Real News Reports Answer the Question “Is Publishers Clearing House Real?”

If you’ve ever talked to anyone about our sweepstakes, chances are you’ve been asked the question “Is Publishers Clearing House real?” You might even be surprised that people even ask the Prize Patrol that very same question!

One thing we always do at Publishers Clearing House is invite the media to join us for prize awards. Of course, we NEVER tell them who the winner is ahead of time. We just let them know that there is a winner in their area, and that they can join us for the big surprise!

News coverage is a great way to show people that Publishers Clearing House is real! Just take recent winner Tammy T. Prize Patroller Howie showed up at her house with a reporter in tow.

This Is What Howie Says!

“Tammy’s husband Joe came outside and immediately knew what was going on – his eyes widened and he said ‘whoa! Let me get Tammy!,’” Prize Patroller Howie told me.

“Tammy was stunned. She and Joe said they had never won anything before and couldn’t wait to spend the money to take the entire family on a vacation, something they’ve wanted to do for a long time.”

Now these sort of recaps are commonplace, but luckily a TV reporter was on hand to capture the whole thing. Here’s her report!

PCH News Report

At PCH, we get to see lots of Prize Patrol footage shot by our crack team of videographers. We get some incredible footage of all sorts of different reactions. You’ve seen so many of them on our TV commercials over the years! But I think the news reports are just as compelling.

So the next time you have a friend ask you “Is Publishers Clearing House Real?” just find this blog post and send it to them. A picture is worth a thousand words…or in this case, a video is worth a PCH SuperPrize!

-Matt for Publishers Clearing House

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  1. I have faith Matt I do ,I have been doin this for many years I never quit I I keepthefaith mn an I love a challenge as this has been a wonderful experience threw out the years as I pray I meet you all soon PCHFAITHMN

  2. Well I’m not sure it’s all real. It’s 7:30am in Nevada and I’m playing Mahjongg Minute and it’s the daily tournament. However, the supposed top token earner already has 955,500 tokens. With a top token possibility of 2,500 per game, that’s 380 games so far, How can that happen?? Also, the people on the west coast or even Hawaii and Alaska have less of a chance, because of the time difference, with tournaments ending at midnight east coast time. And how about the possibility that techies have computers that ‘speed play’ the games? Don’t say it’s not possible, because in this day and age it is!
    Also, how much time and money is spent on processing those tiny $5, $10, $20 payments. When I think about it, I did get a $10 PCH check, why I don’t know, but I was in no hurry to run to the bank to cash it. I laughed and came close to just tearing it up.
    Yes, I still play the games and enjoy them. It’s helping me pass the time during this quarentine. Yes, I still imagine winning an amount large enough to help me move to another more active location, but unfortunately, I’m also realistic after what I’ve seen. I accumulate tokens but only use them towards a Walmart gift card, since I’m in a rural town and that’s the only store here. Living alone, I have no use for the other prizes. I feel like I’m stuck in a rut but I still dream and hope about being able to get to another place to have a more active life.

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  3. I’ve seen all your footage and entered your contests , then I get scam calls telling me I won and need to send money to pay the tax’s before I get the check. They are on there way to my house and have my address , street name and location ? This has happened more then once to me so I no longer enter. I have reported it to you once before but never had a reply from you. Very sad that you can’t even reassure me that this safe.
    Theresa Notte

    1. Hello Theresa, we certainly take the issue of scams and the illegal use of our name by scammers very seriously; that’s why we regularly educate our fans on what they can do to protect themselves. Unfortunately, scammers aren’t always easy to locate since many of them operate out of country. You can do your part to help us by reporting all scam contacts that you receive. Here’s how to report the scammers: It’s important to remember that the real PCH will never notify our major prize winners via phone, standard mail, email, or social media, and we never ask for money to claim a prize. I encourage you to take a look at this link for some great tips on how to stay safe: Please be careful everyone; don’t become a scammer’s victim!