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Why Does PCH Take A “Special Early Look?”

Have you heard the great news?! Publishers Clearing House is about to take a “Special Early Look” for a winner from Giveaway No. 4900 on October 23rd. That means someone could win $7,000 A Week For Life VERY SOON. But have you ever wondered: Why Does PCH Take A Special Early Look? I’m going to explain, but if you’ve been reading the blog long enough, you can probably guess the reason!

It’s really no surprise! The answer to the question: why does PCH take a special early look is that Publishers Clearing House is all about winning! We just love awarding Millionaire-making SuperPrizes and taking “Special Early Looks” from existing Giveaways enables us to give away even MORE money. When it comes to winning, MORE is definitely better.

In fact, Giveaway No. 4900 isn’t scheduled to end until early 2016. But, because of the numerous “special early look” events we’ve had, Publishers Clearing House has given away FOUR $1 Million SuperPrizes from Giveaway No. 4900 so far.

Why does PCH Take a Special Early Look

In each case, there was no match to the winning number when we took the “special early look”, so we were unable to award the top prize. Alternatively, we held a second-chance drawing for a $1 Million prize. You might say that’s “a million times better” than state lotteries that simply don’t award a prize if there’s no match to the winning number.

As you can tell our FOUR $1 Million SuperPrize winners from Giveaway No. 4900 so far were VERY excited to be given a second chance!

“Amen! Praise the Lord for this!” — Brian W. (Nov. 2014 winner)
“Wow!” — Mark J. (April 2015 winner)
“Oh, I love this!” — Boris C. (June 205 winner)
“This is amazing!” — Robb G. (August 2015 winner)

Stay tuned! We could be giving away THE BIG ONE on October 23rd!  But, rest assured, if there is no match to the winning number, we will still surprise a new PCH Millionaire. Either way, on October 23rd, PCH is going to make some lucky sweepstakes entrant VERY happy! Keep on entering if you want the Prize Patrol to show up at your house!

Good luck!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

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PCH Fans Tell Us They Love Giving Back!


Greetings, fans and friends!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I would like to thank you, our dear PCH fans and friends, for being such wonderful, selfless, giving people! We LOVE how generous you are, and we’ve really noticed how so many of you say that one of the first things you’d do if you won BIG is to give back to charity.


In fact, some of you have mentioned on the Blog that you’re already donating your smaller PCH prizes to charity! That’s incredible!

Today, I wanted to proudly present some wonderful blog comments from our super-duper generous fans!

Giesela K. has won a total of $65 so far playing PCH Games, and has donated all her winnings to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Giesela does this wonderful act of kindness for personal reasons. She writes, “In 2009 I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. I had become a very bitter, angry person with a lot of self-pity. Then, after watching one of the St. Jude commercials on TV, and seeing the children with such grace, faith, hope, courage and positive attitudes, I felt ashamed of how I was dealing with my own medical issues. It gave me a new perspective. So that’s why I have given all my small winnings to them.”

Dennis M. tells us that he’s been praying for his friends and family during hard times. “I lost the one I truly loved for 25 years after she passed from leukemia,” he says, “and I pray one day I’ll win that special amount from PCH and help in donating to the cancer center here. Thank you, PCH, for giving me the chance to win.”

Pamela K. says, “I would be willing and am always ready to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, especially the babies. Their parents won’t have to worry about how their medical bills are paid.”

Tamara B. says, “If I won, I would give back to schools and our police officers. I believe that every child deserves to be on a computer … I also believe in the people who protect and serve me. Being able to provide money to those cops will be satisfactory in my book.”

Veleria E. tells us, “I would help my local Catholic Charities because they have supported my family’s well-being for a long time. They provide food, housing, clothes, emergency funds, mental health support, volunteer services, and so on. I would also donate to my local NAACP. They work very hard here and don’t always get the support they so well deserve.”

Ethel M. says, “ I volunteer helping children and teenagers. There is no better cause, for they depend on our love and protection to grow into healthy, strong adults.”

Kim F. explains that, “giving back is the most rewarding thing anyone can do!”

Jonathan W. says, “I love making a smile and a difference!”

Last, but certainly not least, Kimberly D. says, “If I win, I would donate to Wigs for Kids (I donate my hair to them), Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and local charities in my area.”

Well, my friends, all I can say is WOW! WOW! WOW! You all have hearts of gold! Thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts. I can assure you we’re always listening to them. We know how much you all want to make a difference, and we do, too. And that’s why I’m happy to say that in less than 2 weeks, we’ll be announcing that something very special is coming back to Publishers Clearing House. Something very near and dear to our hearts! Can you guess what it is? Comment below and let us know. And be sure to check back here on the PCH Blog for our big news!

Thank you for being you!

