What’s In A Name? The Initials Contest Explained!

Someone with YOUR initials will definitely WIN CASH!

Centuries ago, William Shakespeare brought these famous words to the lips of a young, lovelorn Juliet Capulet…

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

In other words, you could call a rose a steamboat, a turkey, a sneaker, and that wouldn’t take away from the value of it. Basically what Shakespeare was saying was that the value of a rose is not in its name, but in its essence – in the case of the rose, its scent.

Well, sorry Shakespeare, but at Publishers Clearing House, our Initials Contest does NOT work that way. For this contest, it’s all about what’s in a name, specifically, the initials that start your first and last name. Because someone with YOUR set of initials will definitely WIN CASH!

Here’s the “essence” of this particular giveaway: Publishers Clearing House GUARANTEES to announce a winner of $100.00 with the same set of initials as your first and last name. Prizes of $100.00 will be awarded at random from among eligible entrants with a set of initials that match each of the 676 unique combinations of two letters in the alphabet.

How will we do it? At the end of the giveaway, we’ll take all the timely entries and divide them up according to their two-letter initial combination…AA, AB, AC, AD…you get the idea! Then, we’ll hold a random drawing for each combination of initials in order to select a winner for each.

Let’s use my initials as a hypothetical. If I entered on time (and if I didn’t work here!), my entry would be combined with the rest of the entrants whose initials match mine and, with a little luck, I could be the “F.L.” chosen in the random drawing to win cash! And the same goes for your set of initials!

That’s a whole lot of prizes, and a whole lot of cash — a total of $67,600.00 to be exact! It’s true! Take the amount of the award ($100.00) and multiply it by the 676 unique combinations of two letters in the alphabet and you get: $67,600.00!

Publishers Clearing House really is all about making as MANY WINNERS as possible?! Let me count the ways… 676 in just this Initials Contest alone!

Oh, and speaking of What’s In a Name… Remember, the “Initials Contest” (Giveaway #2231), is NOT part of the August 31st “Forever” Prize Event (Giveaway #1830). Different name, different giveaways! But BOTH great opportunities to WIN!

Have you entered for the Initials Contest yet through our PCH mailings or e-mails? If not, you can sign up to receive them at pch.com. Enter today!

Good Luck,

Francine L.
PCH Creative

P.S. TODAY is the LAST DAY of the PCHGames Practice Rounds! Tomorrow is the Mah Jongg Tournament where over $2,300.00 in prizes is GUARANTEED to be awarded! Two Tournament Players will win $150.00 just for playing

 


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Kanika Loeung said...

My name is KANIKA LOEUNG, I try to enter Giveaways #1830 to claim Prize Eligibility win $5,000.00 on August 31st. I do not know how does The PCH pick initial to be a winner? As my initial is 6 alphabets of First name,6 alphabets of Last name,6 different alphabets (first & last), and also there are the same 6 alphabets of fist&last name. 6+6+6+6= 24; 2+4=6
Its amazing is number 6 still! No matter are there number or how does PCH play, I wish my name is a lucky winner to change my life. I have 6 alphabets of First name and also there are 6 alphabets of Last name. And I have 6 different alphabets(firs & last)too. My initial K L are perfect right by Alphabetical Order ABC its amazing!
I hope all of this event be success to achieve my goal. Thank you :)

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Heath Bettag said...

Yes actually winning anything would be good to me.

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Michael Rolle said...

MR… Michael Rolle, there So many sets of initials out there to it my Fingers are crossed Glad to have enter as many Chances, ive got to this 676 initial, contest.

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Ferdemingo Pace said...

Winning this prize would change my life! Im ready to win pch!

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Curtis Martin said...

Whomever hand goes into the CM batch, I hope the ticket they pull is Curtis Martin :) If not, congrats to the winner in advance.

Happy B-Day to Me)
7/17/2012

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Brenda Hodge said...

Just received a scam e-mail today. Pch Ref No:865564435. the e-mail address is…pchwindeptclaim@imail.com. Can someone please check this out and help put an end to these scammers. Preying on the innocent and trying to put a bad name on the real Publishers Clearing House.

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Brenda. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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mary martinez gonzalez said...

well i think this is crazy cuz my labtop frezzes when iam going to win..so what’s going on???

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Eddie Greeson said...

Thank You for be able to pay my bills an not have to worry about money any more.

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Trisha Watkins said...

Can’t wait!!!!

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Tamara Jones said...

