PCH History Is Made – John Wyllie Wins First “Forever” Prize!

On August 31st 2012, Publishers Clearing House history was made. For the first time ever, PCH awarded a $5,000.00 A Week “Forever” Prize — and I am honored to be a member of the Prize Patrol that handed over this incredible prize. John Wyllie of White City, Oregon was the lucky winner who won $5,000 a week for his life, AND he gets to choose someone who will also receive $5,000.00 a week for their life after he’s gone! Here is how this winning moment went

At 10:30 AM the town Sheriff led the way into the mobile estate community where John Wyllie lives. The Prize Patrol was joined by local newspapers, TV stations and a crew from AOL.com! Over the loud speaker the Sheriff said: “Publishers Clearing House is here — somebody in White City won!”  When we pulled up to John’s trailer, we were greeted by his father, Vernon, who let us know that John was inside (yay)! Without letting him know what was going on, Vernon got John to come outside…and that’s when the magic began.

 

Dave Sayer revealed the BIG check and let John know that HE was the winner of the $5,000 A Week “Forever” Prize!  Immediately John began to shake visibly, overcome with emotion. “I never would have thought in a million or two million or three millions years this could happen”.  He told us that this prize will change his life. Life has not been easy for John:  “Going out there every day looking for work, hope to God I find a job so I won’t end up on the street.” Well John certainly doesn’t need to worry about that any longer! Tears of joy turned soon to screams of excitement when John popped the Prize Patrol champagne, making it spray up in the air and over his head – now THAT’S what I call a celebration!

John and his father Vernon have entered the PCH sweepstakes for years and they used to fanaticize about what he would do if he ever won. Now that John DID win, it didn’t take him long to say he would do — “First thing I’m going to do? Buy my dad a house” and “as long as I can make somebody else happy with some of this, that’d be good with me” as tears ran down his face.  His selfless reaction literally brought me to tears.

I have awarded so many prizes since I have joined the Prize Patrol, and I have to say that this winning moment has changed MY life FOREVER.  The experience of literally handing someone a whole new life in the form of a PCH Big Check is simply amazing. His emotional reaction to this cash windfall was so moving – this prize will change John’s life “Forever”!

I hope you all have enjoyed hearing about this history-making winning moment just as much as I enjoyed experiencing it in person.  And don’t forget you can enter to win the Mega Prize on November 30th NOW — you never know, I may be writing this kind of blog about YOU one day!

Danielle Lam
PCH Prize Patrol Elite

 


276 thoughts on “PCH History Is Made – John Wyllie Wins First “Forever” Prize!”

  1. Guadalupe plan with Publishing Clearing Houses December 10th 2010 I am inching my 6900 giveaway price for 5000 a week if I could win PCH my dreams would come true I would buy me a new home a new car so everything that I need to pay my bills and make my family’s dreams come true I’ve been in it to win it I would like for you to come with a big check for $5,000 a week giveaway August 31st 2016 and it would make my dreams come true I know you’re coming and give away your price August 31st at 3 p.m. to knock on someone’s door I hope and I pray that I am just some real will become the biggest winner for the PCH all my dreams would come true I can’t wait for this to happen it would be real hard to understand why me but I don’t know that the Lord takes care of me all the time and I thank him everyday for everything he has given me my family my friends and the world thank you so much PCH was given this opportunity to play your game I’m in it to win it for my giveaway $5,000 a week number 6900 I’m in it to win it thank you Jesus what a little bit Lopez Jacksonville Florida have a blessed day man

  2. Pamela says:

    I want to win in the name of the lord!!! pch Aug 31 2016 🙂

  3. Eric Spencer says:

    Yes I want to win. Life has been a constant struggle just to stay afloat. Winning 5,000 for life would take this relentless weight of poverty of my shoulders once and for all. My children would be blessed.

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