Is Publishers Clearing House Real?

Real Prize Winner Answers Question “Is Publishers Clearing House Real?”

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Hello PCH Fans!

Have you ever experienced something that seemed almost too good to be true? Something so fantastic that people shake their heads and say, “No way. That never happens!”

Well, welcome to a real Publisher Clearing House winner’s life, a life I’ve happily enjoyed since my big win in August 2008! But truth be told, it started even BEFORE my big win in August of 2008. I’ve always had a little bit of a lucky streak. Whenever there was a local raffle or a contest, I would tend to win something. Then in 2008, I started entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes through PCHSearch&Win. After a few months, I instantly won an Amazon Gift Card. I remember turning around my laptop and showing my husband the notification and my name scrolling on the bottom of the screen. Granted, Scott knows all about my lucky streak, so it wasn’t too surprising when that happened. Later on that year, my entering really paid off when the Prize Patrol showed up in my door months later in August.

Have you seen my winning moment? If you haven’t, definitely take a look HERE. Look especially at the “Behind the Scenes” work the Prize Patrol did to find me. You’ll find them being interviewed by Toledo’s local media and getting reactions from workers from the nursing home near our local florist. Funnily enough, my husband’s grandmother was a resident of that nursing home at the time! All she knew was that someone in the area had won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Can you imagine her surprise when she realized it was ME?

Fast forward to a few months after my win. Dave Sayer called me and asked if I would like to share my story officially and become PCH’s Goodwill Ambassador. I said, “OF COURSE!” and I’ve been corresponding with fans ever since. I get asked A LOT of questions, and every so often, someone questions whether it’s all real — whether I really won a $1 Million SuperPrize from Publishers Clearing House.

I’m here to assure you that that is IT IS REAL, VERY REAL! Publishers Clearing House did make me One Million Dollars richer, and it changed my whole life!

Want more proof? Check out PCH’s Winners Circle. Here you can find a list of winners from all over the country. And at PCHTV, you can watch REAL winners and their REAL reactions! Some are completely floored, others are as cool as a cucumber. How would YOU react?

So fans, if anyone ever asks you “Is Publishers Clearing House real?” please tell them YES! And please keep entering — the next real prize winner could be YOU!

GOOD LUCK!

Natalie Bostleman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

Twitter: Natalie at PCH
Facebook: Natalie Bostleman

P.S. Reminder: The Prize Patrol is awarding a big $15,000.00 prize today! Stay tuned to Danielle Lam’s PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page for clues all day long!

P.P.S. Thanks for playing our Find The Difference Game yesterday! You all did SUCH a good job with your guesses! For those of you who couldn’t find all the differences, here are the answers…

  1. Color of Danielle’s shoes
  2. Color of Dave’s pants
  3. Prize amount on Big Check
  4. Color of upper left balloon
  5. Prize Patrol Patch on Todd’s blazer
  6. Knocker on door

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Tahisha Bullock said...

There is no doubt in my mind or heart that Publishers Clearing House is not real. I know for a fact they are. The best and the only life-changing gift. I enter every sweepstakes everyday. I never give up. I know one day something good is going to happen. I won $25 on PCH Search& Win and I also won $100 on PCH Facebook giveaway, so I truly and sincerely know PCH is for real. I love you all at PCH.

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Michaela G. said...

Thank you Natalie Bostemlan, 2008 SuperPrize Winner, PCH Goodwill Ambassador for that inspiring letter.

Well, I know I would be very surprised to see the prize patrol at my door only because I am not as lucky as you and I live in a state that you do not seem to go to, why you ask the question, why do you keep on entering everyday at PCH? Well I have dreams that would like one day to come true and it just maks me happy to enter. My husband thinks I am crazy because he thinks I will not win any thing from PCH. But then I hear your story of winning and I tell him it is real, people like me do win!!!

So, I keep on entering because you never know unless you enter!!!

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allen choy said...

