“Winning” Tips from a Real Winner

Natalie Bostelman

Hello everyone! It’s Natalie Bostelman, your friendly, neighborhood Goodwill Ambassador checking in! We’re getting close to the next big PCH prize event. I am sure everyone is gearing up for the end of August.

A few days ago, I reflected upon my own win in August of 2008. What was on my side to get the Prize Patrol to knock on my door and make me a real winner? What “winning” tips could I share with you? With a bit of thought, I figured out that it was the two “P”s. Granted, Publishers Clearing House winners are always chosen at random, but I cannot help but believe that the two “P”s put me on a path to winning. So…what are the two “P”s?


I first started entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes upon entering college. I entered fairly consistently for the first few months. However, due to my heavy course load, working part time and writing for my University’s Student Newspaper, entering took a back seat.  I was entering very sporadically.

Almost 10 years later, I noticed that PCH had gone online. I started making entering at pch.com a habit as soon as I logged in to my computer. Yes, I was definitely entering more. And then one day before I knew it, I became a real winner!

So PCH fans: be persistent! Enter to win the PCH Sweepstakes every single day. And don’t just enter at pch.com. You can enter at PCHSearch and PCHLotto, too! You know what they say: you have to be in it to win it!


I can’t tell you how many times I hear these statements over and over.

“I’ll never win.”
“No one ever wins.”
“Only old people win.”
“This is stressful!”
“Why bother?”
“It’s all set up ahead of time. They pick who they want to win.”

Negative, negative, negative! I am a pretty optimistic person. When I started entering more frequently, I did it with more of a positive spin. During my breaks at work, I would think of how a large windfall would help me. I’d think small. “I’ll only have to work one job!” I’d think medium. “I’ll wipe away our debt!” I’d think large. “We’ll build our dream home!” I’d think practical. “I’ll be able to donate to charities.” I’d think fun. “I’ll buy a backwards-compatible Playstation3!” (OK, that’s practical AND fun! Hehe!)

Having a little plan in the back of my head kept me going, even during the rough days at work. It was a nice little escape.

Whatever you do, make sure to stay positive and HAVE FUN. I cannot stress this enough! Talk with other fans on our Fan Page and follow clues from the road on Danielle Lam, Dave Sayer and Todd Sloane’s Fan Pages. And of course, don’t forget to friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.

There’s ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT to enter for the August 31st prize event which means your 2 P’s are more important than ever! Remember my “winning” tips everyone: BE PERSISTENT AND STAY POSITIVE!


Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

P.S. The PCHGames Treasure Hunt Practice Rounds are on! Head over now to get in on the fun before the big tournament on Wednesday!

998 thoughts on ““Winning” Tips from a Real Winner”

  1. Kaylean Peppers says:

    I am a single mother of 3 kids aged 7 to 6 months. I must say working 2 jobs is very hard work on top of taking care of the 3. I’ve been doing my best and staying as positive as I can get. I don’t want to lose my faith or hope on trying to win something like this to support them. I pray one day I get to be one of those people who never lost faith. Thank you for all the miraculous and kind things you are doing for people like me.

  2. TN Wright says:

    I’mretired and living on SS. I worked since I was 16 yrs old and raised two kids by myself. My son is disabled and I still take care of him. I’m in my 70 s and it would be so wonderful not to have to worry about tomorrow. I know I’m not the only one living on the edge that’s why it would be so much fun to be able to have enough money to share. Sometimes people don’t need tons of money, just need a hand up. Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Allyssa says:

    Thank you for the good advice! I’ve been playing for a couple years now, i think it’s amazing that they do this i play everyday & now i also pray that i win every night! It might be a selfish pray but im 19 & me & my mom lost our home it was heart breaking on top of that we lost all our land to & I now we are living in a 450 square feet apt & going to college & working two jobs is hard all i want is to win so my mom can feel happier again including myself! I’m going to keep playing everyday & keep a good aditude! Hopefully I win & everyone leaving comments wins something to!

  4. Chuckg says:

    Thanks Natalie, for some good suggestive ideas,
    Chuck G

  5. Joan wheeler says:

    I’ve been playing for so long and have t won anything . I want to win so much . I’d like to live the rest of my days having everything that money can buy . And I want to help the homeless people and animals . And I will give my ten per cent to five different churches for the missionaries . That’s what I’d do when I win .

    1. I’ve been playing every game and every search daily I win token I’ve even tried to win by redeeming token I don’t win there either just used up tokens I play all day every day have to charge my phone I play so much and I have a mophie case for extra battery maybe one day soon I hope please disabled and could really use it

  6. I do believe i will be a winner one day❤💙💚💛💜

  7. The last 4 emails sent to me yesterday didn’t show up until today – basically I’m missing out on a lot – when I shut the computer off last evening, it said I had no more emails – when I tried to access even this one, I have problems – any ideas?

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Dera, we’re happy to assist you with this problem, but we are going to need some additional information to resolve this issue. Please reach out to our customer service team by clicking the link right here: http://bit.ly/ContactPCH, or by calling our technical team at 1-800-476-4724. Have a great day!

  8. Be persistent and stay positive enter the game you can do it! Yes I can!

  9. Lagerald Webb says:

    Lagerald Webb my wife and I have 7 kids we don’t get alot of money so some stay with their Grandma we would Love to win PCH because it would mean our Whole Family would be together and my children and wife would be very happy what’s even better is we wouldn’t have to worry about College for any of them

  10. isa butler says:

    I would love to hear from pch sweepstakes that im a winner. Ive been trying to win for a long time.if i could win it would change my life forever.

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