Question #4: How will I know I am a winner?
You will get a phone call, email or letter stating you are a winner. It will contain the name of the sweepstakes, the name of the sponsor, contact information (sometimes from the sponsor, sometimes from the sweepstakes management agency), release forms and/or and affidavit. You will never be asked for your credit card or banking information to claim a prize, but you may be asked for your Social Security Number (if you are in the U.S. for income tax purposes) and/or you may be asked to pay the sales taxes on a prize. If you read the rules, my number #1 sweepstakes entry tip, you would know in advance of winning what your obligations are as the winner.