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!


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

  1. clarissa pike says:

    michael collins! if my name will be on the check…i will WIN 10 MILLION,I WILL WOULD ONLY KEEP 1 MILLION FOR MY FAMILY AND GIVE AWAY THE REST..THIS I WANT TO BE ON TV WORLD NEWS BROADCAST..IF ITS 1 MILLION I WILL KEEP HALF…STILL I WANT THIS ON TV NEWS….

  2. Kanika Loeung says:

    No matter how does PCH machine are selected randomly; Lotto, initial and an another Giveaways; I am happy to enter PCHSweepstakes and my goal is try to be win to receive Big Check!
    In the future, only myself and PCHSeepstakes that would change my life!

  3. Michaela says:

    Hello Elaina R., PCH Creative

    I just wanted to thank you for introducing Michael Collins to all of us and YES, he has a very important job at PCH. It would be so fun to win a BIG MEGA check from PCH and to see Michael’s signature on the real check. I saw the clip from “The Price Is Right” yesterday and it looked like a lot of fun, and I wanted to congratulate Summer for winning the PLINKO game as well! I am looking forward in seeing who wins every day on “The Price Is Right” this week. I love that game show, it just seems like a lot of fun!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day at PCH and YES, YES, YES, I am one of Publishers Clearing House BIGGEST SUPER FANS !!!!!

    1. LILY SKINNER says:

      Hi Michael!
      I agree with MICHAELA, about everything that she said, and on every subject!
      I also watched THE PRICE IS RIGHT on both Monday and Tuesday, It was so exciting to see THE PCH PRIZE PATROL COME OUT ON STAGE!!! I WAS CHEERING at Home!!!
      THANK YOU for ALL that YOU GUYS do!
      We Love You!!!

  4. it is Great honor to recognize the names of those who’s Contributed to making Ones Dream Coming True Thanks to mr.Michael Carrozzo,for Printing those unique big Checks that Changes Lives and to mr. Michael Collin, for your Amendment and blessing of ones Dream if its a Great Candidate for the job there is’nt anyone better also thanks to “EVP” mrs Deborah Holland, and to the many Wonderful Persons in her Successful Administration Circle that make an Magical, future and Dreams Come true for so many family in the Pass and Future of America so thank to you all for each an every Opportunity to Come and have this a Wonderful day in Port Washington NY :)

  5. DeLayne Perry says:

    Michael Collins, Assistant VP & Controller: WOW..!
    VIP ~ with the power to make dreams come true with the stroke of his pen! What an amazing position to be in.
    Thanks PCH for informing us fans of all the behind the scenes work from the outer court to the hub! I realize that you don’t have to tell us all this, yet you chose to do so and it makes us feel so ‘much more’ a part of Publishers Clearing House. You guys are the BEST!

  6. Mrs. A.T. says:

    PCH, I am waiting for the day I can have Michaels’ autograph on a check. I know if he works in the financial department, he works hard. Thank you Michael for all you do. I think I would be tempted to write my name on one of those, just to see what it would be like! Haha! But then it would have to be destroyed, so that wouldn’t be good. Thank you again!

  7. christine filas says:

    This company must think people are stupid. The PCH slots game is a huge scam.It is not possible to get enough”bounus”icons in any of the games offered.If you need three they offer two spins on that game.Come on.

    1. Victoria At PCH Victoria At PCH says:

      Hi Christine,

      It is possible to land on more than one dollar amount in one spin. That is what would happen if you were to win a prize. PCHSlots is not a scam. Winning times are selected randomly by a computer and the first person to spin after that time wins.

      Victoria At PCH

  8. pam says:

    LoL, if I was lucky to win one of those checks, no matter the amount, that would be great.

    But, it’s nice to dream big and imagine being financially secure and to be able to spend freely without fretting every purchase and bill.

    Best of luck, everyone, we could all use some extra money. God willing, some of it will come my way too?

  9. ROBEQA CHANNEY says:

    THANK-YOU MICHAEL IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PART IN MAKING MY FUTURE CHECK THAT I’LL GLADLY RECEIVE AT THE END OF MAY!!!

    YOU GUYS R AWESSSOOMMEEE!!!

    1. Raymond Everett says:

      Thank u mr collins for getting me ready for super prize. Love guys

  10. Georgina Turner says:

    Elaina R. PCHCreative, Thank you for the informative story about Michael Collin. Sounds likes he has a lot of responsibilities. Hopefully, one of them will be to put my name on one of those checks.
    The first thing I would do, if I won a wonderful PCH Prize is move back to my home town and purchase a home of my own.
    I would love to see my family again and help them any way I could. PCH I think it is so wonderful Summer won the PLINKO game on “The Price Is Right”. I will be watching all the new excitement on “The Price Is Right” the rest of the week. Thank you; I am a PCH super fan.

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