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Do People Actually Win with Publishers Clearing House?

Despite the fact that Publishers Clearing House’s history stretches all the way back to 1953 and we have been running some of the most popular sweepstakes in the nation since 1967, there are still scores of folks who wonder:

Do people win Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, giveaways, and prizes?

To spoil the big surprise, the answer is unequivocally yes, people do indeed win. The truth is that thousands of people have won big with PCH. In fact, we have awarded over $553 million in cash prizes since 1967, and we are still handing oversized, multi-million dollar checks to blessed PCH fans to this very day. Just take a look at our recent PCH winners list!

Moreover, even if people are still in the dark about the life-changing opportunities that PCH offers, they likely still have important questions, such as:

  • How are Publishers Clearing House winners notified?
  • How does Publishers Clearing House pay their winners?
  • How am I supposed to fit this big check into the ATM machine?

Okay, that last one’s a joke.

All kidding aside, today, we are going to clarify some of your most important PCH questions, such as those listed above.

 With the most important one of “do people win Publishers Clearing House?” out of the way, let’s go ahead and tackle the other two queries.

How Are Publishers Clearing House Winners Notified?

If you are going to play PCH games and enter into our amazing giveaways, it is critical to ensure that you understand how Publishers Clearing House Winners are notified so that you can protect yourself against PCH impersonator scams.

As it stands, there are a couple of different ways that PCH winners are notified. First, if you have been awarded a prize of $10,000 or less, we might opt to notify you via overnight express carriers such as UPS, FedEx or USPS Express Mail or possibly via email.

That said, our major prize and SuperPrize winners will never receive an email. Instead, these folks are notified live and in person by our world-famous Prize Patrol so that we can be there with you during your big moment and capture it all on film!

Also, it is important to be aware that there are never any strings attached to winning with PCH. Therefore, if you are asked for any bank information, fees, taxes, or charges of any kind, it is likely a scam that you should report to Publishers Clearing House.

Knowing that, let’s take a quick peek at some folks who were recently surprised in-person by our Prize Patrol.

Big PCH Winners

In the past several months, numerous PCH fans have gotten that life-changing knock at their door, including Ralph, a Hawaiian resident, who received a big check of $100,000 from our Prize Patrol.

Just a few months later, we handed out 10 times that amount to our friend Mark Adair, who won $1 million on April 1st, 2022. Thankfully for him, it wasn’t an April fool’s joke.

These are just two of the thousands of lives that have been transformed by playing PCH.

Here is how you can potentially join Ralph and Mark in the PCH winner’s circle.

Ways to Win with PCH

As many PCH fans are already aware, there are an array of ways to win with PCH. One of the easiest ways to win is to head over to the Publishers Clearing House website or mobile application to play games or slots, take surveys and quizzes, check out our instant win games and scratch offs, and enjoy similar pastimes.

Another fantastic way to score prizes is by checking out PCHSearch&Win, which lets you, well, search and win. It really is that simple!

Finally, PCH is always running a panoply of sweepstakes. Right now, you can enter to win $5,000 per week “forever,” score a cool $1 million for financial independence, win a fully loaded Ford F150, or tons of other amazing prizes.

That’s it for now. Head over to our sweepstakes section and take a look at how you can win big with PCH!

Enter a PCH Sweepstakes Right Now!

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  1. People always tell me, be careful what you wish for; this I’m more than ready for this …
    Oh lord hear my prayers..
    PCH BRING IT ……..

  2. As a full-time player I’m also a full-time question is how will you find me to award me any money if I don’t have a physical address?

    1. Hi Michael! Thank you for contacting PCH. In order for us to assist you with your question we will need a bit more information. We kindly ask that you contact us by phone at your convenience. Our customer service representatives may be reached at between Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

  3. Wow! In 1967, I was a year old to watch TV ads of Publishing Clearing House. I never thought that I grew up to see on TV ads in a whole year to years. Some people who won a BIG Check AND their dreams of a new cars, home, and some cash. Pattern as my dreams to be like winning of PCH VIP ELITE EXCLUSIVE STAR “FOREVER” SUPERPRIZE WINNING MOMENT ON PCH.COM. I will get a BIG CHECK, FLOWERS, CHAMPAGNE, AND BALLOONS TO wherever am I now is. There are possible to DO DREAM COME TRUE. CHEERS TO U! GOOD LUCK WHO CONTESTANT TO ENTER PCH VIP ELITE ACTIVE IT. THANK YOU!

    1. I very much enjoy these games I didn’t even know that it was actual Sweepstake games that I was playing. When I got my first email had to call the registration office to find out if this opportunity was real. The office was very friendly very information giving. I will continue to play these games while while winning prizes thank you.

  4. I’ve been playing for a few years now and was even a guest on Inside PCH ep #62! And while I haven’t won a big check I believe my time is coming soon because I’m in it to win it!!!!!

  5. Hi Dante! Thank you so very much for your loyalty. PCH values all of our fans and their incredible support. Keep in mind that while millions of entries are received, only one person can win each giveaway. However, every entry has the same fair chance of winning so I encourage you to keep trying. Winners are all randomly selected; there’s no way to know who we’re going to award next. There are multiple ways to enter each day and there are many exciting giveaways to enter into. You can see them all here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  6. I live in MN
    Me and my daughter through interrupted program, we seena old couple in ST. Cloud MN won
    10 million dollars their response was ???
    Me you’ll hear me ant where in the US believe me I won’t be quiet..
    Yes people do win…

  7. Yes Yes Yes, Publisher Clearing House is real I’ve seen them all my life I’ve won several times small amounts but I’ve had so much fun with them and I’m still ready to win the big amount and keeping the Faith in them in it to win it thank you PCH for all you do for everyone

  8. MY ALL TIME TOKENS2,527,381,302
    I need to win this I hope you find a winning number this time!!!! my number

    1. Hi Astrid! In order to bring our customers the unbeatable deals they’ve come to expect we must charge each customer the appropriate shipping and handling on all non-magazine orders. Our shipping and handling fees are not calculated based on the size of the package, but rather on the value of the shipment. The more expensive the product, the higher the customer will pay on shipping and handling. If you have any question we ask that you please reach out to our Customer Service team. Our Customer Service Representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m & Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time here: Let me know if you need anything else!