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. HI my name is Matt tinney and my mom Chris is an amazing mom. She does so many nice things to people. My mom use to be a nurse and took care of people. My mom has had a disability her hole life and she had to leave her job. My mom gets pain in both of her legs and it hurts her really bad. My mom also helped people out in Davis ca with food and other stuff. She also helped out for the Christmas program for people and gave them gifts. My mom is an amazing mom I can’t tell you right now how I feel that I want my mom Chris to win on August 31,2017 in westsacramento CA because right now my mom Chris and my dad are struggling and don’t have alot of money. My mom has always helped me out for years and I am helping my mom Chris out hoping that she will win. One thing that my mom Chris said that she is going to do is buy a home of here own. My mom has never owned a home of here own ever. She has always rented here hole life. Every night before I go to bed I cry and pray that my mom will win the contest. My as your son I love you and dad with all of my heart. I know you will win. For people out there always belive and never give up,never quit. Always have a smile. Thanks pch for everything and I hope that you have a safe drive to westsacramento ca on August 31,2017. When you come to westsacramento ca there is a famous burger place called whites and they have the best food in westsacramento CA. Thanks and have a safe journey. Thanks Matt tinney

  2. Roy Appel 5 Entries for Cash give away for 35,000.00 ;, $ 15,000,000.00 $uper ]rize confirm Roy Appel wants to WIN

  3. THANK YOU PUBLISHER’S CLEARINGHOUSE!!!!! I DDDOOOOOO Look forward to seeing Lucky Windfall and the PRIZE PATROL at the end of AUGUST 2017 WWAAAHHHOOO!!!!

  4. Question: Does PCH ever do a follow up on winners? I would be interested in something like that. (Recently got/won $10 from PCH, just want to thank all the staff at pch.)

  5. The second look always has awarded the 1 million though ( in increments if 2000 dollars a month for thirty years not the lump sum) they have never had the numbers match up look up the early look winners if u don’t believe me…but still it’s very nice of them to giveaway the money like they do and great advertisement…PCH please prove me wrong please award that 15 million this month.( although that is actually a lump sum of like 3 million) read the rules..but I suspect that we won’t see a big lump winner ( unless it for 1 million) until Feb than it’ll be 5000 or maybe 7000 a month for life…still that is a very awesome award.

  6. No will win the 15 million it will be a million only . I know the the winner will not be from Mass near Boston in a small town called West Bridgewater..I want you think on me when I no Job in 3 years do medical problems now I am running out of help when you borrow money for 3 years off your 65 year old Dad he can’t retirement because of me.. I kind of giving up with PCH they say they come too mass it been a long time

  7. I Just received my final step in the mail today for the 15 million prize of a lifetime !! Am I allowed to return it certified and overnight From the postt office to y’all ???