Publishers Clearing House - Does anyone know of any real person who has yet to win ANYTHING from PCH??

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Update added by user Nov 17, 2011

Original review posted by user Nov 07, 2011

I used to watch my grandmother and my mother also get so excitied when they would get their PCH swwepstakes in mail to submit.THey always felt they had a chance to win and this would be the time they hit it big.

Of course, NOTHING! Now, i am following along the same path i suppose trying to also win so i can provide and care for my family as so many others wish to do as well. I keep getting emails stating that this could be it, This is your cahnce to win MILLIONS. I am wondering if there is anyone out there who really knows of anyone who had won anything at all or if PCH is just a big pile of lies.

It is so sad that their is so many MILLIONS of people who could really use this money in so many ways and will get their hopes up for nothing. Absolutely nothing!. If this is the case, why is it that someone has not had a investigation done and had them questioned on possibly the world news to let so many know that this is just a scam to get you to buy into products they are advertising, which in return they are getting rich off of. I have said that i am going to play this one LAST sweepstake that a winner will be announced on November 30th 2011.

I am waiting to see what will happen and who is the winner.

If i feel it is not legit, i am thinking about seriously reporting to the Today and also GMA to have the company investigated and to have them to provide proof of real winners.It is time for some REAL WINNERS!!!

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Jan 26 Alliance, Nebraska

i play the games blackjack, bingo, and the other games and never seem to win. i seem to get the same results every day, no win

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Jan 01 Kingston, Pennsylvania

I found a winner in CT that supposedly won a million dollars from PCH. She went in the business of selling jewelry, the only thing was all her stuff was costume jewelry and the payments were spread over 20 years. Do the math.

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Jan 14 Washington, District Of Columbia

I am from Texas ,I use to send the stuff in that they ask for the numbers & all i dont know what u call the stuff just stuff i guess, I sent in the stuff ever year for years then one day I got a letter from them saying if i didnt plan on Buying anything then I could no longer Enter the Contest even though they said no Purchase was necessary but they stopped me from playing any more can they do that

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Skeptical 1017

Nov 05, 2014

I agree, who has ever meet anyone that won the prize. If they have been giving away this money for such a long time, why do we never see the prize patrol van ever....or hear of anyone stating that they won. I would believe it, if I seen it actually on the news or in the paper. But for some reason, nothing...and the news some time is pretty stale. Think of all the people that would actually fill out all that BS, instead of filing it in the garbage. Just saying

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Oct 02, 2014

This is really annoying. I have won one of their small prizes. Its kind of like saying the lotto is a scam because you don't know the winners. Pch odds on grand prize is over a billion to one. Its in there rules

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Skeptical 1017

Nov 05, 2014

Really, even the lottery winners get a spot on the news....and that is like picking a needle out of a haystack. But your telling me that a person who just won PCH is not going to become a celebrity over night, yet for some reason this person is always in hiding. Just asking for some proof. Noting more or noting less.

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Dec 16, 2014

I'm 63. My mother used to get the PCH entry in the mail and ordered all her magazines from there. My sister and I used to tear the little magazine tickets apart and stick them on my mother's magazine order form. Then, when I got a computer I began doing PCH entries. I think that was back in 1996.Currently PCH sends me email entries claiming I am "a valued member." I won two Fandango movie tickets back in the late 90s. TWO major problems...First in order to claim the tickets, I had to print the tickets out. Uh, no printer. Secondly, even if I did have a printer, none of the movie theaters in my area accepted Fandango movie tickets. As far as I know the theaters still do not accept Fandango tickets.

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Oct 01, 2014

Although I have not won, Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes is legitimate. That is one of the reasons, they started video taping the winners back in the 1980's.
They also announce some winners on NBC
The odds of hitting the Big $Million$ Dollar Prizes are worse than hitting the Mega Millions Lottery, which is 259 Million to One.
People make negative comments about PCH hoping they will read it and then make them win the Big Prize just to prove to them, that it's real.

