Does Publishers Clearing House Contact Winners In Advance?

Hi blog readers!

It’s Danielle Lam with the PCH Prize Patrol! One question I hear from our fans a lot is: “does Publishers Clearing House contact winners in advance?” Watch my video below to find out the answer:

There you have it everyone! As I mentioned in my video, the only way you’ll know if you won big from PCH is if the Prize Patrol shows up at your doorstep! That’s right, we do NOT contact our prize winners in advance. You’ve seen our winning moments on TV, and that is exactly how they happen in real life! We show up unannounced and give our lucky winners the surprise of a lifetime.

The other important thing to remember is that we NEVER ask for money from our winners! At PCH, the winning is ALWAYS free! So if you get a phone call, text message or anything in the mail about winning, and the person asks you to send money to claim your prize, that is NOT the real PCH Sweepstakes!

I hope this helped clear things up, and remember, if you ever have any questions, ASK US! Leave a comment below or on my Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook!

Our next big prize event is right around the corner, so please stay safe everyone — and GOOD LUCK!


Danielle Lam
Prize Patrol Elite

P.S. On today’s Play&Win blog, Laurel is answering another important fan question: how can you find out if your PCHlotto numbers are winners? Want to know the answer? Check out the Play&Win blog now!

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394 thoughts on “Does Publishers Clearing House Contact Winners In Advance?”

  1. Bonnie Dunivan says:

    Thanks for the information because i was just contracted and he said the price controls was on the way but was stop by our highway patrol. And ineed to western union Clayton price a $135.00 didn’t think this was they went as far as to say Debra Holland was with the prize portal
    The scamer are getting better at their scam

  2. Suzzette Williams says:

    Hi I received an email saying I won and was asked to make sure I sent a Ref# is this a scam

  3. Is legit, someone called Benjamin Henderson?

  4. Jessica C says:

    I’ve received an email from someone from pch saying I have been chosen for this months cash/splash monthly payout . how do I know if this is legit?

    1. Jennifer says:

      I received the same email today

  5. Lauri brown says:

    So, a winner will be surprised on April 28, 2016 and I am getting emails for the next sweepstakes. Does that mean I have not won again? I remember my mother and her friends in the late 60s- 70s licking magazine stamps and sending in their entry. Sadly, all these years later, I don’t know of anyone who has ever won anything from PCH!

    1. Lauri brown says:

      Sorry, April 29, 2106

    2. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Lauri, we will be awarding a major prize winner this Friday, April 29th. This is from giveaway #6900, which is a Special Early Look Event. Throughout the life of a SuperPrize Giveaway, we hold “Special Early Look” Events. For these events, we take a look to see if the number that matches the randomly selected winning number was timely returned within the event time frame. If not, a second chance drawing is held among timely eligible entries to award a $1 Million SuperPrize. When that happens in the state lotteries, that usually means there will be no winner. But here at PCH it’s a different story because we’re all about winning and we LOVE making Millionaires for free!! We GUARANTEE at Giveaway end to award the prize amount being promoted at that time! You are receiving promotional offers via email to enter into the next upcoming sweepstakes after the April 29th award. This does not mean that you did not win and it does not mean that you did – simply put, they are just offering entries into the next sweepstakes that will be running. All the PCH Social Media channels post a “winner announcement” on their pages letting fans know who the winner is and where they’re from after they’ve been awarded their prize in person by the Prize Patrol, The SuperPrize winner is also announced on the NBC Nightly News. Many winners have also been featured on TV shows and in the news. Let us know if you need further assistance!

  6. L Howell says:

    I received a ANC two page letter saying to file within seven days for a fee of 12.99 or add three dollars for quicker response. They are giving options a 1327,940.00 or lump sum 2000,000.00 but nowhere is the name PCH is mentioned. I’m glad I saw the video by Danielle Lam. I wanted to let you know about the scam mail being sent….the other key was they wanted you to send Cash money order or check so the can highjack your accounts. The big take away was send Cash….who ask for cash through the mail!!!!!(the papers also say official documents!!

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi L, thank you for the warning! We would like everyone to know, PCH has no affiliation with the ANC (Award Notification Commission). To see all the ways you can enter in for FREE daily with the PCH sweepstakes, click here: Good luck to all who enter!

  7. Wendy Shiloh Smith says:

    Wow. Would be great to win but am a truck driver and more than likely would be in a different state when they showed up. Snap.

  8. Alana says:

    Dont we have to pay for delivery insurance to recieve the money

  9. Teresa Johnson says:

    The pch don’t contact winner advance! A knock at your door from the prize patrol team in person at your home or place of business special delivery to you would let you know your a Superprize® winning numbers match winner,flowers balloons, champagne, and a big cardboard check with your name on it as well as a real check printed out in your name payed to the order of Teresa Johnson.

  10. It is so fun to watch the movies in this page of the winners! I know how they feel because I won a check in the mail for twenty five hundred dollars from PCH and I was amazed and so very happy sharing the moments here in our den at home being hugged by my husband so I truly believe the sincerity of the winners when the PCH Prize Patrol appears out of no where with roses and balloons and wine and of course “THE BIG CHECK”! I will always believe that someday my favorite and beautifully handsome PCH Trio and their entourage will appear at my red door! Keep on working hard at being the winner that you really are and believe it. Thanks PCH for making this venue for the millions of us. We all need to be reminded daily that we are wonderfully made and the possibilities are endless for good as well as whatever holds us back,, Thanks PCH employees for daily encouragement!

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