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What are the chances of winning the Publisher's Clearing House $5,000 a Week sweepstakes?

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The estimated chances of winning the Publisher's Clearing House $5,000 a week sweepstakes are 1 in 1,215,500,000 as stated in the Publisher's Clearing House official rules as of 2015. The official rules also state players can enter without purchase, and odds are not improved by making a purchase

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Publisher's Clearing House began mailing subscription information to the public in 1953 with an offering of 20 magazines from a variety of publishers. In 1967, based on previous successful efforts by Readers Digest, Publisher's Clearing House began offering their first sweepstakes prizes. At the time, the prizes offered ranged from $1 to $5000 in cash.

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