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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. As long as I can remember, at least 8 years, every day, from between 1 and 2 hours, so far won 3 times each time $10.00 bucks. hate to spend so much time then find in the fine print unfortunately bla bla bla, Please do not waste my time, I have done or tried to do my part, many surveys, always being honest in my answers after 15 to 20 mins. Sorry you do not qualify, the survey ended they got my time for free (any more, sorry no more surveys ), old but not stupid. so I can not spell, I can still think. I’m hoping you are honest, and would like to say, how much good you do as you could change so many lives. Hears hoping, for the future, hanging in there and still playing.

  2. I have faithfully been playing for over twenty-two years, and I am running out of time. That being said, I have been faithful in both participating and ordering. I spent over $1,300.00 dollars on orders in the last year, and I am now to a point that I cannot afford to order anymore. I will continue to play and enter online, but I cannot respond to the mailings anymore. If my online participation stops, it will be because my time has run out. If I should actually win after I am gone, I would like to name Mary Jas my beneficiary. Her contact number is: 423-$$$-$$$$ $$$$ Maybe instead of making fun of me, and telling me I am wasting my time, and in her view, my money; she can be the one to say, “Publishers Clearing House Really Does Make Dreams Come True”! God Bless, and thank you for being a part of a lonely old man’s life!

    1. Hi Darrell, Our winner selection process is completely random; there’s no way to know who our next winner will be so don’t stop trying. I would like to remind you that you never have to buy anything to enter or to win. Our sweepstakes is designed to create interest in our many great product and magazine offers but a purchase is not required and won’t help your chances of winning. Most of our major prize winners sent in a submission that was an entry only and no purchase was made. We really mean it when we say that it’s free to enter and free to win. There are multiple ways that you can enter into our many great giveaways. To see all of the ways you can enter each day, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  3. I have been faithfully entering Publisher’s Clearing house sweeps contest since 1993 and NEVER WON ANYTHING. Not only do I enter by mail which is costly as stamps go up but also on computer. Do people like me ever win ANYTHING??

    1. Hello Judy, I would like to remind you that a purchase is never necessary to enter or to win. In fact, most of our major prize winners won as a result of a non-order entry. We really mean it when we say that it’s free to enter and free to win. I encourage you to keep trying and don’t give up. There are multiple ways to enter and every entry has the same fair chance of winning. To see them all, click here: Good luck to you and all who enter!!

  4. I have been playing for over 10 years every day and have won nothing. If you look at the tokens that I have won you will see that I deserve to win something. Friends and family tell me I am wasting my time and I have to agree after almost 11 years playing. I would like to know what is the most tokens won by a gamer in 10 years. Only me!

  5. I have no clue how long I’ve been play pch. She said it right just keep playing and hope one day it pays off. I’m playing right know searching on pch . I enjoy searching fun facts and consuming knowledge.