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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  1. hey Danielle ive been dedicated to winning the summmer of a lifetime prize event but the more i start to think i won i get told its a scam and thats not real i am not sure why people would say those things about u guys but i believe that u and the prize patrol will notice my efforts i would do great things when i win the summer prize of a life time but im am getting told thats fake u didnt win anything quit playing that stupid pch stuff should i quit playing?…. no i wont i have faith that im a winner and ive been playing every day just about for the last three or four years except when my phone is broken so im excited for aug 31

  2. My dad received a letter stating be home between. 9 and 1 . In your letterhead hes been subscribed to your company for years.

  3. Someone had call me and said am a winner but i have to send them 120.00 to get my money and i will get a car

  4. I have been a PCH member since the 90’s, however, I got married, changed my last name and my address. Whenever I get an update on my status, it always says I’ve only been a member since 2007. How do I change that?

  5. Hello my name is James Howard and I am from Wilmington, DE.I got an E Mail the other day from a guy named Dave Sayer supposedly saying that I won $850,000 from the global sweepstakes. The E mail address came from and then I was told to contact I was told to send in my phone number, address, age, name and gender.

  6. I sent an email to your contact department and would like an answer to my question, please check out my email. Lloyd K. Vogel I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED AND WANT YOU TO KNOW IT I have been with your company for years but can you not stop this kind of activity it sure casts shadows on your corporation. They claim to work from India I will be glad to furnish you with all the correspondence I have received from them and you can see for yourselves.

  7. What in God’s name does it mean if you receive an AWARD PENDING notice. I’ve tried numerous questions to find the answer and all I get is the runaround.