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PCHlotto Fans, Do You Know The History Of The Lottery?

History of the lottery

Every year, millions of people pay money to play state lotteries in the United States in the hopes of hitting it big — you might even be among them. But, here’s something you might not know; the history of the lottery is practically as old as time.

That’s right, people have been taking chances on winning for centuries. Can you believe that there are keno slips from the Chinese Han Dynasty that date back to between 205 and 187 BC. that helped finance the Great Wall of China??  Additionally, many ancient texts, including the Old Testament, include references to “drawing lots,” the act of leaving important decisions to chance. While some of the earliest lotteries were a form of amusement for nobility during the Roman Empire, history shows us that most lotteries were started by governments with the goal of increasing revenue without raising taxes.

The Lottery Through The Ages. With a little help from PCHSearch&Win, I discovered more…

15th Century  — Public lotteries became popular in Northern Europe, with the first public lottery on record held in the Dutch town of Sluis in 1434.

16th Century  – Queen Elizabeth I chartered the first recorded British lottery to raise money for public good works.

18th Century — Over 200 lotteries took place in the colonies between 1744 and the American Revolution, which helped to fund roads, libraries, churches, colleges and more.

19th Century — In the US, lotteries were banned in many states due to mismanagement and scandals.

20th Century — After World War II, modern-day state lotteries began to emerge to raise revenue, giving the public something to dream about once again.

21st Century — There are currently lotteries in 43 US states.

One thing all these state lotteries have in common is that you need to pay to play them. Not so with PCHlotto! At, chances to win are FREE — every day — including instant-win lotto cards and a daily entry into the PCH Bigger Bucks Millions Rolling Jackpot that increases with every play — up to $3 Million! Plus, when you play your cards during the day, you can return later to play PCHlotto Twilight for even more winning opportunities. Even more exciting — the Publishers Clearing House is hard at work making PCHlotto better than ever  — so watch out!

Wow! The history of the lottery shows that people have wanted to win for ages. If you want to win big, you’re certainly not alone! Remember, PCHlotto has big prizes and big winners — just like the state lotteries. But, at PCHlotto, the winning and playing is always FREE!

Good luck always,

Elaina R.
PCH Interactive Development/Creative

PCHlotto is “Making a Scene” With Manager Lesley S.

Hey Blog Readers,

Just recently, I had the pleasure of joining PCHlotto Manager, Lesley S., at a very special video shoot — and I want to give you a front row seat for all the excitement, too!

So come “on set” with me take a look at …


Doesn’t Lesley S. look fantastic?   And the way the light hits her just right … it looks like she’s out in the sun, doesn’t it?  But — here’s a secret — we were inside the WHOLE TIME!  Can you believe it?!?  Our video team used special lights to make the sunshine appear like magic!



Lesley S. did TWO video shoots in one day, so she had to change outfits in between to look different on camera.  Both looks are so beautiful I can’t decide which one I like better…can you?  Would you believe there’s a team that works together to pick out the wardrobe for our videos?  It’s amazing!  I can barely get myself dressed in the morning, let alone pick out such perfect styles for someone else!  But they do it all the time — and as you can see, they’re great at what they do!  :)


See that green “T” near Lesley’s feet?  That’s called “The Mark”.  Lesley S. had to stand there the whole time so the camera could film her properly…

And speaking of the camera…even though you’re on set, sometimes you just want to see what a shot would look like on TV…so there’s always a monitor close by.

PCHlotto Video Shoots

Looking at the TV, you can tell that Lesley’s always on “the mark”!


There’s lots of on-set action that you won’t see in video, blog readers, like touch-ups:


And surprise SPECIAL GUEST visits like this one from my favorite female Prize Patrol Elite Team Member Danielle Lam…


We were SO happy to have Danielle stop by … and I’m so glad I got this photo because these PCH ladies are picture perfect!


That’s a wrap for my behind the scenes look at Lesley S. and our video shoot.  I hope you enjoyed the “show”! Remember to keep on playing your PCHlotto cards and you could see a new video real soon.