I BEEN ENTERING SINCE 2006 I TO AM WISHING FOR A CHANCE

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Joy Carr said...

This is my first time entering PCH contests! Im so excited and I cant wait.

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Gladibel Padua said...

Cant wait!!!!!!!!!

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Janet Ensminger said...

I don’t know what I’m supposed to type in where it says “Search” What am I searching for? This stuff is to hard for an old lady. Iv’e been playing for some time now and I’m getting pretty discouraged. I just want some money to make the rest of our life a little more easy.

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    PCH Staff said...

    You should search for anything that is of interest to you. Use PCHSearch&Win just like you would use any other search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing. But PCHSearch&Win has the power of PCH, which means that you can win prizes just for searching the internet!

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Deanna Collins said...

Hello,

I got an email that says its from PCH , however I know that PCH has my contact information so I am reluctant to send anything as they request. This is what the email reads: Email winner of 1,000,000.00USD in the recent PCHLOTTO. Please respond to collect winning, Please send your contact Details to outpchwinnings@imail.com. It gives me a reference number of 865564435. Is this for real?

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    PCH Staff said...

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like you have been the victim of a scam. The offer you’re describing did not come from Publishers Clearing House. Also, there is never a catch with entering or winning any PCH Sweepstakes. PCH, like any legitimate Sweepstakes, will never ask you to pay any fee or make a purchase to claim a prize. You may forward the suspicious email to us at abuse@pch.com or report this occurrence to us using our toll-free number 1-800-392-4190. We also recommend that you report this incident to the National Fraud Center at http://www.fraud.org.

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Daniece Luckey said...

My Initials are DL and I got an email saying that my Initials were selected for a Priza and I could be the winner. What am i supposed to search to see if I am the winner? Please Email me back.

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Susan VanOrden said...

Susan VanOrden Please put me in the $5000.00 aweek for life thank you

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Linda Peterson said...

Just checking for my initials.

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Clemm Freeman said...

Hi my name is Clemm Freeman and I won this game for the $100.00 and I want to know how I can get the money

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Jorge Ramirez said...

haha so cool will see how this initials go :]

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Tina Ray said...

tr—tina ray

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Rachel Jacques said...

Cool!! R.J my initials

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DeLayne Perry said...

thanks for the detailed information. Helps a lot..

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Carmen N Ricaurte Aguilera said...

Miracles do happen I believe I am a winner

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Bernice Hollingsworth said...

If my intials win the a $100 cash prize.I would put it to good use =)

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Susan VanOrden said...

Susan VanOrden sv is my Initials I cant find the contest for it IM sorry

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Linda Peterson said...

I would like to win $100.00 for my initials…

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linda leamy said...

I would love to win 100.00 for my initials LL

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Susan VanOrden said...

Susan VanOrden initilts sv For a $100.00 2x that

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George W. Hartsell said...

as a child my father called me …….Georgewayne my last name is…. Hartsell..thank you…my laptop was a gift and its crashing from faulty anti internet viral defense program purchased with the software pkg. I am far from perfect obviously and have made every mistake at least once hopefully you can witness the desire to collect this prize for a good cause my community and the disadvantaged people whom will excel in the business opportunities that will be presented…thahks for your ..faith ..

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vila pathammavong said...

Vp Vila Pathammavong

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Cathy Roach said...

Today is May 7 and I am not sure because of the old dates that may not sound right to me but I will enter it to prove that I did search for that and I am not sure if this is right with my own CR on that picture was the same one as before.

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL SAID..
MAY 7,2013 AT 10:14
OM IS ME

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Chelysce Mousa said...

THANKS GUYS FOR GIVEN ME A CHANGE TO WIN , AND MAKING ME FELL LUCKY AND VERY HOPEFUL THANKS GUYS AGAIN

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dwayne saunders said...

I CANT FIND OUT IS I WON TODAY CAN YOU GUYS AT PCH HELP ME PLEASE ????

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
I confirm my Initials are L.B., to receive a Prize of $100.00 from GWY.No.2231,And register my to win a BIG Prize of $10,000,000.00 from PCH GWY.No.1830++++++FIVE Chance to for $1,000.00 Instant Cash!Thanks

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CHELYSCE MOUSA said...

I WIN 4 ENTRY FROM THE PCH SLOTS GAMES , SO ENTRY THEM AND NOTHING HAPPENED SO WHAT DO I DO AFTER THAT ?WHEN I WIN THOSE ENTRY I HAD MORE GAMES TO PLAY AND IT KICK ME OFF LOL… HELP ME UNDERSTAND PLS PCH AND THANKS AGAIN…

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
My Initials,LB
And win $100.00 cash from PCH Giveaway No.2231

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judithcook said...

