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Publishers Clearing House's Next Million-Dollar Winner Will Get an Extra Surprise

By February 24, 2010

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On February 25, 2010, Publishers Clearing House will be awarding another $1 Million SuperPrize. But this big prize winner will not only receive the enormous check, but also a visit from someone who knows exactly how he or she feels.

Joining the Prize Patrol for the first time as a PCH Goodwill Ambassador will be Natalie Bostelman of Toledo, Ohio. Natalie was presented with a million-dollar prize herself in August of 2008.

According to a PCH press release, Natalie said:

Winning [the million dollar SuperPrize in 2008] was a dream come true for me and my husband. We moved out of our trailer and into our dream home. I am so thankful and honored to be a PCH Goodwill Ambassador and part of this next SuperPrize delivery. It makes me so happy to be able to hand over a big pot of joy, just as the Prize Patrol team did for me in 2008.

The name of the big winner has not been released yet, so if you entered, be sure to keep your eye out for that big white van on February 25th. Remember that if you find that filling out the very long entry form at PCH.com is too annoying, you can enter to win the SuperPrize through PCH Search and Win. In fact, that's how Natalie won her million-dollar prize.

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February 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm
(1) William says:

Just wanting to know if anyone has actually WON ANYTHING from PCH!?! I have been submitting entries for years and years and years, on and off since the 70s; plus using that search and win and have NEVER WON ANYTHING for PCH! I’m beginning to think that it is nothing but a big sweepstakes SCAM!

September 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm
(2) maryline says:

exactly they only want you to order some books and other stuff.

February 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm
(3) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

It’s not a scam, but there are millions and millions and millions of entries, making winning an extreme long shot. I have some more details here: Publisher’s Clearoing House FAQ.

I used to win fairly regularly through Blingo, a few years back. But the odds of winning the SuperPrize are 1 in 1.75 billion. So it’s not strange if you don’t know anyone who’s won the big prize!

February 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm
(4) Cathy says:

I think the same thing I’ve been doing it for years too, and haven’t won anything.

February 25, 2010 at 12:56 am
(5) Donna Atteberry says:

Ijust feel in my heart if a person could win it it would be the most beautiful gift it would be like god had answered my prayers

February 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm
(6) Sabootsis says:

Since there are people out there who have played for years and never won I wonder if that is how PCH gets customer’s to buy their merchandise when entering or receiving email of this sweepstakes? Very tricky you guys at PCH. I feel like all this stuff I’m buying is not even worth it. PCh should at least have a contest for people who have purchased a good amount of their stuff. I know purchasing their products won’t improve a person’s chance of winning but with all the effort they put into paying for their products, customer’s should at least all win a consolation prize of some sort. Come on guys at PCH. So I wont feel like the biggest loser!!!

February 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(7) Joe says:

Snicker, I did win $50 in December in PCH’s Search and Win.

February 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm
(8) Beverly Bloomer says:

I watched for the winner on February 25, 2010 that was suppose be in my zip code area with the intials BB and never it on the news or in the newspaper. Did PCH really select a winner? I would have liked to win but I really wanted to see if someone in thew area won or was it a scam? Can someone tell me. Bev

February 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm
(9) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Bev, I think about 200 people across the US were notified that they would win either $1,000 or $1 million. For more information, see Publishers Clearing House’s website at http://www.pch.com.

August 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm
(10) sheryl hawker says:

i was cheated $1,000 from pulishers clearing house today. aug 19, 2010

August 29, 2010 at 8:03 pm
(11) Christy Lutes says:

I hope I am the winner of the PCH Superprize, Then I can have peaxe of mind. I have told you about my daughter and her 2 daughters, I want to know that they have a secure life , and happy future together,. my daughter may loose the childern, she doesnt have a job, and soon a home, and i am disabled so i’m unable to help her. I hve one birthday wish to win this contest because august 31st is my birthdaytoo1If I don’t win this time i will keep on trying.!!

November 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(12) Joyce Drake says:

I have tried to win by entering every day but no luck.
I live in a very small apartment as I lost my house due to my best friend steeling my idenity and buying expensive things on my credit cards. I had to file bankrupsy. I can’t sleep as there is too much noise.

Please help me..

November 29, 2010 at 9:58 pm
(13) valerie santiago says:

I received email from:

publishersclearinghouse62@hotmail.co.uk / Publishers Clearing House

Mrs.Susan D. Goodman.
Online Co-Ordinator.
2010 Publishers Clearing House.

telling me that my email add won in the lottery!!

Please advise if it is a scam or not…

November 30, 2010 at 5:17 am
(14) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

It looks like a scam to me, Valerie, but to be sure, here are tips on how to determine whether your PCH win is a scam: Are PCH Sweepstakes Scams?

