1. I know I have an older computer but after 6 hours of trying to complete 10 games for the “bonus” game, ….

  2. I recall that some years ago, Publishers Clearing House was found to have been dumping literally tons of mail-in entries in a New Jersey landfill.This leads me to believe it is still the same today. The only exception being, since it is now mostly online, those entries are all going to the great junkyard in the ether.

  3. Rigged. My wife played the lotto app on my phone (since it doesn’t work on hers) and tonight she played – spending about an entire hour on all the lotto sweepstakes, but then when it comes time to draw the numbers, it states she “did not play”. That is COMPLETE BULLSHIT. I don’t give a flying fuck that she likely didn’t win, but it takes absolutely all of the fun and excitement out of playing if the site errs out on the numbers, and OMG had she picked the correct numbers and it stated that she didn’t play??? Oh, you could only imagine how angry it would be if it were you.

  4. I guess I’m addicted. I spend hours Playing. Too many! I won $10 years ago and just started playing again about six months ago. I won another $10.Games are fun and free, but they are rigged. It’s interesting that when you get a 5X that much more often you get two 5 tokens and 1 ten token for a huge winning of 100 tokens.If they give away as much as they say they do you have to have a lot of ads so that’s understandable.Contacting them can be difficult, language and waiting for someone to answer, I have waited up to 25 minutes.I recently had a situation where my payment took twenty one days to be delivered. I finally stopped payment, but not before I told them to notify me when they received the payment. They did not. My bank called me. So I sent another check. Now you could only guess how many total days it took to arrive.I mailed two letters to two different PCH locations telling them about the problems with the post office. I included a clipping from the newspaper about the post office removing sorting machines and about sending mail from San Antonio to Austin so the inspectors would not see the mail on the floors. I gave them my phone #, email address and home address. I included in the letter that I did not want to be charged late charges. No one responded. I have always thought that was unprofessional. I would be embarrassed to tell you how much I spent. They charged me late charges. If I said how much it would be embarrassing. Sometimes I wish I would quit playing, but it is fun.

  5. After reading all your reviews I decided to make a phone call to PCH Loto The first person that answered could not speak English he had two sentences they’re going to pick the numbers tonight and then the second sentence was I will transfer you after 20 minutes of being on hold I got to a person and they asked me what my problem was and I said that the lotto games were glitching and that the little play spin after 10 tries is repetitive and that I am really good with numbers and I was wondering what the odds were for somebody winning on that $10,000 in the middle they hung up on me. The first person that answered could not speak English he had two sentences they’re going to pick the numbers tonight and then the second sentence was I will transfer you after 20 minutes of being on hold I got to a person and they asked me what my problem was and I said that their lotto games were glitching and that the little play spin after 10 tries is repetitive and that I am really good with numbers and I was wondering what the odds were for somebody winning on that $10,000 in the middle they hung up on me

  6. I have over 1 billion 700 million tokens to date and have won 3 times…$100,00, and twice $5,00. Never won any prize I tried to buy with tokens, I don’t expect that I will ever win…but the playing has been fun and has kept me busy…. you just have to enjoy yourself and I do…and I will keep it up

  7. 4+ yrs, 840+million tokens, (730 mils spent trying to win something), and still nothing…scam??? Sure feels like it, but it’s free…

  8. Congratulations to the few winners. I’ve accrued over 65 million tokens & redeemed hundred of thousands but haven’t won a dime or received a single win…Can’t win if you don’t Search, Play or Redeem. Spending more time waiting for video commercials to end, rare you can “Skip”. Closed multiple ads and selected why…Google doesn’t stop posting these ads like they say they will try…Check my mail box every day to see if PCH mails me anything…NOPE, nothing! All I can do is spend hours Searching, Playing, & Redeeming,Hours, days, weeks, & months, & years! The odds are a trillion to one to win even $5…PCH is stuffing their pockets, paid a % of purchases, & paid by sponsors to post their ads…At least it’s free to spend all the time you can or want…to Search, Play, & Redeem.And NO! I don’t Social Network! No way in Heaven or Hell! Winning Team hasn’t come knocking on my door yet…All I get are Tokens…No PCH Dream has come true for me yet…

  9. It is an ad machine. They force you to go through /onboarding which makes you play “games” no sane person would choose to play instead of the lottery games.

  10. Slowest site on the Internet….The techs that handle this network don’t seem to fix anything.Everyday Tech problems.

  11. I love this app and play PCH Lotto cards every single day! Ive played it everyday since August of 2016 with Keno play some but not as much as cards! Like Tug Mc Graw stated in the 1969 World Series! YA GOTTA BELIEVE! Ive got countless hours involved! Thats what it takes and im Proud To Be AN ELITE PCH FAN! Im a member of the 50/50 CLUB, the BLACK DIAMOND CLUB & the PRESIDENTIAL club and still searching and IN FOR THE WIN! Ya Gotta Believe!

