“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!

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

  1. Jennifer Cooney says:

    Im a single mother with twins age 4 and a 11 year old boy . I enter to win thinking how much I would be able to put my kids threw school and on my own . I keep playing and hope to win good luck everyone

  2. I’m in the top 3% for the whole website I hope I win. If I do, there are two ppl in my life that really could use the money more than me. I’m taking care of them as long as possible.

  3. Patricia Brinkley says:

    I’ve been playing for years too! I always hoped to win so I could be one of those people who donate half to charity. What fun is winning if you cannot spread some around.

  4. Liz reed says:

    I want to win so bad. I need to win.

  5. renata souza says:

    I Play every single day with a positive attitude and a smile on my face and I have faith ❤😍💰💰💰💰💰💰💰

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Renata, that’s the way to do it! Enter every day in every way. Each entry you submit is another chance at winning! Don’t forget to submit an entry for all of our fabulous Sweepstakes Giveaways. You can visit pch.com and click on the sweepstakes tab to view the many giveaways. Also, here’s a FAQ that will explain the multiple ways to enter: http://bit.ly/Enter-A-PCH-Sweeps.

  6. Hovannes Kerkotchian says:

    An Armenian should win. There are lots of us and are spenders!! Make me the first Armenian to win. And I promise that I will be the best advertiser for PCH that ever came apon.

  7. I would have my house repared, and sell and move to a better locaton. My hose is old
    and it would be great to have a nicer place in a better area no too far away. I may need to replace my 1992 Camery also..I have a son whom I would help. I always
    enjoy PCH very much, Just to let you know I is always a pleasure to think about PCH,and the opportunity to do my best. William Linley

  8. Maxine Naylor says:

    I have been playing since 1976, and have not won a thing! I play two or three times a day, sometimes 5 times! Here it is 2016, do you think I may have a chance???

  9. Bethani Guffey says:

    I honestly say it’s never happens to me in the highest hopes it really does happen. I believe so much and everyone around me doubts it…. I really want to believe I’m going to win but what are the odds .. Haha luck will be with me and it shall be a journey wether it’s short or not. We will see 🙂

  10. Brenda L Falcon says:

    I want to winnn …

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