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It's Official! The 2010 HGTV Dream Home Winner Is...

By March 15, 2010

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HGTV has announced the winner of the 2010 HGTV Dream Home in Sandia Park, NM is Myra Lewis of Louisiana.
Picture of the 2010 HGTV Dream Home in New MexicoImage © HGTV Used with Permission
According to the Dream Home website, Myra Lewis' New Orleans home was destroyed in hurricane Katrina, but after spending time living in Houston and Baton Rouge, she and her autistic son returned to New Orleans to rebuild. Now, they'll have a gorgeous new home to enjoy.

According to the HGTV Dream Home Blog, Myra Lewis has entered the Dream Home Sweepstakes for several years. This year, she and her sister pooled their determination and reminded each other to enter every day. And what a payoff their dedication earned! Myra Lewis' prize package includes the stunning New Mexico house, $500,000 in cash, and a brand new GMC Terrain vehicle.

The Dream Home Blog also said that Myra Lewis' favorite parts of this year's house are the "courtyard, rock columns, tile work and casita."

You can see videos of Myra Lewis' Dream Home win and interviews on the HGTV website. A huge congratulations to Myrna on an amazing win!

Did you watch the Dream Home Giveaway? What did you think of this year's winning announcement? Click the "comments" link below to share your opinion!

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March 16, 2010 at 11:58 am
(1) So dissappointed says:

I always thought it was randomly picked but when they asked the winner to tell about herself, that clinched it. Whoever has the most interesting story wins!

I will not enter the Sweepstakes again.

March 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm
(2) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Don’t worry, the winner is drawn at random. Previous winners have varied in how interesting their stories were! Can you imagine checking background stories on over 40 million entries? :D

March 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm
(3) Frustrated says:

I thought the same thing. It seemed that she made a “good” story.

March 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm
(4) TM says:

The comments posted here suggest that this drawing is a fraud. That’s sour grapes. Here’s a novel idea. Be happy for the woman and her good fortune. That positive energy will come back around to you someday. Congratulations to the winner!!

March 21, 2011 at 11:03 am
(5) Ed says:

Hooray Hooray I concur spread some joy in these economic times. I’ve entered everyday for five years I don’t feel cheated or let down I’ll enter again and again until I win, cant wait to see next house!!!!

March 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm
(6) aquaseven says:

congradulation to the winner.

March 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm
(7) Otisio Kelly says:

Sounds like it was fixed…New Orleans, lost her home…come on, do you expect anyone to believe that was random?

I am not buying anything from any of the Dream Scam Home sponsors again. I can not stand dishonesty or those who tolerate it.

March 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm
(8) Not a Hurricane Katrina Victim says:

Of all people, a Hurricane Katrina victim. HGTV ain’t fooling anybody with this one. F-R-A-U-D period

March 17, 2010 at 4:05 am
(9) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

It’s unbelievable. A couple of years back, people were complaining because the winner didn’t have the reaction people expected or that the winner didn’t deserve the prize because they already owned their home, whatever that’s supposed to mean. This year, the problem is that the person who won it seems “too deserving.” I agree with the poster above, it sounds like sour graped. I guess people can always come up with a reason why anyone other than themselves doesn’t “deserve” to win.

March 17, 2010 at 4:40 am
(10) Phaon Schappell says:

Is there to be a “second chance” drawing for the 2010 GMC Terrain as advertised ? I also submitted my entry for it each day. Thank you. P. Schappell

March 17, 2010 at 9:05 am
(11) Ladyscorpio says:

All you people are just haters because she won and you didn’t..I’m sooo happy she won!! CONGRATS ! on your new home.

March 17, 2010 at 5:59 pm
(12) dmdaniel6 says:

I could not be happier for this woman. I was happy for the woman who didn’t show any joy at all and I think it is a sad reality that we have to face when you can’t be happy for another human being. Very sad.

March 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm
(13) Maria says:

I was disappointed too – like a Dr. needs a 2 million dollar 2nd home. It looks like she already lives in a mansion. I am disappointed to see every winner every year seems to be rich. I’d like to see someone win who REALLY needs it.

