HOUSTON -

A Houston man got some unexpected visitors at his home -- and they were carrying a really big check.

On Friday, Publishers Clearing House surprised Eric Schroeder with a $10,000 prize.

Schroeder was on his way to work when the "prize patrol" showed up with the check.

He said he expects to use some of the money on his new grandchild.

"My daughter is going to have a baby soon, so I'm sure that's got something to do with it. I am just floored, I'm floored." he said.

Shroeder said he's been a member of the Publishers Clearing House since the early 1990's and he never thought this could happen to him.