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Publishers Clearing House Announces $5,000 A Week for Life Winner for May 31, 2012

By May 31, 2012

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For those of you who have been waiting impatiently to find out who the big winner of Publishers Clearing House's latest big draw, the wait is over. The PCH Prize Patrol has arrived at the home of the lucky winner.

The $5,000 A Week for Life SuperPrize Event winner was Tari Woods of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, according to the PCH.com blog. The winning number wasn't returned, so Tari Woods won a flat million-dollar check from Publishers Clearing House.

You can watch Tari Woods be surprised with her win on Publishers Clearing House's video.

Are you disappointed that you didn't win the PCH grand prize? There's already another chance to win a SuperPrize. See the Top Ways to Win with PCH for some of the ways to enter to win a prize worth at least $1,000,000.

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June 3, 2012 at 8:28 am
(1) donna says:


June 3, 2012 at 8:33 am
(2) DONNA says:

i have entered over couple years was excited too see winner upstate ny plublishing clearing house stated over and over winner in the capital districk…………………furthermore was stated someone with intials DP

June 3, 2012 at 8:41 am
(3) donna says:


June 3, 2012 at 10:39 am
(4) India says:

I hav entered everyday to the pch.. I received confirmation emails that somone with initials IF will definitly win in the mississippi area. I even got the email confirmation to ensure my address was correct.. I replied to confirm it. All the search and wins, spin and wins, and the emails of entering to win bc this is ur last chance. I was entering straight from the web site as well. I was really excited about it knoing someone with my initials would win. And the best part was they would b in mississippi. Now, its crushing knoing tht the same emails were sent out to everyone in different states with their initials to win for their area. Im kinda disappointed. Make me wonder if the winning number was actually sent out. Who would not respond to a winning #?

June 3, 2012 at 10:51 am
(5) erica says:

It was very misleading its frustrating entering and keeping up with searches over and over because pch says theyre coming to your area when in fact they are not.

June 3, 2012 at 11:41 am
(6) Dee says:

I as well received so many emails from PCH everyday someone with my initials in my area blah blah blah confirming my area tv stations, hotel and florist. PCH your marketing is genius, but I atleast ordered something six time, NO MORE I have bit the bait and now I know your a bait and switch company and that SUCKS> I am happy to say,” I NO LONGER WILL WASTE MY TIME AND MONEY WITH PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE. IFEEL GOOD, people all the time you waste playing their idiotic games, hang out with your family and friends, you will be a winner in the end. BYE TO PCH FOREVER!!! :)

June 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm
(7) Bonnie says:

I watched my elderly mother submit entry forms to PCH and bought and bought items hoping to have a better chance of winning. I cannot tell you how I dislike PCH and their tactics. I see their mail offerings come into my home and I pitch them into the garbage. That’s all it is. The other poster is correct. Spend time with your family and not waste one second or dollar on their junk.

June 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm
(8) Jason H says:

See my initials. My area is CA. I nor anyone with my initials won
So lie! Good for the one chosen.
How many times do you have to enter the same drawing.
If It were a daily enter countdown, that is one thing, but enter to win over and over. Come on.
All who did this time waster should have received the winners name.
And, a clip of the news to watch.
Easier if we ALL block further emails.

June 5, 2012 at 1:16 am
(9) BJ says:

I have been entering since a few months after getting back from Vietnam. April 1976 to be exact. About 4 years ago I actually won 20 bucks on the scratch cards. Big whoop! It took several email and a phone call to even get that piddly amount.

June 5, 2012 at 11:35 am
(10) wanda says:

PCH is THE biggest scam on the market!!! Stop giving these people your time and money!

June 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm
(11) H P Ketter says:

I am very happy for the winner…but where is the $100 I supposedly won?

June 8, 2012 at 10:05 am
(12) lida cinq-mars says:

What a scam!!!!

June 12, 2012 at 8:22 am
(13) Christi says:

So did she win the $5,000 a week for life or $1,000,000? If she did not win the $5,000 a week for life, will there be another drawing?

June 14, 2012 at 8:49 am
(14) kim says:

What a scam. Pch said my initials coming to your area in Michigan. Blah blah I think this is very misleading. Get your hopes up and nothing. I will never participate in this scam I will stick with lottery, seems you have a better chance.

June 15, 2012 at 10:42 am
(15) sabrina says:

Hmmm, i just found out that the winner was already selected for the may 2012 win for life!!! Its not the end of the world! I dont know how they determine the winner, but i sure wish i could of got an e-mail saying that someone had already won so i can stop dreaming!!! i dont even think they could ever find our little country town on the map anyways, let alone our house up in the hills, lol!! oh and I already dont have much money, so how could i possibly buy all that good stuff they keep sending me to look at? unemployment bites :( for now i will keep my little fortune from my cookie pinned up on my calendar that says… ‘A PLEASANT SURPRISE IS IN STORE FOR YOU SOON’ and so i guess i will go out and do more yard work!!! uggg

June 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm
(16) James 33 says:

I want to know who won the contest in Yavapai Counyt AZ who had the initials JZ . Suposedly only a person with the initials JZ can win n that contest .Probably just another scam,hope not because im all over this, and I never give up until I find out the truth.

June 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm
(17) Jim says:

So has anyone ever won $5,000 a week for life? They never show in the videos of their winners. Jus t million dollar winners and $10,000 winners.

June 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm
(18) smmr brze says:

DITTO on the fortune cookie!! Sabrina (15) :)

June 27, 2012 at 11:17 am
(19) Larry Copeny says:

Apparently I’ve been getting looked over by “PCH” which makes no sense at all.for as long as I’ve been ordering & playing. When they say that an authentic winner is only selected & picked by using a Systhematically,Numerically,Logistically,Calculated by using a Computerized Method as they wrote this out to send & tell me. Most likely the systhem is malfunctioning. So,all of these years since 1981 my name has been generated more than any other yet they’re trying to refute saying I been with them only since 1995 is a joke. ” WHERE’s the LEGISTICS ” in TRUTH !!! – PCH as you alway’s tell me: PCH – Take a second look, for a ” WIN ” would be appreciated
” My Time Has Come & You Know It “

June 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm
(20) Jorge says:

Somebody won the $5000 a year but they are still sending me e-mails with entries for the $5000 a year with a deadline that always changes and moves further and further….WHAT A SCAM!

June 28, 2012 at 4:20 am
(21) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Jorge – they already have another giveaway running.

June 28, 2012 at 10:42 am
(22) Private says:

I think you guys may be reading your emails incorrectly…. I’ve received them as well, and usually it’s someone with your initials in your area will win…. but I don’t believe it’s the same ‘Mega’ prize…. there’s always a lot of fine print on these types of things. I’m just going to keep entering… every day!! Someone’s gotta win it right?! :)

July 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm
(23) Bigtool says:

Hey,dont talk bad about PHC, i won $5.00 amazon.com gift card…
Woo Hoo…………………………..

July 15, 2012 at 11:53 am
(24) No Name says:

I have been praying to win in philadelphia, I lost my home an soon me and my kids are going to be stuck. My family need help. I believe in God.. I been through alot an now it time to make a change.. I hold the bible an set prayers that one day something great will happen..

July 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(25) Kim says:

I think everyone in every state or town gets one. The real chances of winning are slim to none (like the lottery). I got a email back in May for a spin and win (did not sign up for) that said sorry when I went to the URL that the date had expired. I got another one the other day that in fine print stated if your number is not received by the date they pick you forfeit your winnings. I am on the computer due to online classes but I have a child and a life and I am not going to dpend my life on the computer.

July 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(26) Kim says:

I think everyone in every state or town gets one. The real chances of winning are slim to none (like the lottery). I got a email back in May for a spin and win (did not sign up for) that said sorry when I went to the URL that the date had expired. I got another one the other day that in fine print stated if your number is not received by the date they pick you forfeit your winnings. I am on the computer due to online classes but I have a child and a life and I am not going to dpend my life on the computer.

