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10 Surprising Things I Didn’t Know About PCH Until I Worked Here

A lot of people wonder if Publishers Clearing House is real—do they really award those huge prizes? Certainly, you can’t get all of that money for nothing…But it’s true! It’s one of the many things that I learned about PCH, and I continue to learn more with each passing day!

I won’t unload everything that I’ve learned while I’ve been here, but I will share with you 10 surprising things I didn’t know about PCH until I worked here!

10. PCH mails its Bulletins to Canada!

Before I started working here, I hadn’t even heard of Publishers Clearing House, and I had no idea what a big and amazing company it is! PCH does business not only in the U.S. but also in Canada! We even get to do special designs for our Canadian mailings!

9. PCH does in fact award all of that money!

Though it may seem like a fantasy, it’s true! PCH has awarded over $390 million in prizes, and more are awarded every single day. I had no idea that PCH awarded so many amazing prizes—it’s not all just money! Some of their prizes have included a Ford Explorer XLT and Amazon gift cards!

8. There’s more than just the PCHLotto!

Publishers Clearing House also has such amazing games as PCHKeno, PCHBlackjack, and the numerous Token Games that PCH hosts! These games are so much fun and you can even win tokens that can be exchanged for entries to the latest SuperPrize!

7. PCH has its own search engine!

If you’re a regular PCH’er, then you’re very familiar with PCHSearch&Win! But as a newcomer, I had no idea what it was. A couple of weeks in, I learned that PCHSearch&Win is more than just a way to search and look for things—it’s also a way to WIN! With your first search of the day after logging on, you will be entered to win our latest SuperPrize!

6. There are so many different departments!

Who works at PCH? What do they do? I had no idea how many different people work at this fantastic company! There are coders, artists, and lawyers…copywriters, marketers, and designers…photographers, videographers, and more! And if we were missing any one group, we wouldn’t be able to do the amazing things that we do!

5. PCH Has its own show!

Have you heard of InsidePCH? I hadn’t heard of PCH’s insider show until I worked here! InsidePCH is your look into Publishers Clearing House and all of the awesome things that we do! From classic winning moments to fun inside tips from “Matt the Stats Man,” Erica Zaragoza the “Spin Doctor,” and Eve Fish the “Winnerologist”!

4. The new PCH building is HUGE!

Having recently moved from our office in Port Washington, we now sit happily in Jericho! Our new office space is so beautiful and spacious—it looks just as good on the outside as it does on the inside!

Here’s a little sneak peek of part of the office! This is one of my favorite parts of the office—it’s so open and bright, and we even have that giant lit-up screen illuminating part of the atrium. I feel like I can get some exercise whenever I walk around the office because it’s so big!

3. There’s a “PCH Pay Day”!

Everyone loves pay day, right? And on “PCH Pay Day,” Publishers Clearing House not only changes someone’s life with its incredible SuperPrize but also awards thousands of other guaranteed smaller prizes to lucky winners! Best of all, PCH Day is making a comeback in just days!

2. There’s so many cool items to buy!

I hadn’t heard much about PCH before I started working here, and I had no idea that beyond SuperPrizes and PCHLotto that PCH sold such fantastic items! There’s everything from outdoor gear to kitchen cookware! You wouldn’t believe the unbeatable deals that you can find at PCH!

1. PCH gives back!

Charity is a huge part of the Publisher’s Clearing House atmosphere. One of the main charities that PCH supports is St. Jude® Children’s Research Hospital—over $850,000 has been donated to St. Jude alone!

But it’s not just the company itself that is charitable … so are its employees! PCH hosts a number of charity drives that are entirely employee-supported. Most recently, we held a donation drive for shelter animals, collecting blankets, toys, and food to send to a local shelter! And just a couple weeks ago, an emergency blood drive was held and over 60 employees donated!

So, there you have it! 10 things I didn’t know about PCH until I worked here! Maybe you learned some things, too! I learn more and more every day, and it’s such a cool place to intern!

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak-peek! What are some surprising things you’ve learned about PCH over the years? Leave your answers in the comments section!


Kira T.
PCH Creative Intern

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  1. I’ve been playing for a long time. I still believe in God & Miracles. Some days I have to remind myself that someone has to win & it could be me. Times are hard for everyone, so I know I am not the only one praying. May God Bless & keep you All. Have a Great Day?