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

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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  2. I keep playing all the PCH lotto as many times as I can hoping to win keep playing keep praying I’ll win that would be my greatest dream come true. So PCH I really want to win. I really need it in the worst time of my life I could ever be in. I cant work from accident at work that left me disable been begging the drs. To give me release to go back to work many years they wont. After my husband pasted R.I.P its been down hill every since all I’ve got left is my faith. Thank you Mrs.Donna Glantz Tulsa,Oklahoma 3-18-17 it sure would be a wonderful great blessing birthday 🎁

  3. Make it real !!!! I want to win Pch Prize Patrol come to Milwaukee …. Long but not long! Aug 31 2016 Look me up, oh yes lord shoe the way. 🙂

  4. I wonder if it’s bigger than me I’m six fot five i’m hoping one day me and the big check will meet face to face one day hopefully June 30th thank you Jesus

  5. I would love to see that big check it couldn’t come at a better time my husband is in immigration status i have lots of medical problems drs wont do test because i am on state funding we have to kids one boy age 6 his name is cruz he wants lots of superhero stuff and justtina is 7 all most 8 she wants lots of clothing and girls stuff and when they ask it hearts me to say no we live off $364 and that dont even cover the rent allway need to ask my mom for money with the big check i would pay my mom back give back to the cheriteys that help us with Christmas give my church money to get a new roof and nerve have to worry no more.thank you if you reading this and may God Bless You All.Jennifer Miranda Lincoln Nebraska