July 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm
(27) lester mayfield says:

i contacted pch about my dad who has alzimers and writes them sometimes 10 checks a week and they said they would take him off there mailing list and the checks they did receive would not deposit but they did none of this still takes his checks he lives off social security.i do not see how these people sleep at night doing these things his name is melvin mayfield he lives 2457 e 760th street ursa ,il. 62376 if anyone could call me and tell me how i can fix this please do i just do not no how these people take advantage of the elderly this way my number is 815 389 9049 lester is my name

July 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm
(28) lester mayfield says:

sometime ago contacted pch about my dad who has alzimers and writes them sometimes 10 checks a week and they said they would take him off there mailing list and the checks they did receive would not deposit but they did none of this still takes his checks he lives off social security.i do not see how these people sleep at night doing these things his name is melvin mayfield he lives 2457 e 760th street ursa ,il. 62376 if anyone could call me and tell me how i can fix this please do i just do not no how these people take advantage of the elderly this way my number is 815 389 9049 lester is my name

July 28, 2012 at 7:55 am
(29) Maria Miertala Ramirez says:


July 28, 2012 at 10:11 am
(30) Alan says:

My Mother falls for their crap too. shes 82 and paying for fixer upper mags and how too stuff…I worked in the “construction trades” for 32 yrs , I don’t need these how to books or stuff ..I could scream , the people at PCH don’t give a damnn about taking poor folks money..If they are “giving away millions , imagine how much they are scamming from the gullible poor old folks!

July 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm
(31) Fellow PCH Zombie follower says:

ITS ALL ABOUT READING THE FINE PRINT. it clearly states on every e-mail that i received that buying anything will not increase your chances of winning. also its a contest people tons of folks millions even enter pch contests ……..one out of milliooooooooons are selected to win good for whats her name for winning it was just in her stars :) .

August 2, 2012 at 11:09 am
(32) Deb says:

I just received this email & am sure it’s a fake “hacker” email & I will not click on this link for fear of being hacked. Anyone else get this email from email address at: pchwindeptclaim01@imail.com
The email said:
Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the recent PCHLOTTO. Please reply to collect winning, Please send your contact Details to pchwindeptclaim01@imail.com.

August 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm
(33) missy says:

i have been doing this for years and havent even won 20 dollars off there fake scratch off tickets i think this all just a big fat scam i also got that your initials will win crap at the same time so did my mom its all a big pile of steming ……………. it gives all hopes up.

August 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm
(34) knotworthit says:

For those of you with elderly parents who are being taken advantage of by PCH. Go to the post office and fill out a form to have their mail forwarded to your house and you can dispose of all PCH mail or mark on the outside of the envelope(s) “No such addressee” or “Return to Sender” and put it back in the mailbox so it goes back to PCH. If they are using the internet when an e-mail comes it mark it as “SPAM” and then empty the “SPAM” folder. When I receive PCH mail in my mail box I will at times check for a postage paid envelope. If there is one, I fill it with other junk mail from other companies that do not have my personal identifiers on it. Love to see their faces at PCH when they open it. They get tire discounts, window replacement offers, department store offers. LOL!!!!

August 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(35) Roma Sue Noffsinger says:

Publish Clearing House..Let me Win,it will change my Life better..Thank you have a Nice Day…

August 13, 2012 at 2:41 am
(36) mary says:

I have been entering the phc everyday. I am being patient about this. I have a baby now and I’m a stay at home mom. All I can think about is the team coming to my door to change my life, to make my familys life better. I have read all of the posts that people have wrote. I just really hope that my dream comes true. Money isn’t everything but to have my own home and not have to rent would be a dream come true, and to just do what really makes me happy. So I am just waiting for them to be at my house because I will be here.

August 13, 2012 at 2:59 am
(37) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Mary, entering to win PCH is fun, and gives you something to dream about. But I’d also recommend entering some sweepstakes that are easier to win, too. I’d recommend the sweepstakes on the Cash Sweepstakes list and the Baby Sweepstakes list. Good luck!

August 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm
(38) zara says:

They are liars! I bet even the winners are paid actors or their own people from the underworld.

I thought I was the only one to win since they said with my initials and in my zip code area. Not one winner from Plano, Texas that I’ve heard of. Hope we can bring this fraud company down with legal actions.

But they are smart. They can lie but know how to cover up by selling advertisements etc.

August 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm
(39) sarah says:

I love entering its a hobby for me. Plus it gives me something to be excited for. But even tho i never win i still play. Like i said as a hobby. I don’t buy anything but you don’t have to. I get those emails and get discouraged but its fun.

August 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm
(40) Me myself and I says:

You guys really don’t read the emails that they send you do you? In the email it says that you COULD be the winner it does not state that there is definately going to be someone with your initials and you zip code winning. Learn to read the text.

August 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm
(41) Paul Duncan says:

Like hundreds of thousands of people, I participated in PCH contests. I started in 2005. During the last year or two, I purchased products and magazines with the hope that it might increase my potential to win. They plainly tell you that these purchases will not increase you chances to win. I was encouraged with my initials and the myriad of prizes and enticements, but today is the last day to enter for the “Forever” prize and to date I have not won a single dollar. HERE IS THE TRUTH!! I purchased products which I needed. The cost was fair, but the cost of shipping made the purchases seem above (clearance) retain. During the last month, I had a PCH representative call and ask me to answer a survey. Secondly, if you are disappointed, angry or feel deceived, remember, what P.T. Barnum said: “There is a succor born every minute. Regarding prizes and money, remember, “the buck stops WITH YOU. PCH offers a service and some excitement. They never promise to bring up another child.

August 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm
(42) keria says:

How come i wasnt notified about a winner :( I literally just finished re-submitting my entry :( ima keep playing honestly gives me something to hope for and keeps me thinking maybe one day. :( well congrats to the winner anyways :)

August 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm
(43) Patricia Says says:

Yes I agree with everyone who has posted everything’s Godfrey Illinois and they have said the same thing and I have confirmed my initials hotels florist who really won that my name was on the selection list I am a very giving person if I did won I would only buy the things that I need like a frigerator in a stove for the last 6 months in living out of the cooler and cooking on a grill outside I would definitely help those who are in need if I won I always wanted to go and pay for something for someone to stand in behind the line and. You paid for itpay for it pay for what they gwould be really nice if I could winhave

August 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm
(44) E elyn Collins says:

It would be a blessing in disguise to be so fortunate to win $5000 a week and be able to pay my bills and have money left over and to be able to help my family and friends. There are things in life we all want and to give to the less fortunate but I would be happy to be able to take care of my bills and help family and friends and the needy.
Thank you so much for the opportunity.

August 28, 2012 at 11:44 pm
(45) maria martinez says:

every body that i tell them that im in publisher clearing house to win, they say your waisting your time. but i know that god can hear me that i really want to win 5000 every week.i really want to paid my bill from the hospital that i have in collection,because if i dont paid.when i get really sick again.they are not going to atende me.i really have alot of bills to paid.some times i feel bad for my kids that i cant take them any where.because i dont have money.some times i cant buy food for the week ,because i have to safe for the rent.i know every body are like me paying bills and rent and we all stress out.i hope god that they can come and nock my door.

August 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm
(46) BC says:

Nothing replaces working for a living, if you really need help go to your local churches or goverment offices, there is no such thing as get rich quick (but you can lose it quick or slowly by buying their magizines) enter but don’t buy, Hard times are everywhere but that shouldn’t make us act stubid, just work more hours or get two jobs, pick up cans, what ever it takes but think smart Why pray to God to win, he already knows your needs and is providing, maybe your not seeing whats right in front of you because your looking for the easy way. If you can work, get your certifited nurses asistant license, you’ll never be without a job again and plenty of hour with no layoffs! How bad do you need money?

August 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm
(47) Nichole says:

Why no one from california ever win. I got a email stating that they will be in the san fransicol,ca area I guess they lied.

August 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm
(48) Allie says:

They are full of BS is all. And they constantly HOUND you to purchase crap from them after entering. I entered EVERY DAY as well and recieved the same BS story about someone in my area would be winning. I know I won’t enter their stupid clearing house sweepstakes again or biuy anything from them. And you know something, I wonder if the person that won isn’t someone thet set up to play a role in their game of give away sweepstakes just to get your email address to send you their garbage to buy. *shrugs* Who knows, but I know I won’t be playing it, nor do I care to watch who actually or supposedy won. I don’t care! I didn’t win it so thats all I need to know.

