What Is A Publishers Clearing House Giveaway Number?

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Our PCH friends are very important to us! So, when we noticed that some of you were asking the question ― what is a Publishers Clearing House Giveaway Number? ― we wanted to clear things up right away!

The first thing I did was track down our Sweepstakes Manager, Maryann Carter. If anyone can explain the ins and outs of PCH Giveaway Numbers, she can! Maryann responded, “Please tell your readers that the process of assigning the numbers is actually quite simple. When we start a new Giveaway here at Publishers Clearing House, it is assigned a Giveaway Number.

Maryann continued, “These numbers are assigned consecutively and help us to easily identify and distinguish the promotions from each other. Right now, there are dozens of sweepstakes promotions of various amounts being promoted by Publishers Clearing House and they each have their own unique Giveaway Number.”

Then, I asked Maryann to explain more about our current ongoing SuperPrize Giveaway ― Giveaway Number 1830.

She explained, “Sometimes our friends might get a little confused because they see different upfront prize amounts associated with Giveaway Number 1830 in our promotions. But, the fact is, Giveaway No. 1830 can be promoted with different prize amounts. For example, our recent February 28th prize event was $5,000.00 A Week “Forever”. Now, the current SuperPrize Promotion is $1 Million Every Year For Life. Both of these SuperPrize promotions are under Giveaway Number 1830.”

She continued, “Whenever we take a “Special Early Look” for a winner, we’re prepared to award the prize as offered to an entrant with a matching winning number.” She added, “If a matching winning number is not found, we’re often approved to hold a second chance drawing for an alternate prize. You see, all of our Giveaways have end dates. But since our Executive Team is all about winning, they often authorize a number of ‘Special Early Look Events,’ where we take a look for a Millionaire winner before a Giveaway officially ends.”

Here are some of our winners from Giveaway Number 1830:

Elise Gutierrez of La Place, LA won $1 Million won February 28, 2013.
Rory Bellamy of Cleveland, OH won $1 Million on November 30, 2012.
John Wyllie of White City, OR won $5,000 A Week “Forever” on August 31, 2012.

And, friends, just so you know, Maryann explained that whenever a Millionaire-Making SuperPrize is awarded, the funds are replenished so Giveaway No. 1830 can continue.

Well, I hope that cleared up the question of ― What Is A Publishers Clearing House Giveaway Number?

Remember, we’re always here to answer WHATEVER questions you may have about PCH! So if you have any other questions, please comment below and let us know!

All the best,

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

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  1. Make our family Dream Come True I have been looking up in the sky and wishing for PCH coming knocking on my door.

  2. Hello 2 All PCH Teams,

    It never ceases 2 amaze me how the different PCH Teams work. Thanks 2 all who participate in this, and other, Blogs.

    There is ONE question 4 U. If someone wins a cash prize once, can that person have a chance of winning another cash prize? Or is it 1 win per person?

    Thanks in advance for your help! And keep up the good work that all you folks do!

    Best Regards, Joye H. 😀

    1. Hi Joye, yes! Winners can still participate in other sweepstakes and contests and have the chance to win. Winners are random and we don’t exclude winners from our other sweepstakes. =)

      – Jussie W. at PCH

  3. Hey Elaina,

    Thanks for the information.

    Has anyone from Nashville, TN ever won the BIG CHECK?

    If not, I want to be the first winner. I want to see the famous Prize Patrol here in Nashville this week or April 30th. The check would help soooooo much!!!!

    Native Nashvillian/Positive Believer

  4. I truly don’t understand the process… I pick number daily on lotto by pch…. I ‘ve mailed back every entery per their request…. Never realized so many people have the initial KS and live in Delaware. …. I sure if I want to win….. If I do, the monies will end up with the MD, because marketing is driving me crazy

  5. Hi! 2 Questions. Do all of the entries we do for 1830 count for the 1Million A Year..or only those entries that say that? Also are all these entries discarded after the end of the giveaway or do they continue to count until the end date of the sweepstakes. Thank you!