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

  1. Rosie. camunas says:

    I play the pch lottery everyday but I don’t think that I win I have been playing for a year already

  2. Jene' Miller says:

    I received one of those yesterday I’m sending mines back tomorrow well today but is it legit did u really get that

  3. I received pch in mail with scrach offs and it said get three like amounts win that amount. I got 15 three times and 1000000 three times. It said sign back and mail back to you. Is this for real or what? I sent it back almost two weeks ago and havent heard anything. Jts driving me crazy not noing. Whats the deal with it please? Lol

  4. Ashley E. says:

    I recieved a little game in the Mail and i had to scratch off the circle and if i got 3 of the same symbol it says i won. Well i scratched off three stacks of gold coins and it says that i win 45,000! The instructions say that if i get 3 alike i win that prize no purchase nessessary. It says to mail it back in within 10 days to win my prize. Im sending it back in tomorrow. Is this real? Did i really win 45,000? It has pch legit phone number and whatnot on the envelope…

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