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It’s almost time! The 70,000,000 postcard might already be on its way to the lucky recipient, so now is the perfect moment to open the guessing game for this big Postcrossing milestone. Here is how it works:

Two small toy mail carriers stand in front of stacks of postcard books.
Every member has a chance to submit a bet for the day and time on which they think the postcard number 70 million will be registered.
The bets need to be submitted on the contest page.

Pretty straightforward, right? Just choose a slot for the date and the minute you think lucky postcard number 70,000,000 will be registered according to your gut feelings. Feel free to have a look through Postcrossing’s statistics page if that helps, or maybe ask your local fortune-teller for a hint!

And as has become tradition in these events, we have some nice prizes too! The postcrosser whose bet is the closest to the exact minute when postcard number 70 million is registered will win a box set of 100 postcards, and the 6 next best guesses (before or after the registering time) will receive a pack of 20–30 postcards each. 🎉 Hurray!

Here are some ground rules: each time slot can only be chosen by one single person, so the first person to pick that slot gets to keep it. You can change it at a later stage if you’d like, but only from the available time slots left. The bets will be automatically closed when there are 1000 postcards left to postcard 70,000,000. Check the contest page for more details.

Good luck, everyone! Keep sending postcards and refining your guesses, and keep an eye on the counter on the frontpage of the website, to know how many postcards still need to be registered… any day now!

40 comments so far

Mosshumla, Sweden

Great! I was waiting for the contest to start.

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reiselustig, Germany

I love this guessing games, although it is so hard to get it right :-)

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kojep, Indonesia

interesting moment

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Classic, Australia

Exciting times ahead... what to pick though!

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Mavis02, China

That is amazing!

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mdmsamm, Canada

…pretty amazing when you think how much a piece of card stock can make a sender and receiver’s day x 70 million times so much brighter.
One person really can make a difference..

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HM, Netherlands

Exciting! I mail out a handfull of cards today!!

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fafaoussama, Algeria

17 décembre 2022

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Aguaroble, France

Amazing and so exciting!

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meiadeleite, Portugal

@fafaoussama You'll need to register your guess on the 70 million page, at https://www.postcrossing.com/70million — it's no use posting it here on the blog! :)

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Verabrady, United States of America

I’m sending all postcards for season’s greetings this year. I’m up to 13 so far, but only half way through my list of friends and family. I wish I could register them, and I wish all postcrossers many postcards in your mailboxes in 2023. May the best woman win.

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jforyoum, Korea (South)

Who is the lucky fortune teller?!!! 🤭🤭

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edrock, Germany

14.Dezember 2022
08:18Uhr

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greenskull, Russia

I ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💝💜💙💚💛🧡❤️ Postcrossing!

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Flippie, Canada

Dec. 25th 6.00am West coast Canadian time, is the time......I hope!

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suxies, Spain

Wow!!! Quién ganará??? Suerte a todos amigos! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️😊

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jm1122, United States of America

70 million! That is incredible.

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MarcinDominik, Poland

Can't wait to see who was right! :)

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Bidi, Germany

Bet done :) Thanks a lot for this great contest! 70 millions, unbelievable!

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Kristi-D, United States of America

So exciting that this platform has generated so much joy! Thank you Paulo and Ana and all who participate!

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aguayo, United States of America

Fun! Good luck to all!

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Mamaduke, Australia

My guesstimate is in. I just get my head around 70 million. Well done to all of us Postcrossers. Give yourself a BIG cheer📣📣

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Soffia, Russia

Hello postcrossery! 💓I made a bet on January 4th.Hope to win!!Good luck🤞! 💌(*´︶`*)ฅ♡

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MedusaLu, Taiwan

I never buy a lottery in my life, but I never skip this game 😎✨

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Ching6767, China

花落谁家?让我们拭目以待!!! let’s wait for this happy moment 🤗

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Phibatola, Greece

25th December

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JoyceM, Netherlands

I think December 25, 2022

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ZYC521, China

I hope to receive more postcards. Come and see me.

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kraghavendrabhat, India

My guess is 1.1.2023.Happy New Year and Happy Postcrossing.

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leaflets, China

December 30, 2022
8:20 UTC timezone.

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Marlee, Finland

Happy New Year 2023 all the best:)
Wishes Marlee:)

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AnnekeK, Netherlands

13 januari 2023

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ZhangChenxi, China

COOL!

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MrsBabl, United States of America

6 of January at 10 a.m (Central USA time)

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Ritz-MC, China

FANTASTIC

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Marysya93, Ukraine

I think it will be today)))

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Fudali, Poland

Wspaniała zabawa i duże nadzieje są wielką ekscytacją. Pozdrawiam

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rhealangille, Canada

It just happened! I wonder when we'll find out what the postcard was, and who the lucky guessers were!

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adriennefriend, United States of America

Congratulations!!

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jeannor, United States of America

Maybe postcards make the world go round! Quite a milestone! Yahoo!

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