PCH Prize Patrol Changes An Oregonian’s Life “Forever”!

Can you imagine? You’re going about your day, focused on the task at hand, when suddenly it hits you — a bolt from the blue that changes your life forever. That’s what happened to John Wyllie of White City, Oregon, our first-ever “Forever” Prize winner when the Prize Patrol visited him with a Big Check last week!

On August 31st, John, a part-time worker at a commercial printing plant, was at home wondering how he was going to make ends meet, take care of his aging father, and keep a roof over his head while looking for a full-time job. Little did he know that a blue minivan with a Big Check surprise was heading his way. It was going to be one fateful meeting!

For many years, John, 47, dreamed about winning a Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. He and his late wife used to imagine how they would spend the Big Check  if he hit it big. But unlike those who only dream, this father of five was motivated. He never gave up: every week, he entered the PCH sweepstakes, at first by mail, then later, online. And time passed.

But you know what? The combination of focusing on a dream, then acting on it has a powerful way of setting invisible wheels in motion. While John and his dad went about their daily lives, dreaming and working and looking for work, something wonderful was taking place. Something better even than Santa Claus! The Prize Patrol was coming to Oregon…to White City…to the mobile home park where John Wyllie lives — and they were bringing the most wonderful prize in PCH history – the “Forever” Prize!

As John was called outside to help his father, Vernon, fix a car, the Prize Patrol was standing there with the Big Check! When Dave Sayer greeted him, John started shaking…and just about fell over! “It’s true! It’s really true!”

With his selfless desire to buy a home for his dad (whom he said “deserves this more than me”) and to “try to…help some people,” John’s winning moment brought tears to our eyes. The Prize Patrol arrived just in time to change his life.  Well, John, happy days are here again!

We hope you’ll watch our first “Forever” Prize winner’s winning reaction and write him a word of congratulations in the comment box below.  After that, why not take a moment to visit PCHSearch&Win and search the Web? Remember, once you log in, your first daily search automatically enters you to win the PCH Sweepstakes! Who knows…one search and YOU may become the lucky winner whose life we change next!

Good luck!

Joyce W.
PCH Online Creative


32 thoughts on “PCH Prize Patrol Changes An Oregonian’s Life “Forever”!”

  1. Carla M Antee says:

    Very inspiring.

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