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. Hi Jacob, we’re so sorry you’re having trouble completing the process! If you’re entering online, you should be able to follow the prompts and it should bring you to a final page that confirms your entry. If you don’t see this screen, please try clearing your cookies and going back in and entering. Hopefully that will help!

      – Jussie W. at PCH

  1. I havent won and would like to win some money to support my family and move and give them the life they deserve so please chose me to win

  2. All my friends are saying that I am wasting my time and what pch is saying in the emails is not true. Well I hope what the emails are true, because I am looking forword to something good.

  3. When I find the pch GWY. No. I always follow it to the letter, I enter it .. Is that all that’s needed to enter that pch gwy no. ?? I also found a link that said I would need to enter an ID number that came with the e-mail I got for that pch GWY No. I have entered 100’s of them weekly for the last month. I know how to find the pch gwy. no. but not sure if it’s needed to go to the other link and enter the ID number. How do I find the ID number on the e-mail link to search and win ?? Also I play all the sweepstakes too and when I check to see if my numbers win it always shows I have not played at least one game card when I know I have played it … Please , If I am not doing something right could you please tell me how it’s done because like I said I enter 100’s a week and I am not sure they have been entered right… Rev. Bernard Lee. Sheppeard.

    1. Hi Tim, you can use PCH Search&Win the same way you use Google or Yahoo. The only difference is that you have the chance to win a prize! You can search for anything. Your search topic does not impact your chances of winning a prize. Winners are picked randomly. Every day a bunch of winning times are chosen (usually several per hour) and the first person to search after a winning time wins.

      – Jussie W. at PCH