Another year and another day full of miracles during our 2016 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway. A huge thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. We sold out of tickets just after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Only one lucky winner was able to claim the 350-thousand dollar home. Congratulations to Mary Hicks of Wingo, Kentucky!
Local 6's Mychaela Bruner met up with Mary and her husband, John at the Dream Home.
"I thought at first he was playing a prank on me. Then when you came on the line, I knew it wasn't his doing. It still don't seem so, but here I sit," said Mary.
The Hicks bought one, one-hundred dollar ticket, never imagining they would win.
"Just like a dream, it is a dream. We are trying to wake up and see if it's real or not," said Mary.
WPSD Local 6 was there when Mary and John walked through the home for the first time. Every year they have bought a ticket to support the kids at St. Jude.
"Always more about the kids than the home because who thinks you'll ever win. I've got news for you, they tell me I have won it," said Mary.
Mary and John know first hand how important donations are. They say this could not come at a better time.
"He has a daughter that lives in Pennsylvania that has cancer in the 4th stage. She needs help, now we can help her," said Mary.
The Hicks say it's a great cause they will continue to support.
This was our 11th dream home. The giveaways have raised millions of dollars for St. Jude. This year alone, you helped us raise $760,000 for St. Jude.
If you were selected as a winner for any of the other prizes, someone will be in touch with you very soon.
Here is the list of winners for the other prizes:
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Paducah, KY 42003