People can enter the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes by filling out the entry form on the company's website at PCH.com. Publisher's Clearing House does not require contestants to make purchases before entry, and making purchases does not increase contestants' chances of winning. The company randomly selects sweepstakes winners.
Publisher's Clearing House started its sweepstakes in 1967 and has given away over $223 million as of 2015. The Prize Patrol surprises and videotapes winners live. Revenues from merchandise and magazine sales fund the prizes.