How Long Have You Been “Playing” Publishers Clearing House?

Have you been working hard toward reaching a goal? Does it feel like it’s been taking a long time? We all have dreams and goals, but the only way we’ll see them through to the end is if we stick with them for as long as it takes. The important thing is that you never give up and always keep your eye on the prize!

This attitude really comes in handy when it comes to “playing” Publishers Clearing House (that is, entering our sweepstakes)!  I think back to recent winner Jane Bjork, who had been entering Publishers Clearing House since 1977. What’s funny is that even though Jane had been entering for years, there were times when she felt that she was never going to win. But she kept on entering, hoping that some day her luck would change. And it did!


What’s important is that we don’t get overwhelmed with the scope of the task and that we keep focused on the end prize. If all Jane Bjork thought about was how often she entered, she might have been tempted to give up! She says, “Just keep doing it and hope for the best! Just have faith that somewhere, some day…it’ll work out! That’s what I did!”

How long have you been playing Publishers Clearing House — for as long as Jane, or just for a little while? The winner selection at Publishers Clearing House is completely random, so everyone has an equal chance of winning, no matter how long they’ve been entering! Just look at recent winner Desiree Scudder! She’s young enough to want to build a video game room with her $1 Million prize!

So don’t forget, consistency is key! You want to make the most of every possible winning opportunity that PCH sends your way! The famous comedian Jerry Seinfeld is well known in self-motivation circles for what they call the “Seinfeld Method.” When he was just starting out, Jerry would get a calendar and put an “X” on every day that he wrote a good joke. His goal was to put an “X” on as many consecutive days as possible. He would start to see “chains” of X’s, and that would give him the motivation to make sure he kept the daily productivity streak going!

Are you able to keep your entry routine a daily one? Whether you’re able to enter each and every day or only when you get the chance, we want to know how long you’ve been entering for! Please make a point of going to the comment section below and telling us how long you’ve been playing Publishers Clearing House. And remember, you never know if your PCH luck will change!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S.  So tell us … how long have you been playing Publishers Clearing House? And how did you get started? Tell us in the comments below!

P.P.S. – Head on over to the Play&Win Blog to see the list of people who didn’t give up and won in our “Month of Winning” post!

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  1. I’ve been doing this for 6 or 7 years, now its become a part of every day life. I’ve given up on winning, more like habbit

  2. I would like to say that I served this country for 8 years in the army now 70% disabled and happy with my life. I love to play the pch games for the hope. Everyone needs hope even if,u didn’t win you still have a chance. I didnt quit in Iraq and I came home . life is truly a gamble but who wouldn’t want to gamble for free and not lose anything. I’ve been playing 2014 and haven’t won but others have played for many years and haven’t won but that doesn’t mean you won’t win just don’t quit you never know when your luck comes around 👍

  3. I’ve been playing this game for over 17 years an still playing still trying to win something maybe one day the light will shine my way.

  4. I have been playing for about three years now .i have been hoping to win because i want so bad to take my grandchildren on a trip to Disney land before anything happens to me im also getting married in September., i lost my husband twelve years ago and now i met a very nice man who i love dearly . i started playing hoping to have my dreams come true . im going to retire soon and i would like to take a vacation with my grandchildren because i have never had one , and i would love to win so i can buy a house so i would have room for my grand kids to come stay with me.

  5. I’ve been playing since 1968, still waiting hope someday soon. I bought magazine and goods the use to sell. I will never give up! Did win a Consoles TV from Readers Digest back in the 60s!

  6. My parents have been playing since 1988 and they have a ritual, they go to the mailbox and if there is a pch entry they take it home and fill it out and take it back on the same day. They are now in their 90’s and slower but keep hoping pch will knock on their door one of these days.

    1. Hello Becky, Thank you so very much for your loyalty. PCH values all of our fans and their incredible support. Keep in mind that while millions of entries are received, only one person can win each giveaway. However, every entry has the same fair chance of winning so I encourage you to keep trying. Winners are all randomly selected; there’s no way to know who we’re going to award next. There are multiple ways to enter each day and there are many exciting giveaways to enter into. You can see them all here: Good luck to you and all who enter!

  7. 13yrs I have been reading these ads give or take a year. Playing for the fun of it because, In it to win? If ever I did win, now would be the topper in our lives. I WOULD PAY IT FORWARD! AND HOW!
    Thanks Sonja