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What If I’m Not Home When the PCH Prize Patrol Shows Up?

Imagine this: after years of entering Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, you’re finally a WINNER. So the Prize Patrol Team gets some flowers and balloons together and loads up in a van to come find you and deliver your Big Check at your front door. They knock… and there’s no answer, because you’re not home. What’s next? Does the Prize Patrol Team turn around and go home and choose another winner?


The Prize Patrol will find you, one way or another! They will track you down at work, at church, at your friend’s house, or even on vacation. They’ll even ask your neighbors where you are. OR, they’ll wait for you to come home. And we’re not just saying that — the PCH Prize Patrol has never failed to find the winner of its SuperPrize awards before.

Check out our compilation video of winners we had to track down because they weren’t at home!

So whether you’re home or not, if you’re our next WINNER, you’ll know it! And you’ll definitely get your prize. We won’t give it to anyone else!

Looking for more fun ways to collect tokens and enter PCH sweepstakes? If you take any of our 20-question quizzes at PCHquizzes, you’ll score 200 tokens for each correct answer — that’s a whopping 4,000 tokens per quiz for answering 100% correctly! You can also peruse a short, entertaining slideshow at PCHfrontpage and, if you click through to another slideshow, you’ll bank 1,000 tokens. Pretty easy, right? You’re welcome! 

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  1. Hi, well for the next month, I not be on my home, I came to Hayward CA, to stay with my mother, she 87 years old, and I’m going to be like companion, and take care; so my brother can rest a little. I TAKE TO THE DOCTOR TO THE CHURCH, TO THE STORE, cook for my mom, and my to brothers, so I WANT TO WIN ,,, but I not home.

    1. I not home. I taker my mom here in Hayward California, all my family and the people around me , tell me same thing, that I LOSE my life on these Publish Clearing House, they said on ten years and win only $10 dollars, not for one book of stamps, and here in California, I CAN’T not do nothing on the day on the computer, only from 8pm to 11pm OR TO 12 night and Sleep 3 h.r wake up and use the computer from, 3 am to 6 am, because I HAVE TO stay wit my mom, until 8 pm, for me is hard to send you, all the numbers, from the envelopes, so I don’t not what to do, I’m so tired. Do you think one day going to be me the winner?

  2. I got a call letting me know that I winner for a second prize with you guys and that they coming to give me the money and Oklahoma to my city to meet but I told them that it sounds like to good to be the real deal. I send a copy of yours rules and procedures but they still saying that they are real.

    1. Hello Elizabeth, That is not the real PCH calling you; it’s a scammer that’s only pretending to be from PCH. Please do not call that number, do not give the scammer any personal info including bank account information, and definitely do not send them any money if they ask. If you haven’t already done so, please report that scam contact to us via the following link: I encourage you to read these Safety Tips too: Please stay safe and have fun!