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


523 thoughts on “Question Answered: What Is A Special Early Look?”

  1. HI PCH I have bee playing January 2013 till today August 27th 2014 and i want to win 5000 A Week forever plus Special Early look $ 1.000.000.00 Thank you PCH Waiting Good News from The PCH Today and tomorrow August 28th 2014

  2. Chuckg says:

    I’m Chuck G, and I haven’t won anything in a real long time, and I hoping that I can contribute to all the one’s that are in the same position I’m in. Best personal regards
    Some people feel that their spiritual providence will help em it won’t it the luck of all that there’s a winner.

  3. I want to win it would help me really
    I have won anything.

    1. I’ don’t cancel me I your superfan, so thanks

  4. Terry Walker says:

    HI PCH. I’M DEAF. YES I WANT A SUPER PRIZE FROM PCH GWY NO. 4900. I WANT TO WIN $5000 A WEEK FOR LIFE AND A BRAND NEW SUV. PCH GWY NO. 3725.ON THURSDAY OF AUGUST 28TH. I WANT TO SAY THANK THANK THANK PCH TEAM. AMEN

  5. Terry Walker says:

    HI TODD SLOANE. I’M DEAF. YES ME SURPRISE N I KEEP PRAYING I WANT TO WIN $5000 A WEEK FOR LIFE SUPER PRIZE FROM PCH NATIONWIDE GWY NO. 4900 – 3814. ON THURSDAY OF AUGUST 28TH. I WANT TO SAY THANK TODD SLOANE. AMEN

  6. Terry Walker says:

    HI PCH. I’M DEAF. YES I REMEMBER ME HAVE BEEN A PCH CUSTOMER SINCE 2010. THAT IS FOUR YEARS OF RELIABLE SUPPORT THAT WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE. I WANT TO WIN $5000 A WEEK ” FOREVER ” IN THE AUGUST 28TH . FOR $5000 BOUND FROM PCH GWY NO. 3600. I WANT TO SAY Y’ALL THANK DANIELLE LAM N DAVE SAYER N TODD SLOANE. AMEN

  7. my phan says:

    I. Wanna win the pchwinner so I can change a world of ppl and do better than myself take the money and buy a few house or make a home for ppl who don’t have a home and show them how to have a caring hearts to help one another and not be selfish towards ppl but that’s just the way I am caring so if I win I’ll help those in need….

  8. Terry Walker says:

    HI TODD SLOANE. I’M DEAF. I WANT TO WIN A ” FOREVER ” PRIZE ON AUGUST 28TH. AND PCH GWY NO. 3080 – 3814. I HOPEFULLY I’M KEEP PRAYING I WANT TO SAY WIN $5000 A WEEK FOR LIFE. IF I WONDER ABOUT I RECEIVE A VEHICLE HOME PCH GWY NO. 3726 ?. IF ME WOULD WIN A PRIZE OF TWO LIFETIMES ON THURSDAY OF AUGUST 28TH. I WANT TO SAY Y’ALL THANK DANIELLE LAM N DAVE SAYER N TODD SLOANE. AMEN

  9. pauline mcpherson-thomas says:

    PCH i wanna Win $1,000,000.00 in the “Special Early Look”, Plus Win $5,000.00 A Week “Forever” Prize on Aug. 28th gwy no. 3080…….

    1. Jose Juan Cervantes says:

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      I won. One year ago. In the prize. Patról never. Make. To the front. To my door same on November. February on june. Never distracción. Of. You destination. Y”all pro.lie. No. #1

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