March 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm
(14) gopher says:

Sounds like the fix was in, but then, should anyone be surprised? Why should a contest be any different than American Idol, or the actions of government?

Of course HGTV didn’t screen 40 million entries, but I’d bet money they screened random ones till they found the best, most politically correct story. It will boost their ratings, and they will no doubt run sob stories that make them appear “humanitarian.”

March 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm
(15) Martha Micuda says:

Congratulations to the winner! However, the winning scenario did sound like an episode of “Extreme Home Makeover”! I’m wondering if a mail entry with an essay on “why I deserve the dream home” really decided the winner. If so, why not incorporate this feature into future dream home sweepstakes? Every entry deserves an equal chance.

September 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm
(16) Sweeperfan in wa says:

It is illegal to not do as the rules state. The drawing is witnessed and verified by an independant firm not associated with HGTV. HGTV could not afford bad press if they were charged with fraud. Each entry is issued a number. That number is randomly drawn. Then the number is traced back to the individual who entered. That individuals entries are check to ensure they are valid. If the winnering number is the result of an ineligble second internet entry during any 24 hour period, as stated in the offical rules, then that number would be disqualified and another choosen. Therefore, read and understand the rules. There is no fraud. To prevent fraud, HGTV and other major sweepstakes by law, must hire and have present during the actual drawing an independant firm to witness and attest to the results of such drawings.

March 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm
(17) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

“If so, why not incorporate this feature into future dream home sweepstakes?”

Because it didn’t happen. The winner is drawn at random. Sometimes, the winner has a great story, sometimes it doesn’t.

It would be no problem for HGTV to do something like Overstock did with their Family Bailout Sweepstakes, where they really did pick 10 people at random and then interview them to find the most deserving winner. But that’s not the Dream Home works. The Dream Home Sweepstakes is random.

March 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm
(18) blue says:

I seriously doubt that this, or any of these high profile contests, are random. If you read the fine print, the people holding the contest can generally disallow a “winner” for any reason. All that would be needed is to pick an entry and do a background check. If the “winner” didn’t have a good enough story, their entry could be chucked and nobody would ever be the wiser. Then, HGTV could simply keep repeating the process till they found a “winner” who fit the story they wished to tell.

All legal . . . by the way.

C’mon, anyone who believes these monster contests are random is either deluded or naive. Read the fine print. The company holding the contest can do anything it wants, and pick anyone it wants.

Entering anything but instant-wins for small prizes is an utter waste of time.

March 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm
(19) Dean Shields says:

I’m really glad I read all these comments because when I watched the show on HGTV I immediately thought it was fixed. Everything just looked and sounded so phony, even how dressed up she was to answer her door when they knocked. It makes me leery of spending any time on this kind of sweeps. No doubt about it, it was not a “random draw.”

March 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm
(20) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Every year, there’s a new reason why the winner isn’t “real.” It’s just sad to see how people can’t just be happy for someone else, but instead look for an excuse for why *they* didn’t win.

Many people enter for years before winning. Maybe next year’s winner will be one of the ones being so nasty now, and regret their hasty words.

For me, I hope I’ll win next year, but I’m so happy for all of the people who were lucky enough to win.

March 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm
(21) rafael says:

Obviously you must work for them and that is why you keep sticking up for them. There is no way this is random. Stop lying for hgtv and making it seem like they are helping the misfortunate.

March 20, 2011 at 3:22 am
(22) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Rafael, you are sorely mistaken. In case you hadn’t noticed, I work for About.com (it’s the company that has its name on the top of this page and all the rest on this site). Neither I, nor About.com are affiliated with HGTV, and About.com does not tell me what to write. My statements are the result of knowledge and common sense.

I also don’t try to make it sound like HGTV is trying to “help the misfortunate.” They are holding a sweepstakes, which is a random drawing which may help someone who is rich or poor. That being the nature of randomness.