December 1, 2010 at 12:49 am
(15) Teresa Turner says:

I believe there are winners out there, but there is such a long shot( Just like the lottery); but I have found some great deals to order. Not everything is to my taste, but some deals are good. I have been playing since the eighties and haven’t won anything, but I will keep trying. I too am disabled and have problems, but know it is a long shot. But it is also fun.

December 7, 2010 at 11:18 am
(16) William says:

I have been wondering if they are just keeping all the give aways back East, because I keep getting some one in your area with the Initials w w well win and they are never close to the area Iam in.

December 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm
(17) ebony says:

I believe that one day , my family will win. I just keep submitting and praying. Because if you believe it will enventually happen. And I believe there’s nothing to hard for god and he will make a way. I have 3disabled children so we got to believe in something.

December 16, 2010 at 11:07 pm
(18) Rose says:

I am from Philippines and also received this email :

publishersclearinghouse62@hotmail.co.uk / Publishers Clearing House

Mrs.Susan D. Goodman.
Online Co-Ordinator.
2010 Publishers Clearing House.

telling me that my email add won in the lottery!!

asking for my basic infos. I haven’t replied yet. but its very suspicious, so I opted not to give my name, address and contact numbers.

January 13, 2011 at 8:33 am
(19) Lee says:

The one thing that really gets me skeptical is that most everyone receives a notice that someone with their initials in their particular are is going to win. I just read a comment that someone with the intitials BB was supposedly going to win in the 2010 contest.. but distinctly remember getting a parcel of mail saying someone with the LS initials would be the winner.. again, receiving the same notice via email today that someone with the LS intitials would win in 2011′s contest.. so um.. how many people actually get chosen.. one right? Not everyone has the same initials.. it’s basically points out that this is not true and it’s quite a lie and a deceptive way to lead people on. I do not understand why they peg out someone’s initials and then it turns out someone with a completely different set of initials becomes the winner.. it really makes no sense! I wish someone would EXPLAIN that little tid bit in this grand scheme of things.

February 17, 2011 at 9:14 am
(20) ANNAH WILLIE says:


February 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm
(21) Brenda Burns says:

well thursday the 17 a lady called me and said mam this is not a scam this is real and it sounded so convincing and she didnt ask for anything in return so i dont know but uummm its monday and they said tuesday so i will be here all day sighning off bye bye

February 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm
(22) Cindy says:

Pch scam or not ??? I to had the CM in my area well here it is 2 28 11 and my news station nbc here in Reno NV they dont know anything about pch comming here. So yes I will call pch liars. And yes I think the winners are fake too.Oh and why do we pay so much for items made in Japan ?

March 6, 2011 at 9:31 am
(23) Robin says:

I really don’t know what to think. It’s frustrating! I cannot afford to buy anything from pch because I have other bills that come first, so, if it’s a matter of buying anything from pch, I guess I am S.O.L.! They always say “persistance pays” well it sure makes me wonder just how “Persistant” one has to be! I have been very persistant and I still have not seen the “Big Check” from pch nor has any of my neighbors!

March 6, 2011 at 10:16 am
(24) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

You don’t have to buy anything from PCH to win one of their sweepstakes, nor does making a purchase improve your odds of winning.

However, your odds of winning the big prizes are very, very long. I advise creating a good mix of sweepstakes to enter, so that you have a few long shots of winning big prizes like the PCH millions, but also a lot of more “winnable” sweepstakes with better odds. You might want to check out the sweepstakes on my Cash Sweepstakes List for some other alternatives, too.

March 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm
(25) Franklin Strum says:

That whole initials in your zip code is to get people to enter in the sweepstakes and/or buy something. It is a marketing trick sometimes the email will say someone in your zip code could win but I have had emails that said someone will win in that zip code.

So even though PCH is a real online sweepstakes company, don’t believe even their real emails. The odds of winning are so high that you have less of a chance to win.

It doesn’t hurt to enter because who knows you MIGHT win.

September 12, 2011 at 8:35 am
(26) Steve Koffarnus says:

For thirty years been trying it has to be a scam

March 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm
(27) Shari says:

My 78 year old neighbor just won $2400 from them last week :)

July 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm
(28) D says:

Entering for years, years and years,,,never won anything….I enter daily, weekly, monthly. nothing….they award prized to their employees friends and relatives

January 3, 2013 at 3:02 am
(29) Anita Miller says:

When & how do we learn about of each of these winners? This is getting way too involved!

March 4, 2013 at 11:54 pm
(30) Deborah McGary says:

I have tried many times in the past,it seem as if your spending more time buying thing that you really can’t afford. But we some how just spend in hopes that you MIGHT win. Hope are hi.
Back over ten years ago my husband tried and we came very close but someone else won.
I would be Gods blessing if I could win, I am in a plce in my life were I can’t take care of my two grandsons and my lose them cause of my health. If I win I would get in a full time nanny to help me care for them. This my prayer and why I need to win.

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