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


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Charlene Wilcox said...

Congradulations to THE Winner! I think This is just AWESOME! God Bless You and Your Family!

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Kanika Loeung said...

I am exciting for Mr John Wyllie and I’d like to read his winning moment. It was awesome that the Prize Patrol van followed the police car!
I wish to be a lucky person like Wyllie too.

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Melanie Antry said...

John congrats to you and your family. I saw the video and I could tell you really needed this help. I’m very happy for you.

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Michaela G. said...

I just wanted to say to Mr. John Wyllie, Congratulations for winning the lucky windfall check for $5,000.00 a week Forever!!!! I love watching you in the PCH clip, it is one of the best clips ever and I can totally relate to all your feelings you shared with all of us. I think next time PCH Facebook page asked how would you react if you win the next big win, it should say shaking like a leaf!!! It was all so real and wonderful seeing you win this wonderful windfall gift of day dreams!!!! So again I will say this, I am so very HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY for you and your family, especially your father! Well, I hope you put it all to good use and totally enjoy it!

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Dana said...

I think that is really cool that he played with his late wife who is in heaven. Maybe she had a little something to do with it. God bless Your family. Congratulations!!!

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Lani Haynes said...

Congratulations! John Wyllie Dreams do come true!

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lucy mccoslin said...

if i was to win i guess ide pass out from the excitment of see who was at my door ide be so happy, thank you pch for a chance to say ive watched you for a long time now i hope it pch comes to my door,

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lucy mccoslin said...

thank you all at pch to say i hope its me ,

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EMMA HOLLOWAY said...

GOOD JOB FOR WINER JONH? I PCHSEARCH&WIN ALL THE TIME WHY NOT HEARD YET JUST WAITING FOR IT NOW I DO MISS ANY THING TO PLAY THE GAME OKAY ENJOY IT JOB

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DeLayne Perry said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! John Wyllie of White City, Oregon on becoming the FIRST winner of “FOREVER” … PCH’s biggest prize giveaway ever… Very happy for you and yours!

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DeLayne Perry said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! John Wyllie of White City, Oregon on becoming the FIRST winner of “FOREVER” … PCH’s biggest prize giveaway ever… Very happy for you and yours!

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ROSEMARY NADOLSKI said...

Dear John, Coongrats to you ..So Happy for you and your family .. blessing from above ,, i read about how you and your late wife would Dream out winning it big from Pch ! and would like to think she hac a guiding hand in your forever win !! a true gift from above.. so very happy for you it seem like your a great son to keep the blessing that you have give going as well as receving .so wonderful congrats a again..:)))))))))

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Janay Henry said...

Congrats John!!!
You live selflessly and deserve the utmost in your journey to set the world around you right!… Allow yourself the relief now that you have won. Congrats again on winning the “forever” prize. Enjoy.

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Tamara Green said...

Praise God! So happy for you and your family. I, too have been playing for years and praying to win so that I can pay my bills, help my family and many others around me. I’m gonna keep doing this until I win:)

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Kanika Loeung said...

I hope John Wyllies’ family, relative, and friend will enter to play PCH Sweepstakes too. And they won’t be give up until one day the dream will come true as John and me too.

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Nora Childers said...

Go John!!! You deserved it for sure I showed all my friends that know I’m an advocate PCH player.

Real quick… to PCH Team… I do the search and win daily and have the special bar and it’s set at my home page. I love to google stuff. Well, today I was trying to find images through it we saw a caterpillar in the backyard and tried to identify it. (I know silly) I was forced to use google images. Is there a way you guys can set that up? An option to look for images like google or is that a copyright thing?

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EMMA HOLLOWAY said...

THINK YOU JONH I WILL BE NEXT WINER BIG PCHSEARCH&WIN

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DeLayne Perry said...

congratulations… God bless you and yours…

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Argie Carpenter said...

Mr.john Wyllie,Congradulations also to you & your family,THE BIG WINNERS!!!!!!I`m glad GOD is still in the BLESSING BUSINESS!!!HE knows our needs even befor WE ASk????PRAISE THE LORD GOD JEHO-VAH!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU—JESUS CHRIST for giving YOUR LIFE`S BLOOD at Calvery`s CROSS to give us your only plan of SALVATION–That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,thou shalt be saved.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.For the scripture saith,Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek;for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.So then faith cometh by the hearing,and hearing by the word of God.Thank you Jesus Christ for thy GREAT SALVATION!!!Amen Praise GOD!!Amen.

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jessica Fisher said...

congrats to the winner i wish him the best and hope he gets all his dreams to come true

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EMMA HOLLOWAY said...

i play all time never miss any thing this game i love play need a surprised can you come my door step good morning to all pch.com

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Alissa Johnson said...

Congratulations to John. I think he really deserved it and I know his prayers are answered. I hope PCH comes to Durham North Carolina in November so they can make this young mother’s (19) dreams come true. Me ,my almost 2 year old daughter, & my expected on January 7th would be so happy & blessed. We could finally have our own , i could finally be the happy unstressed mom, give my daughter the world, An we would never have to worry about food or a place to live ever again!! I would donate to so many churches and charities because I know how it feels to need or be without and they’ve helped me out a lot. PCH is one of the best things that’s ever happened out there and I really want to say I appreciate you guys for making dreams come true!

Congratulations Again John <3.

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Pamela Crutcher said...

Congratulations John and family!!!!!!!!!!

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Crystal Agnew said...

Congrats. to John on. The big win…………….God bless..you…absolutely deserved to wiñ.

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Crystal Agnew said...

Congrats on the big win from pch…

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Crystal Agnew said...

Congrats on your big win from pch.

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Pilar Gonzalez said...

Congratulations to all of the winners.Thank God for PCH.God bless

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Donna Chestnut said...

I hope you use a GPS system. My house is off the highway 1/10 of a mile and the mailbox is not well marked. Our driveway scares some; but if you pay attention it will work for you. Don’t drive up the driveway with more than two vehicles or you will have a problem turning around to get back out. My Dad and one of his Grandsons built the bridge over Odell Creek. I hope you come because I have several people who can use the money.

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