An important PCH “Winning Number Notification Plan” Bulletin is scheduled to arrive in mailboxes across the country tomorrow — will you be one of the recipients?
If you receive one of these Bulletins and are wondering: “what’s a Winning Number Notification Plan?” let me explain. It’s the plan that will take place following the drawing for winner selection for our August 31st Special Early Look Prize Event — $5,000 A Week “Forever”.
Here’s what the Bulletin looks like:
It’s white with a bright green and silver label that says “Winning Number Notification Plan”.
The Winning Number Notification Plan has two steps: In Step 1, if a matching winning number is timely returned, we will notify the PCH Prize Patrol immediately so they can prepare to award the $5,000 A Week “Forever” prize to a winner on August 31st. That means if YOU have and return the matching winning number by the deadline, the Prize Patrol will come to YOUR door in weeks and tell you you’ve won THIS prize:
However, if the matching winning number is NOT returned, the Plan will go to Step 2, and an alternate winner will be selected to receive a smaller base prize instead. Note: if it is necessary to go to Step 2, the identity of a person who threw out what turned out to be a winning number will not be revealed.
Why is it important to have a Winning Number Notification Plan? Well, first of all, we need to make sure everyone here at PCH who is involved with the winner selection process knows what to do depending on the outcome of the drawing, so that we can make sure a winner is identified as quickly as possible in accordance with Official Rules. We need to give the information to the Prize Patrol so they can make travel arrangements to award the prize on the scheduled date. There’s not much time between the drawing date and the prize award date, so we can’t afford any delays. The Contest team needs to know what to do if a matching winning number is timely returned, or if it’s not.
Secondly, it’s very important to protect confidentiality. Only a few specially trained associates have access to information about prize drawings and the winners. We wouldn’t want a winner to find out ahead of time, before the Prize Patrol shows up, because that would spoil the surprise of the televised winning moment! And, in the unfortunate case when someone who had a number that could have become a winner but failed to enter by the deadline, we would not want that personal information to be revealed either. Imagine the disappointment and embarrassment it might cause! That’s why we encourage folks not to throw out their entries — so they’ll avoid the risk of accidentally discarding a number that could end up becoming a winner!
Don’t risk letting that happen to you! If you want the chance to become our fourth $5,000 a week “Forever” prize winner, we urge you to open up your Winning Number Notification Plan Bulletin as soon as it arrives and mail in your entry as instructed. A green Official Entry label has been provided for your use – it’s on the bottom of the Maryann Carter letter.
Please transfer it to the Official Entry-Order Form enclosed and return it right away.
Now, for you folks who DIDN’T receive this package in the mail, FEAR NOT! YOU can activate a valid Prize Number – covered by our Winning Number Notification Plan – by going to pch.com, PCHSearch&Win, PCHGames, PCHlotto, PCH TV, the PCH Fan Page on Facebook, or the PCH Play & Win App. Rest assured, there are SO many ways to enter to WIN in just weeks.
YES, the Prize Patrol could make you the fourth member of Publishers Clearing House’s “Forever” Prize Winners Club on August 31st – but ONLY if you have and return the matching winning Prize Number on time. So please, no matter how you do it, take every chance you get to ENTER!
Best of Luck,
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