How Many Sweepstakes Do I Need to Enter to Win?

Is There a Magic Number of Sweepstakes That Guarantees Prizes?

Sweeping to the point of exhaustion isn't the best way to win.
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Am I Entering Enough Sweepstakes to Win? How Many Should I Enter Each Day?

There's no question that the more sweepstakes you enter, the better your chances of winning are. But is there a certain number of sweepstakes you should be entering every day to win regularly? What number should you aim for to hit those big prizes?

Answer: How Many Sweepstakes You Should Enter Depends on You

There's no magic number of sweepstakes to enter that will guarantee you'll win.


The right number of sweepstakes is the number that you can enter regularly while still enjoying yourself. Personally, I try to enter at least 50 - 75 a day, but you should experiment to see how many entries feels right to you.

More Sweepstakes Entries = Less Dependence on Luck

To win prizes, you need luck to have your name be the one drawn as the winner. If you are lucky enough, you can win even if the odds are sky high. You can enter one sweepstakes one time and win big right off the bat, as one Urban Oasis winner did. He won a multi-million dollar prize from among millions of entries after entering a single time.

But winning doesn't usually work that way. One of my favorite sweepstakes quotations comes from Thomas Jefferson, who said: "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."

Luck is fickle, but luckily you can reduce how much of it you need.

If you want to win regularly without putting all your faith in luck, you'll also need skill (like knowing how to pick the best sweepstakes to enter and how to avoid disqualifying yourself) and dedication (to enter regularly, even when it doesn't feel like you'll ever win).

So yes, entering more often will help you win more often. But there's a downside, too.

Remember: Entering Sweepstakes Is a Hobby, Not a Job

The more sweepstakes you enter, the better your odds of winning will be -- as long as you keep it up. But if you're exhausting yourself trying to get "just one more entry," you could be shooting yourself in the foot.

If you try to force yourself to enter too many sweepstakes, you run the risk of burnout and frustration. You could stop enjoying your hobby, and give it up. And if you don't enter, you won't win.

Not to mention that if you are putting too much time into entering sweepstakes, you could be damaging your relationships, risking your job, or jeopardizing your health. It's possible to get addicted to entering sweepstakes, and you don't want that to happen to you. (If you're concerned, check out the signs of addiction).

How to Boost Your Odds without Risking Burnout

It's a good idea to set apart a certain amount of time for entering sweepstakes that you can easily spare, and enter for that amount of time every day. Maybe you could spend an hour entering in the evenings while you unwind with some TV, or a half-hour entering while you sip a cup of coffee after breakfast.

Then, try to maximize the time you have so you get the most possible sweepstakes entries in during that time. Here are some tips:

  • Don't give up. You might not see results immediately, but the prizes will come if you enter regularly.

Remember: Winning sweepstakes is a marathon, not a sprint, so pace yourself and have fun with your entries.

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