Behind The Scenes At PCH: Spotlight On Michael Collins

A “Big Check” from Publishers Clearing House ― there’s nothing better, right? Well, almost…. even more exciting are the real checks that Big Winners can cash at the bank!

Today I’d like to introduce you to a very important person here at PCH: Michael Collins, Assistant VP & Controller, who helps us get those real checks ready for our winners.

Michael and the finance department work very closely with the sweepstakes administration and promotional development departments, so they’re always aware of all the new prizes being offered by Publishers Clearing House and ready to issue live checks once the lucky winners have been selected.

I asked Michael how he feels about being so directly involved in payouts that really help people and change lives.  Says Michael, “Although it is not my signature that appears on the ‘Big Check‘ that we use for promotional purposes, it is my signature that frequently appears on the real checks that go to our winners.  It is a very good feeling to know that I am a part of the PCH winning experience.”

However, there’s a lot more to Michael’s job than issuing checks! As the person responsible for the operation of the Publishers Clearing House finance department, Michael is involved in every area of finance for the company including accounting, treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax, payroll and internal audit, as well as the day-to-day transactions.  Whew! I’m tired just listing them all!

But, Michael loves being involved in all the different aspects of finance at PCH. He says, “The best part of my job is the wide range of areas within the finance function and the people with whom I have the opportunity to work with on a daily basis throughout the company.”

Of course, Michael will never write one of those checks with his own name on it since employees are not eligible to win. But if he could become a SuperPrize winner, he says that he’d take a vacation with his family, pay off some bills and save money for his children’s education.

I hope you enjoyed learning about Michael Collins, the man behind the “real checks.” I know I did! Rest assured, dear blog readers, if you win a Big Publishers Clearing House Prize, Michael and his team will make sure your check is ready ― and you can take that to the bank!
Have a great day!

Elaina R.
PCH Creative

P.S. Publishers Clearing House will be part of the PLINKO game on “The Price Is Right” all week! Tune into CBS every day to watch!

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  1. I’ve been reading these notices from PCH, and although it says no purchase necessary… There’s clearly a purchase required for entry. Please correct me if I’m mistaken.

  2. October 27, 2018 (GWY 10074, $7,000 WEEK SWEEPSTAKES) Thank you again for allowing me to play the games and enter your Sweepstakes. Previously I mentioned how many little children in this area fall into the family swimming pool, and drown. A child a day drowns in the family pool. Each pool is to have a locked metal fence preventing children from entering the open pool area, but most of those homes are high rate rentals, and the owners don’t bother with the metal fencing. If and when I win a Sweepstakes, I would see to it that those homes that have children, would have a metal fence installed to prevent such devastating losses to parents. I could not possibly save every child from falling into a pool, but to know that preventing a child a day from loss of life, would be a godsend to the Phoenix Valley area. My entire life has been devoted to giving to others, and this would be a tremendous gift to this eighty one year old lady. Thank you Mr. Sloane, Ms. Holland, Ms. Carter and Mr. Collins. Gratefully, Carol Y Lowry

  3. I ordered over forty years ago and still never won if I did win I could help my children and do repairs on the house if you can check you will see I would love to win if it is ment for me then it will without you trying to force me to order I am divorce and living comfortably thank you have a nice day

    1. Our winner selection process is completely random; there’s no way to know who our next winner will be so don’t stop trying. I would like to remind you that you never have to buy anything to enter or to win. Our sweepstakes is designed to create interest in our many great product and magazine offers but a purchase is not required and won’t help your chances of winning. Most of our major prize winners sent in a submission that was an entry only and no purchase was made. We really mean it when we say that it’s free to enter and free to win. There are multiple ways that you can enter into our many great giveaways. To see all of the ways you can enter each day, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  4. I have received two items one is a TELESCPIC CLEANER , this does not work too flimsy. Also I planted flowers the way the instructions asked. No flowers came up, weeds greenery. I wanted for gladiolus and a huge sunflower came up. Very disappointing.

    1. Hi Carol! We are sorry to hear that! We kindly ask that you contact us by phone at your convenience. Our customer service representatives may be reached at 1-800-566-4724 between 8:30 am to 8:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday. We look forward to hearing from you.