Lottery: PCH Vs. Mega Millions

On January 4, 2011, out of the thousands or maybe millions of lottery fans who invested their money, time and effort into entering the lottery, two of them won The Mega Millions Jackpot. The prize was split between the two lottery winners who lived in Washington and Idaho, respectively.

Something I found interesting was that this Mega Millions lottery Jackpot was actually supposed to be valued at $355 Million. It only rose to $380 Million after people bought $25 Million more in lottery tickets. According to an MSNBC article about the lottery winners, the weekend was when the most people rushed to buy these tickets. One waitress and cashier in the article even cited that there had to be at least 500 or people waiting on a huge line, leading out the door.

This also brings out a great point about PCH that makes Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes too good to pass up! We don’t ever charge people money to enter contests and sweeps. Not only are ALL of them free, but the process of entering to win is much easier. Especially with this unbearable winter weather, how many of you actually enjoy piling on layers of clothing to walk the dog, let alone trek to the grocery/convenience store to buy a lottery ticket?

And our ways to enter sweeps online include useful tools, too! You can enter to win sweepstakes with our search engine, PCHSearchandWin, play tons of fun games at PCHGames, and access the original sweepstakes hub at All these sites make entering to win your favorite contest easy and accessible from your home, school or work!

Did you wait in line to buy one of these lottery tickets for the Mega Millions Jackpot? Let us know in the comments. One thing is for sure, you’ll never have to wait in line or spend any money whatsoever to enter the Publishers Clearing House sweeps!

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92 thoughts on “Lottery: PCH Vs. Mega Millions”

  1. Merri Carpenter says:

    Wow some many different comments. You know I play this and put my all into it. It’s the way to win and win big!!! “I have a dream” Martin Luther King said. I have a dream too!!! It’s to change my life to the greater good!!! To help others to see they can change their lives too! Yeah we can all sit here moen and grown about how life isn’t fair, we work hard but get no where , on and on and on.. But you using your energy up bitching!!! Life is what you make of it period!!! If you don’t do anything yeah life can suck!! Your choice!!! What do you want out of life and how HARD are you willing to put the time and energy to get what your seeking. It’s not in my hands where you go, it’s yours!! No one claims it but YOU!!! So choose!!!

  2. Donna Little says:

    I simply like the beautiful bouquet of flowers that the prize patrol hand to the winners….they are breathtaking. As far as the lottery vs the forever prize I like them equally….the end goal would be to win. Now I would plan wisely on how to spend, invest and save so that I can leave a legacy for my one day to be great great grand kids to have “but”…they would have to work for it and get an education.The money will never change my heart as far as helping others. Because money has a tendency to change people. My hope is to never change and to always remember God. With that much money I will finally have the opportunity to actually take a break after years of working. Hopefully the legacy that I leave will give others the opportunity to be left in better shape than I could ever imagine and right now I’m happy, thankful and abundantly grateful that God is in my life!…so lotto or pch either way 10% will 1st go to tithing right off the bat!…then everything else will take care of itself…bills, etc…

  3. Donna says:

    I agree with the previous gentleman saying most people you see on tv who win pch look like they have plenty of money. I’ve been entering over 40 years and never won a dime. Chance of winning nil but I still try. The way I see it its in Gods hands if he doesn’t want me to win I will never win. He’s giving me other blessings like family that are worth a lot more than anything they can give me so how can I really complain.

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hello Donna, everybody has the same chance of winning, regardless of their history or financial background, as long as they enter for their chance to win. Winners have resided in apartments, mobile homes, and single family houses. Our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased; there’s no way to know who we’re going to award next. The best part about our giveaways is that its free to enter, free to win, and no purchase is ever required. Keep trying and don’t give up, February 26th is going to be another Miracle Moment for a lucky winner! To see all of the ways you can enter each day, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!

  4. kenneth Lucas says:

    I hope this isn’t scam because all I spent 2 and a half days entering just to get sorry u didn’t enter this is my tenth cellphone because of playing pch people calling me saying there pch them telling me I won this I won that I’ve waited almost lost my marriage the protesters way togo

  5. Thelma Hart says:

    I have played pch lotto and entered all giveaways for a long time. I build up token into the millions and then buy entries to win prizes. I mean that I get a thousand entries to win a certain prize and even get my hopes up of winning. But it never happens. I see the winner’s announced on TV and they all look like people who’s life is great. No money worries, beautiful homes and cars. When will I see someone like me who lives in a mob home and actually could use the money. This makes me wonder. But I keep on playing because I have hope. If I ever won I would help someone who needed help before I helped myself. I bet other winners think how lucky they are without giving thought to someone else who could use a few dollars.

  6. charlie cullen says:

    Your odds of winning are something like 10,000,000 to 1. Unless you have nothing better to do, it isn’t worth spending the time. Also, the programs are slow to load and you’ll spend more time – for nothing. If you have that much time on your hands, why not volunteering for some worthy cause. The chances of a real win can be 1:1.

  7. seot 12 would love to win just some thing ,pch can see every thing i enter 365 day a yrs even if i won some thing ,i would still all my searching on pch .com kitty souil on face book catherine souil

  8. Teresa Johnsoni says:

    I love lottery but I really love mega millions both is worth entering

  9. mary mayhew says:

    i want to win publishers clearing house lotto

  10. Carla M Antee says:

    Hi. I still would perfer the PCH Lotto

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