JC are my winning initials

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
LB are my winning initials from PCH Giveaway No.2231

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MARY LITTLE said...

MY NAME IS MARY LITTLE
MY NAME IS THE INTIALS CONTEST GAME I WOULD LLIKE TO WIN BUT ITS JUST A GAM AND IF I DO NOT WIN I WANT TO WISH WHO DOES WIN A CONGRADULATIONS

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lina leamy said...

pch#1830 my initials are the winner of 100.00 dollors LL andim hopeing 1 million plus 5/k a wk for life june 30th linda120lee yippy!!!

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Veronica Sepulona said...

my initials are the winner of 100.00 dollars looking forward for that big surprise!!!! GOD BLESS!!!!N0.2231…

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Curston Adams said...

My name is curston adams I who I win no#2231

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Curston Adams said...

I hope I win

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Richard Vartanian said...

I checking my winning initials RV from PCH Giveaway No.2231

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Lorelei Hill said...

I Can use it for someone I love ; )

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veronica delgado said...

My name is Veronica Delgado thanks to my mom and dad whom I miss and love so dearly. I lost them both not to long ago.I would love to win something considering the help would be very good right now. Thank-you with my fingers crossed.

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sonya gipson said...

Sg is my initial s where’s my cash

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kathyrn allen said...

my inititals are ka but i never win

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Shirley said...

I validate entry for my initials SH to win $5,000.00 “FOREVER” on August 29th to win gwy no. 1830

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

THIS GIVEAWAY NO. 1830 IS NOT REAL PCHGAME

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shantel randle said...

give away 2231 SR

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shantel randle said...

yes i wanna winn My in.is SR 2231

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LINDA LEAMY said...

PCH#2231 WINNER OF INITIALS LL PLUS WINNER OF PCH#1830 5,000.00 A WK FOREVER AUG 29 TH LINDA120LEE thank you! please!!

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Julian RAmirez said...

I too got intials of J R, I would love to win $100.00+the “forever” prize!!

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wanda abbott said...

wanda abbott- my intials of w.a. i would like to win $100.00 and also the ”forever” prizel! of 5,000.00 on aug 29.can’t wait intil you come to my door. would like to help others.good luck to me and all others who play to win.

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Maria martinez said...

Hi this is Maria Martinez and I’ve been play with pch for over year and half now haven’t got lucky to win anything yet so now I’m hoping to win a Lil something thank you pch for letting me have a chance in winning something with you guys soon thank u very

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Luann Reniska said...

Well with all the searches i have done it brings me back to this site. I hope & pray everyone is safe & the weather is great as well. So please take care & be safe, Luann

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL SAID..
JULY 17, 2013 AT 9:13PM
MY FIRST NAME WITH THE INITIAL O

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xiomara lopez sanchez said...

Mi inicial XL pero no se donde lo pueda ver y se que son estas las de ganar los $100.00 dólares Dios los Bendiga siempre.

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jon torres said...

My is Jon Torres I’ve gave it a try once said the heck with it.So on 2/28/2013 some publisher send a email and I have won!

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vila Pathammavong said...

Let me won Vila Pathammavong. V.p.

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Teresa Tadder said...

My initials are TnT, which means that you will see an explosion of emotions when you knock on my door with the Big Check!!!!!!

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Michaela G. said...

Thanks Elaina R. for that great information!!!

I think I might of won $100.00 a couple of years ago and it was great!!! Well, I just wanted to wish everyone the best of luck in winning this contest!!!

It is a lot of fun playing and entering PCH!!!

I am looking forward to see if I win the August 29th $5,000.00 a week “FOREVER” prize from PCH!!! It is all so very exciting when it gets to this part of the contest, don’t you think?

I hope you all are having a wonderful and safe summer!!!

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billy hurd said...

I hope to god b,r,h will be the winner of p,c,h

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dariush maryamian said...

hopefully my dream comes true

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Francine L. for that wonderful and fun letter to all of us about your “SOMEONE WITH THE INITIALS” contest.

I think I might of won that one year, not sure. I just know I got a check for $100.00 and I was so very excited and happy!!! It made me enter everyday, my day dreams just got MEGA SUPER BIG, with plans of what I would do if I were to win the BIG MEGA SUPER Prize that was next and I still keep on day dreaming everyday while I enter PCH!!! It is so much fun playing in hopes that that this August 29th my number will be picked and I know I will win the $5,000.00 A Week “FOREVER” Prize this August 29th and that is why I enter everyday!!!

