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Who Wins at Publishers Clearing House? Take a Look!

If you’ve ever wondered “who wins at Publishers Clearing House,” then you’ve got to read this blog!

Hello PCH fans! I have some super exciting news for you today! Can you believe that in the month of July we gave away a total of $37,760 in prizes and had a grand total of 1,755 winners – just from our network of Play&Win sites? How amazing is that? Let’s give a big CONGRATS to some of our winners who received some pretty amazing prizes!

PCH Blackjack winners
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Congrats to some of our PCH Blackjack winners this month:
Anthony W.          Cleveland, OH
Tracey T.               San Diego, CA
Frank S.                 Eastpointe, MI
Robert W.              Evanston, IL
Robert N.               West Boylston, MA
Yolanda M.          Inglewood, CA
Paige L.                 Denver, CO
Kendra J.               Abbeville, AL
Deborah B.           Lake City, FL
Lauren B.              Charlotte, NC
Jim B.                     Chico, CA
Thomas B.            Mastic Beach, NY
Mary Jane K.        Grove, OK
Chris M.                 Murrayville, IL
Larry A.                 Charleston, WV

PCH Instant Bingo winners
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Congrats to some of our big PCH Instant Bingo winners this month:
Allison  K.                  Ormond Beach, FL
James S.                   Terre Haute, IN
Sandy W.                  Mechanicsburg, PA
Chiaki S.                   Layton, UT
Leah   B.                    Lauderhill, FL
Brandon J.                Northampton, PA
Gerald C.                   Tacoma, WA
Ronald D.                  Mount Nebo, WV
Nicholas S.               Cleveland, GA
Bradley M.                 Stillwater, OK
Patricia S.                  Loveland, CO
Sue B.                       Cottage Hills, IL
JoAnn E.                   Crystal Lake, IL
Robert S.                   Estell Manor, NJ
Paul G.                       Lenox, MI

PCH Slots Winners
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Congrats to some of our big PCH Slots winners this month:
Carlene K.                 Stone Mountain , GA
Lyndall K.                  Cordova, MD
Annelie W.                LA Jolla, CA
Tim O.                         Citra, FL
Robert B.                   Grand Island, NE
Susan M.                    Twentynine Palms, CA
Konny C.                    North Wilkesboro, NC
Richard Y.                 Casa Grande, AZ
Constance S.            Goodyear, AZ
Sara F.                       Montgomery, TX
Raymond H.             Mount Vernon, KY
Mary N.                      North Augusta, SC
Brenda H.                  Massena, NY
Eugene T.                 Chandler, AZ
Donna B.                   Wapakoneta, OH

PCHgames Winners
What will you play today? With so many fun and exciting games to choose from, there is something to please everyone! Log on now and get your game on!

Here’s a shout out to some of our July PCHgames winners
Darlene V.                 Kodak, TN
Kathleen K.               Medford, WI
Marcus P.                  Toledo, OH
Bobi F.                       Wellington, FL
Lila S.                         Mountain Home, AR
Josie B.                      Lampe, MO
Mark S.                       Bryan, TX
Jerry M.                      Verona, KY
Katherine B.             Middletown, MD
Guiying L.                  Easley, SC
Frantz L.                    Everett, MA
Tyrone T.                   Detroit            , MI
Patricia R.                  San Francisco, CA
Ruth K.                      Rotonda West, FL
William K.                  Newton, NC

PCHlotto Winners
Is luck on your side? Try some of our FREE lotto cards and you could very well see your name listed here next month! There is nothing quite like the thrill of playing something 100% FREE and 100% fun to brighten your day.


Congrats to some of our July PCHlotto winners:
Stacy K.                     Severn, MD
Linda W.                    Silver Spring, MD
Doris B.                      Newtown, CT
Betty C.                      Canton, CT
Terri E.                       Mount Vernon, OH
Ruben S.                   Twentynine Palms, CA
David  B                     Hernando, FL
Richard H.                 Wichita, KS
Suresh S.                  Port Washington, NY
Richard K.                 Syracuse, NY
Keith H.                      Rapid City, SD
Mike W.                      Houston, TX
Steven B.                   Albuquerque, NM
Michael S.                 Springfield, OR
Shirley J.                   Eureka, MT