March 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm
(23) Floyd says:

Well, as one who didn’t enter HGTV at all (because these things are obviously rigged) I agree with Blue. Can you address his statement regarding the rules and regulations. Can’t the primary corporation sponsoring the contest (usually) disallow anyone for virtually any reason?

Hey, to whomever won, congrats. I’m sure they had no part in a fix and truly think they won at random. But the argument that the primary sponsor holds ultimate control (lets keep it specifically to the HGTV contest ) seems rational and reasonable.

Can you address that question? Can you say positively that such a thing isn’t possible, or that the fine print of the rules doesn’t in fact imply such trickery?

March 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm
(24) Charming says:

If HGTV was going to do something like that – wouldn’t it have made more sense to reward a Katrina victim in 2006?

I agree with folks who are thinking sour grapes.

March 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm
(25) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

You’re right, I can’t prove that HGTV didn’t violate sweepstakes law in a very public way. I also can’t prove that people have walked on the moon, that the American government wasn’t behind the 9/11 attacks, that aliens aren’t really in control of Hollywood, or any number of other conspiracy theories. That doesn’t make them any more true.

It defies logic that HGTV would be rigging their contest when a) they get a huge amount of publicity no matter who wins and b) there is no pattern of people with fantastic stories winning.

March 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm
(26) badsdart says:

Is this world really this full of lames that automatically some sour loser jumps to fraud because I didn’t win. Well congrats to the winner and what do you want to bet that last year when she didn’t Winn she wasn’t crying fraud

March 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm
(27) gina says:

Glad to see someone who deserved this house won. As for the Terrain it was one entry only.It was tricky because it popped up almost every time you enter. I wish I could win the GMC sweepstakes. I have entered so many contests and I only won once. A year of WISK detergent.I never received the prize.

March 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm
(28) floyd says:

No need to be so snarky and condescending, Sandra. I asked whether the fine print of the rules did state that those running the contest could be disallowed for most any reason.

Apparently you prefer to try and be witty (to yourself only) than answer honest questions. If I knew the answer I wouldn’t be asking someone who claims to be an expert.

You’re supposed to be the guide on this page, but it seems you’d rather be a dogmatic smart alec than answer a simple query. How rude!

March 18, 2010 at 3:53 pm
(29) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Floyd, you’ve made a series of fallacious conclusions, accusing a reputable company of trickery and of rigging sweepstakes, and saying it’s obvious they did so. Then you asked if I could prove a negative, which isn’t possible.

I was being perfectly serious when I said that I can no more disprove your conspiracy theory than I can disprove many other baseless conspiracy theories. I did, however, answer your question by giving logical reasons why it would make no sense for HGTV to rig their sweepstakes.

If you believe contests are rigged, by all means, don’t enter. But it’s not right to say the sponsor cheating is “obvious” or that trickery is implicit in sweepstakes’ rules as if such opinions were facts.

March 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm
(30) Dean Shields says:

Sandra, I would like to explain the reason I see it the way I see it. I entered online, got in later in the sweeps so didn’t have a whole lot of entries. At no time was I asked for a background story, but when the show was on, they were already giving background information on the lady, before they drove up to her neighborhood, way before she ever opened the door. Were all the mail-in entries required to write a background story in case you won? It all just seemed so staged, and something in my gut said “wait a minute” what’s going on.
Now I’m sorry that sounds like sour grapes to you, but that is the way I feel, it is my opinion, and I have every right to voice my opinion, don’t I?
No need to call anyone on here “nasty”, there seems to be some valid concerns about the validity of the drawing and presentation of the prize.

March 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm
(31) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Dean, the mail-in entries weren’t required to have a background story. According to the rules, mailed entries were to include: “name, complete address, phone number (area code included) and date of birth.”

However, HGTV researches the winner’s background before the prize is awarded, and they enlist the help of friends or family members to help them spring the news. That’s why there’s a big gap between the time the name is drawn and when it’s announced.

The helpers aren’t supposed to reveal the big secret, but they often stage the scene by putting together some kind of party or get-together for the winner, without telling them the reason behind it.

