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I played soccer scratch off on pch lotto. It said to match the picture and you win a prize. I matched the picture of 2 score cards and it said i was not a winner. It is not right to let people think they are winners or that they will win if you scratch the card for a prize.

Cheryl

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R
Oct 24, 2017 7:04 am EDT

Just because you won doesn't mean you will receive a prize, there may be 1000 winners but only one person will win a prize you don't win unless your number is picked.

W
Nov 27, 2016 12:56 pm EST

Yes I have won at lease 10 time and never seen one cent of the money if PCH was real we be all Millionaire PCH is a big fake nobody really win they are just names made up to sale magazine

D
Nov 13, 2016 1:56 pm EST

You all know its fake but you still play

D
Aug 07, 2016 2:03 pm EDT
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Will you please help me, I have over 27million tokens and have tried to redeem them for 6mos and can't.My password and email hasn't changed, ever!.Will you help me, if not I'm done.My email as usual is [email protected]

H
May 23, 2016 3:20 pm EDT

The past several days I have had over 50, 000 tokens that I had won on scratchoff and instant win games not credited to my over all total tokens won account. My total for today is at already at 15, 250 tokens not credited to my account raising it to a ne total of over over 65, 000 uncredited tokens.

G
Mar 08, 2016 4:44 am EST

yeah they did this to me twice that i matched numbers on four lotto card and never got anything they also told me that i won $1, 000.000.00 and i never got it period scam artist i just wish they would go to jail and never be heard from again i'm sick of then tellinmg me i'm a vip and i dont get jack from them the funny thing is they show you people from 3 years ago that were winners . I think that this all a setup.

T
Jan 10, 2016 12:30 pm EST
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Did all scratch offs this date 1/10/2016. opened token vault/would not do anything, missed tokens.

D
Aug 10, 2015 11:34 pm EDT

Remember the games are free, I enjoy the thought of winning and playing the games. I occasionally order something but only if I want to. You have roughly the same odds of winning as you do in the lotto. If you want winnings from scratch off cards then go buy them, the operative word there is BUY, they are not free and you may spend your money and still not win anything, but then you are out of the money you spent.

M
Aug 03, 2015 5:38 am EDT
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It hurts. It really hurts. In my heart I know that some of these complaints are legit. Some are crazy fakes.Lots of people angry, lots of them say they have to win to pay for surgery. I have played for maybe 35 or 40 years, maybe longer. I don't win a dime. Why don't I just stop playing? Because I want to win so badly that I've become addicted. I need to win yet I know I never will. My heart goes out to everyone in my predicament. Everyone's counting on me for so many things and I know I'll never be able to help them. I cry. I pray. I sometimes actually become ill. But I can't write more because I have to finish Bingo. Blessings.

A
Mar 24, 2015 10:56 am EDT
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I also won the 100, 000 dollar scratch card and as everyone else has said they have no knowiedge of it in there computer I contacted them twice what a scam [email protected]

A
Jan 31, 2015 7:13 pm EST

I played their $2500 fruity bunch scratch off instant win game, and on the last scratch off, it clearly showed that I had won $500 cash but before I could blink, it switched to another screen and said that I had just won 500 tokens! I pressed the 'reveal all numbers' button, and one of the winning numbers showed in gold letters with $500 under the number! PCH are a bunch of crooks! THEY know exactly what they're doing, and they don't care! they will scam you in front of your very eyes and not give two s**** about it, because they have so many people that loyally play their BS games and and enter their sweepstakes in hopes that they would actually have a chance of winning, and if anyone notices, the only time anyone REALLY wins is when they start taking on too much heat about why no one is winning these Sweepstakes(hence the ### commercials that they put on NBC of the 'winner'). No one wins except THEM in end. Complete waste of time! THEY ARE SCAMMERS, FRAUDS, AND CONS!

E
Jan 03, 2015 12:23 pm EST
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I just play for the entertainment because I really don't expect to win. Would be nice but I do get a little upset bc no matter what ball I pick, they all go in same bowl. Maybe I should bet people that I'm psychic and win money off them! ! 😉 Anyway I would like to win to pay for my husband's pancreas transplant so if u could help (poor folks seem to help more than the rich bc we care about each other and not the dollar) so if you read this and can help, please visit.https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/wsh6/pancreatitis-bills and thanks for letting me in. I cry every day pray every day and it seems everything jumped sky high. His insurance went up, his prescription deductible (270.00) had to be paid, 405.00 insurance and now when he goes to doctor next week, he needs 600.00 before they even give him the shot he needs! I just need help to save my husband! !

