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Sweepstakes Integrity

At Publishers Clearing House, we feature exciting play and win opportunities with nearly every promotional offering and our success depends on consumers' trust that our sweepstakes and prize award procedures are fair and honest.

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The Publishers Clearing House Contest Department

The Publishers Clearing House Contest Department is responsible for planning and administering all PCH Giveaways from registration and eligibility requirements through drawings and prize awards. 

The Publishers Clearing House Contest Department

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Security

Security of entries, data, and processing are of utmost importance to Publishers Clearing House.

Security

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Prize Payment

Publishers Clearing House prizes are paid promptly to winners. Payment is guaranteed by surety bonds posted in conjunction with Contest Registrations for prizes over $5,000.00.

Prize Payment

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Affidavit of Eligibility

Major prize winners sign an Affidavit of Eligibility to confirm their identity and eligibility to win. Employees of Publishers Clearing House, their immediate families, contest processors and Giveaway Supervisors are not eligible to win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Affidavit of Eligibility

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Processing & Procedures

PCH sweepstakes entries are processed in a secure environment in a timely fashion and all entries are handled with care. The PCH Contest Department plans and coordinates contest processing and winning number selection procedures.

Processing & Procedures

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Contest Registration

The PCH contests are registered in New York and Florida, as required by state laws.

Contest Registration

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PCH Board of Officials

Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes are conducted under the supervision of the PCH Board of Officials. The Board of Officials is dedicated to upholding the integrity of the Publishers Clearing House contests and sweepstakes. 

PCH Board of Officials

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Sample - Official Rules

All PCH sweepstakes promotions contain Official Rules that describe the prizes offered, entry deadline, eligibility requirements and prize award dates.

Sample - Official Rules

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the PCH Sweepstakes and more.

Frequently Asked Questions