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 fill out a Scam Incident Report.

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

  1. Carmen falcon says:

    Claim win if it real win or not just hope I win the claims

  2. Wade Holland says:

    Thanks ken i appreciate your help on this matter and am looking forward to your future post ! Thanks again !!

  3. Wade Holland says:

    Thanks ken like i said i am just going to wait on your lead my friend and i really appreciate your help on this matter looking forward to your post thanks again!

  4. Harmony Craver says:

    Same thing happens to me they send an email saying I won $10,000 next day sent a apology email saying I was the wrong person they contacted by accident It was supposed to have another name ther instead of mine how embarrassed I told my friends and family I won I was so excited and to read my email stating it was a mistake was truly devastating .

    1. Ayzia S Pais says:

      Omg the same thing just happened to me. I won 10,000 & this morning I get a email saying it was a mistake. I think they should pay us.

  5. Jean says:

    Ever notice how all the give aways are #6900? How can it be a different give away but numbered the same, even after some one supposedly won. That should make it a different numbered give away or super prize.

  6. Sharon Levites says:

    The letter dated to VIP’s stating you have won $10,000 with an apology I’m sure 1,000’s had received. They made an error with an apology. Pch has been around for decades, Reading between the lines I have a feeling it got send to all the VIP’s where it goes to all emails with the matching names connected to each email. The part where it says the announcement INCLUDING ONLY YOUR NAME WAS SENT ONLY TO YOU and not to anyone else means the email sent to My email would have only name on it. But everyone else it was sent to had their names on it owner of their emails. So I’m sure it must of been sent to thousands accidentally. And it was worded in hopes it was only you.
    So each of us had our name on it only to our email but we all received it.
    Mistakes do happen , so we had a short thrill. We all have the big dream to have our life’s change with that surprise knock on our door. To imagine that it would change our life’s forever. But our changes are getting hit by a bus are better then PCH knocking on our door. But it’s nice to dream in hopes they do.
    Oh by the way, I was hit by a bus riding a bike and been on disability since lol so I do know your chances are better to get hit by a bus. PCH had a computer error. They quickly apologized for it. Computer errors happen all the time.
    Just either keep on playing having that dream or throw in the towel. But they owe us nothing unless you truly do win. Letter dated sept 17 along with everyone else’s

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