Winning Number Found Report

A Winning Number Found Report is generated by the Publishers Clearing House mainframe computer after a prize drawing if an eligible, matching winning number has been returned.

Have you ever wondered how the Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize drawings work?

It all starts with your PCH Sweepstakes entries. Every sweepstakes entry we receive is processed with care and a secure, electronic record is kept on our Contest Audit File. This file contains each entry’s identifying numbers and date of receipt.

How is a winner identified? On prize drawing day, a winning number is randomly generated for the giveaway. If a matching number is found on the Contest Audit File, the computer sends a Winning Number Found Report to Maryann Carter of the PCH Contest Department. After the entry’s eligibility is verified, as set forth in the Official Rules, a new SuperPrize winner is identified! The wheels are then set in motion for a PCH Prize Patrol delivery, and an unsuspecting new winner will soon receive the surprise of a lifetime.

What happens if there’s no match to the winning number? Unfortunately, not everyone who receives a SuperPrize Number sends in a sweepstakes entry. If no match is found on the Contest Audit File, our computer sends a Winning Number Not Found Report to Maryann Carter.

That’s why we often say “Don’t risk forfeiting millions of dollars!” Can you imagine how you’d feel if one of your SuperPrize Numbers ended up being a match to the winner and you had not sent in that entry? You don’t want your SuperPrize Number to end up on a Winning Number Not Found Report!

When there’s a guaranteed award of a base prize or the full amount and no matching winning number, Publishers Clearing House awards the prize to an alternate winner randomly selected in a second chance prize drawing among eligible entrants. Our newest millionaire, Joseph Beane, won the August 31st SuperPrize on a second chance drawing.

So, make sure you send in your Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes entry every chance you get! That’s the only way to make sure each and every one of your SuperPrize Numbers is on the Contest Audit File, ready and waiting to be found if it’s a match to the winning number.

Good luck!

Deborah Holland

Executive Vice President

PCH Publishers Clearing House

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  1. Hi PCH, After my husband passed, there was such a void in my life, everything seemed hopeless, nothing to look forward to. Then one day I stumbled upon your site. I’m thankful for the people on your TEAM & For all you do as I finally have something to look forward to In life ,It Is YOUR TEAM that makes PCH what It Is today! as one being from the other side(player/member) I have had the Honor of feeling a sense of renewed hope,something to look forward to again, even reading the Blogs of others and being able to connect to what they feel(excitement, anticipation, challenged & the Joy of success when one WINS a game, and even when one looses its all good because there is a sense of belonging, As we are all here in this together> not just because of the chance to WIN MONEY &PRIZES but because you guys actually CARE ABOUT YOUR CUSTOMERS.. That Indeed is rare in todays time ) What a GREAT GROUP I BELONG TO, And Bonnie Please let your TEAM KNOW ALL OF US MEMBERS are grateful for being given the chance to have SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO>>> and you GUYS REALLY DO AN AWESOME JOB at keeping things intersting…Oh ya, the Idea for the 12 days of Christmas, here is a quick little poem I made up after I read the disscission in the blogs
    BRRRrrr, I say to myself as I come in from out-side,.It’s 14th of December! My how this months’
    gone by
    I retreat to my bed early this
    night….shake the chill off as I turn out the light…
    OOOOHHH… all cozy and warm & relaxed In my bed, When SUDDENLY thoughts of SWEEPSTAKES blast through my
    PCH LOTTO, Mobile APS & GAMES!
    BRAND NAME COUPONS & COOL RECIPES to make~~~~ AT least now I’ll know what for dinner I’ll
    enter to WIN….
    All It takes is signing Up and your then you’re IN!!!
    will soon be here, only twelve days to go,.. tomorrow I’ll wake
    up and play PCH LOTTO!…
    Finally something else to do
    besides my job title !!!
    Do one thing a day , that’s all it takes there’s twelve to choose from before christmas break…..
    ok this was written quick, kinda silly but so true and FUN… Thanx everyone for being my friend!!!

  2. Hay!
    I’ve beeen in this blog PCH Sweepstakes.
    And I know that someday everybody Will get there chanse to become a millionar
    All I know right about now. Is that. We should be happy that at lest were having the chance to play and play as much as we won’t.
    In other words ::::
    if I win I’m paying all the bills , lounes , cars , house mortgages and pay off every body that ever loned my husband and I money.
    And what Evers left
    I will go with family members to the places , areas,
    were help is wanted and needed ,so in other words .
    Remember that we were sent hear from up above to help and care for one another
    right now . But only if I would win all the people that have been play pch and not won you guy will hear from me because alittle bit is better than nothing.
    Will alll over come these times that were in!!!!!!!! With kindness and all respect!!! P.L.

  3. Hi, How do I decide whether to take a LUMP SUM payout or a Yearly Payout for 30 years?

    I would like the yearly payout, but am 70 years old. What happens to the payout if I don’t live to be 100 years old?

    1. Hi Dorothy,

      In the unfortunate event of a winner’s demise, the winning payments are made to the estate. The payments will continue in the very same manner that they were made to the winner.

      Chris @ PCH

  4. Hi Bonnie,

    At this time, Giveaway No. 1400 is currently being promoted for a prize of $10 Million. We are not currently promoting a prize configuration for $5,000.00 A Week For Life.

    You may receive multiple entry opportunities into our ongoing Giveaways. Various presentations of these Giveaways using various prizes/prize values may be presented to the public. The winning entry will be eligible for the prize configuration promoted in the Bulletin from which it comes. A winner’s prize may be supplemented up to the maximum amount of the Giveaway at PCH’s option. Full details regarding the contest are set forth in the Official Rules for the mailing you received.

    Jeremiah @ PCH

  5. What a blog post!! Very informative and also easy to understand. Looking for more such comments!! Do you have a facebook? I recommended it on digg. The only thing that it’s missing is a bit of new design. However thank you for this information.

  6. i just wanna know when the nect $5000 a week for life sweepstaks is. i it soon. like before the end of the year? remember PCH 2wice a year wouldn’t hurt

  7. i just hope i win the next time i got other kids but i can’t find them when i need them.,i need some one to help me ,if i win i can get some one, i am always sending my enterys in i don’t know why they don’t get there on time. i hope i can win next time. thank you for listening have a safe trip where ever you go.