White City resident John Wyllie was awarded the Publisher's Clearing House $5,000 A Week "Forever" prize.
Contacted by the "Prize Patrol" at his residence in a low-income mobile home park along Antelope Road, Wyllie said he would take care of his father who "deserves this more than me."
Wyllie said he had entered the sweepstakes online, which does not require a purchase to enter, for more than 15 years. His father, Vernon Wyllie, said he had entered the sweepstakes for more than two decades, first via mail and in later years via computer.
John Wyllie shook as Publisher's Clearing House executive director Dave Sayer presented him with his first 11 week's worth of payments; a check for $5,000 and another for $50,000.
"I never would have thought in a million or two million or three millions years this could happen," Wyllie said Friday morning, holding a large poster-sized award letter.
In addition to Wyllie receiving $5,000 a week for the remainder of his life, the "forever" portion of the award means he will choose a friend or relative to continue receiving payments after his eventual death, for the remainder of his or her own life.
-- Buffy Pollock