E
Jan 03, 2015 12:10 pm EST
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I play each of the daily games. Balloons are always next to the one I pick. Ok fine. But in the game where u pick a ball to toss in the bowl, no matter which one I pick, they all go in the same one. And what the hell are tokens for? I tried using them. They take them but my games are over .. come back tomorrow.. well its just for entertainment but I could use the money to get my husband a transplant. Wanna help me? Here's a site to learn how. https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/wsh6/pancreatitis-bills. Only the poor people help each other. Others just find
excuses to hold tight to their money.

B
Oct 02, 2014 5:38 pm EDT

We thought we won $1000 when we matched 3 $1000 on the scratch off game after never winning anything after playing for many years we were excited well we won alright 1000 tokens pch is very misleading watch them carefully we are so disappointed!

B
Oct 02, 2014 5:34 pm EDT

I got three matching $1000 on the scratch off game we both thought we won 1000 dollars after many many years of playing we thought we finally won something, oh yeah we won alright 1000 tokens, pch is very misleading watch them carefully!

D
Sep 30, 2014 10:37 pm EDT

My complaint is this i got a call from pch the other day saying that I wone 500 dollar gift card and

some magazines but I have to pay the shipping and handling that is not a prize these companies always want
You tto pay for sompthing

S
Aug 01, 2014 10:21 pm EDT

I won a PCH scratch off "Cookie Jar" card for $1, 993 or thereabouts on a scratch-off card included with something I ordered. I xeroxed the card after having scratched it off (as instructed), signed the back of it (as instructed), and sent it in (also as instructed). I have, to date, received nothing at all in return. I am beginning to think PCH is nothing but a scam.
Gary W.

G
Jun 04, 2014 7:48 am EDT
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I enter PCH scratch off and win $10.00, the next scratch off $20.00, then $100.00, and last $ 10.00 all became tokens! Is this a scam? Contact me !

D
May 21, 2014 1:31 pm EDT

I get emailed from them all the time. I just signed up once and let's just say you'd have an easier time playing powerball or scratch tickets from the store and actually win something. With pch your chances of winning are as slime as getting hit by a car driven by a bear. Not gonna happen.

It only waste your time if you do it daily. Instead of blaming them stop responding, that's how they make money through advertisement. So when you click on an email your technically responding to an add which is paying them to stay online longer.

Nobody is forcing you to respond, it's just something fun to do during your free time. Also if you actually read the directions or even their Facebook you'd know that they don't email telling you that you won their contest. It also tells you, that you have a 1 in a billion chance based on how many people enter which since they allow anyone to enter from the age of 14 and so on your chance of actually winning is again 1 and a billion or so on. Better chance of getting struck by lighting 27 times in 1 hour.

B
Mar 09, 2014 7:47 am EDT

I agree with all these people on here I have had similiar problems with winning than the site freezing or glitching. Be honest with you i dont really care pch owes me nothing i ran a experiment with them for 1 year straight i played every game they had every email they sent me every lotto, card entry etc...the couple little times i should of won 50 bucks or less something crazy happened that shouldnt of. And never nothing over 50 bucks im sorry pch something is just not adding up.

N
Feb 26, 2014 8:35 pm EST

You send instant scratch off tickets but they do not work. I do some with the tokens but in the evening I don't know where to go play again.

S
Feb 08, 2014 9:46 pm EST
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I also won 100.00 on scratch off -said you did it- I was told when I called pch I didnt . een win there was no instant win on pch- when I scratched off i matched 3 100.000 I was told it was an entry not an instant win- shakes head I know the difference - been playing oer 30 yeqrs 1st time ever won anytthing. I guess I wont be contacted and them tell Me I was right I had won- Im sure they can look and see the matching the money on the scratch off- I hope
. Sherry Odum

K
Jan 02, 2014 3:13 pm EST

I got 3 matching $100 cards and 3 bonus entry cards. I did not receive any info on how to get my $100. Also, for 2 days now, the 5th VIP entry will not check off even though I go in and choose again and get told that I have already played. This keeps the 8pm entry from unlocking. Please fix this! Kim Kenty