September 1, 2012 at 8:28 am
(49) brandon daniel says:

What a bunch of bull. There just another spam company that sends out lies. I will never respond again and want taken off of there mailing list. So I don’t receive the 100 plus emails they send telling you a lie. How convinent there was no 5000 a week winner ” because someone didn’t respond correctly” bunch of crap

September 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm
(50) Jack Schwartzj says:

Please discontinue sending me any more chances to win> I am 83 and on my last $2000. dollars and needed to win badly. I completed everythig faithfully but I guess it is not in the cards. I cannot affors to wait for the next winner. Do not send me any more literature.

September 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm
(51) cristina says:

this all sounds too true man. i swear, ive been on PCH “search and win” right and i remember them saying that they were giving prizes every fifteen minutes, i was on that site for four hours, i looked to the side of the screne and there it said someone won 1000 dollars 3 ,minutes ago….
where was i? i was there, where is my money? and i too recived the “getting your hopes up emils”, im telling you im already annoyed, especially when the “instant win games” ive been playing everyday for three months in a roll.

havent won a dime

September 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm
(52) G. Rogers says:

When you say the “winning number wasn’t returned”, it sounds like a lottery. As PCH is not a lottery, what does this mean?

September 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm
(53) loafingrose says:

All the dreaming of winning is fun but all the people who are waiting for pch to change their life it is time to do that yourself. God helps those that help themselves. Times are hard I am unemployed caring for my terminally ill husband and have two sons in high school and a daughter in college. I clean houses, bit groceries for people, work nursery for churches ect to make money to keep is afloat. Would it be fun to win yes but I am more likely to get struck by lightening while helping the chicken cross the road to go the the bar where a priest , a rabbi and a bishop are talking about politics.

September 3, 2012 at 12:20 am
(54) Maureen Little says:

I can’t believe a winner was picked in May!!! I definitely plan on investigating this because this winner was supposed to be picked the end of August and if you have your rules and regulations then you should have to pay for this injustice. Just like all these other comments, and countless entries for months, not to mention purchases and like I’ve read”someone with your initials in your area Will be the Winner”—-Are you serious??? Like I said I will investigate and have you shut down because your taking total advantage of people and I am very angry so now I will spend as much time investigating as I did making my entries. Purely Disgusted.

September 3, 2012 at 2:27 am
(55) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Maureen Little, one of the first things your investigations will probably reveal is that a winner was awarded in May and in August.

September 4, 2012 at 9:40 am
(56) david says:

i live in vermont and get all these messages that they will be a winner in my area with my initials . and it discouraging my family could really use this prize. and would help out so many. both my wife and i have medical issues. we see no light at the end of the tunnel. idon`t need a big prize just enougfh to be out of debt and get some dr`s appointments we both need if god is willing

September 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(57) wendy says:

why is everyone all bent about pch? at the bottom of every entry it clearly says “NO PURCHASE OR FEE NECESSARY TO ENTER.

you don’t have to buy anything and the chances of winning are like the lottery so if you don’t like it don’t play it and block the emails? for me I will get online once a day and check my email and take the 5 minutes to enter their contest. What do you have to loose?

September 6, 2012 at 10:35 am
(58) Sarah Trial says:

I have been playing PCH since 2008, and it’s kicking my rear, but I don’t give up, because I have a dream, they can’t all be scammers out there.

September 6, 2012 at 11:48 pm
(59) Bobbie Raver says:

I don’t believe PCH gives away all that money. It’s a scam. They trick people into buying more of their products. It seems everybody i know gets the same mail saying someone in their area is going to win, but it’s always someone from up North, never anyone from the South.

September 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm
(60) BLAH says:

So the winning number was never returned! Which means that they do not award it! $1M is no small amount, however, when you say you are going to award something and you do not, I would call that illegal, it should simply roll over to the next number. In addition, I got an email today from PCH advertising this exact award and it is already over!

They live off the hopes of people for whom it would be a real boon to win. If everyone round filed their communications, they would be out of business. That would seem to me to be a rather good idea. I do not know how many times over the years I have received a “prize” in which I am asked to pay several hundered dollars to get something that is likely worth no more than I am being asked to pay. That is the prize for plowing through all their paperwork and sending in countless envelopes at however much money in postage.

Your odds are at best one in 2 BILLION. Donate the postage to a worthy charity and let PCH go out of business.

September 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm
(61) Catherine Nelson says:

14 years i have been entering your so called super prizes, You insult me with your products which i buy to keep me in the loop that I may win. You have the nerve to send me umpteen letters advising me that somenone in my neighbourhood will win with my number if I don,t retiurn your form of salesmanship and my neighbour will win my prize.
I also take issue with your so called costs of products, I can generally buy the same here in B.C for much less and with no Handling or postage fees, As I said before Never a Canadian seems to win so all the money and all the goods I bought from you have been worthless and I know now I was never intended to win . You have received my last penny and quit sending me any more of your offers of Catherine Nelson White Rock B.C. Canada

September 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm
(62) Richard says:

There are two people with the initials RO in my area. I’ve received numerous emails saying that someone with those initials will win in my area.
I called them and said that if I keep entering, someone with those initials will eventually win. Haha, one in a billion chance!
Greed is sly, the desperate become fools to this money monster.

September 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm
(63) Sarah says:

They had no intention of paying $5000 dollars a week to someone for life. Whoever won, wouldn’t have “turned in” the winning number, whatever that means. What a joke.

September 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm
(64) the owl from the Pch web site says:

I was aslo tricked into entering these free contests. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!

September 29, 2012 at 10:44 am
(65) tom says:

I can’t believe how naive and foolish some of you are.And Maria, pray to your God all you want, if prayer worked everyone would do it.

October 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm
(66) delorea holloway says:

i, delorea holloway been trying to respond to entry to have the chance to win $5000 a week for life from publishing clearing house. i think its a nice program!

October 18, 2012 at 12:28 am
(67) Marie says:

You should really read the fine print. They cannot give EVERYONE a prize. Seriously!? One peron out of billions wins. Just because you want it does not mean it will happen. Enter and see. Might get lucky. Stop whining about it. AND FOR HEAVEN’S SAKES STOP RELYING ON IT!!!! you don’t have to buy anything, you can enter for free online without paying postage. It has worse chances of winning than the lottery. AND YES they have awarded the 5,000 a week for life, TWICE that I have seen. Also, when you are whining that OMG the contest ended and you did not know and you have still been recieving emails and replying to them WAAAA uhm that is because another contest has already begun. Hence the confusion with the amount awarded in MAY and the amount awarded in AUGUST and I am sure there will be plenty whining because there is a new amount to be awarded in NOVEMBER. They are different contests. Geez.

October 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm
(68) cf says:

Its ok to have a dream. Just make sure it doesn’t cost you anything Most of the time chasing after dreams is a lost cause. Its a dream , not reality.

October 30, 2012 at 11:29 am
(69) Jerry Whitworth says:

At PCH the winners are the real deal…Just play for free and who knows you could win. I know I enjoy playing for fun, maybe you should try it.. Play on the PCH way..every day!!

November 2, 2012 at 11:18 am
(70) Turds says:

As posted on the company’s website on October 21, 2012, the odds of winning the largest prize (Giveaway #1830) were 1 in 1,215,500,000.[17] This is an decrease of 30 percent from the September 2011 odds for Giveaway #1400 (which ended November 2011).

In 2008, “The estimated odds for the $10 million drawing were 505,000,000 to one. That’s equivalent to sending over 1.3 million entries every day for a year (and the sweep doesn’t even run for a full year).”[18]

In 2007, for the $10 million drawing, the PCH website said “your odds of winning are 1 in 330 million.”[19]

November 3, 2012 at 10:37 am
(71) Bip says:

The current odds are listed around one in 1 billion 215 million for the super prize. It says the second chance prize is a million dollars. In other words, no one is winning the super prize. Its just a way to get people to click ads with partners, and buy things from catalogs. Someone will win the second chance prize sure, but no one is winning the super prize.

November 7, 2012 at 10:21 am
(72) Ameka says:

How do i enter to win in the pch everytime i enter it take me to a insurance quote or survey or groceries coupons i dnt wnt that

November 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm
(73) brandi says:

Would like to win there sweepstakes

November 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm
(74) Frederick ledger says:

I would love to win any amount from them. Im a army vet 22 years of age. Its sad to say but during my service time my wife left me and took my son. Its a long shot but i wanna give him the world and cant do that even with my 2 jobs. Its a dream that if it came true would mean the world to me and him. I LOVE U LIL RYAN!!