  12. I’ve been playing for almost a year but now it keeps crashing. It not even fun anymore. I have had matches in some of the games then it crashes. I think I will stop wasting my time.

  13. Sure I won tokens..but win enough for an actual award. Or one I have officially won.

  14. Every time I played it took a lot Put It On The House! of time two and something’s three hours because it was so slow on the slots and scratch its it would not load the game it would say site would not respond try again later. This kept up day after day so I unsubscribe from their site and want nothing to do with them anymore. I never won anything worth the time I spent on their bogus games. I don’t think you could win anyway, that’s how it is set up they don’t want you to win all they want is your information.

  15. Oftentimes, the win bar subtracts some distance before adding a new win. The result is that one or more wins get counted, then are omitted, making it more difficult to reach a mark, or instance, the 2K mark. As a result, the player is regularly short-changed.

  16. Okay – what’s with the auto download when you do go to their site. I really got nervous about that. We get warned not to download anything from somewhere that we’re not sure about. Re the game itself, there is always something to pay. Nothing is free. I did the PCH route once and ended up on all kinds of lists. Not the way I want to spend my time.

  17. Wow…I’ve always trusted their name Publisher Clearing House because people really do win there sweepstakes, it’s big enough where everybody and their mama knows about it and they advertise on television as well. I’ve played the pch lotto, well did lol! What I don’t get it is they are a legit company and with real people who has won their sweepstakes, but the lotto games of this company are possibly not as legitimate??And thank you for the info about I’ve been play in their games for too long and now my concerns with this site is confirmed as well.

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Lotto.pch Review

PCHlotto is the latest addition to the Publishing Clearing House family. If you live in the United States, you have to have heard of these guys. They’ve been around since 1953, initially starting as a one-stop shop for magazines. They utilized a sweepstake marketing technique to generate sales and customer contact information. Once you get on their list, it’s almost impossible to get off. But, let’s look at their PCHlotto games.

Games at

PCHlotto offers a bunch of daily lottery games which are free to enter. They advertise an assortment of games called PCHlotto Twilight, Frostbite Funds, Reindeer Riches and Seasons Winning. A screen at the top states what I guess is the available jackpot with money being added to it like a clock counting seconds.

Concern No. 1 at PCHlotto

Some of the games advertise that they are Pick 7s, but when you click on the actual game to play, it goes to the same Pick 8 game. This is just sloppy. advertises that each different game has different prizes but there is no real break down or explanation of what the actual prizes are. They say they are daily wins but not what will actually be awarded each day.

Concern No. 2 at PCHlotto

Click on ‘About PCH’ and an advertisement pop up. It takes two clicks to get rid of that window. I mean “do you really want to miss this opportunity” – definitely! Do you really want to leave this page – yes! It doesn’t matter where you go on this site the “This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave – data you have entered may not be saved” message comes up.

PCHlotto and Who Can Play

Playing at is open to US and Canadian residents only who are “physically located and residing in either country.” Then it adds, Canadians can’t play on this particular sweepstakes but doesn’t say where they can. Oh, and people from Quebec can’t play.

Who is PCH

Publishing Clearing House is a direct marketer of magazines and products. They also use and sell customer lists. They expanded their mail marketing campaigns to include Blingo Inc., Funtank and Liquid Wireless. Their advertising campaigns include a Prize Patrol where supposed winners are televised getting their million dollar check or $5,000 a week for life. Blingo, also known as PCH Search and Win, is a search engine where supposedly as you search like you would on Firefox, you stack up opportunities to win and instant prizes.

Spam and Tracking

How do you stack up opportunities to win? They are tracking where you go and what you view. They collect this information and sell it. I regularly clear my computer to prevent this. PCH will do anything to get your name and number – okay, email address. They will send you advertisements, product sales and sell your information to others. Get ready for an Inbox of spam! That’s how they make their money.

Complaints at

Funny, there aren’t a lot of complaints about PCHlotto, but there are thousands about PCH itself. They range from playing their sweepstakes for years and never winning, collection issues on accounts that are already paid and products that break or don’t work. The complaints directly about related to problems in submitting the actual Pick 8 card without purchasing something. They say that the system takes you in circles to input your information again and again.

The Bottom Line at PCHlotto

I’m not saying that doesn’t give out money or prizes. This couldn’t be confirmed either way. What I am saying is that these folks will do almost anything to get your information to either send you advertising or sell your information so someone else can.

PCHlotto gets a serious thumbs down! Even though it is free, you might not have the time to play their games working your way through all the emails you receive.