Meet this year’s St. Jude Dream Home winner

One lucky woman who wanted to help fight childhood cancer now has a brand new home.  She was one of thousands who helped Local 6 sell out this year’s St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

It all started with a $100 ticket and then a phone call from Local 6 Sunday afternoon.

Local 6’s Mychaela Bruner called Jackie Green of Benton, Kentucky by phone and told her, "I have some good news to tell you. You’re the winner of this year’s St. Jude Dream home!

Green responded, "Oh honey, that’s wonderful! I’m going to cry."

With her family by her side, Green walked through the home that is now hers.

"I couldn’t believe it was true, I thought you had the wrong person, I thought there must be another Jackie Green because I’ve never won anything in my life. I’m thrilled, beyond words," said Green.

Green said she has bought a ticket for years, but never expected it win!  As of right now, she said her plans are up in the air.

"I don’t even know what to think right now, but I’ll be up all night thinking, I can assure you that," said Green.

Green said what is even better is knowing that while she won a home the real winners are the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

"I bought the ticket never thinking I would win, but because I do donate to St. Jude every year, that’s just one way I can help, one tiny bit I can help," said Green.

Thanks to that one $100 ticket, she can now call this place home.

To date our Dream Home giveaway has raised more than $7 million for St. Jude.  If you were selected as a winner for any of the other prizes, someone will be in touch with you soon.

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