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Who Decides Who Wins the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?

Being a dog-lover, I enjoy watching the annual Westminster Dog Show.  Like other TV viewers I look at each pedigreed pooch and think “If I was that judge, which dog would I select as ‘best in show’?”  And then I realize: “If I was that judge – what a terribly heavy responsibility!  Imagine being the one person who can change that creature’s life!  One judge – selecting the best of thousands of dogs?  That doesn’t seem fair.”

That’s why I’m glad that we don’t employ one person to decide who wins the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes! We do have a Board of Judges; but they do not ponder anything like “Who is the most deserving” or “Who most needs the money” or “Who will give us the best ‘winning moment’ on TV.”  They simply ensure that the winner selection is totally random and that every entry has a fair chance of winning.

Years ago an advertising biggie accurately described the results of a PCH prize drawing as “pure grace”: The winner doesn’t really do anything special to deserve such a blessing.  He or she just follows the rules to enter the sweepstakes – and then Lady Luck or fate decides the outcome.   There’s really no judging at all when it comes to deciding who wins the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.

You know, some people complain saying “Young people and apartment dwellers never win” or “No one from my neck of the woods ever wins” or “Those winners don’t seem to need the money.”  Well, I can assure you that not a single one of these complaints “holds water.”  We have awarded Big Checks to every kind of person you can think of.

That should make YOU feel good.  As long as you take advantage of the opportunity you’re given to enter the sweepstakes, you have as good a chance of winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes as anybody else.

Enter to win PCH Sweepstakes

Come to think of it, there’s only one person who has the power to totally prevent you from winning – and that’s YOU.  If you never enter the PCH Sweepstakes, you will lose for sure!

With that sobering advice, let me urge you to enter today — and every day! If you do, the next person the Prize Patrol surprises with roses, balloons and a Big Check could be YOU!

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

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  1. This is not a easy task. Can be stressful but I do like that the staff is a great help. They push you to keep going and never give up. Days I have cried, upset not seeing my name on the winners list. The staff says no one quits around here. They work very hard to make your dreams come true. PCH gang might ring your bell. Thank you very much, Valerie D$$$.

  2. I cannot wait and I hope I win. I am in it to win it. I still do not understand why I never see anyone from Texas win so I want to be the first one .

  3. I m in it to win it!keeping the faith and one day soon I can say I won a publishing clearinghouse sweepstakes giveaway contest live on NBC news YouTube and my Hometown news .