You can read more about it in this article that I wrote about the 2008 Dream Home winner: Why Was the Door Open When HGTV Announced the Dream Home Winner?.

March 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm
(32) theshryocks says:

Many blessings to the winner – may her life be changed for the better and may she praise God for all the glory~!

March 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm
(33) Jason says:

It seems like someone who really deserved it won, I’m glad. I’m also happy that the first person who commented won’t be entering again, it increases my chances of winning next year LOL. In fact I hope everyone is stupid enough to believe that sweepstakes drawings aren’t random so I’ll be the only one entering, yay! ;)

March 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm
(34) floyd says:

Sandra, you’re avoiding the question. I’ll make it simple, since I was asking if the the comment made by an earlier poster was true. Here it is:

Did the official rules of the contest state that the primary sponsor of the contest (HGTV) could disallow any winner at their discretion?

That’s not a tough question, but it seems to be one you wish to avoid. It’s a simple yes or no. An “expert” answer to be of help to all of us who wonder whether we are wasting time by entering the “big prize” contests.

These aren’t conspiracy theories. They’re questions that you’ve taken to a ludicrous extreme with your conspiracy theory mantra. Just give us an answer, please.

March 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm
(35) Dean Shields says:

Sandra, thank you for clarifying a few things. It makes it seem a little more plausible, and it looks like maybe it is just a coincidence the winner had lost her home in Katrina. I’m new to the Sweepstakes thing so I’ll probably learn as I go. I’m glad there is someone to answer questions and explain how things work.
HGTV is one of my favorite TV channels, my DVR is set to record several of their shows. And I plan to enter many more of their sweeps.

March 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm
(36) Ron says:

I’m glad I didn’t win. The tremendous tax burden of winning a prize worth this much (in spite of the $500K cash in addition to the home) would have forced me to sell the house. And considering the location and the current real estate market I probably would have had to sell it at far below what they set as a fair value on the home that you had to pay taxes on. I’m sure I would have ended up somewhat ahead but not sure winning it and going through the ordeal would have been worth it.

March 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm
(37) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

An “expert” answer to be of help to all of us who wonder whether we are wasting time by entering the “big prize” contests.
I’ve answered that question repeatedly throughout this thread.

Did the official rules of the contest state that the primary sponsor of the contest (HGTV) could disallow any winner at their discretion?
You’re right, Floyd, it is a simple question. In fact, it’s so simple that I thought that if you were only interested in the sweepstakes rules, you’d take a look yourself: HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes Rules.

If your question is, does a clause in sweepstakes rules mean that sponsors can pick whatever winner they like, the answer is no, it doesn’t.

If you need more clarification, here are a list of sweepstakes lawyers you can consult.

March 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm
(38) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Thanks, Dean, I’m glad I could help!

March 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm
(39) floyd says:

What a lack of decorum and general nastiness you display. I’ve contacted About.com regarding your insulting attitude and patronizing answers to honest questions.

January 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm
(40) Jessa says:

Stop being such a douche bag Floyd. She has been more than polite and very direct in answering your questions, considering your nastiness.

March 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm
(41) DonnaDean says:

I enter house contests all the time, I have never won and I have an interesting and sad story but who cares? These winners were chosen at random, has nothing to do with luck, numerology, astrology or how much you pray……just the way it is. I am happy for the winner……..would I be just as happy if someone who was well to do won? Probably not..

March 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm
(42) Lisa says:

I am disappointed every time I don’t win but I am happy for the person who did. Congratulations!!

March 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm
(43) MsKita1 says:

Okay- you all have got to know that it’s really bad karma to show such bitterness for a win because YOU don’t think THEY DESERVE it. It is a sweepstakes. ANYBODY who entered COULD HAVE won. You don’t get to choose if the winner’s circumstance suits your fancy. Sometimes people with lots of money get more money and sometimes they go broke, sometimes broke people get some money and sometimes the get “broker”. Just be genuinely glad for the winner and that positive energy may just turn things around for you. And now I say, “Congratulations, Ms. Myra Lewis – 2010 HGTV Dream Home Winner!!”