PCH Cash Slots App Winners
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Congrats to some of our PCH Cash Slots App WINNERS this month:
Blayne J.                   San Pedro, CA
Rosalyn H.                Yorktown, VA
Christina T.               Grand Rapids, MI
Mioshia D.                 Barnwell, SC
Blanchie L.                Milwaukee, WI
Jacqueline C.           Williamsburg, MI
Misha E.                   Roxbury, MA
Ilfido M.                      Houston, TX
Esther T.                     Waxahachie, TX
Melanie D.                 Grass Valley, CA
Fred S.                    Myrtle Beach, SC
Scotty L.                    Andalusia, AL
Chad B.                    Birmingham, AL
Larena O.                  Dighton, KS
Yves Rose L.            Mattapan, MA

WOW! As you can see, the answer to “who wins at Publishers Clearing House” is A LOT OF PEOPLE! So what are you waiting for? It’s so easy to get started! Just log on now and start playing all the games you already know and love! Don’t forget, all of our games are 100% FREE to play and 100% FUN!

Good Luck and Happy Gaming!

Victoria C.

PCH Creative

All About PCHgames Pro Gamer Status and the Prize Vault

What is a pro gamer? It’s the BRAND NEW elite status you can earn every month by playing games at PCHgames! It means you’re big time, a true token taker, upping your game to the next level. In addition to all of the bragging rights of being a Pro Gamer, it also comes with special access to win up to $2,500.00 instantly!
If that wasn’t great enough, remember: like everything Publishers Clearing House has to offer, it’s always free to play at PCHgames!
So, the big question here is: “How do I become a Pro Gamer and get a chance to win up to $2,500?”

Pro Gamer Prize Vault

There answer here is simple. You can play your way to success. Just like you’ve been doing, playing games on PCHgames will move you closer and closer to earning that Pro Gamer status. As soon as you’ve played 50 games each month, you will unlock the Pro Gamer Prize Vault! Once a day, every day for the rest of that month, you can try the Prize Vault for your chance to win up to $2,500 instantly.

PCHgames Pro Gamer Prize Vault

How does the Prize Vault work?
When you’ve unlocked the prize vault, every day for the rest of that month you’ll have the opportunity to become an instant winner! The first thing you’ll need to do is enter 4 digits by clicking on the keypad on the front of the vault. You can put in whatever numbers you’d like – birthdays, lucky numbers, that day’s date, something simple like 1-2-3-4, or even all zeros! If you’re happy with the numbers you put in (remember, you can always hit that green CLEAR ENTRY button and start over) click on the handle to the safe! It will crank open, and reveal the contents of the Prize Vault!

PCHgames Player Rating

You don’t need to worry about playing 50 games all in one day to become a Pro Gamer. Keep in mind though that every month the Pro Gamer status needs to be earned to unlock the Prize Vault. And the earlier in the month you hit your 50 games, the more days you have left in that month to play the Prize Vault for a chance to win instantly!

So, have you become a Pro Gamer yet? What do you think of the Prize Vault? Let us know in the comments!

Good luck, and happy gaming!

-Greg L.
Game Designer

Introducing the Newest game on PCHgames: Cribbage!

PCH Cribbage

Hey there, PCHgamers! Some of you may have noticed our newest card game Cribbage on PCHgames. The game is super fun, but it could be a bit challenging for new players, so we wanted to put together the ULTIMATE Beginner’s Guide to help you all along. Read on and up your game!

The first thing to know is that there are 2 roles you will play during Cribbage – the Dealer and the Pone. When you’re the Dealer, you get to score an extra hand (called the “Crib”) made up of 2 cards from your hand and two from your opponent’s.  When you’re the Pone, it’s your opponent’s turn to score more. Here’s a big hint: Never put matching cards, cards that add up to 15, or two sequential cards into the crib when you are the Pone. Most of your points will be scored during this part of the game, so it’s very important to put the right cards in the crib.

How to Play Cribbage

Figure 1: Dealer. We will put the 3 and 8 into the crib, because Ace-Four-Ten and Ace-Four-King can both be counted as a ’15’.

Figure 2: Pone. Here, we give our opponent the 9 and the Jack. Although there's a 1 in 4 chance our opponent gets one peg for the Jack, we're sure to get points for 2 sets of pairs.

Figure 2: Pone. Here, we give our opponent the 9 and the Jack. Although there’s a 1 in 4 chance our opponent gets one peg for the Jack, we’re sure to get points for 2 sets of pairs.

