PCH Online Sweepstakes — What It Takes…!

Publishers Clearing House online sweepstakes prizes have the power to change lives. Depending upon what the winner chooses to do with their prize money, of course. So, how does a person win a large amount of money in a sweepstakes or even a state lottery drawing, for that matter? Some people aren’t even sure how to win a small amount of money let alone the million-dollar type. One could try using magic potions, mystical incantations or lucky talismans. But, alas, that’s just fantasy. The reality is that you have to enter, and then it comes down to three little words: odds of winning.

For the past 19 years, I have been playing the exact same numbers in my state lottery. Have I won the big million dollar prize money yet? Well, obviously not, or I wouldn’t be writing this now…ha, ha! But, in my mind I feel that my “system” will eventually pay off. I just hope it’s before I’m 80…but, I’d take it then, I’m no fool. Or am I? I like to think that with every year that goes by my odds of winning – there’s those words again – go up. Realistically – I may never win. But, I try because I have what others like me have – dedication, patience and persistence. Plus, I really want that dough!

Well-known psychiatrist, Dr. Joyce Brothers once said, “One quality all successful people have is persistence.” These people are willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere even though the odds may be against them. There’s also a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it. Even though the odds of winning online sweepstakes are highly likely against us, we hope that dedication, patience and persistence can help us beat those odds.

As an employee of PCH, I’m not eligible to participate in the free PCH online sweepstakes. My only hope for a huge money windfall is my state lottery. Luckily, most of you have the opportunity to enter the free PCH online sweepstakes every day!! And, as we know now, that’s what it’s all about…entering as often as you can to get the most chances to win. Publishers Clearing House always gives you more ways to play and win big, and the smaller prizes aren’t too shabby either!

So, what did you think of this post? Do you agree? Or not? Do you have your own “system” for maybe winning a big online sweepstakes prize? Do you believe persistence and dedication to enter PCH online sweepstakes will eventually pay off for you? Do you know some who has won a big PCH prize? Have you won yourself? Leave your comments below. We really want to know. Make sure to also visit the Publishers Clearing House Fan page on Facebook.

Good luck!

Leslie Jaye
PCH Creative


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Erin Hall said...

I’ve always returned the numbers and met the date deadlines, so why does it always say no one has returned the winning number or someone forfeited their chace?

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Erin,

    Unfortunately, a matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number will be for an award planned for July 15th.

    For reference, in the case of an “Advanced Look” drawing, a SuperPrize number is drawn and, if the winning entry has been returned, the prize is awarded. If the winning number was not returned, the prize rolls over to the next draw date. If the prize is not awarded on any of the “Advanced Look” draw dates, the prize will be awarded on the end date specified in the Sweepstakes Facts. For Giveaway 1400, the official end date is February 29, 2012.

    Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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sandra easterly said...

I Agree.I use To Never Believe in myself Maybe do to how our lifes have to go through the motions of grown up.I Could Not Read Are Write one year Ago.Or Even use a computer very well.Through my Prayers and Finally realizing God Is The most Important Part Of Moving on In Life I’ve finally Learned To Read Thank You Lord.My x old Man Use To Laugh At Me Trying To Enter Publisher Clearing House.Not Known How to Use A Computer Very Well The Lord Brought Me To Meeting Natalie B From Publisher Clearing House Thank God For Her.She Help Me Learn Alot More About Computers.And It Has Helped Me Out In Many Ways.As You Can See For Fact Now.After Being Laugh at So Many Time,Your People Help Me See That Dreams Do Come True.Even Know I Have Not Won Yet.But I Keep Trying Every Day To Make That Dream Come True And To Make Me A Fact,Thank God For You All At PCH You Have Made Part Of My Dream Come True,I Am A Fact Now This Last Week You Made Me The Publisher Clearing House Feature Fan Of The Week.As I See It That Makes Me A Fact Half My Dream Has Come True.The Winning I Know Will Come True.Then My Dreams Will Be Full filled. I Can Never Give up on my Dreams.God Want Us To Learn Knowledge You People Give me That Everyday.And I Am So Thankful And Blessed For That.Anything Ask Anyone I Know Patience is The Last Thing I Had Till I Started This mission To Win.Now I Have That Too. Thank You Again.There is So Much More Then Just Winning That You People Do And Don’t Even Realize It.So I Thank All Of Facebook And Publisher Clearing House For Everything they Have Do For Me Most Of All I Thank GOD Every Day And Night For Everything And Blessing I Even Found My Family After 25 years on facebook.One Of My Family Member I Had Not talk To In 37 years.Life Is Good as Long As You Have God In it.Thank You All Best Of Luck.God Bless You All.As He Is Blessin me in Life.By The Way.I Learned To Read The Whole Bible At 45 years old.

