PCHlotto Presents Throwback Thursday: How PCHlotto Was Born!


Greetings PCH fans!

Today, we wanted to celebrate “Throwback Thursday” by taking a look back at how everyone’s favorite FREE online lotto gaming site — PCHlotto — began! That’s right!  Considering its start date way back in 2002 (WOW, that’s 12 years ago!) it’s no surprise that there have been MANY changes. Did you know that before all the colorful game cards and other money-winning opportunities that PCHlotto gives fans like you today, there was a simple game with one objective: to give our players the chance to win the ultimate jackpot?!

So how exactly did Publishers Clearing House dream up the lotto we all know and love today? What has changed since PCHlotto launched? What improvements have been made?

With all of these important questions in mind, I headed straight to Senior Vice President and PCH Prize Patrol Elite Team member Todd Sloane who took some time to reflect back on the history of PCHlotto.

Before we get to all the fun and exciting ways PCHlotto has evolved, let’s start with the basic question, how did PCHlotto come about? According to Todd, “the idea for PCHLotto was to provide our members with a new way to win — one that offered different types of prizes and actually let them pick their lucky numbers.”

I don’t know about you PCH fans, but I always feel “more in control” of the game when I get to pick my own numbers!

How about what the very first lotto games were like? Believe it or not, Todd shared that the original PCHlotto was very basic. There was actually only one game — one lotto card — where you could pick your lucky numbers. But once PCH saw that fans were interested in PCHlotto, we developed the property more and more, and made it a “true” PCH owned and operated website. After all, the most important thing to us is to give YOU the fans what you want!

Wonder what some of the earlier lotto cards looked like? Check out the cool images of these “throwback” cards from 2009 below!


I think you can tell the cards have come a LONG way!

So what about the prizes offered during the first years of PCHlotto? Do you think they were anything like the prizes fans like YOU have a chance to win today? According to Todd, the only prize on PCHLotto when it first launched was a $1,000,000.00 Jackpot. Not bad at all, but now with our Bigger Bucks Millions Rolling Jackpot, the top prize is up to nearly $2,000.000.00 and it grows every day with a chance to reach all the way up to THREE MILLION DOLLARS! In addition to the big jackpot, there are tons of other ways to win now, including our instant win scratch card, daily drawings, MVP cards and PCHlotto Twilight cards!                                                                                           

So now that we know how far PCHlotto has come, where will it go next? I’m happy to share that there are even MORE fantastic improvements planned for the future! That’s right! Lotto lovers rejoice because 2014 has a bunch of great improvements coming! The creation of a “new generation of PCHlotto” is currently underway and promises to bring even more fun! So when can we expect these changes? Todd tells us that hopefully the new site will launch sometime by the end of 2014! “It’s going to be fantastic! More winning, more prizes, more ways to play!”  I’m excited already! I mean who doesn’t love more winning???

Well fans, I hope you enjoyed this special “Throwback Thursday” look at the history behind PCHlotto. Log on today to start playing for YOUR chance to win big, and of course stay tuned for even more exciting developments in the very near future!

Good Luck!

Victoria C.
PCH Creative

P.S. We want to make fans like you HAPPY! So comment below and tell us what else you’d like to see at PCHlotto!

13 thoughts on “PCHlotto Presents Throwback Thursday: How PCHlotto Was Born!”

  1. Brenda Nelson says:

    I love all the

  2. I enjoy all the games. But lotto is just great . youpick and than wait and see.

  3. rebecca wolf says:

    Try to play theses games but my phone wonty let me play but I still try over n over again best to you all out their

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