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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wanda abbott said...

wanda abbott-my initials are wa and would like to win.so you can come to see me.love to meet you pch in person.it would make my day.

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wanda abbott said...

wanda abbott-my initials are wa and would like to win the 2231,so you can come to see me.love to meet you pch in person.it would make my day.

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mary hernandez said...

hope to win! MH are my intials

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linda leamy said...

pch#1830 did I win aug 29th 5/k a wk forever linda120lee

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joseph childs said...

WHODAT G-MONEY% U-HEARD-ME%

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ricky tuccitto said...

I hope i become a winner my initals have already been picked

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JAFARULLAH said...

Do you believe that how much time I consumed for this PCH Games? It is very difficult to understand. What is the maximum limit for a person to play on PCH? So only evaluation record in the computer could answer it. You can also find it in your recorded data.

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL SAID..
AUGUST 17, 2014 AT 2:00 PM

I HOPE THAT OM IS THE INITAL THAT COULD WIN.

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jimyLe meadows said...

JM any luck for $100.00 cash

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ANITA SHIRLEY said...

I WOULD BE IN AWE,ALSO AMAZED IF “LADY LUCK’ WOULD BE IN MY NAME, INITIALS A.L.S; THANKS P.C.H. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!))
AUGUST 17 2013.

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darlene brown said...

I hope that win

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DONALD FAIRMAN said...

Well, the 2231 prize of $100.00 does sound good, but I think that I’ll stay in the race 4 the long haul. U know, the 1830 prize offered at the end of the month. U have to start at the bottom of the ladder if u want to make it to the top, oh yeah baby. bring it on.

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DONALD FAIRMAN said...

Well, I can’t think of anything better than winning.

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DONALD FAIRMAN said...

WHAT DO U WANT ME TO SAY,TELL ME AND I WILL TYPE IT. ALL THAT I AM TRYING TO DO IS ENTER THE 2231.

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Nancy Loeffler said...

My initials are NL I Don’t know if I won with #2231 or anything for that matter, but I would like to claim any of my prizes. And Good Luck to Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Glenda Perez said...

My Iniatial i s G.P,please let me win on 8/29 I ready now to win welcome to my house in Califrornia,please knock my door. i Love My PCH

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naheed khan said...

my initial is NK and i want to win on this august 8/29 sweepstake and i want to tell the world this is real lotto promotion lottery with out taking the charges its totally free of cost ,
may i be the coming winner of the this month.
this information that i always welcome the team of pch ,with prize or without prize,i guess not ,whether it is enough for me and my family that they given me honor to visit my home and take break fast or light refreshment or winner winner ,
chicken dinner so ,i love the all team of pch ,
i have only the way for this lotto and i am disable for more earn chances any other job or way,so i would like to win from the pch ,May God bless me and help this time ,
that is not for me only this is all for the human being along with my friends or not so i want to launch the welfare organization for all and network will do the work for all states of united states ,that may be come true this time and my dream come true ,

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James Ponder said...

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF I WIN SOMETHING WITH MY INITIALS J.P.THUNK-YOU PCH

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Luann Reniska said...

I would love to be able to help out everyone in the US with all the medical information i have by sending ya all a book on all the free medical stuff that there is out here for you. Having a very large medical family helps you can say but having a grandmother who showed me a great deal of the in’s and out’s of the free health care really helped out a great deal. So good luck to everyone and Please take care & be safe, Luann

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Mamie S. Roberson said...

Mamie Roberson said…
August 23 2013 @ 10;15 am

MY initials is MR for Mamie Roberson. I know I would like to win something been trying for years. Thank you PCH

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said….
I feel so exciting for opportunuty PCHFrontpage he give to me for win $5,00.00 A Week For Life SuperPrize PCH GWY No.3080, and P.S. enter my Initials are L.B. for win a $100.00 PCH Giveaway No.2231.Thanks God Bless!

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Timothy Neeper Sr said...

Here are my 1n1t1als T.N. and my entry in PCH Giveaway No. 2231 . It would be Great to Win

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joyce strome said...

yes I would like to win but I guess I want cause been waiting for a long time,2231 j-s.