November 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm
(75) Micky1m@comcast.net says:

I have been entering for years both by letter and by email daily!
Like many others who have commented previously, I have searched
and searched to no avail. I am very frustrated as I, too, have received all
those letters and notices online saying that a person with my initials in
this area code will be one of the winners – they even have listed the
flower shop where the bouquet of flowers be purchased in our neighborhood. I give up – haven’t even received a $5.00 win on those
hundreds of chances – feel really

November 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm
(76) Micky says:

I have been entering for years both by letter and by email, some weeks, daily! I know, it’s my choice to participate, but am rapidly losing trust in
validity of PSC.
Like many others who have commented previously, I have searched
and searched to no avail. I am very frustrated as I, too, have received all
those letters and notices online saying that ” A PERSON WITH MY INITIALS in this area code will be one of the winners” – they even have listed the flower shop where the bouquet of roses will be purchased in our neighborhood. I’m feeling really stupid – haven’t even received a $5.00 win on all those entries. Am losing my trust in anything received
from PCH.

November 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm
(77) randy Butler says:

i need to be ur winner in nov….to pay off some much needed debt. help out my fellow friends and family…. i have never won nothing ! ! what a great feeling it would be ??

November 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm
(78) no name says:

I to think its a scam. I’m tired of going through all t
he junk. GOD is the only one that is honest and true. I’m relying on him to be with me and take care of my needs. Believe and have faith and pray. He does listen and in his time he comes through. I too no longer gonna look through the junk mail. PCH always says one date and always ends up being another. Oh well I’m not buying into it no more. Good buy PCH

November 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm
(79) No Name23 says:

I to think its a scam and I will not be waisting my time on it either not anymore. Thank GOD I never spent any money on trying to win anything from them. All these scams in the world its just a mess sad to say.

November 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm
(80) Deborah says:

You’ll realize after-awhile pch sweepstakes entery’s are like any other lotto…your real chances of winning are slim-to-none,but if you don’t play no chance…Only difference between they’re lotto and most other lotto’s is they’re always trying to get you to buy their products to put money in they’re pocket…And being flooded with awful junk on your e-mail add. ..not to mention all the virus threats…Sometimes I wonder why I play at all,maybe I’m just waisting my time…But like everyone one-else I hope for a better life…Especially since it sooo rough right now…That’s ok though…Good luck everyone,just know all your e-mails from ”PCH” aren’t anything special…that’s the ”game” to draw you in,to buy,and they up front tell you it won’t increase your chances on winning…GOOD LUCK

November 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm
(81) Juli says:

Feel it would be nice to know who the winner is and when the sweepstakes is OVER! It just goes on and on, right?

November 30, 2012 at 11:19 pm
(82) Margi says:

I have been entering by mail and though internet for well over 35 years. Would love to win once. We could sure use it . Low income just don’t make ends meet anymore in this day and age.

December 1, 2012 at 2:25 am
(83) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Juli, I get that question a lot, so I wrote an article answering it: Why Don’t PCH Sweepstakes End? The short answer is, they do end, and winners are drawn for each giveaway.

December 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm
(84) Jasmine says:

Well I never got told I had 2 buy anything it just said some one with my initial would win a prize not 5,000 for life and also da contest is still goin tget find a winner on feburary 28th dats wat my emails say

December 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm
(85) David says:

They said I won 1,000,000 plus 10,000,000plus 300 I submit it they say my number is wrong then they tell me to submit it again and nothing what is going on they have all this money but drags you along, I think it’s not for real what do you think?

December 4, 2012 at 12:25 am
(86) Michelle says:

“Welcome Back, Michelle!
Remember to use PCHSearch&Win to find information and websites you need! Don’t just search to win. Be wise, certain behaviors could cause your account privileges to be revoked!”

Well, since I don’t have cable, I use my phone or iPad for my only source of entertainment. Half the time, my searches don’t even get entered and I can’t play more than 1 lotto game a day nor can I a cess the play to win games on my darned iPad.

Having said that…. I get the above NASTY message from you? Never won anything probably never will, still use your HORRIBLE OWL that CRASHES every other try.

Thanks for the spam though.

December 4, 2012 at 2:07 am
(87) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Michelle, this is About.com, not Publishers Clearing House. You might want to address your complaint to them: How to Contact PCH.

December 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm
(88) C. Hartman says:

NEVER AGAIN WILL I ENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm
(89) d busch says:

For 46 years ,i have entered PCH contes end i have NOTHING at all

December 8, 2012 at 8:02 am
(90) Gale says:

Some states it ended in May. Others April, yet others got notices it was ending in Sept.
Mine notice said the drawing would be the end of Nov.

Sorry all but I think it depends on the email you get and there really isn’t a winner.
They do stage winners and televise it but there is never a real live person winning.

Everyone here should also realize that winning their states lottery, the chances are much better then entering any PCH drawing if you ever bothered to look at the odds.
Even the odds of the Mega Millions states lottery if better.

You really should read those odds.
It saddens me that so many actually expected something.

Read the odds.

December 8, 2012 at 8:12 am
(91) Gale says:

I forgot to add, if you ever looked up the past so called winners in your “small or mid size town” they never existed.
Not the last 20 years, not the last 10, not the last year.

Small to mid size towns are easier to check on names.

I do believe the state lotteries are legit but I’m positive due to those non existent names PCH winners don’t.

They do make a fortune on magazine sales and wishful thinking.

December 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm
(92) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Gale, read the rules. There are drawings in February, May, August, and November. Each time, a winner is chosen, and a new sweepstakes starts immediately. For more information: Why Don’t Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Ever End?.

December 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm
(93) kucifer says:

your a winner woods Dream big now dream BIGER!
GO GIRL1 Dream biger

December 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm
(94) kucifer says:

your a winner woods Dream big now dream BIGER!
GO GIRL1 Dream biger

December 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm
(95) luis s says:

If you read the fine print( Official rules) received in the mail it says that 1 million $ prize contest end date is in 2/28/2015. that is 3 years from now, even though the promotion mail says 48 hour prize alert and the deadline entry is 1/4/13.
But then there is a smaller fine print that states that the prize may be selected earlier….
Anyways I do it for FUN!
But I got to say that I did received last month a check from PCH for $100 that I won from one of the giveaways. Cashed and spend already.
SO I did too beleived that nobody ever won anything and that the winners in the list were fake.
Anyways I do it bcause my chances are better than someone that does not do it.
AND remember id does say no purchase necessary and purchasing does not increases odds of winning.

December 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm
(96) patricia bates says:

well everyone i have to say i,am with all i,ve got the same emails and each time and each time makeing me belave i won and i thought finally my dream has came true now i can own my own home and get a car and help family and help the people with cancer and the animals and the troops and of course i was let down everytime and i been playing this for years and replying to all the emails but i have to say i,am tired of wasteing my time i beleave its a hoax and everytime it shows someone won they already had everything they could want it is always the poor n middle class people who does with out well congratlations pch you done it now

December 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm
(97) mindy l says:

i am 50 yrs young after 22 surgery’s and left very sickly!this is what i have to look forward to.i have been faithfully playing since jan,2011 and all i can do is pray that i am lucky enough as to win!g-d willing !happy holidays your faithful customer mindy leazott

December 18, 2012 at 8:32 am
(98) cathy beckingham says:

I think this is a bunch of bull….. they just want your money they don’t want to give you money they just want people tp buy stuff

December 19, 2012 at 1:22 am
(99) Tired o PCH BS...... says:

My mother has entered PCH before I was born and has never won anything. I am 46 today. Itmakes me sad when I see her fill out those fake pch papers, but she Keeps trying and I never say anything negative to her about what I think about pch.

December 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm
(100) Pamela Knight says:

I, too believe pch is a scam and very misleading and you build your hopes up. I have been playing over 6 years which is very disappointing
and hopeless.

December 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm
(101) Mike says:

I’m starting to get really annoyed at having to enter several times a day for the same stupid contest- and then look through 5 pages of crappy items to do it! Made the mistake of buying the sticky buddy from them and it was garbage- about ready to start letting the 5-10 emails a day just go in the trash! Grrrrrrrrr!

