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!

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

  1. Hello PCH thank you for the Official Notice from the Office of the Controller that Could Owed me the Money Prize Amount $2,000,000.00 At Once Plus $10,000.00 A Month for life and A Brand New Luxury Car from PCH GWY NO.4900 on Jun 30th and I Would like the PCH to be Initiating A Prize transfer to me thank you for the opportunity

  2. Lakeishia Morgan says:


  3. Angel Mercado says:

    Michael Collins it must feel good to be very important keep up the good work hope to see one of your check at my door

  4. Carla Michelle Antee says:

    Wating for the checks

  5. terry wagner says:

    win or lose I found it interesting about Michaels back ground. Wish his dream could come true to. Not long ago I went into pchs background to see how it’s business all got started from the very beginning and found it so interesting. went from a small business to a rich empire. Unbelieveable! “Good luck all you people”.

  6. PCH please secure my eligibility for life changing prize with number assigined to me for GWY. No. 4900 to win $7,000.00 a week for life on april 30, 2015. i am praying, hoping, and wishing to win. it would be a dream come true. also i entered on time to win upgrade of $8,000.00 a week for life from GWY. No. 4900 on april 30, 2015. thank you.

  7. i am waiting for that check with my name on it from you i hope this isnt a scam as i just recieved one last week ago stating to send money for a win just having to do some research on the authenticity of the email

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