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Maria Gonzalez said...

I believe that anything is possibly! I had 2 car accisent and still recovering from Brain surgery that I had in January. If God give me life 3 times. yt in winning just by having faith and by luck..I believe that with PCh I have the possibility in getting my life back on track and start all over again with my 2 girls. I need you PCH.

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Noura Nthela said...

Hi, please can i know who’s the winner for Memorial Day thank you.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Noura,

    Unfortunately, a matching winning number was not returned by the deadline, so there was no Memorial Day winner. The next time we will check for return of a matching winning number will be for an award planned for July 15th. Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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Curtis Martin said...

Sometimes I feel like i’m experiencing deja vu when I read some of these post.

I totally agree with you Queen Jaye. The only way to win is to enter and hope that your “number” or “search” is the one randomly chosen.

So keep on entering and maybe, just maybe you’ll be PCH’s newest winner.

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Margie Gallegos said...

I don’t know if persistence is the answer in winning the PCH. I’ve been entering for seven years and this past year,I have only missed 2 days entering the PCH Lotto and Publisher’s Clearing House. I have received several letters from PCH saying I’m on the winner’s list. I’m still patiently waiting. Only God knows.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Margie,

    Our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that the recipient has not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rod @ PCH

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nivea .osegueda said...

hi I read the comments and I know that persistence always win and also its fun to play, thank you for give me the opportunity to participate.

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karen shelton said...

Happy – to enter the PCH Sweetstakes

Overview – survey the past winners and be happy for them, hoping, one day it could be a visit from the PCH Team.

Patience – Just remember Rome was not built in a day. Take it day by day.

Extreme – measure to do all the above = HOPE.

I personally do not know any of the winners, but I am very happy for them, when I watch the videos accepting the check.

Thanks PCH for making their lives better.

Equals- HOPE of Winning

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Diana Hanlon said...

Yes I agree, but we all have a chance of winning anything is possible so who will be the winner waiting for the knock knock on my door Love to see those roses and balloons and that is not all how about Dave and Danielle holding that big check !

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Carlene Robinson said...

Yes,I believe that if you can believe it,you can achieve it! If you play or do something faithfully you will eventually win. No matter what the odds are. If you have doubt then what’s the use in doing anything.(playing,hoping and dreaming). I have won 2 $5.00 gift cards from Shop and Win and $10.00 cash. Just for browsing or entering in the PCH Sweepstakes. I never thought I would win anything but hey look at me. Had I not entered or looked. I would not have won a thing. And do I think I have a shot at big bucks like the 10 million,5,000 a wk for life or 1,000 a wk for life or something smaller. Yes,of course I do and so do you that’s why you are still playing. My motto is believe it can and will happen and recieve it. The only question should be is when and are you ready for PCH when they come knocking on your door! So take a moment revamp and play,play,play. You can play to win and it don’t cost a thing.

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Amanda Baker said...

And I totally agree!!!

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jarren k said...

I’m the memorial day winner!…….oops I forgot to mail in that winning ticket!

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Curtis Martin said...

YESSSSSS, I just purchased the Rogers® Masterguild 6-Piece Cutlery & Cutting Board Set! I made sure it went through this time.

