The “Good Luck” Fountain

We have a new “good luck” fountain here at Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Headquarters, the place where good fortune smiles on lucky winners every day!

As part of the PCH building update and renovation project, our crackerjack Facilities Department installed a beautiful fountain in the round pond at what’s fondly known as “Winners Circle.”  Both decorative and functional, this sparkling spray greets PCHers and visitors in a refreshing way.  When I pass it on the way to work every morning I’m “mist-ified” by thoughts of all the good luck rituals associated with fountains and “flooded” with fond memories of other magnificent ones I’ve seen in my travels.

Ever since childhood, I’ve been told you can wish on a fountain and throw in a coin for good luck.  I’ve done it myself more than a few times and doled out countless pennies for my daughters to continue the tradition.

Whether sleek or ornate, large or small, a fountain is a focal point in the landscape and a seemingly magical gathering place to make dreams come true and grant wishes, or at the very least amuse onlookers.  My two favorite fountains – other than our new PCH “good luck” fountain, of course! – are La Fontaine des Quatre Dauphins (Fountain of the Four Dolphins) in Aix-en-Provence, France and La Fontana di Trevi (Fountain of Trevi) in Rome, Italy.  You can search online at PCH Search and Win to see images of these historic watery landmarks.  I spent a semester studying in Aix-en-Provence during junior year of college and daily walked past the four dolphins swimming atop swirling stone waves.  Oui, oui, I tossed in a few francs for good luck, too.  The impressive Trevi monument was my “must-go-to” stop every evening after dinner out while on a dream vacation in Rome with my husband a number of years ago.  Legend has it visitors to Trevi Fountain can wish for good fortune or help for someone in need.  Yep, you guessed it – some lire took the plunge from my wallet to that Italian wishing well.

What about YOU?  Have you ever made a wish while tossing coins in a fountain?  Do you have a favorite fountain?  Have you wished to become a lucky winner in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?  Do you feel like one of our PCH Facebook SuperFans, Bunne, who recently told us: “Casting all my pennies in this [PCH] fountain… hopefully coming up with PCH-Dollars!!! Boy do I wish!!!!”

Here’s to hoping the new addition to the PCH pond will “pour out” good luck to you!

Deborah Holland

Executive Vice President


63 thoughts on “The “Good Luck” Fountain”

  1. Carmen Rojo says:

    Hope your feeling better! Best of luck…

  2. Doris Christian says:

    I’m to win the PCH in Jesus name

  3. I hope it will “pour out” good luck for me! I’ve been having a streak of bad luck lately!

  4. A fountain points toward the sky and lifts my spirits to soar on high.

    A fountain always looks upward, never downward.

    There are two kinds of fountains — thoee in city parks that we can toss our good luck coins into and those in Yellowstone National Park that you don’t throw objects into but that lift you heavenward because they aspire fron deep within the bowls of the earth. Our deepest desires that are the most joyful are formed from deep within the chambers of our hearts.

    I love fountains in the city parks that dance and soar. I also love geyesers that shoot their water toward the sky and feel a bit of heaven on earth as a watch them.

    I noticed that I made some spelling errors on my first pos and my thoughts were just too beautiful to let that go, so I hope they are all corrected now.

  5. A fountain points toward the sky and lifts my spirits to soar on high.

    A fountain always looks upward, never downward.

    There are two kinds of fountains — thoee in city parks that we can toss our good luck coins into and those in Yellowstone National Park that you don’t throw objects into but that lift you heavenward because they aspire fron deep within the bowls of the earth. Our deepest desires that are the most joyful are formed from deep within the chambers of our hearts.

    I love fountains in the city parks that dance and soar. I also love geyesers that shoot their water toward the sky and feel a bit of heaven on earth as a watch them.

  6. Theresa Cote says:

    Dear Deborah Holland, I SEE YOU ARE A VERY CARING PERSON. I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR YOUR WISHES FOR ME. WE ALL ARE HERE TO HELP. WOULD BE LOST IF I DID NOT BE ON PCH,COM OR OTHER WEB SITES. I SO HOPE AND PRAY I WOULD HELP THOSE IN PAIN AND NO MONEY TO HELP THEM.I WAS BLESSED WITH SO MUCH. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL JOB YOU ARE DOING FOR SO SO MANY PEOPLE. I LOVE FOUNTAINS,TOO. MAYBE WITH SOME BLESSING MAY SEE ONE. SEND GOD’S BEST TO YOU FOREVER. THERESA COTE

  7. Theresa Cote says:

    Dear Deborah Holland, I SEEN YOU ARE A VERY CARING PERSON. I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR YOUR WISHES FOR ME. WE ALL ARE HERE TO HELP. WOULD BE LOST IF I DID NOT BE ON PCH,COM OR OTHER WEB SITES. I SO HOPE AND PRAY I WOULD HELP THOSE IN PAIN AND NO MONEY TO HELP THEM.I WAS BLESSED WITH SO MUCH. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL JOB YOU ARE DOING FOT SO SO MANY PEOPLE. I LOVE FOUNTAINS,TOO. MAYBE WITH SOME BLESSING II MAY SEE YOUTS.. SEND GOD’S BEST TO YOU FOREVER. THERESA COTE

  8. Carmen Rojo says:

    FYI….My family thinks I’M crazy because i keep playing and singing in the PCH i belive that some day i will win and show all of them that there is hope and star BELIVEING. Thanks

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