December 29, 2012 at 6:03 am
(102) leona says:

complain, complain. You don’t want to enter, well, don’t enter. I am 87 yrs. old, been playing for awhile and I KNOW I was one of those winners that didn’t claim. I didn’t know how, and I still am not sure, but, I have been so upset about my computer , It’s not in sync yet, settings wrong, I’m trying, cause I don’t want to go out of this world without helping someone. QUIT COMPLAINING.

December 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm
(103) gail says:

i just recieved a spam that said that i won a million dollars from publishers clearing house but i must respond to this e-mail addresscarolmoprris00004@hotmail.couk is it for real thanks gail

January 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm
(104) Darlene Epps says:

I not giving up I’ve been through so much losing everything from Husband to car apartment being in a shelter a few months back losing job not once but twic and meaning right at this present time i have 7year old full of question but throw it all GOD has brought me through I’m still depending on him everyday of my life to carry me like he did his son and in the foot print were you see only one set of print after a long jouney so god help me i could really use some help with my finances august last year was put in a mental ward for major depressive disorder so this year I am still waiting to be blessed with some winning what ever the lord sees fit for me to have but if he never does another thing for me I am greatful and I thank him. To god be the glory thank u publisher clearance house for giving me the opprtunity to have my say to you I thank you. God bless this world and everybody in it especially those in need Amen.

January 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm
(105) Ebeneezer Feeblegeezer says:

I was very disappointed to find out I was not a wiener.

January 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm
(106) valerie says:

I want to know if there is some kind of false advertisement law that will prevent pch from getting someone elses hopes up for nothing. I receive about 3 emails A day From them saying someone with your initials in your area will in. Guaranteed im going to check into it bc that is just flat out lieing to ppl that probably need the money badly that Is not right playing games with ppl like that

January 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm
(107) Gail says:

This is so obviosly a scam… I never did before but last year thought what the heck…. Did not realize that I would be innundated with mailings which I had to take a ton of time to review and respond to to make sure that I returned everything to win the big prize in Nov. So finally the mailings stop but I never got any notifications that anyone one… Now the mailings have started up again… I am truly disquested with myself for getting sucked in. PCH can take their contest and their marketing scam and … (well you know… I am too much of a lady to say it…

January 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm
(108) kristina says:

i have received two letters so far about the 5,000 a week for life. im confused . the letters dont explain much. they first one states to wait for a second letter. im i supposed to reply to someone? how do i know if i have won anything.

January 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm
(109) t says:

I have been trying to enter the pch contest and the only prize I have even come close to is complete frustration! They seem to receive all my info just fine, but won’t enter me in the contests! I receive emails daily but I can’t seem to create a profile suitable enough to enter the sweepstakes. I have called them and no help, emailed them, and mysteriously it never loads. I do not recommend giving them your info! Not worth the headache!

January 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm
(110) elizabeth dever says:

will i ever get a chances to win from the pch i search every day and i fell like i’am getting nowhere at all . and i keek telling my self that one day i will be the next winner, from elizabeth dever.

January 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm
(111) neawinner says:

They use to make you buy something in order to get a chance to win.

January 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm
(112) pw says:

Ive been entering since 1970 have NOT won a pennie so PCH what,s up with that ?

January 23, 2013 at 8:13 am
(113) Emma Washington says:

Hello i have been playing since my oldest daughter was born back in the 70′s she is now 34 years old my baby daughter is now 30 years old you do the math. I;ve been playing since we use to do everything by mail with postage stamps.And the sad part is i’ve moved 3 times since i’ve started playing on the computer i change my address all three times it always come back and say thank you for signing up to play pch. The killing part is when i get the e-mail telling me that i’ve been a member since 1/8/2012 . Now help me understand from the 70′s till now, each time I tell my children i’m going to stop playing pch they said mama all our life we’ve known you to play please don’t give up now it’s because of my two daughters i won’t give up each time i wanna give up my childrens voices ring out please don’t give up i know one thing i’m really tired of wasting my time my girls said just when you don’t play or give up you’ll win i try to keep the faith but lets be real i’ll never win this pch game Playing since 1978 to present it’s now 2013 someone help me do the math on how many years i’ve been playing Good luck to all and everyone thats a pch player Good Luck..

January 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm
(114) Lindsay says:

Umm.. Ive entered and confirmed SOOOOOO many times and I never once received a number..or anything! I just kept getting emails telling me not to miss a chance to win $5,000 a week for life. I would confirm, and wait for my number and it never came ….just more emails telling me to confirm !! I’m upset, I know a lot of people could really use that money and I know I could also.. it’s sad to see a big company like PCH do something so deceitful!!!!!

January 29, 2013 at 9:16 pm
(115) Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner says:

Yall can all stop entering the contests and stop all of yalls complainins cause da Lord has already shownt me dat I’m da Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

January 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm
(116) Donna McGoldrick says:

Why does PCH get your hopes up? Why does the advertisement say until 2-28?? I really thought I was in the winning circle…thanks for making my dreams not come true…congrad. to Tara!!!

January 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm
(117) DropDeadFred says:

I can’t believe how many people get their panties in a knot over a contest that doesn’t cost anything or require any purchase to be made (and even tells you purchasing something does NOT increase your chances of winning).

If it bothers you that much, don’t enter, simply mark the email as spam so you don’t even have to read future ones, and delete it.

Get an entry the old fashion way (in the mail), throw it out or if the return is postage paid, send it back to them at their expense.

January 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm
(118) jerry says:

every thing says there is no purchase required. it states on the papers that purchasing something does NOT increase your chances of winning. They always say someone with your initials will win IF you return the winning number…or if you do this, this , or that. It’s all just marketing. fill the papers out, buy something if it looks good, if not don’t order. don’t blame PCH for the stupidity of those who don’t read the full sentences

February 5, 2013 at 12:37 pm
(119) Judy says:

I have been intering for over two yrs.I love play free lotto.I keep my fingers cross,hoping I win.. :)

February 6, 2013 at 8:39 am
(120) betty adams says:

I’ve been at this for 7 years. Tried to change my mailing address to NO Avail so whats up with that?

February 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm
(121) Anthony says:

To Deb ,32 Yes i received an E-mail stating that i had won 1,000,000.00 from PCH Lotto .I believe it is fake and haven’t answered. The sending E-MAIL Address is different than yours though.

February 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm
(122) Bernice Hollingsworth says:

It would be a great blessing from god if,I won the PCH sweepstakes.And when Todd Sloane shows up to my door.I will give him a great big hug.And,I would say thankyou for picking me =)

February 16, 2013 at 1:09 am
(123) emmy says:

I’ve played by mail along time, just started on internet. Its fun to play games, I find some products out there I really like. I won $100. the first time on search but never since, in fact I get the big warning of how I search. This gets me away from some of my pain I’m in, my life its not real bad / but I’ve got mom to care for/ hubby who gets upset with me. So PCH take me away. I get to dream of a better life for my family. And what good I’d like to do with the money. Have they forced you to do things? Not me, I wait, not forever but for now, dream my dream. Thank you and God Bless all of us please.

February 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm
(124) nicole johnson says:

I will keep entering with pch I believe god is great and maybe one day I could win the $5,000 a week for life or even more I have faith my family has been through so much in the last 10 years my mom has a lot of health problems she has blood clots and is diabetic and had a 12lb’ tumor contained of cancer my sister past away when I was 16 she took her life becuz she had a brain tumor they could not do any thing for I woke up next to her and she was dead my husband was in a bad car accidenty lil sister has 3 boys her husband past away of cancer at age 28 she is only 22 and my aunt whom is very close to me is during of pancreatic cancer and and its just me and my husband trying to support our 2 kids and my mom my sister and her 3 boys and a cuzin that my uncle can not take care of he is blind and his daughter that is living with us is mentally I’ll and has severpasy deases and now we are trying to help my aunt in every way we posably can so I have faith I’m young I am 23 years old and I do believe in mericals can happen and does happen and just maybe we can be one of those winners its in gods hands I believe in pch and I believe I. God thanks Nicole Johnson 02/16/2013.

February 17, 2013 at 8:39 am
(125) josh says:

guess we wear not ment to be rich.ya sound so mad be happy for her

February 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm
(126) carol says:

I guess i’m just not lucky i enter and search daily but no prizes yet ….oh well one can only dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm
(127) Gilbert says:

You know I keep ordering items off of your catalog and all I ever get is you could win. And every time I look at the drawing date it gets move to another month, so this let’s me know one thing at the rate things are going I am not going to win , but this company wants me to keep ordering items . What should I really do about this .