My initials are MG for Michaela G.

I hope you are having a wonderful and safe summer!!!

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Dennis Russell said...

I’m the next PCH initials winner!

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Natalie Howard said...

Danielle Lam- DL
Todd Sloane – TS
Dave sayer – DS. Loveing the games. Good luck

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EVANS OHEMENG said...

I HAVE PLAY EVERY DAY BUT SEE NOTHING AND I DONT NO IF THIS MY INITIAL WILL BRIGE ME SOMETHING. EO

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Phi Nguyen said...

Hi my name is Phi Nguyen, I’m here to claim my prize no. 2231.

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wanda abbott- said...

wanda abbott-i’m still wailing to win any thing from all the pch games.

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patricia kline said...

hi pch! did i winn the giveaway 2231 or for that matter any of the other sweepstakes-I’m not clear how to search for it ,would you please help me-thanks

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ROSE THOMPSON said...

add your comment here

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ROSE THOMPSON said...

GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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victoria torres said...

add your comment here

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victoria torres said...

add your comment here

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Luann Reniska said...

Well i keep getting emails as well as searches saying my initials have won $100.00? Yeah right, lol.

By the way PCH, The jigsaw puzzle is not working tonight at all, any idea what is going on? Take care & please be safe, Luann

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richard kloster said...

i have enter this contest 3 year now and never won a thing im begetting to wonder if i will even win

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Brian Vandiver said...

Back in july I received mail from PCH and in that mail I had a few scratch 0ff’s. One that said cash value prize and once I scratched it off the amount was $32,000.00 along with a $ 1,000.00 bingo match card. Now upon sending this in, it said for it to be in by AUGUST 14,2013. I know this was in on time because I made sure that it was sent off the next day but, I have yet to hear from PCH. Please tell me is this a joke or must I keep praying.

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naheed khan said...

i am trying with my best and its depend on luck ,i did’t win any still but a hope ,so it can be change my life ,and wish the best luck for all winners and thank to God in advance ,lovely PCH

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naheed khan said...

please put my name in list of entry and make it possible for minimum 4 entries of ,$100.00 and my first priority of GWY no,1830
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this is my dream that can resolve my all matter not only me and my family ,and friends circle and the community base like ,welfare doing and other is needy person in surrounding us or any where in the state so i am ready to help them ,

i will be launch me site on online base and ,and i have a will to show my contact no.for those one whom need to help in disaster ,for shelter ,medical ground ,and etc like all type of health ,with out any difference and cast so may God help me ,and i will start my work through the online support of charity ,those one are reading my msg ,please pray for me and my family to0,

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Marietta Jones said...

My name is Marietta Jones and I hope to be one of the lucky ones that be the winner of the $5,000 for a life time of living. Plus I could do wonders for my community and the homeless.So I pray I beeeee the big PCH winner.

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linda leamy said...

pch#1830 winner 5,000.00 a wk forever aug 29th local tv area linda120lee

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abdul walker said...

Believe it or not, can I win this pch#2231?
August 13, 2013 at 6:31pm

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olcien anilus said...

I am very happy and my family to get chance to win. we can enjoy and celebrate million dollars.

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olcien anilus said...

a winner

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olcien anilus said...

add your comment here

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DONALD FAIRMAN said...

I’ll give it a try, enter me in this initial 2231 drawing, I’m game.

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xiomara lopez sanchez said...

Buenos días mi nombre es Xiomara López Sánchez mis iniciales de dos es X L podre ser la ganadora así por los premios que están en juego los $100.00 , $1,000.00 y los S5,000.00 por cada semana con diferentes números de sorteo como 1830, 2891 gracias que tenga un bello día que Dios los bendiga siempre

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Tony Gallant said...

Just beginning, I’m #2231 or TG for Tony Gallant in Waite Park,
Minnesota USA If I can help
please let Me know. Thanks
Tony Gallant

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LOUIS DAHDAH said...

lou iI FEEL I”VE DONE ENOUGH TO WIN THE GWY.NO.# 2231 HOPE YOU AGREE.

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Alisha Alimandi said...

My initials are A.A. Not sure how lucky that is lol but winning would be so life changing! Good luck to everyone! :)

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DANIEL SPECHT said...

my name is daniel specht my initals are ds i really would love to win something for once

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