Now, if only shopandwin sold car tires…hmmm.

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Maureen Sousa said...

I wish some of the BIG TIME PCH winners of the past would write in to see if THEY had a “system” for their wins.!!!

That would make for an interesting read!!

Maureen

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jarren k said...

the system and key to winning is to keep entering!it might take days weeks,month’s years heck for all i care maybe decades!……IT”S all free NO SYSTEMS JUST A LITTLE LUCK!

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Robert Rose said...

The link for the $25,000 prize isn’t working. Obviously, I can’t go on to any of the other prizes after that either. It’s been down for about a week. Hope your IT guys can get to it soon.

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RON said...

I need the money for my art and bills too of course
RON HUBBARD

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Jeanie Large said...

You have to have Faith….

Faith in that if it’s supossed to happen it will..

That if it doesn’t happen it wasnt meant to be …

But, u have to take action and if you don’t it will never happen…

This is what life is all about…

Tampa FL

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Marilyn Joan Hadey said...

I am playing as much as I can with the PCH games, I am just wondering why when I go & write something that it is going thru when I go & hit Post Comment

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Marilyn,

    Unfortunately I’m unable to determine what you ‘re referring to. Are you referring to the 5-Word Reviews on PCH Games? Please reply to this e-mail with more information regarding the nature of your concern.

    Regards,
    Jodi @ PCH

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Marilyn Hadey said...

Hello everyone, I just made my Homemade Potato Salad for the first time, I had gotten the recipe off the PCHSearch&Win catagory. Now I am going for the Macaroni Salad. You all would enjoy it. I am so proud of mysely. This was the first time I had ever had gotten a Recipe off my computer. Now I am still trying for that chance of Winning the $5,000.00 AWEEK FOR LIFE, OR THE $10,000.00 AMONTH FOR LIFE. I HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAS A GREAT 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND. I KNOW THAT I WILL. I KNOW THAT IF & WHEN THE PRIZE PATROL DO COME TO MY HOUSE, THEY WILL BE SO PROUD OF ME. I WILL MAKE SURE THAT THEY ALL ARE FED BEFORE THEY HAVE TO LEAVE TO DRIVE HOME. IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR ALL OF THEM HAVING TO DRIVE THAT LONG LENGTH OF TIME WITHOUT FOOD IN THEIR TUMMIES. I HOPE TO REALLY MEET ALL OF THEM, DANIELLE LAM, NATALLIE B, DEBORAH HOLLAND, & DAVE SAYER. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO MEET THE CAMERA MAN. I just finished all of my baking for Tomorrow, THE 4TH OF JULY, 2011. THANKYOU ALL, HAVE A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, 2011, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey28

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Marilyn Hadey said...

WHAT IT TAKES! TO ME WHAT IT TAKES IS BEING IN A GAME TO WIN IT & TAKING A CHANCE OF A LIFETIME. WHERE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PURCHASE ANYTHING IN ORDER TO WIN IT. THEN AFTER WINNING YOU ARE ABLE TO ACIEVE YOURDREAMS, GOALS, & PLANS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. SO THIS IS WHAT I AM REALLY TRYING TO DO, I AM IN IT IN ORDER TO WIN IT. $5,000.00 AWEEK FOR LIFE, IT SURE SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.I WILL THEN CHERRISH EVERY SINGLE MOMENT, THANKING THE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES & THE PRIZE PATROLERS, FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. I EVEN HOPE THAT 1 DAY I WILL BE ABLE TO SEND THEM A CRAD AS A THANKYOU, & CARDS DURING THE HOLIDAYS. WELL I GUESS WHEN GOD SAYS IT IS MY TIME TO WIN, THEN IT WILL BE MY TIME. LIKE HE ALWAYS SAYS, GREAT THINKS HAPPEN IN LIFE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT. ALSO BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES. IT WOULD ALSO BE GREAT IF I SAW A GREEN FORD HYBRID ESCAPE SITTING OUT IN OUR DRIVEWAY. WELL WHAT EVER I WIN I WILL EXCEPT & BE SATISFIED WITH. EVERYONE HAVE A NICE DAY. THANKYOU, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey28

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Marilyn Hadey said...