March 18, 2010 at 11:01 pm
(44) Ann says:

First of all, congratulations to the winner! I hope she deserves it considering all of the misfortune she has had to face. While I have entered a few sweepstakes and have won a trip to AZ several years ago by entering an anniversary story on a well-known website, I hope for everyon’e sake that all sweepstakes are fair and square. At the same time I have entered some who I thought for sure my story was far better and yet I didn’t get chosen. Was I disappointed that I didn’t win–of course but I was just as happy for the person that one. They probably deserved more than I did. For those who are so bitter, think karma. I think positive energy receives positive energy and many of you who are feeling so bitter should just be happy for the woman who won. You reap what you sow so think positive, continue entering and maybe one day you’ll be a winner. I have so much positive energy and am lucky in so many ways and never would I ever feel that I just know I’m going to win. Be happy for the people that win. If you are one of those sour grapes people, this is probably how you generally feel in other aspects of your lives. Congratulations to the winner and may she find much health and happiness in her new good fortune!

March 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm
(45) Dean Shields says:

Ann, I must be missing something on this thread. I don’t see any “bitterness” to the lady that won the Dream Home. I see questions from people and I see Sandra answering those questions.
Threatening bad Karma is also bad Karma:)

March 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm
(46) Patricia says:

This years was totally rigged obviously….sad…

March 25, 2010 at 3:40 am
(47) keith dunan says:

Dillard college where Lewis works recieves grants from Hilton which is also partnered with HGTV food network. Dillard is a “sister” college to Scripps College in CA. Scripps is the sponsor for the contest. They should have just handed Lewis the prize. Why did they even bother with a drawing? 11 out of 13 past winners have all come from states where Scripps is headquartered. All but one winner was a homeowner. Sponsor “reserves the right” to screen and chose the best winner. There’s no chance involved.

February 18, 2011 at 1:11 am
(48) Chanel says:

…………… :-(

February 18, 2011 at 1:13 am
(49) Chanel says:

Didn’t want to believe all the hype about it being rigged til I read this… smh

March 25, 2010 at 9:22 am
(50) Jai Wood says:

This is the first year I thought it was rigged. After the first 15min I turned it off and went to do laundry. Congrats to the winner, no hard feelings for her.
Left a bitter feel for one of my favorite channels.

March 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm
(51) Jane Waldmann says:

Keith Dunan said earlier in the comments: ‘Dillard college where Lewis works recieves grants from Hilton which is also partnered with HGTV food network. Dillard is a “sister” college to Scripps College in CA. Scripps is the sponsor for the contest. They should have just handed Lewis the prize. Why did they even bother with a drawing? 11 out of 13 past winners have all come from states where Scripps is headquartered. All but one winner was a homeowner. Sponsor “reserves the right” to screen and chose the best winner. There’s no chance involved.’

I was surprised to hear all that. It does sound suspicious, very suspicious. Sure people are upset they didn’t win. But to lose what seems to be unfairly is even more upsetting.

The one thing that makes me the most suspicious is that the winner wasn’t even surprised? Much like last years winner. No surprise at all. I would be screaming for joy!! Come on now, what’s that all about? Why was she so calm? Doesn’t sit right with me, sorry! I wonder why no one else mentioned that.

March 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm
(52) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Someone did mention the response, Jane, and my reply is number 27 in this thread.

As for the “suspiciousness” of Keith Dunan’s accusations, those ties, if they exist at all, are incredibly tenuous. Seriously, the founder of Scripps Network and the founder of Scripps College were half-siblings (both were dead before the end of the 1930s ). From what I can see, they didn’t even have any descendants follow them into their respective businesses. So that’s a reason why an employee from a sister school to that college won the prize? That’s nepotism? Seriously?

Closer “connections” could probably be found among a huge portion of the 40 million entries.