Yes, I got a huuuge laugh when I entered Sarah A. from Anchorage in “The Big Give”. She always teases me about the time and equates it into long decimals of a $25 prize I won a couple years ago compared to the time I spend playing. So, I entered her one night and chose St. Judes Hospital as her choice to win first place in “The Big Give” to receive the largest donation from PCH if they got the most votes. They did get the most votes to boot!!!:) I think every 5000th entrant or something like that won $500.00 I entered her ONCE and she won!!!!! She won and quit teasing me after she received the check. She didn’t think the computer screen saying Sarah A. of Anchorage was her as a winner. I got the last laugh on that one because it was a huge topic of discussion when I entered her…I think she rolled her eyes and made some other remarks about wasting my time until….:) HA! HA! HA! I posted a copy of the check on my facebook page (without the account or routing number) and I had comments about how it was not a real check…Whatever, it cashed and I explained I wouldn’t put those numbers on Facebook for someone to try to take advantage of…..I did have some very good and hopeful comments about others feeling hopeful:)

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Charlene Wilcox said...

Good Morning Natalie,I remember the Day You Won!!!What an Awesome Moment to cherish.I know it’s Real and I hope to Be a winner too someday.God Bless All and Good Luck.

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WOODS DINA said...

HI NATALIE BOSTLEMAN,CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIG WIN AND YOUR NEW HOME AND CAREER.I SAW YOU ON A “LOTTERY WINNER” SHOW AND YOU ARE REASON,I STARTED ENTERING PCH SWEEPSTAKES,I WAS FLOORED,YOUR EXCITEMENT,”I WON A MILLION DOLLARS”,YOU SPOKE TO YOUR MOM ON THE PHONE…I SAID TO MYSELF,I WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ME…WOW,THE PRIZE PATROL CAME ON YOUR JOB,YOU WERE TOTALLLY SURPRISED AND SO HAPPY!

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Karen Shelton said...

Thanks a bunch for sharing Natalie. PCH picked the right person to be their Goodwill Ambassador.

I am an older person and I do know that PCH has been around since I was a little girl and it has continued it course of changing peoples lives for the good.

Come along with Danielle, Dave and Todd to Nashville,Donelson, Tn in February.

P.S. Enjoyed reading your story.

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Kimberly Dimaiwat said...

I believe! I have a couple friends that have won prizes via PCH. One of them won on the surveys and the other won on an instant win slot game. It was not the big prize but it was a prize nonetheless. :-)

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Rhonda G said...

Beautiful post Natalie!!! So excited for you and your winning day and waiting on my day to win too!!! Its so wonderful to hear and read such nice success stories!! Have a blessed day!

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Delayne Perry said...

yup… I remember this! Happy for Natalie… going back to bed……

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Nina Englemon said...

Natalie, its makes me more excited wnen I hear about the winners experience! I can’t wait until my day:)

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Eileen Kennedy said...

Hello
Happy for you , i so pray and hope to have that same chance.
eilltherbangormaine

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jarren kaneakua said...

guys you forgot the green and purple balloons

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monique braswell said...

wow! that is so awesome for you that you actually won!! I dont know if I have a winning streak or not, i’ve only won at playing sports or running track lol, today i just recieved my OWNERS PAPER FOR A SUPERPRIZE NUMBER, im not sure what that means for me but i am trying very hard. i enter every single day and search every single day! i am hopefully that playing by the rules for once in my life turns out to be a blessing for me and my baby girl.

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Ricardo Williams said...

If Publishers Clearing House isn’t real, then these people are masters of illusion. But I’m pretty confident that’s not the case. Again, I remember these commercials since the 90′s and I only wish I was persistent all these years leading up to now. Education, vacation and relocation wouldn’t be an issue.

Congratulations Natalie, I want your prize.

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Pamela Crutcher said...

Why does this comment box ask me if i’m human? I’m human.Can someone please fix this issue. Thanks

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Lois Hussey said...

Show me it is real,I’m ready to WIN!!!!

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Jeanette Saint Luc said...

If it is real that’s would be Awsome:)

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Wendy Lawrence said...

I have done everything that PCH has asked and I think it is my turn. I am very close to being homeless/ my condo will be foreclosed on soon and I could really use some help. If this is all real why can’t it be me.

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Lovely Vampire said...

I don’t think this is real because if it was the token’s we get on here we can trade it in for money or the token’s we get gifts they actually come to us in the mail.

I’ve been playing this and nothing happened.

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Lovely Vampire said...

I’ve been out of work for a long time because of my disability and it’s not easy finding a job right now and im about to be kicked out my friends house and i wont be able to go anywhere or anything. Im sick and tired of trying to do these sweepstacks or whatever its called and nothing. It’s not fair and im starting to believe this is all a dream.

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Tracy Woodson said...

