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Throwback Thursday: Prize Patrol Member Todd Sloane

Throwback Thursday Prize Patrol

For many of us, the name Todd Sloane is synonymous with Publishers Clearing House. As PCH fans, you’ve seen Todd in our TV commercials and promotions as one of the faces of the PCH Prize Patrol. As PCH employees, we know Todd as an influential thought leader and a driving force behind many of the exciting things we’re doing today. For over 30 years, Todd’s hard work and creativity has made a difference at PCH. That’s why today, for Throwback Thursday, we wanted to take a look back at Todd’s early years with the company.

Todd has held a number of positions here and is currently Sr. Vice President of Creative. Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know, Todd’s first job at Publishers Clearing House was sorting mail. That’s right! As a college student, Todd worked at PCH part-time one summer. Lucky for us, PCH hadn’t seen the last of him.

Throwback Thursday Todd Sloane

Some time later, Todd applied for a full-time position at PCH. In response, he received a letter from personnel. Explains Todd, they said they didn’t have a position that matched my experience, but I was welcome to come in for an exploratory interview.” That meeting led to Todd accepting a position within the company as an Associate Marketing Analyst. He was recently going through his office and found that very letter! Boy, are we glad that Todd didn’t give up and went for that interview, because a few years later he would have a big idea that would shake things up!

Later, when Todd was Advertising Coordinator at PCH, he had what he calls an “ah-ha moment.  His team needed to notify the newest SuperPrize winner, and Todd had a revolutionary idea, “in the past, PCH would call winners on the phone to tell them they’ve won – but I thought, let’s just go knock on their door with the good news and videotape it!That’s what they did; and the world-famous Prize Patrol was born.

Throwback Thursday PCH Prize Patrol

To this day, if you win a SuperPrize, you won’t be notified by mail or telephone … you’ll know when the Prize Patrol is standing at your front door with flowers, balloons, champagne, and a “Big Check” with your name on it. The members of the Prize Patrol are the folks EVERYONE wants as visitors, and we have Todd to thank for this amazing phenomenon, immortalized in pop culture.

For Todd, there have been many important moments throughout the years at PCH, with lots more excitement in store in 2016.  Exclaims Todd, We’re planning on giving away more money this year than ever before – starting with the guaranteed $5,000 A Week Forever” Prize on February 26th.Remember everyone, if you win, that would mean $5,000 every single week for your life, plus after that, $5,000 a week for the life of someone you choose! Enter at now!

I hope you enjoyed this Throwback Thursday with Todd Sloane. Stay tuned for more Throwback Thursday fun with the Prize Patrol in the weeks ahead.

All the best,
Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

Other blogs you may like:
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Todd Sloane
How Did The Prize Patrol Get Started

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  1. Hello Elaina, I believe that my girlfriend has become a victim of a PCH scam since Sept 2022. She has been regularly corresponding by phone with two people whom I feel are definitely impostors – Todd Sloan & a Susan. Unfortunately & sadly they have managed to drain her finances by acquiring a great amount of money from her. They continuously offer her lame excuses as to why she hasn’t yet received her delivery of prize money. She foolishly has ignored & dismissed all of my advice & warnings as well as those from reputable websites about fraud & her banks. These despicable people are obviously experts at deceiving & brainwashing people. Your thoughts & feedback would be very much appreciated.

  2. Did you know there’s a scammer out there claiming to be Todd Sloane? The phone number he’s calling from is 385-415-$$$$. It’s the same $17 million scam I found online (call Wells Fargo 323-342-$$$$, option 2). Fortunately I didn’t send money, and when he got desperate and said he was in love with me I blocked his number.

    1. Hello Patricia, Please report all contacts from scammers to PCH via this link: 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: Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim.

    1. Hi Henry, it sounds like you’ve been contacted by a scammer, NOT the real PCH. It’s important to remember that PCH does not contact winners of a major prize via phone, text, email, mail, or on Social Media. Also, if anyone asks you for money for any reason to claim a prize, you can be sure they’re a scammer. Please don’t give them any money, or any personal information! Scammers are very sneaky and will use our good name and reputation to try to deceive people. Stopping them is a team effort so please report any and all scam contacts you receive to PCH at this link: We provide numerous videos, blogs, and tips to recognize these scammers here: Stay safe!