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PCH Lotto, Scam or Legit? My Personal Review

By Kyle / April 8, 2017
PCH Lotto App

PCH Lotto is a free app where you can make money playing fun games like jackpots, nightly drawings and more. But should you trust this app? Or is PCH Lotto a scam lurking in the shadows?

If you are interested in downloading this app make sure you read this review first and I’ll clear up a few things you need to know beforehand. I’ll be going over the games you can play, the amount of money you can make, some common complaints, and whether or not I recommend this app. So take 5 minutes and read this over…

PCH Lotto AppPCH Lotto App Review

  • Name: PCH Lotto
  • Creator: PCH (Publishers Clearing House)
  • Price: Free
  • Recommended?: I’ll go over this at the end

The first thing that I should mention is that PCH Lotto is not only available with an app. You can also play these Lotto games on any computer at lotto.pch.com.

A Little History Before I Get Started

I think its important to know a little about the company behind this game before I dive into this review.

PCH Lotto is one of the many games that was created by Publishers Clearing House.

PCH is a very old and seasoned company. They started way way back in 1953, but they were much different than they are now. They started out just selling magazines and have since evolved to have all sorts of prize-based games like this Lotto game that I am reviewing right now.

The PCH has a fairly high amount of complaints about them (which I will be going over), yet they are still able to maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) I guess that should be expected for a business that has been around for 60+ years thought.

The Lotto Games You Can Play

One thing that I will say about the PCH Lotto games is that they are fun. Its fun to test your luck on random win type games like these, and this is what keeps many people playing.

There are a handful of different games you can play on PCH Lotto, a few of which I will go over briefly.


One of the fun lotto games that are offered are the scratchers. There are several different versions of these games but they all are the same pretty much. The goal is to scratch off the hidden numbers and hope for matches. If you get a match you could end up winning up to $5,000.

Power Match

The power match is a drawing style lotto game. With these games you pick an 8 digit number (could be a birth date, anniversary, it doesn’t matter) and hope that this number is the lucky one that gets picked in the next drawing.

If you get all 8 numbers you will win an instant $10,000 in cash. And if you don’t get all 8, but do get some you can win lesser prizes of $500, $100, 1,000 tokens, etc.

The Jackpot

And lastly there is the Jackpot, which is the holy grail of PCH Lotto. Few have been able to win it, but those that have had a life-changing experience.

You can play for a chance to win millions of dollars. Its crazy that an app like this is giving away big money in the millions of dollars range, but its true and a small number of people have been able to win.

How do you win this?

The Jackpot can be won by hitting all 8 numbers of the Power Match game (mentioned above) plus the “power number”.

How Much Money Can You Win?

The potential to win a lot of money with PCH Lotto is there. There is no doubt that it is possible.  But will you win big??? More than likely not.

To win the big jackpot of millions of dollars you are going to have to be one insanely lucky person, as with any lottery drawing.

Even to win the the $10,000 or the $500 or even the $100 in the Power Match game you are going to have to be pretty lucky. There are a lot of people that play these games and they only award a very small number of winners.

Most people are going to just end up earning tokens, which can then be used to enter raffles. And with the raffles you can win things of real cash value.

*Note: People that play on the app can win more tokens than those that don’t.

How To Know If You Won

If you win the jackpots you aren’t going to know it right away. You aren’t going to receive a phone call, you aren’t going to get an email, you will be completely clueless as to the outcome until one day you get surprised by the “Prize Patrol”.

The Prize Patrol is what they call their award giving service. What will happen is they will show up at your door and give you your prize and record video of the moment.

There are some great videos of people getting their surprise prizes.

 PCH Lotto Complaints

There are a decent number of complaints about PCH Lotto.

App Not Working

Of course you are going to find complaints online about how the app doesn’t work… it has this problem, it has that problem, and so on.

This is just something that you are going to encounter and there is nothing you can do about it. They have a tech team behind it and they are on the case fixing all the little bugs and glitches that pop up.

All in all, I would say that they do a good job.

Too Many Advertisements

A lot of people complain about the amount of ads that you have to watch. Because in order to play the games you will have to watch ads.

But how do you think PCH makes money from this??? They need to make money to be able to pay their winners. So this is a necessary evil and I can’t really complain about this.

Spam Emails

Getting spam emails is a big complaint that people have about PCH Lotto and PCH apps in general.

You see when you sign up you have to enter your email address. What you will find is that they will use this email address to promote other products. You will be getting a bunch of promotions in your inbox and it will probably annoy you.

I definitely don’t like how they do this. They don’t tell you that they are going to do this and they don’t ask for your permission.

The solution here is to just use an email that you don’t use much. This way the spam won’t bother you.

Final Thoughts & Do I Recommend It?

Overall I do think that this is a fun app and I like playing it, and thus I recommend it to people that have extra time and are looking for a fun lottery game app. You also might be interested in the Lucktastic App, which is also a lotto app.

Just don’t think you are going to make it rich. The possibilities of this happening are slim to none.

If you are looking for a steady stream of income this is absolutely NOT what you are looking for. There is no way to predict whether you are going to win or not.

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