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Skeptical 1017

Nov 05, 2014

I dont think that people are thinking that if they criticize a company that they are automatically going to become the big Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes winner. But every time some random person wins the Mega Millions Lottery that person gets some kind of recognition. Why do we not see the Sweepstakes winner get any kind of recognition-Just saying. Even though I want to believe my inner hunch tells me this winner is not existent. You mention that they announced some winners on NBC-was this back when Ed Mcman was the sponsor?

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Aug 26, 2014

Yeah exactly,they show people receiving the big check,balloons etc..Nobody has said the phrase... give us an actual recent winner's full name and address,phone # so a reporter can get the truth.

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Aug 13, 2014 Brigham City, Utah

You can view a wealth of infor about PCH on they have been sued for consumer abuse in all 50 states, however they have infact proven that they have in fact given away 240million dollars worth of prizes and they post names and cities of the winners regularly, I am in Utah and just this year I have won multiple gift cards, a $500 DOLLAR CHECK ON A MAILED IN SCRATCH CARD AND A $100.00 CHECK ON AN ONLINE SLOT GAME. It may never make you rich for that you must be very lucky, however a little persistence can make you a few bucks.

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Jan 20

Wow! Thats great! I have played forever and never won anything but still believe.

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Aug 12, 2014

So, my neighbor is a florist and got an order from pch for someone who won in the area. She thought she was being prank ed but they showed up to get the flowers. Van and all. So I think it's pretty real

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PCH Player

Aug 09, 2014

Yes, PCH's odds of winning are actually worse than Powerball, MegaMillions and your state Lotto all rolled into one. The likelihood of winning the jackpot is unrealistic. I too have been playing PCH for years, however I do it online and not via snail mail. I've gone to PCH Games and ran into a few people "calming" to have won something other than tokens (which are used for entries...nothing more) but their claiming to have won like a $5 or $10 gift card prizes. PCH Games has a winner's ticker at the bottom paid "claiming" recent winners of prizes up to $250 dollars. Also, on they have videos of their most recent winners (where there are quite a few winning thousands...if not...millions) but there is NO WAY for us to know if these winners are actual real winners or just some paid actors. Since the Authory General Office and other Consumer Protection Agencies haven't busted PCH for fraud yet they I'm assuming it's real; just the odds are NOT in our favor. Now, I just log into and go straight to the "sweepstakes" tab and enter the main entries and's not worth spending my entire day playing everything they have on all there sites (, PCH Games, PCH Lotto, PCH Blackjack, PCH Slots, PCH Surveys) it will take you forever!!!

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Jun 30, 2014

yes, it has been alarmingly disappointing to find out that there has not been a major prize winner for some time, oh, the number was not turned in, oh but you have been moved up to be in our major prize circle, well, if your number is drawn. I tell you as much as I have entered, and as many times that I have gotten 5x or even 10x the entries, on a daily basis, heck, I alone should have enough entries in there that I should have won something by now,
but NO, this is no better then playing Poker in Vegas, false promises, and anything to get you to buy some of their junk, oh then they have to nerve to tell you that you will be eliminated, if you don't enter this Entrée, lie ***, you will be better off entering the Lottery, you have a much better chance of winning.

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Diamond Smith

May 17, 2014 Central Islip, New York

I believe that it is not a scam, if that is the case then everything that includes "winning lotto money" is a scam. I just think everyone main priority is money. They are a company first and they need to generate capital in order to even give out any money. It's common sense really you're sitting at home doing the same thing as everyone else to enter so that means you have the same chance as everyone. They clearly state that you do not have to buy into any of their products because it will not increase your odds of winning(so if you purchase something then get upset because you haven't won then that's your problem really). Think about how many people there is playing this lotto use common sense you know you're odds are very slim to none but there is always that 1% chance kind of like a DNA test(yes you are 99% the biological father but the 1% is the uncertainty because no one is really sure or have 100% proof of anything)-just like PCH do not make you feel as if you have a 100% chance of winning. They tell you your odds and all of the extra stuff they do as far as telling you "you have the gold seal" is for marketing purposes. You have to be smart and realize there are still millions of other people playing. So if you dio recieve a gold seal and you have a better chance of winning just remember about all the other people playing who receieved a gold seal. This doesn't mean they are trying to run a scam. I feel like a scam is when someone is trying to get you to buy into... Show more

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