I’ve never won anything! I’m real tired of checking my e-mail and being told I’m and foreclosure on my account. I just checked it the day before and submitted my entry.

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gary yearwood said...

i dont have luck at all.but i am willing to keep playing because i will have some luck one day.also i dont believe its just luck. i believe that if god thinks it time for u to win then u will win.i myself do have faith that one day i will when.i wish and pray for the best for everyone who plays.one day all of our dreams will come true.take care everyone.

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gary yearwood said...

hey natalie how long did u play before u won.i was just wondering

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Patricia Dickey said...

They say that your Chances of winning are 1 in 505,000,000…. so if you are a lucky person… I’ve never won anything. So I won’t hold my breath. But… I am a dreamer… so I enter anyway. I have to dream to set an example for my kids. If they don’t have their dreams… what do they have left?

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Luann Reniska said...

I have been trying to find the following between the bad storms that are in Texas. I have been trying to active the 5000.00 but due to storms i cant stay online long at all, any help? But with thunder & tornadoes going on here today, into the night & even tomorrow. I am under a tornado watch now in Waco. Any help for the people who are in the effected areas? Take care & be safe, Luann

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ALBERTA CLAY said...

ITS REAL.

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Joyce Boudreaux said...

Hi PRIZE Patrol I would Like to search for $ 15,000.00 from GWY.NO. 2765 I hoe that is right

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Sheronica Brown said...

I know GOD is about to bless me real soon, just waiting patiently!!!

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Jamaica Richard said...

I believe in my heart that’s its real, and I believe and pray everyday that I win… I am a single mother that’s homeless and has recently fell on hard times, but the thought of winning gives me hope!!!!

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Brenda Herbers said...

If it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have any. Yet I faithfully keep signing up for every pch sweepstakes I can find. I hope to someday be a winner.

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CATHY CMAERON said...

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE HAS BEEN A BLESSING FOR THE WHOLE UNITED STATES SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN HELP FROM THEM AND SO MANY OF USE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO READ ALL THE THINGS THAT THEY ASSIST PEOPLE DOING FOR BOOKS AND MAGANZINES. PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SAYS THEY ARE GOING TO HELP ME SO THAT I CAN WRITE A BOOK AND RECORD MY MUSIC. I HAVE HAD SUCH A BLESSED LIFE BEING JENITICL CONNECTED TO JESUS AND IF THE DO WHAT THEY HAVE SAID THEY WILL, WHEN I WRITE MY BOOK I WILL BLESS THEM IN THE BOOK ALSO BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD THE TRUTH AND I LOVE SEING PEOPLE GET HELP FROM PCH, AND WHEN I GET IT IT WILL BE A BLESSING BECAUSE I HELP SO MANY PEOPLE AND LOVE BEING HELPFUL TO TEENAGERS AND THEIR FAMILY AND HELP OLD PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP WITH THEIR HEALTH AND HAPPYINESS.

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Rene Bueno said...

Rene Bueno Whittier ca 90605 come make my dream come to reality

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cindy pease said...

do you ever come to maine because my mom did this for 30 or more years before she pass and she said she was going to win before she passed and never got any thing but she believed so she .I took over for her and thing sounds good but and I order things ever if you say that don’t matter so that what I have to say

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    PCH Staff said...

    Hi Cindy, you never have to buy something to enter our sweepstakes. Buying something doesn’t impact your chances of winning a prize either as winners are chosen completely at random so everyone has the same chance of winning a prize. You can see a list of winners at http://www.pch.com/winners. Every new entry is a new chance to win so don’t lose hope!

    - Jussie W. at PCH

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Tyrone Fitzpatrick said...

This is my year after all these years and thousands of entries.I feel its my turn.

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Lisa Welker said...

I have entered the sweepstakes for thirty-five years. I still haven’t won anything. Maybe my luck will change. Once in awhile I will get a magazine or buy something else. I really would like to win.

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TERESA BORZYMOWSKA said...

DEAR PCH PRIZE PATROL, PLEASE COME AND KNOCKS ON MY DOOR ON AUGUST 29th, YES! I DO WANT TO BE THE NEXT WINNER. THANK YOU SO MUCH. TERESA BORZYMOWSKA. I”M WAITING.

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Joy Igiewe said...

PCH WILL HAVE ME DANCING AND SCREAMING, PLS. KOCK ON MY DOOR NEXT,SEE YOU SOON.

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Glenda Perez said...