Debbie K.
PCH Creative


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Next week we’re hosting a very special event here at PCH Headquarters! 2 former MAJOR SuperPrize winners are coming for a visit here in Port Washington, New York, and they’re going to help us award 2 very special prizes to 2 very special blog readers!

What can you win? An awesome Prize Patrol Fan Pack, complete with a Prize Patrol T-Shirt, Prize Patrol pen, Prize Patrol Van Bank and a signed photo from Danielle, Dave and Todd!

What do you have to do? To enter for your chance to win, all you have to do is post a comment on this blog between the hours of 12:00 AM E.T. and 11:59 PM E.T. (Friday, October 9th), and you will automatically become eligible! Remember, this special contest is ONLY for blog readers like you, so be sure to comment today!

Good luck everyone!

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Join Us On The Last Day of Our PCH Goes Pink Event!

PCH Goes Pink Share a Badge

Hi PCH fans!

As we told you earlier this week, Publishers Clearing House has joined the fight against breast cancer by donating $25,000.00 to Susan G. Komen®.  It’s our “PCH Goes Pink” event, and you too, can join the fight and help spread awareness.

Head over to the PCH Fan Page on Facebook and share one of the special badges we created with your Facebook friends. Share for your mother, sister, wife, daughter – or just share to find the cures! It doesn’t matter what badge you choose, we just want you to tell the world that you support the cause! If you haven’t shared yet, now’s the time! Yes, today is the LAST day to get your pink on, so make sure you head over to the PCH Fan Page on Facebook and show your support while you still can!

Why’d we choose Susan G. Komen? It’s simple! Susan G. Komen has invested more than $2.6 billion dollars in the fight against breast cancer, and has helped millions of breast cancer patients become breast cancer survivors. Their dedication has made them the world’s largest private nonprofit supporter of breast cancer research, so we’re MORE than proud to give Susan G. Komen our support as they continue the fight.

Why should you choose to spread the word today? Because today is the last day you can “go pink” with us!  Use your voice to let others know that you support the cause as we donate $25,000.00 cash to support Susan G. Komen.  Be heard and make others aware that they can stand with us as well.  Remember, you read your friend’s shares and they impact your life every day, so imagine what sharing today could do to help others learn more about finding the cures! Just by sharing a simple message you could remind someone else to take care of their health … or get more involved … and your impact could speak volumes!

So c’mon, GO PINK with PCH today and show your support for a loved one, a neighbor, a friend or your whole online community with a share that could help change the world for the better. With your help, we can increase awareness about Susan G. Komen in their fight to end breast cancer.

Remember, today’s the LAST DAY — so visit the PCH Fan Page on Facebook and spread the word!

Keiran C.
PCH Creative

Consumer action in the 2015 PCH Goes Pink campaign will not result in an additional donation to Komen.

$1 Million Winner Is Super Thankful For His Second Chance Prize!


“I was speechless! I had nothing to say.”

That sums up Robb Gonzales’ reaction when the Prize Patrol showed up at his door with a $1 Million SuperPrize – a second chance prize PCH decided to give away when there was no winning number returned! While there weren’t many words coming out of his mouth, there is one quote that I thought of when I heard Robb’s story —“life always finds a way!” That quote comes from the summer blockbuster Jurassic Park, but fake-dinos are no match for a REAL life-changing $1 Million! You see, it seems that life found a way for Robb, because that $1 Million really was a “second chance” that came at just the right time.

But before we get into his story, I asked him how he was feeling now that a month has passed:

“Honestly, it still hasn’t hit me. I actually have an appointment tomorrow to speak with a financial planner. I think when I make some important decisions, then it will finally feel real.”

Robb had recently moved his home, but the transition was an expensive one due to his two pets. He had gotten behind on some bills and needed some money pretty soon!

“It felt like any other day. I work from home, so I got up and did what I was supposed to do. My neighbor who used to live near me called and said there was a package. Maybe it was a certified letter [with bad news]? But then she said they were ‘UPS People.’ That’s when I thought something was up, because she’s not a very good liar!”

The Prize Patrol had arrived at Robb’s old address, but because he had recently moved, they didn’t know where to find him!  Watch the video to see what happened next!

As I mentioned before, Robb won the $1 Million Second Chance Prize from a Special Early Look prize event. When Contest Officials took a special early look for our August 31st prize, there was no matching winning number. But that was GOOD NEWS for him because we still gave away a $1,000,000! Amazing, right? Robb certainly thinks so and is more than happy with how this turned out. The funny thing is, he was initially aiming for a LOT less!

“All I wanted was a $500 gift card! Just to buy some groceries or whatever. But when I saw the balloons outside and the people coming to my door…well, you saw the video!

“I don’t remember it afterwards at all. I tried to go back to work, but that didn’t go well at all. I lost balance a little bit there too, I got a little lightheaded. Danielle had to pull me up a little bit! It would have been bad if I passed out!”

