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. Hello my name is Phyllis miller and I have been playing since 2013 after my mom had an heart attack and I lost my first unborn child. I try to play it almost every day but it’s hard being a single mom with two small babies, no vehicle, no job and their father only give me 30-40 bucks for the both of them every couple of months. I can barely keep my lights on for my kids or buy clothes nevermore to pay my phone bill every month. I enjoy playing this game alot and I always pray that one day I could win one of those deals with the every week deal no matter how it is, it would be a blessing for anything to help me if I could one day win. I could help my mom finally get on some insurance to get back on her heart medicine and see her doctor. I cry knowing that tears won’t help. My biological father used to tell me all the time that this PCh wasnt real but I have faith and now I barely ever talk to him because he seems to be ashamed of me for losing my full nursing scholarship from dealing with my children’s father. I just pray for the better daily instead of the worse. Sometimes I wish I could have stayed in school instead of dropping out and then I could have been doing my most passionate thing and that’s to help people and show people that it is still great people in this cold dark world. I barely have a ride to get my kids to the doctor. I am going to just continue playing and pray for the best one day and that my life can be turned around and do more for my children and mother. I never have money to get my kids anything for Xmas and birthdays but my mom always tell me to pray and stay strong for my children and god will bless me.

    May god bless us all

  2. I think it has been about 15 years where I have been playing on line. Before that I believe I played through the mail..

  3. I have been playing for over 30 years,but have lost all faith in winning. this will be my last time. if it is Gods will it will happen .If not another chapter of my life will close,

    1. Everybody has the same chance of winning, regardless of their history, age or financial background, as long as they enter for their chance to win. We’ve awarded over $329 million to winners all over the US and Canada. They’ve resided in apartments, mobile homes, and single family houses. Our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased; there’s no way to know who we’re going to award next. To see all of the ways you can enter each day, click here: Good luck to all who enter!!

  4. I’ve been plaingp since 2008…I play all the games and respond to all emails daily…I do have my eyes on that prize…my problem is my carrec takes me on the road daily so if chosen how will they find me…i am in it to win!!!

    1. Keep trying and don’t give up. Your entries have the same chances of winning as every other entry so don’t lose hope. Our winner selection process is completely random and unbiased; there’s no way to know who we’re going to award next. PCH and the Prize Patrol do not take awarding winners lightly; it’s very important to all of us that a winner is found and awarded their prize. If a winner is not home, the Prize Patrol will do whatever it takes to locate them. Rest assured, if you are our lucky winner, you will receive your award. On giveaway days we encourage everyone to go about business as usual. With that being said, there are many times that the Prize Patrol has surprised winners at their place of employment. They’ve also found winners in hospitals, at church, even on vacation! Check out this FAQ for more info about winners not being home: