How The PCH Prize Patrol Travels With The Big Check!

Danielle and Lucky

Hey PCH fans!

Have you ever wondered how the PCH Prize Patrol travels with that BIG Check to our winners? If you have, you’re in luck! I recently had the chance to catch up with PCH Prize Patrol Elite’s lovely Danielle Lam to talk about her experiences traveling with the Big Check! Let’s see what she had to say…

Christa: Hi Danielle! What I really want to know is…what’s it like traveling with the Big Check?

Danielle: It’s an experience, that’s for sure. The Big Check is…well…BIG!  Since we don’t “check” the check because we don’t want it to get ruined, we have to find ways to fit it on the plane. Most planes don’t have a large closet in the front so we have to squeeze it into funny places. Once in a while if there’s room on the plane, the Big Check even gets its own seat!

Danielle on Plane

Christa: Where is the oddest place you’ve stored the Big Check on a plane?

Danielle: We’ve stored it in the flight attendants closet, behind the seats in the last row, and even next to our own seats covering the window! 

Christa: Have you ever not been able to bring the check with you?

Danielle: Nope! We always make it work. It wouldn’t be a Prize Patrol award without it!

Christa: Do you have any funny stories about traveling with the Big Check?

Danielle: I can’t tell you how many times we have gotten stopped at security and been questioned about “what’s in the brown envelope”? The look on the TSA agent’s faces when they find out what it is is priceless!

I hope you guys have learned some cool stuff about the behind the scenes journey of the famous PCH Big Check. Have no fear, the check is ALWAYS in great hands with the Prize Patrol Elite! Remember everyone, if you want to see the Big Check arrive at your door one day, keep entering to win at PCH.com.

Christa P.
Creative Intern

P.S. Do you have any other questions about the Big Check or anything else that you want to ask our Prize Patrol? Comment below and let us know.

P.P.S. Have you ever played PCHLotto (link here) before? If so, we’re looking to hear YOUR story on today’s Play&Win blog! Check it out now.


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Denise Dee said...

Will the BIG CHECK ever come to Mississippi? Oh how I would love to hold that big check in my arms and hug him and love him!lol Have a great day!
:)

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Holly Messinese said...

I hope you bring the BIG check to Maryland one day. : )

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ASHANTI WILLIAMS said...

we will have it here in Ocala, Fl

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Barb S. said...

Curious if the same envelope gets used over and over, or is it a new one for each “Big Check”?

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kasha frye said...

I play the lotto everyday . ITs FREE! I love pch lotto by far my fav thing to play. With a little luck I could be seeing that big check at my front door

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Natasha Davis said...

The question I have is, When the Prize patrol travel, do you guys have fun besides showing up to the winners home? I’m sure its a dream because you guys travel to all parts of the United States.. So amazing and seeing so many other things. maybe one day I will get to meet the Prize Patrol=)xoxo

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Michaela G. said...

Good morning Christa P., I enter everyday in hopes that I will win MEGA SUPER BIG one day from PCH.

I go down the list that PCH has posted on there blog and I try to enter everything on the list, but I did call the PCH number the other day and got a young lady saying that one entry is valid and I only need to enter once a day is this true? I do not have to enter everything, online, phone, mailings? I have been trying to look this up again and it just seem confusing to me. So if any one wants to clarify this for all of us that would be great!!!

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Esmeralda Cook said...

I hope to see the prize patrol at my house in Delano, California

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Stancio Butler said...

& I hope to see the Prize Patrol at my house in Fairfax, Virginia too!!

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Keeper of the Birds said...

ok Danielle and Christa, you want my story on #PCHLotto…I play everyday unless it’s a doctor day…Honestly, I start my day almost everyday opening my PCH emails to play Bingo, Lotto, Slots, Pch Games or Play&win, Search&Win, and PchFrontpage email and any extras you may be sending to the emailees like me….I do this while I listen to a daily audio bible( so my only complaint is i wish i could permanently set the volume to off instead of having to do it each game, each time in the morning while i am also trying to listen to Brian on the audio bible. I game to honestly help ‘wake up’ my hands…i have Nueropathy in my hands and feet and have for years. I actually do PCH gaming in the mornings to get functionality back in my hands in the mornings. Then I game thru out the day Slots and games at PCH.com….then in the evening after my therapy bath i play some more on PCH.com all the sweepstakes and giveaways then play some great games like star Quiz or one of the Mahjong games or one of the gem games…dang i could spend all day playing with PCH and all of it for free…wow. now that is sending ripples …gracing the world with Hope ! just sayin’ ps doing the corrections on the Blogs helps me with memory etc kinda issues since a TIA back in nov 2011. You really are a huge part of my daily therapy! many blessings to all of you for that!