Yes I believe 100% My PCh coming to knock my door to win $5,000.00 a week forever on August 29th,I be here in California I will wait my PC. God Bless you PCH

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Danielle Curnett said...

I really hope to win the PCH giveaway, my mom has lung and brain cancer an only has 6 months to live , my grandma has breast cancer and me my mom my little brother my grandma, my uncle and his girlfriend and newborn are stuck in a double wide one bedroom trailer, and I’d love to win to help with expenses and maybe find a forever home for us all. I’ve lived a hard life and I’m scared of my future, so ill enter hopefully to win. There’s so much stress and its not good for my moms health. I want her to live as long as possible. She’s all I have. So I’ve got hope for her to make it past 6 months and I’ve got hope that I can win this for her. I’m 19 years old, and I feel like I’ve been about 30 for 4 1/2 years. I pray for her safety and a miracle every night, for my mom and for us. I’m glad to know this is real.

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paul slonaker said...

Way to go to the people who win. I have been on here for 20 years and have never won any thing. I guess since I can not afford to buy from them so I will probably never win. But afriend of mine won a million dollars from them

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Martin garozzo said...

I have always wondered if pch is real too . I saw my area was going to be a winner or was that possible winner and the local florist was called petal pushers but they don’t exist at least in my area I looked all the floral shops in my area and outlying area . I lost my job in feb after working there for 26 years I’d love to win not sure it’s real if it is I d love for you to stop by my house

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June Green said...

I know it’s real…Like I know snow is cold..lol.

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Renee Doles said...

Like so many I have been on for 20 years and never won. But I’m still hoping that one day Tom Sawyer will pay me a visit. I do buy as much as I can afford from them, I don’t know if it will help me to win but I will not give up now. Good luck to all of you my “friends”.

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sheree storms said...

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sheree storms said...

Its hard to believe that someone has won more than one time even if it is smaller prizes considering the huge odds there are on a 1 out way way up there numbers. I have played for years off & on because I had heard it was just nit true. I started playing from on line this last year & search & enter all post to my email & haven’t won zip. I can see wining something on the odds given but something’s up when someone wins mire than once at the odds given. If playing every one sent out gives you better odds then I would have certainly won something. If anyone has actually won & are nit being paid to say it, God bless…

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Christine phelps said...

I love pch.

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Tony Gallant said...

Hello PCH ! I will love to win 15,000.00 in addition to the 250,000.00 a year for life. GWY.
3080. I pray for peace for all of us, And joy. Thanks so much for PCH and the team Tony Gallant

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Tony Gallant said...

I wish You the best, And in addition to the prize of 15,000.00 for the bills I will love to ask for 250,000.00 a
year for the rest of My life. I
want to thank You !!! Tony Gallant

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Lakesha Lucas said...

i believe its real think we just have to be patient and have faith that maybe one day we will be the winner

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DONNA CAGE said...

WHY IS SOOO HARD FOR A BLACK PERSON LIKE MYSELF TO EVER WIN THIS PCH,,AND WHY MUST YOU ORDER SOMETHING IN ODER TO WIN FOR THE PCH ONCE YOU ENTER THEY WANT YOU TO DO ALL KIND OF STUFF AND YOU STILL DON’T EVEN WIN BUT YOU BE OUT OF MONEY THAT YOU OR SHOULD I SAY I, THAT DON’T HAVE TO GIVE IT AWAY.

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Danielle Atkins said...

Hi Natalie,
I just want to say you have inspired me more by reading this. I have been playing every day since I was 15 now I am 21 but I still have yet to win anything. I used to do for myself because I give up very poor and didn’t get a lot but now I do it for my 2 year old daughter every day hoping to win so I can give her a different way of life than I had because she is so special and deserves way more than I can give her right now. Your words have inspired me to keep trying for my family. Thank you so much Natalie I honestly believe you deserved your winnings!

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michael colflesh said...

Relieve my debt,y church’s. Debt

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Angel l. Ruiz said...

if the pch prices are real .good for the people that had win ,things of that neature never hapen to me ,working hard and a day at atime .

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Ronald Coleman said...

I want to believe that pch is real but at the same time if you win anything and it say you do why don’t you get a email or a phone call to say collect your prize.They are always telling you that you are close and you do everything they ask.I have play games after games and won the game but never get a email saying collect your prize,but for some reason the website frezze up on me.So I don’t know what to think about pch online games now.ron

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Christine Terens said...