IT WOULD BE SO GREAT IF I COULD EVEN WIN SOMETHING ON THE PCHSEARCH&WIN CATAGORY. YOU SEE I AM GOING TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA THISS COMMING UP SATURDAY-FRIDAY, IT SURE WOULD BE REALLY GREAT IF I DO WIN SOMETHING. I WOULD JUST HATE GOING THEIR WITH EMPTY POCKETS. I KNOW THAT WE WILL BE GOING TO CHURCH & THEN GO OUT TO EAT, SO OF CAUSE I HAVE TO PAY MY WAY. YESTERDAY I PLAY THE MAHJONGG UNTIL MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT. MY HIGHEST SCORE WAS 15,100. I JUST COULD NOT GET PAST THE THIRD ONE. I DID SOME OF THEM BUT NOT ALL OF THEM. WELL YOU ALL TRY & KEEP COOL NOW, TAKE CARE. THANKYOU, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey28

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Marilyn Hadey said...

WHAT DOES IT TAKE, IT TAKES TO BE IN A GAME LIKE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES, TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT. BY GEORGE I AM IN IT TO WIN IT. HAVE YOU SEEN THEIR NEW COSTUMES, I THINK THAT THEY ARE VERY COOL. WHAT IS WRONG WITH A CHANGE OF PASE. TO ME, NO MATTER HOW THEY DRESS THEY WILL ALWAYS BE PRETTY & HANDSOME. I SURE WOULD LOVE IF I COULD MEET THEM. THAT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE. GOD ALWAYS SAYS THAT DREAMS,PLANS, & GOAALS, ALWAYS COME TRUE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM. WELL I HOPE THAT MINE DOES COME TRUE. THEN I KNOW THAT GOD & MY MOTHER ARE WATCHING OVER ME. WELL YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. THANKYOU, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey

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Marilyn Hadey said...

***answered by email*** 110811-000315

What It Takes, What It Takes to be A PCH FAN to me is being on PCH everyday of the WEEK. Just like Me & My Boyfriends Picture is on most of the catagories of the game. So, may I ask a question?, Why have you never used Couples, as in Husband & Wife, or Boyfriend & Girlfriend as Fans Of The WEEK. I have not seen it done yet. Our portrit is Boyfriend & Girlfriend. Publishers Clearing House is more then Welcome to use our Portrit if they would like to. THANKYOU, FROM YOUR BIG FAN & FRIEND marilynhadey28

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JOHN JACKSON said...

SORRY I’M NOT GOOD ON A COMPUTER

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david hines said...

Dear pch my name is David Hines I have been entering your sweepstakes for seventeen years and have never won a thing I believe half your testomonials are fake! You get peoples hopes up then let them down its cruel and unusual punishment to people who look forward to winning your sweepstakes and who really need the money.I have filled out thousands of surveys and IV never been paid for one nor have I received anything from pch I’m a father of 5 an think this is not right I would like to hear from one of your representatives thank you

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi David,

    Our winners and giveaways are completely real and legitimate! Publishers Clearing House prides itself on running a fair and honest sweepstakes for over 40 years in which we have awarded in excess of $300 million in prizes across the United States and Canada. If you’d like to see some of our winners for yourself, please visit http://www.pchtv.com

    Our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that the recipient has not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. Please remember that while we receive entries from all across the land only one individual can actually win each giveaway.

    If you’re referring to PCH Online Surveys, please contact them directly by sending an email to helpdesk@pchonlinesurveys.com for help with your concern.

    We wish you the best of luck in our sweepstakes! :)

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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christine Drummy said...