Robb had been entering for several years, following in the tradition of his grandma before him. But it was in the past year that he got really serious, and he told me he still plays PCHlotto all the time!

“It’s definitely a part of my weekend routine. So I’ll do that for a little while, then I’ll find myself browsing travel websites. I have no clue where to go on vacation. Maybe Ireland? I’m not one for luxurious things. I’m not going to start wearing a fur coat or diamond rings or get a diamond grill! That’s not for me. But I will travel soon, I know that for sure. I haven’t had a vacation in five or six years!”


Although he doesn’t have a firm plan yet for the money, he knows he wants to help out his family with some bills (“especially my parents for being such a demon teenager!”), and maybe do something fun for his nieces while they’re still young.

Robb’s energy is infectious, and he even reports he’s having an influence on his coworkers and clients!

“More and more people I know are playing PCH! They know it’s real now. Clients have sent me congratulations cards, and they all say, ‘I guess I should start entering!’”

And Robb would want to pass along that energy to you as well! Life, luck or whatever stepped in and helped Robb out in a BIG WAY with this $1 Million SuperPrize. But he was entering to make it happen. So if there’s something you need a big financial boost for, make sure you’re doing the same!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S. If you won $1 Million Dollars from one of our Second Chance prizes, would you be thankful for it, too? Comment below and let us know!

P.P.S. Want to know who’s been winning at PCHSearch&Win? Check out today’s PCHSearch&Win blog for the answer!

Want a Dramatic Change in Your Life?

Set for Life

It’s amazing what some people are willing to do to win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.  Here is a dramatic example:

The Prize Patrol is at an airport waiting to board a plane.  It’s clear to passengers standing by that they are on line with the blue-blazered trio they have seen countless times in Publishers Clearing House TV commercials and promotions: it’s Danielle, Todd and yours truly, flying off to surprise some lucky person – with a Big Check!

A burly guy near me announces “Here I am!  I’m the winner!  I know that wrapped-up Big Check you’re holding has my name on it!”

Knowing the identity of the actual winner whose name is on the Big Check, I tell him “Sorry Charlie, it’s not your name, and in fact you’re the wrong sex.”

“I’ll change!  I’ll change!” he replies without hesitation.

I know that sex changes have gotten a lot of news coverage lately, but I assure him that such a dramatic alteration will not help him win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.

The point is YOU do not have to undertake any dramatic change in your life to enter and win our contests.

The dramatic change will occur after you win.

If you win of our new “Set for Life” prizes – a prize that would pay out $7,000 every single week for your life – you will be granted the fantastic luxury of relaxing.  No more financial worries.  No more sleepless nights wondering how you will pay your bills.  AND you will have the money, freedom and opportunity to enjoy things — like a new home, a new car or two, travels far and wide, the pursuit of interests long postponed, a bank account big enough to share with family, friends and charities, a secure retirement, or all of the above.

So again: no big change now, but DO take advantage of every chance you’re given to enter the PCH Sweepstakes.  You have nothing to lose – and the potential of a truly dramatic life change to gain.

Wishing you the best of luck.

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

PCH Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Have you ever endured something challenging in life? When faced with a hardship, you can make it through everything when you have friends by your side, right?

Support is SO important, so that’s why all this week, PCH is GOING PINK for breast cancer awareness! That’s right! We’ve partnered with Susan G. Komen®, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever!

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? It’s a staggering statistic, but here’s another one: there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today. That’s 3 million women who didn’t give up fighting, and we salute every single one of them! And we couldn’t be more proud to kick off our “PCH Going Pink” week! Our goal? To help Susan G. Komen® get that number of survivors even higher!

Help us spread the message! An early diagnosis is one of the best ways to increase a person’s chance of beating the disease. Over on our PCH Fan Page on Facebook, we’re asking all of our fans to share the GOING PINK badges we’ve made. Whether you’re sharing it for your sister, your mother or friend, we want you to get the word out about this very important topic…after all, this is a LIFESAVING mission!

Susan G. Komen PCH Goes Pink

Susan G. Komen

Publishers Clearing House will also be making a $25,000 donation to Susan G. Komen®. Komen has played a vital role in many major advancements in the breast cancer movement, helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. They are the world’s largest private nonprofit supporter of breast cancer research and community outreach programs, and we are very proud to stand alongside them!

So don’t delay – go to the PCH Fan Page on Facebook now and every day this week and share one of our images. You’ll be showing public support for someone you know and love, PLUS you’ll be encouraging others to take action in their own lives. Let’s link arms with those who are on the front lines – they need our valuable support!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

Consumer action in the 2015 PCH Goes Pink campaign will not result in an additional donation to Komen.

P.S. – I’m going to share a badge for my Aunt! When you share your badge, who are you doing it in honor of? Tell us in the comments below!

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