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Sara Thornton said...

How cool!
I am sure with all of the extra security since 9/11 it tends to get hectic.

I do play everyday, and I mean everyday.
I also write-in sometimes.
:)

Thank you for all of the wonderful sweepstakes you offer the public. We are extremely grateful.

With much gratitude,
Sara

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
I still believe same day the Big Check will come at front my door in Hartford,CT.

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jn said...

I get so many games in my email and i am busy alot and it is so hard to find time to play all these games so i just search instead … Does it count againist you if you don’t play all the email games that come in emails … The other truth is i dont like playing games maybe a lottery ticket here and there but thats it just not a game player

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scott raines said...

Danielle i would be so happy if yall bring that big check to me here in Canton Ga and i could make some of my familys dreams come true we love all the pch prize patrol and everyone at pch

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Natalie Bostelman said...

Hello Michaela G. –

You can enter by using the PCH sites once a day, and each mailing separately. So use as many opportunities as you like.

Hope that helps!

GOOD LUCK!
Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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susan varughese said...

you guys answered all of my question,but i really do hope someday you guys will come to my door. It will be a blessing to see all of you guys.

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Philip Marshall said...

HI:

When I win you can make the check out to either Phil Marshall or Philip Marshall. I’m comfortable with using either name. Whatever fits best on your sign :-)

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dariush maryamian said...

i love to see al u guys

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Kanika Loeung said...

I always asking myself when will I have luck to meet the three Famous Prize Patrol? :)

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Michaela G. said...

Hello Natalie, thank you for responding to me and all my questions.

Well I do not know if this really helps, because I do enter everyday and I go down the list that PCH has posted on there blog.

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thomas macnaughton said...

I hope you bring the big check to Tucson az I could really help my family after my dads death and make sure they get taken care of that would be amazing but who ever gets it good luck and congradulations and hope you put it to something good

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Michaela G. said...

Hello again PCH, may I ask “what happened to Doris Gray who won the $5000 A Week For Life?

I always wonder what happened to all these lucky winners.

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! All I can say is “Lucky, come fly to me! And bring the Prize Patrol (3)!” or 4, or 5… :)

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ling moya said...

Hello pch team : my question: Is the prize patrol goes to delivered prizes also on random dates that is not post or advertised on the pch page or is just the days that are posted for example november26 or september 18 specific dates? :)

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Brenda said...

LoL.. A check with a seat, funny

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tammy strong said...

i am still waiting like youll promised my other gmail was hacked into cant get into it to finish my emails so please have them send to my new one i been trying to contact someone since yesterday and i noticed my tokens are all gone please help with that thanks.

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ling moya said...

tammy i would recommend you contact directly pch at 1800 459 4724 or for website/ tenichal support 1800 476 4724, because this is and old post they might not see your question, iam not from pch iam just a member but trying to help:)

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Glenda Perez said...

Hello Miss.Danielle,My PCH look the next winner on September 18th,Please Resce me I be here in California to waiting My Prize Patrol PCH,please knock my door and welcome to my hopuse. Tomorrow September 16th is my Birhday let me making big Party with my family,taking big vacation to visitnig all my friends from High Sholl,we did not see for 35 years ago,my children need me,because they come back to College. god Bless You

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Glenda Perez said...

Happy sunday Miss.Danielle welcome to California I be here to waiting My Prize Patrol PCH,please knock my dooor. Tomorrow is September 16th is my Birthday let me win as soon.I know My PCH look the next winner on September 18th. I need help my family,my children come back to College,I need taking big vacation to visiting my olds friends from High Sholl we did not see together for 35 years agfo. god Bless You,Miss.Danielle

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marie claxon said...

I would really like to see the Prize Patrol van come up my driveway. I would be so exciting . I don’t know how I will react but I will know when that day comes but I hope it will be Sept 18 2013. I could really use this . My thoughts and prayers will be with the Prize Patrol Team. Be safe traveling.

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marie claxon said...

May I get an a photo and signed from the Prize Patrol team. I will be sitting on Pins and needles waiting for the van to come here. I want to be able to breathe better and not worry about anything and my family too.

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KERI WALLS said...

