Why Does PCH Take A “Special Early Look?”

If you’re a PCH fan, you’ve probably noticed that many of our promotions are “Special Early Look” Events – like our $15,000,000 Summer Prize Event  that is happening RIGHT NOW!  That’s great news for our fans who really want to win. Because more special early look events throughout the year mean even more winners, and even more dreams coming true! The truth is, we have so many “Special Early Look”  events because we just love awarding prizes here at PCH.

Here at PCH, We Don’t Want To Wait To Award Prizes!

You see, our ongoing BIG giveaways, like our current Giveaway No. 8800, are initially set up with a start date and end date. But we love awarding prizes so much, sometimes we just don’t want to wait! By incorporating “Special Early Look”  events into our ongoing giveaways, we end up with many more big winners that we would have had otherwise, which makes us very, very happy!

This is how it works: During Special Early Look timeframes, each entry submitted by the deadline has its assigned Prize Number validated. All Prize Numbers assigned during that timeframe are eligible for the “Special Early Look” Event. Once a winning number is randomly selected from the Winning Number Generator, our Sweepstakes Administration department takes a “Special Early Look” to see if there’s a matching winning number among all the timely returned entries. If there is, that lucky entrant wins the top prize for the event.

If there is no match to the winning number, the primary prize amount is not awarded, as stated in the Official Rules. However, we often plan for a second chance drawing to award an alternate prize amount. (That’s one thing you won’t find with the state lotteries! When they have no match to the winning number, they just have no winner!) That’s one of the things that makes Publishers Clearing House so unique!

Just for the record, even though we can’t win, PCH employees love “Special Early Look” Events, too! It’s such a thrill to work for a company that changes lives. Whenever a big prize is about to be awarded, there is always a palpable feeling of anticipation here at PCH headquarters. Many of us are watching the “Winning Moment” on the PCH Fan page on Facebook, just like so many of you! More “Special Early Look” Events mean that we get to do that more often!

Don’t Miss Out! Enter As Often As You Can!

Now that you know why PCH so often takes a “Special Early Look” for a winner, I want to urge you to take advantage of our “Special Early Look” events by entering as often as possible. Enter from every email you receive as well as at our sites, PCH.com, PCHSearch&Win  and others! It only takes a few minutes, and it could really change your life forever.

All the best,


Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative


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  1. 15 million, one million, or even 1 thousand. The amount really don’t matter to me. Its the hope for a better future that makes you, PCH, a light in the dark. Not just for me, but for millions of fans like me. Thank you for the opportunity to hope for some sunlight in a shadowy world.

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  2. I am “IN IT TO WIN IT” all the way! I enter every day at every opportunity. I have received several packets in the mail as well and send them right back. All I want is enough to buy my own home so I don’t have to rent anymore from greedy slum lords. Any blessing will do to accomplish that. Please lord let my dream come true. That is all I want and need by my 50th birthday and some change in the bank to live on. Thank you PCH and lord jesus!!!!!

  3. Great PCH it sounds Like Music To My ear I Lov to enter and to go On PCH Search and Win I wish I could be

    One big Lucky winner and to meet you all Really I do like to enter wishing always to win big and Makes My Dreams and family come True specially My Mother PCH I’m in it to win it Its always On My Dreams to enter your Fantastic sweeptakes

  4. I’m waiting patiently on this “Special Early Look” for Gwy No. 8800 Summer Prize Event! I’m hoping a matching winning number is found, mine in particular. On the other hand, good luck to all!


  5. But I can’t recall anyone ever winning during the ‘Special Early Look’ events. I doubt PCH releases a match to the preselected winning number during the promotion.
    You won’t see a winner until the first quarter of next year when they ‘Guarantee to award the prize.’

    1. Ummm,if you follow their posts,they award $1 million if a match is not found and they always award what they promise. READ the official rules. I’ll take $1 million so I can buy a house of my own. Please lord let my dream come true 🙂

      1. Kimberly, I do follow very closely each award presentation. If you read my comment again you will see that I was talking about awarding the announced GRAND PRIZE during the ‘Early Look awards’, the ones they are always advertising on TV. I am very aware that they give away the BACK UP one million dollar prize (paid out as $25K for 29 years and final payment of $275K year 30 ) when there is no matching number found.