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


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

  1. Terry Walker says:

    HI PCH, I’M DEAF REALLY THAT IS TRUE ON THURSDAY OF OCTOBER 9TH SUPER PRIZE FROM PCH GWY NO. 3577. AND #38 – 02. I HOPEFUL I WANT TO WIN $ 1MILLION SUPER PRIZE. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU PCH TEAM. AMEN

  2. nga truong says:

    Pch ! I really need to win $1,000.000 on Oct. 9th please. Or even anything less than $1,000.000 still good. My parents need that money to save their life
    Ll

  3. dec55 says:

    To all the contestants out there…. Have Faith the size of a mustard seed….and best wishes.

  4. Charles (Bill) Geiger says:

    Hope I qualify to get a chance to win. Charles (Bill) Geiger

  5. pauline mcpherson-thomas says:

    Me Pauline Winnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. pauline mcpherson-thomas says:

    Me Pauline having the Winning No., I wanna wanna Winnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Terry Walker says:

    HI PCH, I’M DEAF I PRAYER I REMEMBER NEVER FORGET 9 – 11 – 2001. I HOPEFUL LET ME KNOW ON SUNDAY OF SEPTEMBER 21ST. I WANT TO SAY Y’ALL THANK DANIELLE LAM PCH PRIZE PATROL, TODD SLOANE PCH SVP, DAVE SAYER PCH PRIZE PATROL. AMEN

  8. Terry Walker says:

    HI PCH, I’M DEAF I’M PRAYING AND I’M MAKING ON FEEL VERY HAPPY. ME COULD WIN A $ 1MILLION SUPER PRIZE ON OCTOBER 9TH IN A SPECIAL EARLY LOOK EVENT FROM PCH GWY NO. 3577. THANK YOU PCH TEAM. AMEN

  9. Zera Hatcher says:

    Get a glimpse of what is likely to come!

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