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How Will I Know If I’ve Won A Prize from PCH?

Prize Patrol

You’ve been entering every chance you get to go for the exciting variety of prizes that PCH has to offer. That could mean entering everything from our life-changing SuperPrizes and smaller cash and merchandise prizes, to searching on PCHSearch&Win or playing daily instant win games on PCHgames — there are so many exciting opportunities to win out there!

In fact, we’ve awarded over $248 Million since 1967. Ever wonder what would happen if you won a prize from Publishers Clearing House? Wonder no more. I’m about to reveal the ways that we notify our winners with the exciting news that they’ve won a prize!

How we notify PCH SuperPrize winners

First, let’s start with our major prize awards, like One Million Dollars, $5,000.00 A Week For Life, or our “Forever” Prize. These SuperPrizes are always delivered live and in person by our famous Prize Patrol.  Headed by Executive Director Dave Sayer, Senior Vice President Todd Sloane, and the lovely Danielle Lam, this elite team of PCH employees is dedicated to getting that big prize to the lucky winner no matter what!

If you are our lucky winner, the Prize Patrol will use all of their resources to locate you and present you with your prize.  If the winner is at work, on vacation, or away from home, the Prize Patrol will find them.

The Prize Patrol travels around the country and are real pros at getting the job done! Dressed in their signature blue jackets with official Prize Patrol badges on display, they arrive in the famous Prize Patrol van with champagne, flowers, an oversized check, balloons in hand and a camera person in tow to capture all of the excitement.

There is no rehearsal, and never any staging —we never notify our big winners ahead of time. The winners you see on our TV commercials are truly surprised and are not actors! The planning, timing and nervous anticipation of an in-person delivery is all worth it in the end. The winners’ reactions in real time, at the winning moment, are just priceless!

Check out our latest $1 Million Super Prize Winner Neil Kroll and his winning moment on June 30th, 2014! You can also view a list of our lucky winners and watch more incredible winning moments online.

How PCH notifies winners of smaller Cash Prizes, Instant Win Prizes and more!

The growing number of prizes we award during the year is staggering, and it would be virtually impossible to award every prize in person. So we notify winners of smaller prize amounts via an overnight express carrier such as UPS, FedEx or USPS Express Mail.  While Publishers Clearing House does not award major prize amounts (generally $10,000.00 and up) via email, we may occasionally advise winners of smaller prize amounts via email.

If you win an instant win prize online, you will see a screen pop up telling you you’ve won. Just fill out the form to claim your prize, and that’s it!

 Remember, only PCH is authorized to notify you of a win from a Publishers Clearing House giveaway!

Our prizes are delivered free of charge to the winners. We do not ask for bank account information. There is no processing fee, tax or special handling charge to win. If you are asked to send any money, for any reason, to collect a prize, you are not dealing with the real Publishers Clearing House.

 Keep on entering to win and you could soon be on the receiving end of one of our exciting prizes!

Jane M.
Creative Department

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    Thank you for the update about the scams they almost got me but thanks to prize patrol posting the rules they was unable to get you I appreciate you guys keep up the good work

  2. Trying to understand the scratch off numbers. It says I won a couple cash prizes but never got any notice or anything. Don’t know if I’m looking at it wrong when it says check your numbers.

    1. Hello Deborah! 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 at your convenience. Our customer service representatives may be reached at http://bit.ly/ContactPCH between Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. You may also reach out by using our Digital Assistant that can also be found at the link we provided. We look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Hello Linda! Please report all contacts from scammers to PCH via this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. PCH does partner with the Federal Trade Commission and we send all scam reports to them so please make sure you let us know anytime a scammer contacts you. Remember, the real PCH never notifies major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask winners to pay to claim their prize. You can see more Safety Tips here: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim.

  3. I received an email from Claims Agent David Walters cl aiming that I won a prize through Publishers Clearing House. He said that my prize was $1,000,000 and $10,000 a week for the rest of my life. He has two phone numbers: $$$ $$$-$$$$/$$$ $$$-$$$. He sent an email letter to confirm this. At the bottom of the email letter it closes with: Publishers Clearing House, Deborah Holland /Executive Vice President. Mr. Walters asked for personal information such as Social Security Number, Bank Account Numbers, and asked me to use a separate account at Bank of America so that the payments could commence. I went to the Bank of America regarding opening a separate account and was told that it sounds like a scam. I have a copy of the email letter.

    1. Hi Arthur, that’s definitely a scammer. The real PCH doesn’t notify our major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask for money to claim a prize. Please report any details you have about that scam contact to us at this link: http://bit.ly/Report-Scam-To-PCH. I also encourage you to check out these Safety Tips for some great info on what to watch for: https://bit.ly/FraudProtection2. Stay safe everyone!!

  4. A friend of mine told my my name appeared on PCH as a winner. How do I claim the prize I have an account but unable to get in my username.

    1. Hi Teresa! 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 http://bit.ly/ContactPCH between Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Hi Gary! 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 http://bit.ly/ContactPCH between Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Someone told me they saw my name on a PCH list to receive a cash award and they’re a good friend of mine, so I don’t doubt they saw something to that effect. How can I check to see whether I was awarded funds that I either didn’t recognize I needed to claim or that may have been sent to my old address? Even my email address has changed. Thanks for your help.

    1. Hello Donis, thank you for reaching out. 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 http://bit.ly/ContactPCH between Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

  6. I have been blocked from the PCH WEBSITE. I don’t know what is happening if it will be blocked again or not. I don’t know if I completed the required boards, but I do know the time is up.

    1. Hi Sheri, in order to assist you with this matter, we ask that you please reach out to our Customer Service team. Our Customer Service Representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time: https://bit.ly/ContactPCH. Let us know if you need anything else!