So, unless you’ve been out of electricity and cut off from all media, you’ve probably heard about the Publishers Clearing House win $5,000 a week forever sweepstakes. It’s pretty amazing. If you win, you will win $5,000 a week for life, which is $260,000 a year, before taxes of course. Still not too shabby. Even better, when you die (and we will all die some day!), you can name someone else to get $5,000 a week for their life. Unfortunately, it stops there and they can’t pass it on to someone else. While it’s not millions of dollars a year, it’s still a nice chunk of change. You could definitely retire and live off that for the year, in most parts of the country at least, even after the tax man gets his share.
So can you really win? Some people have been skeptical about Publishers Clearing House over the years. But, people really do win, as they say. What are your odds? Let’s take a look at the Win $5,000 A Week Forever rules: 1 in 1,215,500,000!!! Wow, that sounds pretty tough. But, hey, it’s free, so why not enter.
Of course, PCH has tons of other ways to win too. If you don’t already, I highly recommend visiting their site regularly and even signing up to get their emails. They may be a little annoying (they sometimes send 2-3 per day), but they are actually kind of fun. Also, check out my blog on past winners reactions from PCH, they are pretty funny.