Happy Gaming!
Laurel U.
PCH Creative

First-Ever PCHlotto Card Vote! Comment & You Could Win CASH!

Official Rules | Sweepstakes Facts

Hey Gamers,

I’ve got some great news!  For the first-time ever in PCHplay&win Blog history, we’re asking you, the fans, to choose the card design that will be featured as a PCHlotto Twilight Card during the month of May! And that’s not all … as a special way of saying Thank You, we’ve reserved THREE $100.00 Prizes that are GUARANTEED to be awarded ONLY to folks who comment on THIS blog!  So if you want to win cash, get your vote in for your favorite PCHlotto card now!

You see, the lotto card “machine” has gone crazy here at PCHlotto, and now we’ve got not one … not two … but FIVE $10,000.00 PCHlotto Twilight cards for May to choose from — and we want your help!  So take a look at the cards below, comment with the number that’s YOUR favorite and you could become one of our $100.00 Winners!

Are you ready?  Let’s take a look at the contestants…

Contestant #1:  $10,000.00 Cashnado

Cashnado Lotto Card

Brace yourself — a windfall like this could really knock your socks off!

Contestant #2:  $10,000.00 Heaven’s Cents

Heaven's Cents Lotto Card

Would you be floating on cloud nine with a win like this, or what?

Contestant #3:  $10,000.00 Fruity Fortune

Fruity Fortune Lotto Card

A win like this would be delicious … no matter how you slice it!

Contestant #4:  $10,000.00 Cash Crops

Cash Crops Lotto Card

Looks like the Prize Patrol has some extra money in their harvest this season…

Contestant #5:  $10,000.00 Candy Cashers

Candy Cashers Lotto Card

What’s sweeter than candy?  $10,000.00 won on a candy-coated lotto card, of course!

Decisions … decisions … with so many great cards, how will you choose?  Tell us the number of the one you like best below — and remember, as long as you comment before 11:59PM, ET tonight you’ll automatically be in the running to win cash!

Happy Voting — and Good Luck!

Laurel U.
PCH Creative

The Bigger Bucks Millions Rolling Jackpot Is Climbing!

PW_Bigger Bucks Millions

What sound does money make when it keeps on multiplying? The answer is

KA-CHING!  I don’t know about you, but to me, it’s music to my ears!

And right now you’re going to love the sound of this exciting news:

As of a few days ago, the Bigger Bucks Millions Rolling Jackpot at PCHlotto is now OVER $2 MILLION DOLLARS …  and it could go all the way up to $3 MILLION!!

That’s right. This is one unique and exciting way to play your numbers — because it REALLY GROWS ON YOU! Let me explain. Every time a card is played, the jackpot amount actually increases on the screen up to $3,000,000.00 as people from all over play their numbers.

That’s more money to win with every card played! Even if there’s no winner tonight, the jackpot will be there tomorrow, bigger and better than ever!

So be sure to play every day, tell your friends to play, and let’s see how high we can go! Everyone loves our Bigger Bucks Millions Rolling Jackpot lotto card with the dynamic baseball theme for the month of April. Who knows? It could be the one that hits it out of the park for you!

PW_Bigger Bucks Millions Card April

But wait, there’s more! After you play Bigger Bucks Millions Rolling Jackpot, you’ll get more opportunities to win exciting prizes with your other lotto cards.  Now that’s a real home run!

Every single night PCHlotto draws the numbers that could make you a millionaire. Can you imagine how incredible it would be to wake up and find out first thing in the morning that you were a BIG winner?

In fact, why not really think about it, right now? What would you do if you won up to $3,000,000.00 overnight?  Buy a new car? Remodel your home, or buy a brand new one? How about sharing your fortune with family and friends or your favorite charity? Or maybe you could finally take that vacation to a tropical paradise, visit Europe, sail the high seas. The possibilities are endless!

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t be shy! We’re all dreamers, aren’t we? In the meantime, keep playing those numbers , and you could become our next lucky jackpot winner. Best of luck to all of you!

Jane M.

PCH Creative

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