February 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm
(128) FORD says:

personally i think its a national scam ,as they wont say what tv show of nbc it will be shown and the time frame,therefore i truely beleive its a waste of time and effort for those have done this for years

February 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm
(129) PF says:

True all done with this – no one from my area won either – they gather your information, sell it you get a bunch of junk mail and then no entry. No purchase to win ? Baloney. All done with this scam

February 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm
(130) Jim says:

Everyone needs to know that it is illegal ANYWHERE in the U.S. to require a purchase to enter a contest….PERIOD. The only exception is buying a ticket for a benefit raffle or playing a chance game like Bingo, which is techncally similar to a raffle. Don’t be dumb and buy anything from PCH unless it’s something you REALLY want. Buying NEVER increases your chances in ANY contest.

February 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm
(131) Jim says:

Everyone needs to know that it is illegal ANYWHERE in the U.S. to require a purchase to enter a contest….PERIOD. That is the law! The only exception is buying a ticket for a benefit raffle or playing a chance game like Bingo, which is techncally similar to a raffle. Don’t be dumb and buy anything from PCH unless it’s something you REALLY want. Buying NEVER increases your chances in ANY contest.

February 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm
(132) Felecia says:

Thank you ,for allowing me this time it was very entertaineing,I have nothing else to do .everybody can’t win at the same time.

February 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm
(133) EMMA says:

Interesting. I was also told the winner was not only in my state but they were buying the flowers for the presentation from a florist within a mile of my house. NOTE-I live in Md. Last time I checked CO not nearby. I guess they stopped in MD to buy the flowers. And oh, the winners initials were EJG. WOW sounds, in mt opinion, a bit fishy. Anyone up for an investigation. And I ALWAYS sent my numbers ETC in by the due date

March 1, 2013 at 10:24 am
(134) corilee says:

I will now listen to my friends and family when they say that i am wasting my money sending for items from your phony packages. The last package which i had got was one practically telling me that i had won, i was so excited and everyone just laughed and said another fool’s package. i now believe them and i will spread the fake promises from PCH.Don’t waste my time and stamp sending me any other fake prize packages it is a waste of my time.!!! Larger companies than yours went down due to problems like this one, so if enough people can get together maybe PCH will be brought down also!!!!! I hope!!!!

March 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm
(135) c.l says:

they are not telling the truth my family warn me about them but i did not listen ,they tell you some one in your area will win and it is you and send u stuff to buy and we all fall for it but now i am done after today .i am going to dump their mails without open them no more they take your money they are gaineing and we are loseing what we dont have with their buy this buy that ,i am fed up

March 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm
(136) Sylvia Matera says:

For years I enter the PCH contest, bought lots of items,some nice, some junk, but I kept on playing into their hands. One year I noticed that the winner was the same name as the year before, Ok, just a misprint. (dumb) then I got a letter TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE DRAWING that there had been no winner. I tore it up, should have kept it for proof. I never entered again. This time my husband entered. Same thing different day. Now in order to get off their list I have to unsubscribe at least twice a day. The last one said I would be removed and then added that I wouldn’t be removed unless I unsuscribe from each one. I call this harassment. anyone know how to make them go away???

March 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm
(137) herb says:

How long does this thing go on? I’ve been told som1 w/my initials, in my area was going to win. classic dupe. It’s my fault for reading that bs

March 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm
(138) Daymon says:

I was told by PCH that I and three other people had the same winning number and that all that had to happen to win big was that I and one other person confirm, the only way I could lose was if all three of us confirmed. Well I don’t know what the hell the deal is but I haven’t heard anything more about it from them !! Im annoyed

March 13, 2013 at 10:42 am
(139) Ellie says:

I am like everyone else – so many entries and not a winner. I had no idea that you had to keep playing month after month with the hope of winning “something”. I am disheartened with the hours that have to be put in and the constant enticing notices that come through that make you think you are going to be a winner. I, like a lot of people, desperately need money and thought this just might happen with PCH.

March 24, 2013 at 3:19 pm
(140) Jeffry DeVillez says:

I have been entering PCH sweeps since 1970(that’s 43 years for the math challenged).and have never won a PENNY! I used to order magazines,but I am about to unsubscribe.They tell me about the prize patrol,put my initials on it,and discuss the florist nearby,but they NEVER say who won with my initials.Year after year it’s the same fraud.Here in Texas,we need a class action suit.That way,even though the lawyers get most of the cash,at least I would get 3 to 5 dollars for the hundreds of hours of my WASTED time.This is the biggest scam in US history,without question.

March 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm
(141) Brenna Belen says:

There is no question that PCH is a legitimate company and they do award prizes. Problem being is their marketing strategies border on an obfuscated deception that most people think they are inches away from winning. They conform legally by advising you about your odds of winning, the fact that you don’t have to purchase to win and so forth.

March 29, 2013 at 12:41 am
(142) Luann Reniska says:

After finding out tonight my son who’s in the navy asked the gal he has been with for a long time to marry him. I’m so happy for them yet i know i have a lot of work ahead of me and i’ll enjoy it all. PCH would come in handy now, i made all the gowns when i got married, the flowers,the ring pillow, and did the cooking to so it’s easy for me. And having 7 sewing machines comes in handy to.

March 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm
(143) betty smith says:

i ‘ve enter the publishers contest for 53 years lived in cal and az.

March 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm
(144) betty smith says:

i lived in sevaesal states and have enteryour contest 40 to 50 years at least once a day since and i have never ever one a prize and since i ored to much gifts in az. i no longer get mail or one thst i can get my coins and gifts i give out all yearlong can only getthe search one on my computeri know you don’t have to buy anything but i give them as gifts
always bety smith

March 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm
(145) Shelli says:

You have to play to win. The more times you enter the more times your name is “put in the pot” along with millions of other names. The chances of YOU winning or ME winning is so small, we’ve spent months upon month’s worth of OUR time entering and there’s no guarantee that you will win if you play. The prizes they give on the instant wins, the cards, worthless to me, I don’t go to those places. Cash. That’s the only interest I have in winning. Sure, let me win a car and I’ll sell it to pay off some medical bills. WE ALL want to win, half of us have a sad sob story. Spend more time in prayer and hope HE will provide, even then that sometimes feel like the lotto doesn’t it? Here I am on Easter, watching the BIBLE story, and feeling like a fool for hoping I have a chance at winning 5k a week for life. HAHAHAHA! We’re such fools. Yes, you DO have to play to win.. but really, we’re just getting played. NEVER buy to win a prize, never. PCH isn’t on the up and up, what place can be when they FLOOD your email box DAILY with ENTER TO WIN. Good grief give me a break. Annoying PCH> OH I DO keep entering, about once a week. If I win, I win and MONEY will make me happy because BILLS are the only thing I have to cry about! I’ve got love and joy. I’ve got a roof. I’ve got peeps who love me. So, cash is where it’s at. Now carry on. Enter, move on. Don’t waste your day playing with PCH.

April 8, 2013 at 2:43 am
(146) Sylvia Jimenez says:

Yes I knew that PCH was a tricky lawful good Samaritan clean good people, like every body else I had my story my hopes and blind dreams that won’t let me see what all this was doing to me, I have a sister that born with her leg shorter than the other one, her hip was on top of her waist, when she was 7 she had her first surgery but it was ready to late her bones were deform mother was devastaered so she had about 3 more so they had to use tools from the hardware store like coils screws sprins etc.and glue the leg so she couldn’t move the leg sounds more like frankenstain story but god is my Withness is the truth. My parents my sisters and I we never ask for any kind of publik asistance and untill now we don’t owe a penny to no one thats the reason I enter to the sweepstake I am getting older I am tired sick I have Mutisclorosis and other things whish mine don’t count I am worry about my sister. Iam angry with in my self for being so en-eva.so imbesil.thank you people for open my eyes and my heart I am grateful to you
once I’ll get my merchandice I’ll send the payment.I have humilliated thinking that I have won the PCH Mega Prize I almost got late to my son’s waitting couse waitting on Prize Patrol to show up of course they never show up. My neck got stiff of waitting, a man show up with roses he said it was from PCH. and of course he wasen’t alone but my dog its better than those 2. about time my son came they were all ready gone ha.
I being harress by phone they took money from my credit card I dont need this I haven’t won anything my children make fun of me my husband think I am crasy they send me to the head Dr. to game some happy pills

April 12, 2013 at 7:14 am
(147) Bob says:

I too have responded to EVERY email by searching… I am so upset with myself for letting them sucker me into the thought of getting rich or even winning the $100.00 daily give away. This is a hoax and I am going to un-subscribe from PCH. Its a shame that i let myself get pulled into the falicy of winning. Shame on me ! However, its more sad, that a company like PCH would prey on us especially in these tough economic times. Congrats PCH… You got one ove on me.