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joyce strome said...

I would like to win but something just is not right like today it sounds like I am going to win then tomorrow sounds so much different I think someone don’t know what is going on right hand don’t know what the left hand is doing I don’t think it is right to make a person think one day they are going to win next day is not the same .please get your chit together please don’t be on both side of the street I have searched and played until I am so tired if I don’t soon get something I am going to give up my eyes want let me keep on going.please ,J-S.

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Hello PCHFront,,,,,,…I will so happy or wonderful day for me if I set of my Initials L.B. to win a $100.00 Cach Prize from PCH Giveaway No.2231! Including an entry to win $3,000,000.00 for a Dream Home from PCH Giveaway No.3080. Thanks

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Hello PCH’s. I would love confirmed my Initials are L.B. for win $100.00 Cash from Giveaway No.2231.

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James Scheibly said...

I would love to see JS become a $100 winner.

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Kenneth Howard said...

GONE THRU LIFE NOT WINNING VERY MUCH OF ANYTHING. WON LEFTOVER LUNCH BOX WHILE IN 4TH GRADE, THATS ABOUT 68 YEARS AGO. iTS MAYBE TIME TO WIN SOMTHING AGAIN, WITH KH. HOPE TO SEE PRIZE PATROL VISIT ME ONE DAY..

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Luann Reniska said...

Well i don’t know what if anything i might win but ya all please take care & ride safe, Luann

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sonya johnson said...

I would love to win giveaway 2231 and also confirm my initials SJ. Thank you PCH.

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Carmelita Kyser said...

I would love to win PCH Giveaway No. 2231 my initials CK my name is Carmelita Kyser. Please send me a message to my email thanks PCH

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Carolyn Williams said...

I would be thankful just to win anything. I really enjoy playing the games and asking questions to receive the information which is very helpful. I also like to win the PCH Giveaway no. 2231. My initials is CW. I hope to see you one day, knocking on my door.

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Luann Reniska said...

Right now any amount would help out after being told by doctors for 3 years no work ect. L.R. are the initials and ya all take care & please ride safe, Luann

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Luann Reniska said...

I would really love to be able to help out everyone in the US with all the medical information i have. What has hurt me is that me doctors have not let me work for the last 3 years due to back & neck surgery. This is why i have had the time to put together all this information. And i am not kidding at all when i say i have more than three ways to see a doctor for free as well as over 50 ways to get free or very low cost medication like $4.00 per medication. I don’t kid around with this at all. So good luck to everyone and please take care & ride safe, Luann

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Luann Reniska said...

Well ya all please take care and ride safe out there. Because just to the west of me N.M. and AZ. have wind warnings going on. Then in CO. there is another snow storm going on. And we all know where this will end up going to, the N.E. Oh and last night in the panhandle of OK. they had a pipe line explode and it showed up on radar, go figure! So please ride safe, Luann

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
I would love confirmed my Initials are L.B. for eligibility win $100.00 from PCH Giveaway No.2231 and $7,000.00 A Week For Life SuperPrize Winner Selected On November 26th. Thank You!

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Debi olcese said...

Good luck to everyone!

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marcia morgan said...

Definately looking forward to this

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Tracie Whitmire said...

add your comment here

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bernie young said...

add your comment here

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dona daugharty said...

Going back to my maiden name, was to reclaim me! Now just hoping that was a benificial move :-)

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Luann Reniska said...

Well i got an email telling me to search for my initials L.R. so it brought me here. Good luck to everyone and Please take care & ride safe, Luann

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Lisa Ann Guico {pro. Weeko} said...

I want to emprove Lives for so many other Children of our heavenly father from above! God bless everyone!

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Lisa Ann Guico {pro. Weeko} said...

Lisa Guico I want a better life for so many others! God bless everyone!!!

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Armando Garcia said...