Hello pch does not show the color of Danielle’s shoes ? In the photo. color of Dave’s pants? okay have to say there tan. on the check it says Mrs.Natalie Bostleman $1million superprize . the next question is about the ballon on the left the color of it light green ? the next is the patch on Todd’s blazer can hardly see it . then the knocker on the door well there not by the persons’s house and there is not a knocker in the picture . So there you have this information . Is this a scam???? Christine Terens

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Maria Eugenia Llanca said...

Well. I believe they are real, and so I’m doing real searching and using the links they send me that interest me.

We in our family know that whoever persues and believes in something will see results one way or another.

So let’s keep trying and soon will be a real testimony that PCH search&win works!

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Tuyen Chung said...

I have chosen the winner $7,000 but I don’t know I have to do something for this prize from now or for the future. Please let me know, thank you.

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Christina Wetherby said...

My dearest PCH;

I’m so sorry to all the other players but I am the next winner. I know that this will be true soon. I don’t know why but I just know this time. I can feel it!!! I have been playing everyday for the last ten years now. I respond to all PCH emails always! I’m not really sure how I know as Apposed to all the many years before this. I can just feel it. Can’t wait to see you guys when you hand me my large check, balloons and flowers!!! We definitely need this at this point in our life. Financially we are struggling so badly and this will truely save my family!!! Thanks PCH

Christina Wetherby Aug. 30th PCH winner

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Keisha Davis said...

I surely hope I have the opportunity to win this sweep state. I have been playing since 2009. This is the time where I need the most support financially. Please if this is real let me be the winner. Thank you PCH

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charity Kimball said...

I won with them also so yes they are real! I won $500 on a instant win wheel on one of their sites just this month March 1st already got the check and cashed it at the bank yesterday March 19th.. Put it in my checking account and trying my luck to win more! :) Yes they are real!

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Thomas Owens said...

Just wanted to know why I get PCH and Publisher Clearing House contest emails. It is confusing and to get so many a day, unbelieveable.

Glad you won and are blogging.

Thomas D Owens
Wyoming, MI 49519

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Robbie R said...

Maybe when it happens to me or someone I know or someone I know who knows of someone that one I will become a believer. However, I dont remember ever hearing about a lifetime winner at all yet. I agree with the person who says it is very confusing I get up to six or more emails saying “Do it now or forfeit” or “last chance” or do this or do that and lotto tickets and scratch offs and all the other stuff. Would be nice if there was one way to enter and not have to worry about the other stuff scarrying me into having to play thinking I will loose if I don’t.

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Ramona walker said...

I’ve spoken to dozens of people every where I go, and more than a dozen people have told m that IM a fool, that they’ve played PCH for over 30yes and haven’t won as much as a dollar. I feel so discouraged that just recently I stopped playing, I get tired of everyone saying IM just wasting my time.

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Ramona walker said...

These comments are.crazy, this is suppose to make you feel happy, but after reading these comments it makes me feel very sad, I don’t think I want to be a part of something that tells people they have chance at something as beautiful as winning money to help them in this tough life, an it turns out to be a scam. Goodbye PCH lots of luck with KARMA. Love Ramona

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Patricia Byson said...

I won’t get my hopes up! I’ve never seen a company that preys on the poor. They know that your not gonna win but they constantly send emails telling you that you may be a winner. They go as far as to say that someone with your initials and in your town will be winning. It’s mean and you never see anyone you know win it. God won’t bless them for this bs.

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Robbie R said...

In fact, the estimated odds of winning a $10 million prize in the latest Publishers Clearing House giveaway are 1 in 1.75 billion whether or not you buy anything.

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Debra Young said...

When I see some one come out to my house after entering numerous times either through mail, e- mail etc.. I will say this crapp actually works.. Until then, It is just a carrot in front of peoples wants and as a human; I will say this.. This company played a great game for a long time, but people are waking up!!! If you send me another e-mail trying to provoke me.. Please get another sucker, because actions speak louder then words in my life!!! Enjoy reading this post and either come to my house and present a check or get me out of your crazy world system!!!

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romeo gamboa said...

no results was ever published end of every months. is the game we are playing is only just to past the time. And dreams of winning any items shown in your internet program?

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Debbie Hicks said...

I have been playing this forever.Don’t ever see any winners from Missouri. Just sayin!

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Joe Haynes said...

I want to win!!!!

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