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!


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

  1. Audrey Hattermann says:

    as a person who knows what it is to struggle every day i know money isn’t love and happiness, but it can help with things that make you miserable. i sit by and watch my parents struggle every day just trying to make it from one paycheck to the next while trying to pay for my moms medical bills. I worry about when i head back to school and know that i wont be able to give them help like i have been doing just working my little minimum wage job and am worried about paying for school on a regular basis. i love my parents so much and would love to make it where they don’t have to struggle so much in life. therefore; if i would win, i would make sure that the person receiving the second check would be one of them. life isn’t about the money, i know that, but it is about what you do with it. Giving to people who really need it, and making their lives better for doing so is what being happy is about.

  2. I enjoy pch I’m very honored to attend the game I enjoy the excitement that comes with it to thanks pch friends tyquan Ballard.

    1. Pa Thao says:

      Dear Tyquan Ballard,
      Hi, it’s been a pleasure to meet you again.
      Yes, life is a struggle and it will be a blessing if I won.
      Just to let it be known, if I do ever win “I will help make
      a difference in my community.” Quote:” Walking in this
      World without guidance, I became my own leader.”
      Thank you for your time.
      -Pa Thao

  3. Pa Thao says:

    Money can’t buy happiness and love. Once you a billionaire its different
    From my prospective once you had all that money in the world you think
    about it you wish to go back to when you had nothing and start working
    hard cause you learn and experience more when your life is in a struggle
    and you feel better about yourself knowing that you work hard for your
    Money and that makes you feel good about yourself “like okay today I worked
    very hard and did something positive”. – Pa Thao

  4. Thank You Michael.. I am praying and hoping to win the Dream Life prize. I’m sure you have read my blogs and know that I want to help children and others alot less fortunate than I am. its a dream and I pray to win that dream to help. thank you for this opportunity and for all that you and the Prize team do. God BLESS YOU.. Lynda Richmond

  5. i would love to win anything

  6. shirley rivera says:

    I’m in it to win it go jun30 please come to haverhill,ma 01832 please:-) :-) :-)

  7. Peggy DiLiberto says:

    Thank you for everything. !

  8. barbarahelton says:

    i am going to be the luckiy minner

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