Does Publishers Clearing House Contact Winners In Advance?

Hi blog readers!

It’s Danielle Lam with the PCH Prize Patrol! One question I hear from our fans a lot is: “does Publishers Clearing House contact winners in advance?” Watch my video below to find out the answer:


There you have it everyone! As I mentioned in my video, the only way you’ll know if you won big from PCH is if the Prize Patrol shows up at your doorstep! That’s right, we do NOT contact our prize winners in advance. You’ve seen our winning moments on TV, and that is exactly how they happen in real life! We show up unannounced and give our lucky winners the surprise of a lifetime.

The other important thing to remember is that we NEVER ask for money from our winners! At PCH, the winning is ALWAYS free! So if you get a phone call, text message or anything in the mail about winning, and the person asks you to send money to claim your prize, that is NOT the real PCH Sweepstakes!

I hope this helped clear things up, and remember, if you ever have any questions, ASK US! Leave a comment below or on my Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook!

Our next big prize event is right around the corner, so please stay safe everyone — and GOOD LUCK!


Danielle Lam
Prize Patrol Elite

P.S. On today’s Play&Win blog, Laurel is answering another important fan question: how can you find out if your PCHlotto numbers are winners? Want to know the answer? Check out the Play&Win blog now!

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  1. we have been running around for 2 days preparing for the prize patrol to come to our city to meet us. They called us and and have been in contact with the entire time. They seem legit ( but over the phone anyone could). They are having us open a new checking account for the prize money and are asking us to help register the mercedes car we won. They sent documents that say they came from the IRS explaining what we won and a picture of a check. I am leary of it and was hoping to get some insight.

    1. That is a scam! We would like to let everyone know that you never need to pay to claim a PCH prize you may have won. Also, PCH will never contact winners via phone, text, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook requests, or private messages. Large prize winners are notified in person. The best thing about PCH is that it’s free to enter and free to win! Please report any and all scams to us by completing a scam incident report. Click this link to find out how: Stay safe!

  2. I love playing all of PCH’s assorted venues. It keep me sharp especially on the quizzes, and playing the slots is like being in Atlantic City. KEEP UP THE THE GREAT WORK FROM YOUR M.I S. DEPARTMENTI DONT KNOW HOW YOU MANAGE WITH ALL THE TRAFFIC AND KOOL GRAPHICS.

    Great Job!!!

    1. Hello Dee, thank you for contacting PCH. In order for us to assist you with your question we will need a bit more information. 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 11:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. We look forward to hearing from you.

  3. I was definitely curious about this. My other question is, I see that your offices are located in Boston and New York and what not and I only have seen winners in large states that are known for something and I could be very wrong about that but I’m wondering if you do in fact travel to small states like Wisconsin where there isn’t much going on? I also want to tell you how amazing you are for what you do for people. I can only imagine…I know I’ll never experience it personally but I can only imagine what is going through people’s minds when they see you…like I said, I know I’ll never know first hand because that kind of stuff never happens to me but I truly think that I would absolutely not believe it was real and would probably think someone is pranking me really good. Lol. I know that you are very busy right now getting everything together for the big reveal in just a day or 2 and are probably receiving so many emails from people asking if they are the big winner, so stay safe, good luck and have fun changing someone’s life so much for the better. Bye now.

    1. PCH has awarded over $487 Million to winners from every state in the US and we’ve had winners in Canada too! Check out this blog article for more info and to see some of our major prize winners from West Virginia: Our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased; there’s no way to know ahead of time who our winner will be or what state they’ll live in. Every entry has the same chance of winning and every entry you submit is another chance that you could become a lucky winner. Keep trying and don’t give up. There are so many ways to submit an entry into our many exciting giveaways each day. You can check them all out here: Good luck to you and all.

  4. Yes PCH I want to Win A Prize and meet The Prize Patrol on April 30th! WOW! I keep entering, because I want to Win and meet the Prize Patrol, in, Fleming Island, Florida at the McBride House on April 30th! Thanks again PCH God Bless. WOW!$7,000.00 A Week For Life!