Does the initials A. G. stand for Armando Garcia

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
HELLO PCH!!!!!!!!
I WOULD LOVE TO CONFIRMED MY INITIALS ARE L.B. FOR DEFINITELY WIN A PRIZE OF $100.00 FROM GIVEAWAY NO.2231 AND WIN A $7,000.00 A WEEK FOR LIFE WINNING NUMBER SELECTED FROM GIVEAWAY NO.3080 IN THIS NOVEMBER 26th. THANKS DEBORAH HOLLAND

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andrie jackson said...

the president andrew jackson has the same initials as andrie jackson

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xiomara lopez sanchez said...

Buenas noches grupo PCH PRIZE acabo de llegar de mi trabajo y apenas tengo tiempo creo que he hecho un sobre esfuerzo sobre humano para tratar de buscar y hacer todas las cosas para poder participar en este concurso de noviembre 26th mis iniciales son X L ojala que pueda ganar estos $100.00 que dios los bendiga siempre.

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Robbin Perry said...

My initials is RP.

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Robbin Perry said...

Hello my initials is RP. It would be a blessing to win.

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connie said...

Im. Waiting for my initials. “Ca” from Lincoln neb pch.prize patrol. “Where are you !

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Hey PCH’s.
TI am trying to winning this prize would change my life forever, and confirmed my initials are L.B. for eligibility to win $100.00 Prize from PCH Giveaway No.2231! Plus win $5,000.00 a Week For Life SuperPrize Winner Number from PCH GWY.No.3080. Thank You

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John Adebisi said...

THANK YOU FOR LET ME KNOW THAT.BUT ROSE IS COME TO MY HOME.BECUASE MY NAME STARTS WITH AN A

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John Haggerty said...

did i win

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Rebecca Ambrose said...

I’m claiming my initial RA in the $100.00 giveaway from giveaway no.2231 3 days left for Thanksgiving so happy Thanksgiving to all of you at Pch

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edward rycraft said...

my name is e ddie r I like to win 100.00 the prize thank you pch

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kenneth lucas said...

I want to win publishers clearing house superprize 1830,3080,2231 nov 26th
Whats in the name is the rose not in the initials

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Christine Horan said...

I was notified my initials C.H.match in the right order.Giveaway 2231 so what do I have to get them activated ? Even $100. Would be a miracle & will help me find my own place to live! Christine Horan , I just lost my place & got a new email So I’ve been involved with PCH many yrs. Than I’m getting credit for.But it says it may take a while to put both togeather & there are more than 2 ! ??

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PHYLLIS WESLOWSKI said...

MY INITIALS ARE P W AND I HOPE I,M ENTER INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES BECAUSE IT WOULD BE GRATE IF I WON AND WOULD HELP WITH CHRISTMAS SHOPING.

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linda banas said...

pch winner LB 2231 Blog

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lauriewaddell said...

Does anyone ever really win PCH for real

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Shirley said...

PCH activate my initials for SH for a win SuperPrize entry for gwy no. 2231 and gwy no. 3080 on Feburary 26th

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Mary Vickery said...

I’m not the brightest light in the hallway, but I sure hope I will win this $100.00.
Thanks,
Mary

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Larry Cooper said...

Interesting concept! I’m all set to be a part of this game.

Signed
LC

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Viridiana Romero said...

My name is Viridiana Romero Is great to win

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Rebecca Ambrose said...

I’m claiming giveaway no.2231 for the initials R.A

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Regina Long said...

Regina long said,
Novembet 25, 2013

My intials ate RL hope l am the big one Winner!!!!!!!!

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

HELLO PCH I DONT SEE MY INITIALS BUT I KNOW TOMORROW IF IS MY LUCKY DAY I LOVE PCH FOREVER I DONT FORGET PCH IN MY LIFE PCH CHANGING MY LIFE GOOD BY PCH I LOVE YOU

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Chiyoko Matsuoka said...

aIn PCH initial contest, my calculation showed I will win $100.00.
The detailed calculation formula is as follows:

1. Initial: C.M. = $100.00 prize

2. I set of initial C.M. = 676 unique combination of alphabetic letter

3. 676 : 1 C.M. = X : $100.00
(Unique combination of letter) (Prize of unique combination)
X [means a value of unique
Combination of letter]
4. 1 C.M. x X = 676 x $100.00

5. X = 676 x $100.00 / 1 C.M.

6. X = $67,600 / 1 C.M.

7. Thus, 1 C.M. = $67,600
My initial C. M. value is of $100.00 which is equivalent to $67,600

I will get $67,600.
dd your comment here

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joseph newton said...

add your comment here

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Jean Connors said...