April 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm
(148) MWM says:

How do I get you to take my name off of your mailing list??????

April 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm
(149) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

MWM, if you’re trying to contact PCH, you’re in the wrong place. This is About.com.

Read this article for tips on how to get in touch with Publishers Clearing House and how to get your name removed from mailing lists.

April 26, 2013 at 8:42 am
(150) Brenda Liz martinez says:


April 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm
(151) Jeffry DeVillez says:

I have entered,by mail and online,for about 40 years now and have never seen a cent.They said my initials would win and talked about the florist,etc They said”Someone in your area will win a major prize($1000
or more),yet I have NEVER heard anything.They didn’t even give the $5,000/yr for life prize away,saying “nobody returned the winning number”.These people are openly practicing fraud and should be shut down.

April 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm
(152) Ashlee says:

Hmm… I hope I win. I need the money to start college. I’m 18 and my overall goal is to be a heart and brain surgeon. I have withheld a 4.0 GPA all through school. I feel I deserve it. Oh and pch is legitimate. Even though they do have to try to sell their sponser’s offers, which is why you get those bs emails about your state and initials going to win. It’s business, so deal with it. And if you still wish to stop submitting entries be my guest. That gives everyone who hasn’t given up a 1 person increase at winning. :)

May 13, 2013 at 11:53 am
(153) ronni says:

I am so happy to know that I am not the only one that think this PCH is a bunch of crock. I wished that everyone believed that so they con stop wasting their own time posting all of that s__t.

May 20, 2013 at 6:47 am
(154) Brenda Liz martinez says:


May 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm
(155) Julie J Sablan says:

I’ve been playing for so many years and keep saying that there on there
way…………..I’ve oder so many which I can go to BED BATH AND BEYOND TO BUY BUY THINGS ON AS SEEN ON TV

June 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm
(156) clinton mireles says:

Everyone who says PCH sucks and is a bad company, your a idiot. It clearly says “Buying items will not help your chances!!” If you buy things for the contest, your stupid. Do some research people, and read the privacy policy and offiical rules.

June 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm
(157) Luann Reniska says:

I have played for years with PCH and i don’t have good luck. But i know what i would do if i won any money from PCH. Ya all take care & please be safe, Luann

June 8, 2013 at 4:12 am
(158) Roma Sue Noffsinger says:

I want to Win Publisher Clearing House Mega Prize $1 Million Plus $5,000 Week For Life & $3 Million For Dream Home,Plus I will get to meet The Prize Patrol in Person..They well be give so many nice thing’s..

June 14, 2013 at 8:45 am
(159) Dona Crum says:

I am really praying that you will be knocking on my door. I have been without propane for for a month now. It is not fun taking a cold shower. My boyfriend works construction and he doesn’t work when it rains and I am on disability. We are really hurting right now. My roof is leaking and I don’t have the money to fix it. I would love to donate to Saint Judes and help my family and friends out. I also have a dream to build a little ranch home that looks like a log cabin with a wrap around porch on it. So I am praying that my dreams will come true this time.

June 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm
(160) Mary T. says:

I know what everyone is saying I have entered the PCH for years, and have not seen anyone in person get the money that they say that you have won. I would like to know how two people can have the same number in different states at the same time.

June 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm
(161) Michael Schmitz says:

I just found out that the Washington NAZI’S have been infiltrating my computer. They hate me in Washington State, Because at the Boeing airplane company I was awarded the highest awards that Boeing airplane company could give for my work with a competition of 250,000 people worldwide. It seems each of Boeing contracts say that only people from that particular state or country can receive awards for either their own work or someone else’s work and I was born in Detroit, Michigan. My skills at Boeing compared to all others you could count on one hand. I bought a fiberglass Toilet of which became EPA approve 18 years later. These people here did’nt like what I bought and made up their own version, but I still have it. It at one time it was beaten by a person that stole my experiment, made a deal with duraflame and is now a millioaire up near safeway just off of 214 ave with my experiment in Bonnylake. I want to win $1,000,000 down and $5000 a week for life. MIKE

June 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm
(162) Cherie B says:

Come on people, surely you all cannot be this dumb!!
READ THE SMALL PRINT in your emails. I and millions of others are getting the exact same emails as your good selves, however; I take the time to properly read mine.
Allot of the small print will say, “this is what could happen if you are chosen”.
Really, what competition will let you know ahead of time that you are a winner, even before the competition end date…Think about it people!
It is called GOOD ADVERTIZING. It helps to stir up your feelings and gets you excited about the possibilities of winning. That’s what TV ads do also, they stir up emotions and they word things in a way that makes you want them.
PCH actually has not broken ANY rules. They have simply hired good advertizes that have an awesome way with words. The facts are listed clearly in every email and on their website, so they are not deceiving anyone…..YOU are just choosing not to acknowledge what it actually says and then complaining about what you thought it said.
The odds of winning this thing are are so low, you have a better chance of winning the actual lottery. However; I am choosing to play, even though I probably will not win…EVER!
Why? Because it is free and someone WILL win and just perhaps one day it will be me, who knows but for those of you who wish to never play again, then please be my guest, as it will make my odds of winning ever so slightly better.
All i am really saying is: Don’t complain because you have not won anything. It has been your choice to play and your choice NOT to read the small print. It is also your choice to purchase items or not. Do Not complain because you have chosen to do these things, NO ONE has forced you or mislead you.
Ok. no more SHOUTING from me. Good luck to everyone playing!!

June 29, 2013 at 8:08 am
(163) Brenda Liz martinez says:

i recep the email from pch to make my alert confirmation how i cant make the entrie i traing but i dont know if i make my entrie i want to win

July 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm
(164) anthony says:

I play whenever they send me an email, but I NEVER buy anything. I know there’s a 99% chance that I won’t win, but the 1% keeps me playing and plus you never know. But NEVER and I do mean NEVER buy anything from them.

July 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm
(165) AAron Lionel says:

@Sandra Grauschopf (Comment 37) Easier to win sweepstakes? You mean like the $1000 prize? Which has odds of 1 in 892,000,000? That’s almost 1 in a BILLION. Yeah, doesn’t get much easier than that, right? You’re more likely to grow wings and fly away to Heaven……

July 7, 2013 at 5:34 am
(166) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

“Easier to win sweepstakes? You mean like the $1000 prize? Which has odds of 1 in 892,000,000?”

Err, no, I mean sweepstakes from other companies, which don’t have billions of entries. If you had actually looked at what I recommended, you’d see that.

July 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm
(167) Marilyn says:

I look at it this way; I keep the Post Office in business.

July 13, 2013 at 6:40 am
(168) Charles Diggs CD says:

Hopping and praying with my Real father god I get this changes, start a new start fixs things how they subpost to be

July 14, 2013 at 8:27 pm
(169) shirley says:

Dont’ expect to win, play for fun and have fun dreaming. Don’t buy anything unless its something you really want to spend money on. Do it in your free time and don’t neglect your family.
That’s whnt I do and one day I will quit and do something else and that will be fine too.
I’ve never won anything but if one day I do, then that’s ok too, although I have no idea what someone would do with $5000/day for life.

July 16, 2013 at 10:48 am
(170) Donna Hill says:

I have been entering every single day for over a year. PCH keeps changing the dates for the same contests such as #1830. I have bought many things, many of which have turned out to be junk or defective. I neglected to return them within the time allowed as I didn’t see any instructions until they started sending me reminders to pay my bills. Also every plant I ordered died as they claim to send it at the right time but middle of winter in the north east, isn’t the right time and they never grew. Playing these games and feeling pressured to purchase and purchase is a waste of time and money for those who really can’t afford it. They are gimmicks to get you to give them money instead. Then they insult you as it says in the beginning of this whole blog – for those of your who are “Impatiently waiting”. We are anything but impatient. Maybe they eventually after a couple yrs end their contest and award some money but in the meantime they have thousands of poor people hoping to win something. Is that really a contest?

