have money to spend trying to win your money and if I have to already have it with standing no chance at winning than people who own a house already and have credit with credit cards should not be allowed on your site it makes it so much harder for people like me who need the money to win.

  5. Sandi Murray says:

    Hi PCH and Mr. Michael Collins,
    I would like to claim the Prize Transaction Advisory Funds secured for payment to the newest PCH WINNER—ME!!! My membership has been confirmed and #33-08 notice issued for the “Forever” prize event. I’m requesting my secured prize number on the WINNERS selection list!! Please make sure that the Official PCH Records have all my entries that make me eligible to win ” Forever” prize no. 3080!! The “Special Early Look”. I really really really want to WIN “Forever” prize and leave a LEGACY FOR A LIFETIME!!!

    1. Katherine Cervantes says:

      HI SANDI…..YOUR BLOG IS JUST GREAT….It put a big smile on my face….Just awesome…. I really hope you do win one of the PCH prizes.
      God Bless you
      A True Blue Dan-Yeller, Dave Sayer- Mr. Cool Dude & Todd Sloane- Mr. Groovy Dancer PCH FAN! KC (Katherine) FL

    2. Renee Long says:

      What a lovely life event you have created, I hope all winners will pass on the good feeling of giving and find reason to rejoice every day.

    3. Valeshia says:

      Did you receive a prize number for the giveaway number.

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