L
Dec 07, 2013 7:23 am EST

Last night, I won $100, 000 on a PCH scratch-off ticket. The page said, "You did it! You won!" I put the information in a file on my desktop immediately. Then a bright orange PCH logo appeared in the search bar. My computer froze and I couldn't get rid of it. I had to shut my computer off three times. Finally, I was able to use my computer again. All of my previous PCH mail from yesterday was deleted (I get several mailings from them a day.) I tied to get back to PCH and my password didn't work. I tried to change it, and never received a mail with a link to allow me to change it. I tried to open the file I previously saved on my desktop and I found a blank page. I know I wasn't scammed and this wasn't a virus. I have the best anti-virus system installed on my computer.
I'm not a vindictive person. I am however, a firm believer in "what goes around comes around." The next course of action is theirs. I won $100, 000 yesterday and I will be paid.

E
Oct 15, 2013 8:29 pm EDT
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On the pch games with scratch cards it always says SORRY, DID NOT WIN, even 5 or $10. Why do i never win when i have been playing a long time? As many years, since 1989 have i never won anything, even a little. It would really be nice to win something, .

P
Oct 11, 2013 11:12 pm EDT

I had been playing on and off for about 8 years, and I finally won 5000.00 dollars. I don't expect to win again so I just play and save my tokens. You may win, you may not. It is free so what do I have to lose. The company is not a scam. I saved the check stub and had to show people because they did not believe me. If the company wasn't legit, they would have been gone a long time ago. I do enjoy reading all the ### mail, it makes me laugh because you are all wrong. :)

T
Sep 09, 2013 1:52 am EDT

PCH has been busted in the past for scams and lies. When you sell as much CRAP as they do you can afford to pay a fine ...it is after all cheaper than paying "Winners".

M
Jul 03, 2013 12:19 am EDT
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why pch keep sending scratch off if i cant win who want to win tokens not me
and june 2013 i search everyday how there was no matches found haven my hope up high the bar corfirmed everytime since the game started for june 30 2013 sending me goldseal tell me to save it so you tell me theres no matches found since i been living in new jersey i never seen that van ride in my neigborhood

J
May 28, 2013 12:52 pm EDT

i also won on the pch scratch 100, 000 dollars Twice and have not heard from or got a response from pch? i dont think this is [email protected] pch pls respond.

J
Apr 02, 2013 11:53 am EDT

I have been playn for 8 yrs and notta ~ go figure~ they just signed up to advertise and sale other companies ###, hoping we dumb ### will by it ...SOOO the saga goes on until we finally " GET THE BIG PICTURE" and stop subscribing~THANKS

A
Aug 22, 2012 1:26 pm EDT

i played the pch scratch off i dont remember which one but i scratched it off seen that i had won 500 cash then in a flash it switched to i had won 500 tokens what is that about that dont make since to me. Also every time i go to the instant win games they are always experiecing technical difficulties. So something needs to be done.

R
May 12, 2012 10:09 am EDT

Not to mention they're supposedly strict on spamming but ever since signing up I'm receiving spam in my email left and right.

R
May 12, 2012 10:05 am EDT

Class Action Lawsuit. Period. Who's with me just say I and keep checking up here when we have enough people the ball gets rolling. C'mon

M
Feb 17, 2017 5:56 pm EST

I. I have spent hundreds of hours on pch games and never won a cent or redeemed my tokens in large amounts to win a prize & nothing. If you get a class action lawsuit against them count me in. My email address is [email protected] Thank you.

T
Mar 08, 2012 4:40 am EST
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On there last sweepstakes there two different scratch off, done both of them said i won $5000 on one and the other said i won $15000 have not seen a dime from PCH, but they want you to order something from them every time they have a contest. Not only that i live n.c., and yet to see anyone here win from pch.I'm being to think PCH is a scam to get you to order stuff.

M
Nov 21, 2011 1:57 pm EST
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I have been playing this crap for about 3 years now. Have not won anything. I am going to unsubscribe to it. It is all a scam and I agree that someone should sue. They have stolen my valuable time and yours and we should be compensated for it.
Ray

Nov 04, 2011 10:27 pm EDT
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YOU GO GIRL>>>> KENDRA! finally someone w/ a brain.