July 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm
(171) Mrs. David Rich says:

Cherie B #162……i AGREE WITH EVEY THING YOU SAID. We just to have to keep it up. A alot or a little money would be wonderful to me, regardless of how much. My husband is handicapped and we have been flooded twice in about 10 years. Lost so much. We can continue to dream or not enter…..and I am one of those I choose to continue trying. Good Luck to All.

August 17, 2013 at 10:43 am
(172) Scottie says:

Just a quick note — while entering multiple times will increase YOUR chances of winning (insignificantly), failing to enter won’t increase anyone else’s chances. There are a certain number of available entry numbers for each contest — that’s how they’re able to give exact odds (otherwise they’d have to say, “odds of winning depend on number of entries received”). When they say “a winning number wasn’t returned”, what they mean is that the number they drew was not claimed by anyone (and with over a billion numbers available, it’s almost inconceivable that there wouldn’t be a huge percentage left untouched). And, yes, that’s probably intentional. They’re taking a gamble, too — if nobody wins, it costs them a lot less, so of course they’re going to make it hard to win. If a hundred thousand people each sent in a hundred entries a day, it would take over six months to get every entry number allocated … but I highly doubt ANYONE is sending in even twenty entries every day for months on end, and I don’t think the contest even runs that long.

August 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm
(173) maria sanchez says:

30 years ago I been noticed about this sweepstakes, and never win nothing

August 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm
(174) Robert Koniption says:

I have been entering PCH every day for 23 years. I have not won anything. I am 72 years old. My wife tells me that I am wasting my time.
Well, you don’t have any chance of winning if you don’t enter. After 23 years I just can’t stop! I believe that the winners are real and that they do get the money. I have no way to prove that. The lucky people in the videos are real as far as I know. Some people think that the videos have actors in them, but I have watched many and think they are real winners.

August 27, 2013 at 11:13 am
(175) EL says:

Hey, with odds of 1.3 billion to one, how could i not enter and get a chance to get hit by lightning than to win the Pch prize. lol! got to love it! LOL!

August 28, 2013 at 9:27 am
(176) Esther Livermore says:

i have enter PHC for a few years..Its just a way of them to advertise the items they sell.if this was a true drawing then why all the crazy games over and over again?Makes no sense i dont think anyone wins anything.You cant believe anything your hear and half of what you see.Unless you enjoy their stupid antics to try and make a sale.Dont waste your time.You will never win. Everyone gets those letters saying there is a deffinate winner in your town or city with your intials..come on people this is not real and i will never open another peice of mail from PHC…..

August 30, 2013 at 9:23 am
(177) Richard says:

The fact that PC sends notices saying someone with your initials in your zipcode is the winner, then a totally different set of initials in a different state wins, seems very deceptive. I received several pieces of correspondence saying the winning number was held by someone with my initials in my zipcode. Evidently you can’t believe everything they print!

August 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm
(178) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Richard, see this article: <a href=”http://contests.about.com/od/publishersclearinghouse/qt/Will-Someone-With-My-Initials-In-My-Area-Really-Win-The-Pch-Sweepstakes.htm”>Why didn’t someone with my initials win the PCH Sweepstakes?</a>

September 6, 2013 at 5:40 am
(179) Sandy says:

I was really disappointed when I got a statement from you that you only try to contact a person twice and then you give their prize to someone else. I thought Publishers clearing house tried to find the winner.

September 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm
(180) Elizabeth says:

I am inclined to agree with most of the others about PCH sweeps.
I have played by mail for almost 30 years and on-line for awhile.
You profess to not be a scam but lets get real. How do we know that the commercials of people winning is not just acting. I have bought LOTS of items over the years and enter the same sweeps over and over and wasted many, many stamps. Enough is enough. If your legit let some of us legit people actually win.Even a small amount might be worth continuing. Stop lying and scamming people if this is for real.
PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 30, 2013 at 1:52 am
(181) Kenneth Lucas says:

I want to win publishers clearing house superprize 1830,3080 meet the prize patrol and have fun

October 5, 2013 at 10:02 am
(182) Jess says:

I have entered every single times played every lotto and every time I said my address and jm… Or someone in my area with jm will win and it’s very discouraging someone in a diff state won when it said my area I’m in Texas no where near Colorado. Yes it’s chance luck like any lotto but it gets ur hopes up for no reason I feel

October 16, 2013 at 12:31 am
(183) BENNETT RAMAGE says:


October 21, 2013 at 10:43 am
(184) Ramona says:

I’ve been playing a few yrs now this next drawing 11/26/13 few days after my birthday I’ve read several of you all’s comments, my address from florist too, I do pray everyday that I win its never a waste of time when you have faith I’m not missing time with them when I play pch cause there faces are what I see and what makes me continue to do it. I don’t buy stuff often from them cause I don’t have the money to spend, we need it, on affixed income, I’m disabled. But I know my father is watching ova us all. Its ok to hope that’s all I do hope and pray, and faith it’ll happen I know there’s a GOD

November 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm
(185) Luann Reniska says:

If i would win anything from PCH i will keep helping out those who need help as i am doing now. And i promise everyone will get a free copy of my book which has almost 250 websites and so much information you will wonder why they don’t want this information let out. This is why i had to write this book. So please take care & be safe, Luann

December 16, 2013 at 4:52 am
(186) MaryT says:

I have entered your contest for years and have never won a thing from PCh, but everytime that I look someone with the same number of 3080 has won so how many times has someone had the same number that you have given me. I would like to win but why should I start now, I have been the most unlucky’s person in the world all I have had is hardship and nothing else, I have lost everything that I had when my husband died and when I lost my children because of their father who was my first husband, he also died after I divorced him. But I never saw him again and didn’t care whether he lived or died, I also lost my mother and father, so why should anything be different now. Nothing is going to change now. I know that I won’t win your money of one hundred thousand dollars a week for a year or the five thousand and seven thousand dollars a week for life. So why do you put hope into peoples lives by telling them that they could win if they would just search and win for the money, then let them drop like a wrecking ball. That’s about all I have to say about PCH>

January 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm
(187) carolgilcrest says:

Its a shame they prey on people and let them think they are going to win. My sister played for two years and she filled out all the forms they sent. They made her think when it was time to pick a winner they sent her a message that she should get ready to be on a news station on tv the following week and they would be out with their crew to her house. Then in the mean time they picked a winner and it wasn’t her. She got sick that week and went into the hospital and found out she wasn’t going to live. She passed away in two months. She was 84.

January 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm
(188) Scott says:

Message: Dear pch,
I have tried to get into every drawing you have had, but it’s really hard to do so when your pages won’t load then you send me email saying tha ” your concerned for me”? WTH?? Nobody really ever wins in Oregon it’s always east coast, and most that do win are returning winners!! Why is that??? You have their info already so it must be just easier for you to run w/ it , Right?? Or are they friends of ppl that work for pch or related to ppl in pch?? I’ve been a loyal customer since 2003, only thing I’ve ever received from pch is a head ache.
I am a 44 disabled father of 2 & have noticed that to many ppl that have won the so called”Millions pch” , are 2 time winners! Don’t you think it’d better pch to have non winning ppl win?? I do cause really , your looking like McDonald’s !! That’s sick!
Also have heard that from lots of ppl in Oregon . Ppl are starting to think that pch is a bunch of LIERS & cheaters due to your double winners. How sad it is … Just wanted you cheap cheats to know how Oregon really feels about pch..

February 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm
(189) kenneth lucas says:

I want to win publishers clearing house superprize 1830,3080 feb28th

March 1, 2014 at 9:04 am
(190) Monique says:

I will never play PCH again been playing for years never win any thing they always make you think you are going to win but you don’t I’ve been playing for years never win any thing. they send you something saying you are going to be the next big winner the games even don’t work right I’m done with it God Bless all who have won and them who will

March 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm
(191) Patti Grant says:

It was in 1991 I received a letter saying my name and that I for sure won….. Hippy I was so excited I waied all day and night for them to show up. No one ever did…… Does everyone get the you won email and letter in the mail.

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