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Has anyone won or know of someone who has won a PCH major prize?

Just curious, i been filling out the PCH (Publishers Clearing House) contest for years. Now they are doing it online, I get entries/ sales attempts almost every day. I have not even won a minor prize. I'm just curious if anyone knows or has won a major prize?

Or is PCH a fable, like the FED.



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Call one of these people...

http://www.pch.com/winnerscircle/winnercircle.shtml

Looks like 48 big winners since 1986 according to this page, should be easy enough to verify some of them as their names and city/state addresses are listed.

Yep

No. 192 was the one from my old hometown. a couple years off. Ms. Griffey. Heard she was a real nice lady.

I did consulting work for them

Originally, their website was run separately from their direct mail business. I designed the analytical database which supports their site and their email campaigns. To the best of my knowledge it's still in use. They hired a guy who used to work for me to run it. For the big prizes the way it works is they generate all of the contest entries in advance with a fixed probability of winning. Then they send out entries via mail and email. If the winning entry isn't returned, then nobody wins. A priori they generate A LOT of entries. I could say more but maybe you get the idea... Read the fine print.

One funny thing. They were under fire from Congress for their business practices and there were hearings and yada yada yada. Basically, their best quasi-legal defense was all the techniques for which they were being criticized were also employed in the direct mail campaigns of the Democrat and Republican national organizations. So their defense basically amounted to: you do it too. Haha, I guess you could say it worked. Well, after some money changed hands that is...

There

There was one lady in the town i went to junior high in that won one million from PCH. It was quite a big deal then. This was back in 91 or 92 though.

I haver never known anybody but,

I will never buy anything from them again, the 'FREE' re-turn shipping is a scam.

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they seem to find a way to disqualify people

I have watched TV for fifty years and never been able to catch to grand prize winner on television.

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no

think its a fraud.

Yes

There ARE legitimate winners. The only reason I'm certain is that my brother's friend is one of the cameramen who photographs the winners at their homes. Beyond that I have no idea what the odds of winning are. (astronomical I imagine).

Any way you could find out?

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

No

But I was once told that I was the guaranteed semi, semi finalist, of the semi finals.
Not really...

It is just a marketing scam to get your personal info, and sell it to others, and sell magazines, would be my guess.

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Wow, weren't you special?? LOL Closest anyone in my family has

gotten was that someone in our area with such-and-such initials would be receiving a visit from the prize patrol. Never seen hide nor hair of them...maybe they got lost??

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Can't say I do.

Nope,
grant

Nope

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