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!


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

  1. Ruth J. Thoden says:

    18th of next month (August), I shall be 80 years old. Our family could sure use
    some money after losing family business and home.

  2. EthelSutton says:

    I’ve been playing religiously for long time. I have 3,651,750 tokens and have never won anything. I’m wondering if this is a hoss. I was playing sometimes 3 times a day. I redeem my tokens, have I won anything, No.

  3. ethankcarla m Antee For Life myk says:

    House Winner Revealed TV Award Winning CBS Winning Moments Kimberly Set For Life Commercial Mega Wife Jumps over you CBS Winning Moments Knock knock This Ain’t No Joke Shock Look on my face .. My health is important to me Saying you lost a bottle of Champagne is rude Keep your Comments to your self privacy policy You won’t stop shocking me

  4. ethankcarla m Antee For Life myk says:

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  5. Kimberly Weeks says:

    KW-5 hope i win 1977 is been a long time family tradition

  6. Benjamin A Atayan says:

    I am a participant since 1977 and would like to experience a winner’s moment. I hope it will materialize soon because:

  7. kathy Edmonds says:

    MR MICHAEL COLLINS IM CLAIMMING 5,000.00 A WEEK FOR EVER ON AUGUST 31ST TIME-SENSITIVE OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER IM SECURE MY PRIZE NUMBER, GWY NO 4900 FOR THE 5,000.00 A WEEK FOREVER AND I MAY CHOOSE BENEFICIARY AND THEY COULD RECEIVE 5,000.00 FOR LIFE ALSO I COULD WIN THE 1,000.000.00 PCH GIVEAWAY NO 4950 ALSO I COULD WIN ONE OF THE 5 OF THE APPLEBEE CARDS FOR $ 50.00 MR COLLINS I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS. THANKS K.E

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