Now the goal of the game is to reach 31 without going over. While you play, you may notice that the pegs jump to show huge distances sometimes, and tiny increments at other times. Wondering why that is? Your score is actually represented by whichever peg is furthest along the track. When you score points, the back peg is counted with the correct number of spaces, and then becomes the front peg. Better moves (or scoring multiple ways at once) show a more impressive, expansive gap.

Want to know how to score the most points? Here’s a list of all the moves that will score you points. This is called “pegging”.

  • ‘Go’ (opponent can’t play anymore) = 1 peg
  • Reaching 15 = 2 pegs
  • Reaching 31 = 2 pegs
  • Pair = 2 pegs
  • Run (sequence of 3 cards) = 3 pegs
  • 4 card run = 4 pegs
  • 5 card run = 5 pegs
  • Triplet = 6 pegs
  • Four of a kind = 12 pegs

But that’s not the only way to score points! The following moves will score you points when the hands are counted.

  • Run = 1 peg per card (minimum 3 pegs)
  • “His Nobs” (This is the jack that matches suit with the card flipped from the deck) = 1 peg
  • Any combination of 15 = 2 pegs for each possible combination
  • Pair = 2 pegs for each possible pair
  • Flush (all 4 cards in the same suit) = 4 pegs
  • Flush (all 4 cards in the same suit as the first card flipped from the deck) = 5 pegs
  • Triplet = 6 pegs
  • 4 of a Kind = 12 pegs

10 is the most common valued card your opponent will have. Here’s another big tip: Try not to start play with a 5 because of this.

Figure 3: Scoring the hands and the crib.

Figure 3: Scoring the hands and the crib.

Knowing that Cribbage can sometimes be difficult for beginners, we’ve set the token scores to be forgiving. So don’t let the challenge discourage you, because most players should still be able to earn tokens even if they are defeated. And with practice (and some of these helpful tips!), you’re sure to only get better and better. So c’mon give it a try today, if you haven’t already and be sure to tell your friends and fellow gamers about it too!

As always, good luck and happy gaming!

-Greg L.
PCHgames Game Designer

P.S. Do you have any tips on playing Cribbage? Any great memories of playing the game with a deck of cards? Let us know in the comments below!

Do You Believe in Horoscopes?

Becoming a Publishers Clearing House Winner Might be Written in the Stars!

Do you believe in horoscopes

Are you like me, and you wake up wondering what is going to happen in the day ahead?  Maybe you wish you could have a preview of what to expect during the day, like you do for a lot of other things in life.

If you want to know how to dress, you look at the weather forecast:

“Oh, today is going to be 90° F? Then I’d better wear a shirt with short sleeves!

When you want to know what to expect at work, you look at your calendar:

A meeting with my boss at 10am? I’d better bring a notepad!

But if you want info on what to anticipate in other areas of your life, you may be into reading horoscopes!

Horoscopes are daily fortunes that are written for each of the 12 Zodiac star signs. Everybody has his or her own sign; it all depends on the date you were born. These fortunes are based on the position of the planets, the placement of stars in the sky, and a number of other factors.

Do you believe in horoscopes? They say you can learn much about yourself while studying your individual star sign. Some people swear by horoscopes, depending on them to help plan their day or even make life decisions. Other people just read them for fun, and like to test their accuracy against what really happens during the day!

Here’s the good news: no one star sign is better than others. Any one of them can run into good luck!

You might be one of our PCHgames faithful players, and you know that sometimes winning a game can be the luck of the draw.


In fact, many of our blog readers have told us they believe in luck. Some carry lucky charms. Others just think positively. But plenty believe sometimes things don’t just happen by chance!

But what if your horoscope that morning said today would be especially lucky for you? Do you think maybe, just maybe, you might try your hand at an extra round of games at PCHgames? Why not, right? You never know!

One great horoscope source that we can recommend is PCH Frontpage – the Homepage for Winners! At the top of the page you’ll find your horoscope for the day! Just click the drop-down box in the upper right, choose the correct sign, and you’ll find all sorts of fortunes on topics like Money, Work, Love, etc!

So whether you believe in horoscopes or not, why not give them a read and see what the stars have in store for you today. And when you’re done, go over to PCHgames and try you hand at some of our fantastic games, like Tri-Peaks Solitaire, 3-Point Shootout and others! You never know,  “the heavens” might just be on your side!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S. What’s your sign? Are you a regular horoscope reader? Tell us in the comments below!

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