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!

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

  1. Douglas Alber says:

    Thanks Michael conragtulation to all the winner pick . I wish next time, I `m gonna be the next big lucky winner.. get the real check from the pch.will help our family change life. have enough money to buy food, in pay for my kids Education, finnish college,pay off all our bills,I wish and hope all my dream come true.. pch will pick me one of the lucky winner..thanks !!!

  2. Alice Barton says:

    Congrats , and best wishes if to you have time enter me once every day for a chance to win or share the amount so we can all enjoy, thanks

  3. Louisa Villasenor says:

    Michae, I recieved a facebook message and text messages with a picture of Danielle Lam PCH prize Patrol person claiming that I am a winner she holding up the big certificate with my name and amount winning. Please verified ASAP


  4. O yes mr Michael Collins you really do a great job making the winner and family so happy I would be so happy to see the elite team sure up at my door to deliver my check with my name Dennies carver $2, million at once and $10,000,00 a month plus a car value $36,115,00 i want to win June 30th

  5. Alexander Henderson says:

    Michael, Sir,
    You sound like quite the outgoing, kind hearted family kinda man that enjoys life as much as he does helping others!! Can’t say I am anywhere knowledgeable of running a Massively large corporation. But, I too enjoy helping others just hoping the wisdom is moved down when I’m done. High Five to you Sir! 🙂

  6. George Dougherty says:

    Well we’re all winners just to be alive

  7. Mr Collins thank you for making family happy and have there dream come true

  8. Teresa Johnson says:

    Thank Michael for all you do in making the pch Big Check ready for the winner hopefully one day I would be holding my very own lucky the Big Check in my hands.

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