Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Publishers Clearing House


Hey PCH Fans!

Have you ever wondered if Publishers Clearing House is the real deal? Have you ever doubted that the Prize Patrol actually shows up to unsuspecting winner’s homes and hands over a Big Check for a life-changing amount of money? Well I’m here to tell you that it IS all real — VERY real! For over 60 years, PCH has been bringing smiles to the faces of millions by giving them the chance to change their life by entering to win amazing prizes! And, these chances to win are absolutely FREE!

“Is it real?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get, but there are many other questions we get asked all the time, too! With that said, here are some facts about Publishers Clearing House that every fan should know!

1) Do I have to buy something to win a PCH Sweepstakes?

NO! You never have to buy anything in order to be eligible to win with PCH. Making a purchase will NOT improve your chances of winning. EVERYONE has an equal shot at winning big!

That being said, we do sell LOTS of fantastic merchandise and value-priced magazines! Love those popular products you see advertised on TV? We sell them! And we have tons more big deals and hot items, so check them all out today!

2) How do I know if I’m a winner?

You’ll know if you’ve won a major prize from Publishers Clearing House if the Prize Patrol shows up at your door with a Big Check — just like you’ve seen in our TV commercials! Throughout the years, many scammers have attempted to use Publishers Clearing House’s good name to scam hopeful winners into sending them money. Please always remember that we NEVER contact winners by phone, and we also NEVER ask for money in order to receive your prize! At Publishes Clearing House, the winning is ALWAYS FREE!

3) What happens if the Prize Patrol tries to award me a prize and I’m not home?

They will find you! It doesn’t matter if you aren’t home when the Prize Patrol arrives at your door, if you’ve won, you will find out soon enough and you WILL get your prize! The Prize Patrol will either wait till you get home or try to track you down!

So PCH fans, we hope these answers have helped! To find out more, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page AT!


Amanda C.
PCH Creative

P.S. And of course, comment below with any other questions you may have!

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What Does The Prize Patrol Do When The Winner Isn’t Home? 

Don’t Be Fooled By PCH Scams — At PCH, The Winning Is Free!


245 thoughts on “Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Publishers Clearing House”

  1. Amber H says:

    I have MANY screenshots of a scammer from Jamaica requesting I send money to claim my prizes. I did not fall for the trick but he did send me a PM via Facebook.

  2. Katlin Freeberg says:

    I’m always hopeful and it really would be a dream come true! I just would want to be giving as well as receiving with it. This would be the answer to all of the bad issues over the years..

  3. MRObinson says:

    Hi, yes I want to win too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. MRObinson says:

    All I know is I serve a loving God and if its my time to win…… I’m winning! I thank JESUS for PCH who bless people everyday with these life changing moments and I cannot wait to get my blessing!!!!!

  5. PCH a chance to win $7,000,00 a week for life gwy4900 October 23rd plus $100 000,00 gwy 4650

  6. Eri Jamal harris says:

    Pch if you don’t go to church does that mean you are not fully understanding the way god works and the understand of wat Jesus Christ our savoir meant to us.there is a church on Plainfield ave in plfd you pass Huntington ave when you go in for service you hear a beep as if to say why play pch god has chosen winners all ready. The winners are all around us in front behind us so I say wat about people you really play and listen to the bull but don’t respond should I have to hear you are not going to win nothing. Church of doom.and I’ve never even been there just walked be a person I must be my self.from my comments I will be sick.and I don’t go to church. But heat me involved with me own family thinks I’m crazy but I hear …

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  7. Amber Merlin says:

    Oops, freaked out a little early. Reread the date, the giveaway is next month. Ha-ha. I feel better. Still, praying for a chance to win. Sorry for the freak out.

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