Question Answered: What Is A Special Early Look?

Hi, everyone! As Manager of the Sweepstakes Administration Department at PCH, I’ve conducted many “Special Early Look” drawings. Tari Woods from Colorado became the lucky winner of $1,000,000.00 on May 31st from such a drawing for Giveaway No. 1830! I’ve heard that some of you asked what a special early look is and why she was awarded a Million Dollar Prize and not $5,000.00 A Week for Life.

So here’s an explanation of how it works….

When Tari submitted her PCH Sweepstakes entry, it was during a “Special Early Look” timeframe. Each entry submitted by the deadline is assigned a Prize Number from a participating universe of numbers for the ongoing Giveaway. All the numbers assigned during that timeframe are eligible to win the SuperPrize in a “Special Early Look” SuperPrize Event.

To prepare for the “Special Early Look” drawing, we in Sweepstakes Administration take all the proper internal controls, and, with the oversight of independent auditors, award underwriters and other PCH officials, make sure all eligible numbers are loaded into PCH’s Winning Number Generator.

Once a winning number is randomly selected, we check to see if there’s a matching number among the timely returned entries. If there is, that lucky entrant wins the top prize for that event. In the case of our most recent SuperPrize Event, the primary prize we promoted was $5,000.00 A Week for Life! Then, PCH replenishes the prize funds so the Giveaway can continue until its scheduled ending date.

But if there is no timely returned matching winning number entry from the “Special Early Look” promotion, as was the case with our May 31st Event, the primary prize amount is not awarded, as stated in the Official Rules. In that event, we may go to a Second Chance drawing to award an alternate prize amount.

Lots of our winners have won from a Second Chance drawing, including Tari, who won $1,000,000.00! Not bad for a Second Chance!

As you can see, a lot of work and preparation happens behind the scenes to award each and every SuperPrize. And though the May 31st Event is over, the August 31st “Forever” Prize Event is right around the corner! We’re prepared to award a winner $5,000 a week for life PLUS after that, $5,000 a week for the life of someone they choose! But, this event will also be a “Special Early Look” with a Second Chance drawing. If there is no timely matching winning number entry, a $1,000,000.00 Prize is guaranteed!

Either way, winning would surely be life-changing, so be sure to enter the PCH Sweepstakes as often as you can. Although no one knows what the matching winning number will be for the “Special Early Look,” you can’t win if you don’t enter. And I can’t stress this enough: winner selection is always random and unbiased. All entries have the SAME chance of winning. There’s no telling what the next SuperPrize Event winning number will be and who might possibly have it…

Bet you’re hoping it will be yours!

Maryann Carter
Contest Manager


1,642 thoughts on “Question Answered: What Is A Special Early Look?”

  1. Moon Moehring says:

    Hello to all the wonderful people at PCH. ITs Moon Moehring again. I am set and so ready to live my life as I always thought it should be. That is going to be possible when my big win at PCH comes to Eustace Texas on December 23 2016. I am the winner of the special early look for super-prize #6900. I own and claim the winning superprize number that will be drawn! I AM IN IT TO WIN IT no one can take my place …. ITs my destiny to be wealthy, I need it the show must go on! go on, I’m going to turn this diagnosis of cancer into a type with a cure! I am not quitting I’m not giving in I going to stay tough through it all!
    PCH I’m the winner I WANT TO WIN IT ALL. !
    ! I am stage 5 in this war with cancer, stand behind me,
    I’m going to fight AND WIN THIS BATTLE , PCH I want to win it all!!!!!
    It’s been a long row to hoe cancer stole everything I’ve ever made . If I win I’ll have it made in the shade , I’m starting over , I just picked a 4 leaf clover I’m feelin’ lucky I just know I’m gonna win!
    Im gonna buy another Ranch build a home on the river because the “River is my Friend”….
    watch out open the chutes cuz
    I’m back in the saddle again…..
    I’m gonna land upright on the ground
    When you take that early look….take a look my way
    See that’s me, I’m the girl standing tall, I’m going to fill this bucket with all the things I’ve not be allowed to call my own. I want to go many places see lots of smiling faces
    Buy some things I’ve yet to own..
    CLose some opened chapters live happily ever after BE the happiest girl ever known!

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Moon, We’re thrilled that you’re so determined to win! Keep trying and don’t give up. To see all of the ways to enter each day, click here: http://bit.ly/Enter-A-PCH-Sweeps. Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  2. Tony Dukes says:

    Hey guys it been great so for anyway,( A DECEMBER/23/2016 SPECIAL EARLY LOOK “WINNER’S CHOICE” PRIZE EVENT FROM PCH, GWY, NO.6900 I WANT TO WIN SPACIAL EARLY LOOK EVENT WIN IT ALL PCH, GWY, NO.6900 $10.000.00 A WEEK FOR LIFE, OR A LUMP SUM, $10,000,000.00 ALL AT ONCE ON DECEMBER /23/2016 ) HEY GUYS THANK FOR THE FUN AN GOD BLESS an Thanks
    TLDukes

  3. Janie says:

    PCHsearch&win, enter, activate, register issue, & claim my Super Prize number today & put it at the top of the Winner’s Selection List so I can claim &win $10,000 a week for life from PCH GWY #6900 for tour of the world on or before 12.23.16.

  4. NURUN JAHANGIR says:

    HI, PCH /VIP/SWEEPSTAKE/ THE PRIZE PATROL TEAM , PCHGWYNO 6900 WIN $10,000.00 A WEEK FOR LIFE !OR LUMSUM $10,000,000.00 ALL AT ONCE OFFICIAL ALL PROCESS COMPLETED!I GOT EMAIL . PLEASE NOW I WANT TO WIN SPACIAL EARLY LOOK EVENT WIN IT ALL! PCHGWYNO 6900 $10,000.00 A WEEK FOR LIFE !OR LUMSUM$10,000,000.00ALL AT ONCEON DEC.23rd 2016. I WISH THE PRIZE PATROL TEAM WILL COMETO MY DOOR WITH WIN SUPER PRIZE . GOD BLESS ALL OF US .

  5. Lachondia Scott says:

    I play a lot don’t feel bad we all want to win Big.

  6. Kari Ruby 💕 says:

    My name is Kari Ruby and I’m from West Virginia. I would love to either winner and hope that one day I will get that lucky knock at my door! I enter every opportunity I get and check my emails often! Someone has to win!!! Hopefully, it will be this small time country pumpkin that has BIG DREAMS! Good luck to everyone from BEAUTIFUL West Virginia! 💕Xoxo

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Kari, Keep trying and don’t give up. Your entries have the same chances of winning as every other entry so don’t lose hope. Our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased; there’s no way to know who we’re going to award next.

  7. Brenda Marugg says:

    Hi PCH; Please activate, process, My winning numbers in the time eligibility generator in a timely matter, SPECIAL EARLY LOOK EVENT DEC. 23RD SUPERPRIZE GWY NO 6900. I WANT TO WIN IT ALL. SEE YOU SOON ( PORTLAND, OR. )

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