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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. Well I have been playing since 2003, I have not won yet but I’m still trying. I just lost my 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, black on black. So I really really want to WIN.

    1. Hi Heather! Thank you for contacting PCH. In order for us to assist you with your question we will need a bit more information. We kindly ask that you contact us at your convenience. Our customer service representatives may be reached at You may also reach out by using our Digital Assistant that can be found at the link we provided. We look forward to hearing from you!

  2. I have wondered after playing for over 15 years… do you have to check your numbers to win? I enter over 20 things at PCH a day and to check them all would take hours.

  3. Geee… I play lotto everyday for years, never win, that’s kinda curious… Also I told someone claiming to be Danielle, someone tried to scam me on a Facebook post, claiming and I quote, “Andy Goldberg ordered me to contact you in regards to your winning,” signing as Danielle Lam. Now I knew it was a scammer, for I have never won PCH, thus no winning, soo watch it folks, there are very mean hearted people out there who think its funny to claim, “your winning,” when u have never won a dime.

    1. Hi Mary! I’m sorry to see a scammer has contacted you. PCH will never send friend requests, private messages, or winner notifications via social media including Facebook, and we also never ask for money to claim a prize. Do not give this person any personal information and certainly do not send them any money!! Instead, report them to PCH by completing a Scam Incident Report. Here’s how: Check out this FAQ for info on how to stop scammers from contacting you on Facebook: Stay Safe!

  4. I love playing the PCH, been doing it as a young kid when my grandfather would tell me to do the PCH to get his entries in. My grandfather always wanted to win the PCH, so I still play for the love of him. Maybe I will win one day.

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