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Publisher's Clearing House Watch Out!! I've Taken Off The Gloves!

Posted Wed January 4, 2006, by Timothy G. written to Publishers Clearing House

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PlanetFeedback Forum Topic: Are lotteries/prize drawings inherently fair? Does the fact that very few people win indeed prove their "unfairness"? --The PlanetFeedback Team

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To Whom It May Concern, I have written to the Alabama Attorney general, to find out if you're legit. I have entered, and entered, and entered, and never won. It seems like only the elderly win. I think it is because you know they will die soon, and you will not have to pay them all of the prize money. Am I wrong?

Simply answer my question.


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by Andrew Lenahan Posted Fri January 6, 2006 @ 6:11 PM

In my opinion it is NOT a scam, and it basically operates as promised.
However, the chances of winning anything good are so bad that it's a
waste of time to enter.

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by Gerald R Posted Thu January 5, 2006 @ 10:06 AM

It's a big joke (except for the winner) but it's certainly not a scam.

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Maybe not, but... by Venice Thu January 5, 2006 @ 2:54 PM

by Giselle Posted Thu January 5, 2006 @ 1:50 AM

I think people fail to realize that the whole goal of PCH is not to
give away money but make money. The whole point is to get people to
BUY magazines (last time I checked it was just magazine subscriptions
they were pushing, maybe its something else now). I've noticed over
the years that PCH has gotten a lot of bad press for "fooling" people
into thinking they had perhaps won or were almost there. If I get
anything from this company, I just toss it, unopened. I don't know if
they are a scam or not, but I do believe they are a big joke and not
worth my time. And I dislike their advertising tactics.

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by EricMV Posted Wed January 4, 2006 @ 10:51 AM

Why should it be a scam? If it operates exactly as described, they
make a ton of money, and the odds of winning are astronomically
small.

The fact that you've entered and entered without ever winning does not
cast suspicion on the operation. What happened to you is,
mathematically, what's supposed to happen to nearly everyone.

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by mnehr Posted Wed January 4, 2006 @ 10:47 AM

This letter is a joke, right? Complaining because you've never won?
Do you know the stastictical odds of your winning?
http://www.pch.com/rules/sfacts.shtml

For the big money it is 1 in 330,000,000.
Even worse, for the PCHLotto it is 1 in 2,505,433,700, yes that is one
in over two billion chances.

But someone has won.. here are the past winners:
http://www.pch.com/winnerscircle/winnercircle.shtml

Google is your friend.

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by Venice Posted Wed January 4, 2006 @ 2:43 AM

Interesting theory.

I was a faithful PCH entrant for many years until one day they
informed me that the BIG winner had the initials 'VG', which just
happen to be MY initials. I ripped everything up and never wasted a
stamp again.

Several times they informed me that I won some stupid junk thing,
which I never received. I was once told I won a magazine subscription
and given a list to pick from, which I did, but never received one
magazine.

I am now of the opinion that PCH is a sham.

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