Did I Really Win From Publishers Clearing House?

Did I Win

One of the most thrilling things about winning a Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize (besides the HUGE windfall) is a surprise visit from the world-famous PCH Prize Patrol.  It’s a huge, unforgettable event. So, if you’ve received some sort of notification that you’re a Big PCH Winner, but you’re left wondering, “Did I really win from Publishers Clearing House,” you may be the intended victim of a scammer pretending to be from PCH. Don’t let that happen!

You see, notifying SuperPrize winners in person has been a PCH tradition for decades.  Real “Winning Moments” are the hallmark of our nationally-televised commercial campaigns. While there is no typical “Winning Moment,” a SuperPrize winner could expect a knock at the door to find the PCH Prize Patrol ready to present them with flowers, balloons, champagne, and of course, the “Big Check,” with the cameras rolling to capture their reaction!

Because Publishers Clearing House is a reputable sweepstakes company that awards all prizes as offered, scammers often use our good name to attempt to rip off unsuspecting people.  Here are three important things to keep in mind to help you protect yourself and answer the question, “Did I really win from Publishers Clearing House?”

Publishers Clearing House Never Contacts Winners By Telephone, Email or Facebook. The famous Prize Patrol loves to surprise our SuperPrize winners in person! In fact, most PCH prizes over $10,000 are awarded by the Prize Patrol. Other big PCH Prizes are awarded either by certified or express letter.

You NEVER Have To Pay To Win. Publishers Clearing House will never ask you to pay a cent to receive a prize. PCH Sweepstakes (and all other legitimate sweepstakes) are absolutely free, that’s the law! So, if you’re asked to wire money, send a prepaid credit card, or provide a credit card number in order to claim a prize, you have not heard from the real Publishers Clearing House.

Still Not Sure? Contact PCH Directly! Unfortunately scammers can be very convincing. Don’t be fooled. If you’re still unsure if you’ve won from Publishers Clearing House, please call us at 1 (800) 469-4745 or email us at abuse@pch.com. (Do not call a phone number from the communication in question!)

As you may have gathered, if you have to wonder if you really won from Publishers Clearing House, you probably didn’t. We at PCH take Publishers Clearing House scams very seriously and actively work with law enforcement to stop scammers. We hope you’ll do your part to keep yourself informed and stay safe!

All the best,

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative


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212 thoughts on “Did I Really Win From Publishers Clearing House?”

  1. Virginia says:

    Be safe everyone as those fake scammers are out there trying to get your info. Be alert and never give out your info. Good luck to everyone! Playing to win it!

  2. Jeremy says:

    My wife juto got a yellow envelope with all kind software stuff in it and a mailbox letter saying she won 5000 and was able to enter for 5000 for life and to mail back for conformation. Is this correct?

  3. Vashaun Price says:

    I got a call saying I won 6 million. They explained how it’d be delivered privately or with cameras and everything. And gave me a conformation code to call. Didn’t ask for any personal information though.

  4. this is a ? can I win. I do hope so. I hope October the 23 me and my husband will be married. for 44 years we got married 19/ 71 that would come in handy for us and my family. have a bless day. and god bless.

  5. Paula says:

    I have had several FB friend requests”fraud”, from fake accounts Danielle, Dave and Tom..
    Sent them to FB fraudulent accounts.
    Be safe peeps!!
    Good luck to the everyone

  6. Audrey Hertel says:

    Thank you PCH for all you do to alert us,, to be there when we call about these things and I am surprised to read in your blog Elaina that even your PCH employs are scammed on Facebook. It is a big and crazy world out there and the good and the bad are all busy experimenting in the newness of it all. I feel very protected here at PCH and I thank you for all your work to make it that way for all of us.

  7. Becky Johnson says:

    I was Contacted With By a man Who Said He was From P.C.H “You have Just Won Their
    “6 Million Dollar Lottery..”Congratualations!” and he asked for MY BANK account No to Deposit Money Into it.And Then Said Congratulations again.Hung Up and I couldnt contact Him His No was Not to be Found.

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Becky! We’re so sorry this happened. Unfortunately that person was a scammer. You can report him directly to us to help us try and make sure this doesn’t happen again! http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH

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