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. I had someone call me tonight his name is John Miller he said he left me his phone number and he said I wonwant$850,000 and it be here tomorrow

  2. Hi Denise! My question is why is it I can play all the lotto games with no problems but when I get to the last game , I can’t play it? The game loads and the play now button I’d there, but when I click on it, nothing happens! It’s puzzling to me because today pch email was about me making sure I play EVERY GAME to determine me eligible to win huge jackpot! Why can’t I play the very last game??

  3. A so called David Sayer called from a 229-299-0519 saying PCH has been trying to contact me about my winnings and that I wud have to pay for the stamp approval in which is 250.00 I told him o don’t have a job he said we will send the cash to you at a REMINGTON STORE AT A WALMART OR CVS ANS HE WILL NOTIFY THE PCH TEAM THAT I DONT HAVE THE STAMP APPROVAL MONEY AND TO HOLD OFF WITH COMING TO MY HOUSE TO PRESENT THE CHECK I TOLD HIM I DONT HAVE TIME FOR GAMES I KNOW THE SCAM AND THE GAME HE STATED THE PCH HAS BEEN TRYIN TO CONTACT BY CERTIFIEID MAIL BUT ALL HAVE BEEN RETURNED HE SAID HE WUD BE THE ONE TO CALL ME BACK AS TO WHEN TO PIC MY MONEY UP FROM WALMART OR CVS


    1. Hi Denise, please report all contacts from scammers to PCH via this link: PCH does partner with the Federal Trade Commission and we send all scam reports to them so please make sure you let us know anytime a scammer contacts you. Remember, the real PCH never notifies major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask winners to pay to claim their prize. You can see more Safety Tips here: Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!