Hello Danielle!!! I AM KERI WALLS OF CALIMESA!!!! I received several confirmed winner emails to the $5k a week for life… I keep trying to confirm my winning entry number but the link will not work on my iPhone… I have NO computer access at the time, I just MOVED ALSO!!! I cannot get the winning emails to change my address! HEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!! I have 2 beautiful daughters that I know I will be able to support without any worry at all…. I am desperate to get this situation fixed and be SET FOR LIFE! Please help! I can more then provide 100% proof that I AM Keri Walls!!!!!! I hope to hear back very very soon! God Bless you all! :) :)

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Keri, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Those emails sound like scam emails. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

    If you’re no longer receiving emails from us, go to PCH.com on your mobile device and fill out the form to be entered into our sweepstakes and check off the boxes that will enable you to receive emails from PCH. If you have an Android device or iPhone/iPad, check out the PCH VIP app for other winning opportunities! http://bit.ly/PCHVIPapp

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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peter harris said...

I never won anything big all my life I hope to see the big check soon I play pch games everyday so I,m trying to win I enter in every drawings you send my way I,m from Shreveport la so it will be nice to see it come to my city I hope its not a scam thank you peter harris and by the way Danielle you are too cute and sexy bye.

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Roger A. Lessard said...

If I ever won the Big Check , I could pay for all my tree daughters collages tuitions. Pay for all there school loans as well. And if my step Son would like to go to a school that can expand his knowledge into the auto motive field field .My Granddaughter is 4 years old now. But I would put some money aside in a trust fun for her to go to collage when it’s time for her to go.And with all the money that I have I’ll have it in the bank collecting interest. Have trust funs for all my daughters and step son. My wife and I have’t been on a good vacation in a very long time. Were both from Maine. And her Son is living there. She has’t seen him and her Granddaughter in 4 and a haft years. And she miss them something fierce! My wife is the only person that is working in this house hold . She’s an RN Nurse at the hospital here in Greensboro,NC. My self I’m not working do to a back injury that I had working at a Ship Yard in Portsmouth,NH. Back in the mid 80′s.. With we have been make it okay. We do have a new home. But it’s not our dream home. But a home is a home I have to admit this. It’s that we love horses , cows, chickens,dogs running free on our large farmland . One of my daughters always wanted to learn how to ride a house in a horse show jumping program. She could learn on my very own Ranch. The Lessard Ranch. GEEE I like the sound of that The Lessard Ranch!! And I could be a bigger Hero to my daughters That’s one biggest thing that would make my life is being able to say yes I can help you with that. Instead of saying sorry I can’t afford to help you. And having problems with them about that for months with them on this. Plus when weddings come down the road , well I know the Brides parents are responsible for paying for the wedding. Man I really don’t wan’t to say I can’t help pay for your wedding. Now that would be a mind killer!! Well these are some of the things that I would do when I would win the Big Check. Thank you for your time . And reading my Blog!!!

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Penny Tull said...

Hi my favorite food is Italian, I love the sauces, spices. Pasta. Breads, and Oh the ice cream is so delicious! It I win the BIG CHECK I will travel to Italy with my family and our two dogs to enjoy a long overdue Vacation! I would take in all the beautiful countryside and enjoy all the wonderful Art past and presents! I would also travel to Paris France and see all the gorgeous Art that France has to offer! My dream is to take my sister (who suffers from Lung Cancer) on a vacation of a lifetime! I would build a new house to accommodate my handicap needs; ( Stroke survivor ) !! my winning would solve all my needs and wishes! PCH please make my dreams come true!!

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ada olan said...

Hi iam from puerto rico, has anyone in puerto rico won pch i would like to know i have faith you will come to puerto rico..

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DEBBIE CABELLO said...

Happy anniversary PCH !!! I’M WAITING….

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Sally Rawlins said...

Howdy Y’All! We’d stop a dust storm and show off a sunset if y’all would come on out here to west Texas! Old dawg, Sam would be right tickled to bark, “Hello, Team; Welcome, too.”

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Vicki M. Scott said...

Good luck to everyone looking for the “Big Check”. Maybe someone in Greensboro will be the lucky one to receive it,

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sandra page said...

It should look like this.SANDRA GALE PAGE

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LINDA BUHLER said...

I WILL HUG. HUG. THE PRIZE PATROL. AND I DREAM YOU COME TO PASADENA. YOUR WELCOME. GOD BLESS PCH EMPLOYEES. AND ALL A GOOD YEAR………………………….

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AllanGeoffreyD.Pacleb said...

yes I did play the pchlotto and I actually won and did not receive my winning cause prize access pass:granted!This was happen couple weeks ago.

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