Nov 04, 2011 10:25 pm EDT
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I am curious any one who has complained saying they won scratch offs what was the outcome after notifying PCH? they know when someone wins, its computerized, so if you matched all three they would have it, can someone tell me what was PCH respond? because they do know when there is a hit, a screen will pop up telling you, then its up to u to do what it says.
ALSo have your finger ready on print screen when u hit the three alike hit the screen print button, it takes a picture of it, just make sure u open a graphic/maile anything like that preferbly graphic program, when u open program go up to EDIT then drop down list click on paste as new image... then save it as JPG now u have a copy of your winning ticket, and have proof. easy as pie everyone complians but noone sticks up for themselves if they know they are right, fight tooth and nail, get a lawyer, bring picture from Print screen, very very simple, complaining is not helping you or anyone. I do believe a lot are errors believing they won, I do know when I see it getting close to having 3 a like or as in a spin, you will notice that your winning screen will disappear to something else, thats what usually happens, they do know what they are doing wheather its right or wrong, you really dont believe that they will let all the so call matches actually sit there, NOT! you will lose the screen.. yes. unfortunatly thats the world of computers both good and bad!. BTW any site anyone goes to gets paid. that how they stay up and running, they get so much a click. again welcome to Cyberspace good and bad!

E
Apr 02, 2018 11:15 am EDT
Replying to comment of msloco

Too bad for you I and others has seen $25 match or more show on a card but PCH claimed it was a mistake when no notification was sent. If it shows on the screen, that means it is supossed to be a legit and legal win. By PCH claiming that it was shown by mistake only proves there aren't mean to be winning hands, only tokens. Even if you had a screen shot of the card. Take notice to the $10, 000 power ball instant win. The game is told what to give before you eject the ball, rather than by chance. When the ball lands on a spot, 1000 tokens for example, refresh the page before the box that shows the amount of tokens won loads up. Eject the ball again. It will keep landing on the same amount until you let it finish and restart a whole fresh power ball game. Also keep an eye on the ball. Even from a short fall, if the ball lands on a money spot it will have a bounce to it which will keep it from staying in that spot. When it lands on a token spot the ball will land into the spot as if it were made from lead.

B
Nov 04, 2011 5:08 pm EDT
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I have been playing pchlott for 2 years now and time it looks like I have won the game closes on me. I'm starting to think that noone wins on these scartsh offs. So what does that say about PCH game are they honest?

May 05, 2011 5:32 pm EDT
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Its a big big world, w/ billions of people, not everyone can win including me, when someone does not win .. it's a rip off, I have won the lottery after many many years of playing, it was only 600.00, then a few months ago i hit for 250.00 I have neve changed my numbers in over 15 years, Good lord all I spent, i will never get back i feel, but one never knows, Oh by the way The big winner on PCH last time is a neighbor of my step daughter in Ak, so that helped me and her as far as feelings of being legit. if its meant to be... it will be!
ps I noticed below u can attach pix, if you feel you won and not have proof, when you scratch PCH etc do whats called a Print screen send to PCH and also attach to your comments here. I think that will clear up who is exagerating, trying to get someting for nothing claiming they won( see previous comments of all the people who claimed they won on scaratch off..DUHHH!

E
Mar 28, 2018 1:13 pm EDT
Replying to comment of msloco

What the hell does lottos and sweeps have to do with scratch offs? After playing nearly a year, on both my phone browser, tablet browser and the apps, multiple way of playing the same instant wins everyday, I should of had at least a couple of small wins. The amount of people playing doesn't effect the instant wins. There are either no winning instant win cards or the odds are set to 1 in 1, 000, 000, 000, 000 for myself and others who has played everyday for a year to fifteen years and never once won a measly $10 instant win shows something isn't right.

V
May 05, 2011 5:16 pm EDT
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I think the scratch and win is a rip off because the numbers or amounts on the cards are the same or in the same place each and every time no matter how often it comes up, so I don't see where any one would be able to win. Also playing the lotto is a rip to. I've about had enough from PCH sweepstakes and playing their bogus games of any sort. I truly do not believe any one ever wins. I have been involved with PCH on and off for years, never nothing! [email protected]

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