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Hi everyone. Welcome to another edition of Danielle’s Desk, where we answer the questions you’ve posted on social media. More specifically, where Prize Patrol elite member, Danielle, answers your questions. The question we’re addressing today is a common one, and you may be wondering about it yourself: How long do you have to play before you win?

Question: How Long Do You Have To Play Before You Win?

Click on this video to find out!

Like Danielle said, we’ve had winners who’ve been entering for years, and winners who’ve been entering for weeks. The winner selection process at Publishers Clearing House is completely random, so everyone has an equal chance of winning, no matter how long they’ve been entering.

I watch Winning Moments all the time. I love how shocked and happy everyone is. Witnessing such a life-changing event is really something, and I always get really emotional. Having seen so many, I can tell you that I’ve heard winners say they’ve been entering for years, and I even heard one winner say she’d been entering for three months. THREE MONTHS! Talk about lucky!

There are so many opportunities to win, and it’s always FREE. I can’t imagine why anyone would choose not to enter… which brings me to a question I have for YOU.

Question: How Long Have YOU Been Entering Our Sweepstakes?

We want to hear from you! Please visit the comments section below and tell us how long you’ve been entering to win a PCH sweepstakes! What have you won? Which prize would you most like to win? Have you entered to win our latest SuperPrize? I hope so, because it’s $1,000 A Day For Life, and a “Special Early Look” Prize Event Winner will be announced October 31st!

(alt text: Danielle’s Desk: How long do you have to play before you win? You Could Be Next!)

Whether you’ve been playing for years or days, any PCH Winner will tell you that the most important thing, without question, is to keep the faith and keep entering… because HEY… you never know! Good Luck!

Tina P.
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  1. HI PCH!!!
    I’ve been playing for 2 years and I pray and have faith that I can win. Not only me but if I won I would help so many people it would be as everyone won. So please come to Galveston Texas and come to my door! And I also would like a puppy farm for myself lol. Take care … #1 fan and player Stacy S from Texas

  2. Hi Danielle my name is Jalisa and I’ve been entering in the PCH sweepstakes for almost four years I play it faithfully every single day it’s really fun. I would love to win one of the for life sweeps like a 1000, 5000,etc… but honestly I would just love to win something. I won’t give up I won’t to win big.

  3. I’ve been entering pch sweepstakes for $7,000.00 per week for decades. It use to be $5,000.00 per week.. My Deceased Mother did as well.
    When I asked my Mom “Why?” She said, if you DON’T enter, there’s no way you could win.
    So, on honor of my Mother, I enter the sweepstakes daily.

  4. Hi my name is Jacob Phillips. I’ve been trying to win the sweepstakes for a very long time, its been roughly on and off for 9 years give or take. I’ve gotten so far as red diamond. I’m still hoping that I will someday win.

  5. I have been playing for 42 years….nothing but scam calls all this past year telling me I’ve won millions and a vehicle. It has been a family joke for years but I do believe the marketing is actually cruel.

    1. Hi Valarie! 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!!

  6. I have been playing since February 2014. I play daily and faithfully. Wonder if the game is fixed like the lottery

    1. Hello Veronica, with PCH and our many exciting giveaways, there are multiple ways to win. The best part about it is that it’s free. You don’t even have to purchase anything to be eligible! All entries have the same fair chance of winning and every winner is randomly selected. You’ll never know who we’ll award next so don’t give up. For your chance at being one of our big winners, make sure you get your entries in. Click here to see all of the ways you can enter each day:

  7. Myself been playing for years. Trying for 1 of those big wins,where I can retire & ride off. So far history tokens for me 561+ million.
    Won 10 dollars once. That’s been it so far. Will keep trying when I can.