I have been doing this for years and have not won. They keep saying i am going to but i don’t . Do they tell you ahead of time if you are going to win? I live in Michigan but i am in Fla. right now. I was going to go home but i don’t think i have a chance. .So i am staying in Stuart a few more days.
i have bought many things. Now they have got me mixed up with Dwight Labadie. They should get things right.

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Christine,

    Please note that the emails you receive clearly state that you have not yet won any prize. Winners of prizes $10,000.00 or more are not notified before the PCH Prize Patrol presents them with a Big Check. If you are getting mail in someone else’s name, please send us a message at our Ask Us page: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/ask so we can look into this.

    Victoria At PCH

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SHANNON NIX said...

HI P.C.H. I REALLY NEED SOME CASH REALLY BAD AND I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO WIN YOUR FORD ESCAPE HYBIRD MY CAR IS 15 YEARS OLD PLEASE PICK ME

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Steven Paul Blaser said...

I will only say that I have been praying for a miracle to win the PCH $5,000.00 a week for life sweepstakes because the money that could be gained would help to provide a new life and opportunity for my family. I’m doing everything that I can to make life for my family what they deserve to have, but a blessing and miracle such as this would really go a very long way. Though I honestly pray that I win this contest, I wish those with the same hopes and dreams of coming on top of this only the very best of luck.

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Make Money Online said...

I savour, result in I found exactly what I used to be having a look for. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

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Olivia A Bell said...

I have written to you time and time again and you tell me the same thing, Look I made up my own e-mail address,and I use it everytime on ALL my on-line things, yet you tell me I’m signing under someone elses address, NO IT’S MINE AND MINE ALONE.[I made it up] So i wish you would get it straight. Thanking you in advance.

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    PCH Staff said...

    To change your mailing address online, please visit http://www.pch.com. To view the information we currently have on file, click ‘Begin’ on our homepage. Edit/enter your new address. Since we prepare our online promotions in advance, the address change you have requested may not immediately pre-populate in the promotional emails you receive. Please allow up to 10 business days for any changes to take effect.

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Virginia woolever said...

I have enterned the pch for 6 years and would love to win, I
have parkinson and would love to be able have my daughter live close by and be able to take a family vaction

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Harry Hoex said...

are the Winning numbers ever posted? if so where? Where can I find the numbers that have been awarded to me, so I can check my numbers?

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Harry, if you’re referring to your entry number, your online entry is given a number after it is processed. Please be assured that if you have seen an entry confirmation message on the screen that your entry has been processed properly. If you enter by returning a mailer, your entry number will be marked on that mailer. These numbers are used internally only. Winners of $500.00 or more from the real Publishers Clearing House are notified by registered mail or email and winners of $10,000 or more would be notified in person by our famous Prize Patrol with no advance notice. If you have any questions, please speak to one of our Customer Service representatives so they can further assist you: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/176

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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LINDA BANNISTER said...

the one thing i fear the most is becomming a pch winnet when im too old to enjoy some of the things i would love to be able to do now, i also wonder, do pch even notice us all ?, there are so many of us, i submit entrys every day, some days are hard because of the negative feedback i get from friends and family for doing this everyday, sometimes it all sound true when im told i stand more of a chance by playing to lottery, to prove a point, my friend brought ten scrach off tickets for a dollar each, won two dollars and a free ticket, and told me, she got more in one day than i have gotton in one year, sad but true… but ive been trying too long to give up now, my remark to my friend was, it cost you 10 dollars to win two dollars and a free ticket, i may have not won anything, but it cost me nothing but a little of my time…. how ever long it take PCH, i will be waiting for your knock on my door…. one of your many faithful followers LB.

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Natasha Davis said...

What it takes is time…. the key to my happiness is never give up and try something you have never tried before as in relationships/love/family/God. and once you have those things in place, everything else will follow.. sure I play the lottery in my state a scratch off here and there lol, pch sweeps, just because you never know when that opportunity will come. Winning any sum will be amazing—-> I just like playing games… and maybe one day it will pay off even my debt ha!ha!but its all good… it is still interesting because its a CHANCE/Be Patient….=) N.R.D

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