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How To Play PCH Lotto

You’re probably familiar with the big state-run lottery programs like Mega Millions and Powerball, but did you know that PCH also has a lotto that you can enter right now, absolutely free? It’s true! It’s so easy to play, and you don’t even have to leave your house to do it!

Where Can I Play PCH Lotto?

The first step in playing PCH Lotto is to navigate to the PCH Lotto page. (I recommend bookmarking the page so you can find it again tomorrow!) When you hit the page, you’ll see something that looks like this:

One thing I love about PCH Lotto is how truly easy it is to play! All you have to do is choose eight numbers, plus your power number, and that’s it! Here’s what I chose for my eight numbers today:

I chose numbers that mean something to me (my kids’ birthdays, plus a couple other favorite numbers of mine), but you can choose numbers any way you choose! Here are a few suggestions to help you get started!

  • ? birthdays of loved ones
  • ? lucky numbers
  • ? important dates in your life
  • ? your license plate number

But don’t worry – if you’re having trouble deciding on numbers, there’s always the “quick pick” option!

If you don’t feel like choosing your own numbers, the “quick pick” option chooses eight numbers for you in one simple click!

Once you’ve chosen your numbers, click the “continue” button to move to the next screen. That’s where you’ll choose your power number:

You’ll just choose a single power number, and that’s it! Plus, if you match the power number for the day, you’ll get an entry to win $500!

How Do I Win PCH Lotto?

If you match all eight numbers, plus the power number, you win whatever the jackpot is! The jackpot keeps going up when there isn’t a winner, so it can grow to be PRETTY big. Right now it’s about $4.4 MILLION dollars! What would YOU do with that money?!

Do People Really Win Prizes From PCH?

They sure do! Carli Steffes of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, won our PowerPrize of almost $5 million after entering every day for years! Here’s a great article about her win. As a cancer survivor, Carli was able to pay off some bills, buy herself a new car, and stop looking for a second job.

So make sure to keep playing every day – you might just be PCH’s next winner!

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  1. Happy Valentine’s day,
    I no longer expect to win any big prize as advertised on Facebook or anywhere else been playing for over twenty years, my dream is crushed by scammers, I paid a fee twice with no results, being cheated isn’t funny, when it happens to everyone maybe then the people will get together and post their stories. I had a dream of being the pch big winner, helping my family friends or charity, instead LOSER is all I get, don t bother sending a note telling me to keep going, i am only helping your company get richer.

  2. I have done all steps. Your end is saying they are having technical difficulties with the lotto power pack. It has been over a week that this is happening. All the other cards work without a problem. The power pack just keeps putting up the ‘weekly prize card’ then says ‘oops, we are having technical difficulties. Will it ever get fixed??

    1. Hi Maureen, Thank you for contacting PCH. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing technical difficulties on our website. Please reach out to our Digital Assistant where representatives are ready to assist with your concern. Please click the link here: for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.