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!

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

  1. Dear Mr. Collins I just wanted to say thanks for the chance to be a winner in any P.C.H games.So many people wants to win and my chances are slim but even that that is a fact I take the chances and still play because I am a dreamer,call me a fool,call me what ever you want,I will still believe I might have a chance,after all the times I have played any games I never won nothing,but there is always a first time.I,ll keep my fingers cross and hope that the Gods are in my favor, thanks J.E.C

  2. Barbara Melling says:

    I want to win forever 37-07 verification gwy4900 to Mr. Collins!

  3. Even though I have completed everything needed, I still do not get acceptance to MY FINAL portion. My neighbors say that it might not be on the up and up. What is wrong?

  4. Booboo says:

    I m forever you know delivered pack ask where send my home long day said Danielle lam pch fool me I pay over not understand due back my bank own 3 loss upset fault Danielle s yes I m forever you due back . Micheal Collins My husband sept. 20 2015 birthday pray win $ 5,000 week to my life

  5. When i try confirm my pch entry for 5000 week prize an insurance ad keep me from continuing. So does micheal have vested interest in this insurance because i cannot go on with ordering a quote i do not want.

  6. Jim Katz says:

    I keep getting unauthorized product shipment from PCH. With each shipment I call PCH and they assure me that they will stop them. I have received 3 shipment in the last 18 months. Today I opened a letter from Michael Collins. The letter stated I owe $$$ and my account is about to be turned over to collections. I am so tired of this and I urge everyone not to order anything ever unless they want a nightmare on their hands. I an on the phone again to PCH as I type this. This is no way to run a business.

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