Today’s Publishers Clearing House

Trusted American Brand
Leader in Direct Marketing, Gaming & Digital Entertainment
Pioneer in Corporate Responsibility

Publishers Clearing House (PCH), headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is a multi-channel direct marketer of value-based merchandise, magazines and promotional offers and a leading provider of digital “play and win” entertainment.

Founded in 1953 by Harold and LuEsther Mertz, PCH has come to be known as the sweepstakes company whose famous Prize Patrol surprises screaming winners on their doorsteps with oversized checks in amounts anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000,000 while television cameras are rolling.

The company has awarded over $248 Million in prizes and has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to include many ways to win online, through social media, and via mobile. With over 1 billion monthly page views and over 5 million new members registered annually, PCH Digital (link) delivers a unique opportunity for advertisers who want to reach an engaged and diverse online audience.

Over 40% of PCH’s profits go to trusts for the benefit of charities that support the arts, international human rights, the environment, services for the blind and other worthy causes.



PCH has…

  • Awarded over $248 million in prizes
  • Daily sweepstakes and instant win games
  • Free casual games
  • Awarded a prize every 10 minutes
  • Spent over $48 million annually on advertising
  • Been on a variety of national T.V. shows