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Does PCH Contact Major Prize Winners in Advance?

Greetings, fans and friends!

I love reading your PCHblog comments! And here’s a question that I see often on the blog:

Does PCH contact major prize winners in advance?

The answer, of course, is NO. Major prize winners are never contacted in advance. Publishers Clearing House notifies winners of our big SuperPrize awards by sending the Prize Patrol to surprise them in person!  Never via email, phone, mail or social media.  If you’re a major prize winner, the PCH Prize Patrol will show up at your door with flowers, balloons, champagne and a “Big Check” ― just like you see on TV! Smaller prizes are sent via Express mail or Overnight Delivery.

In fact, PCH Prize Patrol Elite member Danielle Lam has a special video where she tells our fans that major prize winners are never contacted in advance:


Now that you know that PCH never contacts major prize winners in advance, you might ask another question I often see in our blog comments:

Someone called me (or emailed me, sent me a letter, or told me through Social Media) that I won a PCH prize – and then they stated that in order to claim it, I need to send them money. Do I ever have to pay to claim a PCH prize?

The answer to this question is NO! You never have to pay to claim a PCH prize, and if someone asks you to do so, they are not from the real Publishers Clearing House!

At PCH we NEVER ask for money from our winners!  Remember, the winning is always free! So if you get a phone call, Social Media message or anything in the mail about winning, but in order to claim your prize you are asked to send money – for any reason – STOP!   It is a SCAM!

So, to recap, does PCH contact major prize winners in advance?

The answer is: NO

And do you have to pay to claim a PCH prize?

Again, the answer is: NO

Now here’s a question to which the answer is a solid “YES”: Could you become the lucky winner of $7,000 A Week For Life on April 28th?

YES, you absolutely could become our next big SuperPrize winner!  All you need to do is enter!

Good luck!

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

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Beware of PCH Scams on Facebook and Instagram
How to Avoid Sweepstakes Scams
Will PCH Contact Me Via Social Media If I Win A Prize?

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