It doesn’t hurt to try, so far, so good!

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Brad Brown said...

#1-DL
#2-TS
#3-DS

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Janice Disbennett said...

I would really love to win My intials J.D.I think it is nice of you”ll to go by intials gives all of us to win.

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Isaiah Price said...

my initials are IP i was wondering when the prize from Publishers Clearing House Giveaway No. 2231 will be announced I am addicted to this sweepstakes hoping to win big!

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Jon Nelson said...

add your comment here

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL SAID..
NOVEMBER 26, 2013 AT 1:19 PM

MY NAME OLLIE MCNEIL AND IAM ENTERING THE INITAL CONTEST TO WIN SOME CASH.

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OLLIE MCNEIL said...

OLLIE MCNEIL SAID..
NOVEMBER 26, 2013 AT 1!30 PM
MY NAME IS OLLIE MCNEIL MY INITAL IS OM.I AM ENTERING TO WIN THE GIVEAWAY INITAL CONTEST FOR SOME CASH GIEAWAY.

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

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Ivelisse Maldonado said...

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my name is Ivelisse, Ireceive various email , the first one tell me the prize patrol try to find my adrees, other one sing with initial to confirm who Im because I win $100.00. I TRY TO FIND WHERE BUT I CANT FIND GIVE AWAY 8030 AND THE OTHER oNE TO WIN THE 100. no matter whath happen I hope and wish my name have lucky to winner. Thanks for give me the ilution every day..

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Bobbie Lukudak said...

My initials are BL

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

hello pch please no comment

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Nick Adversalo said...

I’m new to this. Always wanted to get into it and since my wife is couponing, I feel I should use some time to win Big n Nice prizes for my family. .. hopefully good things can happen for some great people.
Good Luck and The Creator Bless

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WYVONNE MCLELLAND said...

i am holddimg in mylap the winning speciAL BONUS ENTRY SHOWING MY INIIALS WM, WOULD DEFINITELY B A WINNER. THANKS FOR THE CHECK.

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Maribel Rios said...

Maribel Rios

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Maribel Rios said...

My name is Maribel Rios I try to enter Giveaway no. 2231 Claim to prize elegibility win 100.00 December, 31 2013 I.

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

THAT’S MY NAME ON Z.R

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

hello everyone everyday is my last day 4444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444

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Gladys Parks said...

Bless whoever wins as he/she deserves it!

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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
HEY PCHFrontpage!!!
WINNING THIS PRIZE WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE.I M READY TO WIN PCH OF $100.00 CASH AS PART OF PCH GWY.NO.2231 AND SET OF MY INITIALS ARE L.B.!
ALSO, I WOULD TO BE THE LUCKY WINNER FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE OF $5,000.00 A WEEK FOR LIFE SUPERPRIZE FROM PCH GIVEAWAY NO.3080.

GOD BLESS AND THANKS TODD
SLOANE.

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william fiscus said...

ive never won nothing from yall so anything would be great

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ZUBER RAGOW said...

HELLO PCH TODAY I HAVE 2X ENTRIES CLAIM FROM PCH GIVEAWAY# NO# 2231#NO#3080 BUT Z.R.,INITIALS, COULD BE WINNER BY. THIS TIME THANK YOU PCH FOR ZUBER RAGOW##########################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

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Barbara said...

MY NAME BARBARA MATEO INITIALS BM YES :)

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Ramona Ramsey said...

Ramona Ramsey – My first and last names
start with the first 3 letters with
the same 3 letters. I’m guessing that
no one will receive this prize. I have tried,( at least) a dozen times.
Am I being ignored or overlooked?

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Debra Minnick said...

I’m hoping with all my might that my initial which are DM which stands for Debra Minnick, are picked for the winning #2231 pleaseeeeeeeeeeee

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Nancy McLaughlin said...

kind of believe all entries are in vain. Maybe picked ahead of contest.

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