Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Publishers Clearing House


Hey PCH Fans!

Have you ever wondered if Publishers Clearing House is the real deal? Have you ever doubted that the Prize Patrol actually shows up to unsuspecting winner’s homes and hands over a Big Check for a life-changing amount of money? Well I’m here to tell you that it IS all real — VERY real! For over 60 years, PCH has been bringing smiles to the faces of millions by giving them the chance to change their life by entering to win amazing prizes! And, these chances to win are absolutely FREE!

“Is it real?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get, but there are many other questions we get asked all the time, too! With that said, here are some facts about Publishers Clearing House that every fan should know!

1) Do I have to buy something to win a PCH Sweepstakes?

NO! You never have to buy anything in order to be eligible to win with PCH. Making a purchase will NOT improve your chances of winning. EVERYONE has an equal shot at winning big!

That being said, we do sell LOTS of fantastic merchandise and value-priced magazines! Love those popular products you see advertised on TV? We sell them! And we have tons more big deals and hot items, so check them all out today!

2) How do I know if I’m a winner?

You’ll know if you’ve won a major prize from Publishers Clearing House if the Prize Patrol shows up at your door with a Big Check — just like you’ve seen in our TV commercials! Throughout the years, many scammers have attempted to use Publishers Clearing House’s good name to scam hopeful winners into sending them money. Please always remember that we NEVER contact winners by phone, and we also NEVER ask for money in order to receive your prize! At Publishes Clearing House, the winning is ALWAYS FREE!

3) What happens if the Prize Patrol tries to award me a prize and I’m not home?

They will find you! It doesn’t matter if you aren’t home when the Prize Patrol arrives at your door, if you’ve won, you will find out soon enough and you WILL get your prize! The Prize Patrol will either wait till you get home or try to track you down!

So PCH fans, we hope these answers have helped! To find out more, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page AT!


Amanda C.
PCH Creative

P.S. And of course, comment below with any other questions you may have!

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Don’t Be Fooled By PCH Scams — At PCH, The Winning Is Free!


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  1. I recently received an email stating that I won a drawing and was requested to send my name, address, email, and phone number, is this a scam

  2. I was emailing from PCH yesterday saying that I had won and they would show up at my door before noon. And I have seen no one. What happened?

  3. Yes what is happening going on you see that game sooooo long going on up you good game no winner what is you thing about us winner all time wait for you my life to go I live home 21 Willow Road Metuchen NJ08840 Thank you very much call me

  4. I this third party person I don’t need a payee they don’t want the third part in my life anymore 14 years already and my husband and I are not together because of the third party who has been accessing stealing from me payee no thank you I think i’ve suffered enough I don’t want no third-party accessing anything more on my name anymore I’ve had enough they steal from me you make my life hell every day please don’t let them I will end up back in the hospital the things they do to me and my family cruel things