April 2, 2010 at 3:12 am
(53) Amazed that you're all still living says:

Wow, everyone who complained of the “fixed” sweepstakes, like they have better things to do than type their name in a box, and then took the time to comment, are using up precious oxygen. Youtube “SNL Debbie Downer”, then call everyone you know and apologize. It was a FREE contest! By the way, the economy and government are trashed, don’t know if you took the time out of your busy day to have something real to complain about..

February 18, 2011 at 1:17 am
(54) Chanel says:

Haha!… You’re awesome… All it takes is one person to bring us back to reality… :-)

April 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm
(55) Sucka'lies says:

This is likened to when the Patriots won their first Superbowl in 2002, coincidentally just months after 9/11 when our national psyche needed a boost of self-esteem…Sing along suckaz!! M-I-C-K-E-Y F-I-X-E-D!!!

April 22, 2010 at 9:39 am
(56) serious says:

I’m very happy for whoever wins and don’t forget GOD is looking on why the people are not really excited I don’t know, why do they pick people that seems like they already have everything or almost everything they want, why it can’t be anyone that doesn’t have anything but strive to make ends meet from pay check to pay check or the ones on disibility and people with children that are sick or not. Everyone deserves a chance just remember you could be next remember if it’s riged people that are involved will have to give in account because as in Isiah 65:22 if we don’t get it here we’ll get it in paradise and God don’t lie you will never pay rent or anything it would be yours forever because Jesus Christ would be ruleing over all th earth everyone will be happy Rev21:3-5 just do what he want you to do, be happy for others love each other if God has his hands in something you will know it, it will feel and be right. So let’s be happy for everone that wins even for the ones that already has everything but ever lasting life is better than anything this world has to offer for a moment but what God gives last for ever. So congradulation to everyone tht has won one of the HGTV DREAM OR GREEN HOME. GOD KINGDOM WILL RULE AND EVEYONE WILL BE HAPPY JUST READ REV. 21 AND YOU WILL SE WHAT I MEAN. LOVE AND PEACE.

May 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm
(57) ttsousa says:

I’m not upset that someone else won & I didn’t; I was upset though that it seemed to be fixed & they already knew who was going to be the winner and since so much cries from New Orleans that they didn’t get recognized after Katrina plus the fact that she had just helped Haiti as well–that was why she won out of the 5 people’s names drawn. She wasn’t excited at all either the way someone would have been that had entered every single day like many did & who were so excited more every day it got closer to the drawing. The only reason I entered was because it has always been my dream to live in New Mexico. It was her dream to win any dream home. It didn’t matter which one. To make it more sour for me was that she said they weren’t even going to go to the house until her son graduates from college. I would have been packing my bag & out the door before daylight the next day to go see it even if I didn’t plan to move to it until later. If she truly didn’t know about it & it truly wasn’t rigged & if she even wants to live in NM, I am happy for her. Otherwise, I feel I have the right to be upset that I thought it was a fair sweepstakes. Perhaps if I add the next time that my husband is in the military and has served 2 tours in Iraq & that I plan to share my winnings with a cause for everyone worldwide–cancer–& not just one place, I might get my name drawn.

May 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm
(58) ttsousa says:

And btw, I had planned to donate $20,000 to the cancer research fund since we have lost several loved ones to cancer in just one year not to count the ones before that. I had also planned to help with animal rescue. That comment that some make that someone who is already a home owner is less deserving of winning is as much the sour grapes as those of us who believe it was rigged. Just because you own a home, doesn’t mean you’re happy with the location. In military families cases such as ours, you go to live where the military tells you to live and you don’t always have time to come up on the waiting list at base housing or want to live in a cramped up apartment or rental house where you have to give up your pets.

May 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm
(59) Sunday June 58 says:

Can you even imagine how awesome it would be to win this super prize? I’m a widow with one son still at home. I have difficulty making ends meet, but I am reminded daily of the many blessings I have to be thankful for. I am a dreamer. I have gone to sleep at night many times planning how I would build a home just right for my son and me. A basement for my sons friends to enjoy, a tower to look at the stars and see how far we can see. Cozy rooms that are filled with windows and fun furnishings. Oh and a soaking tub! Thats the best part of my day. I take a bath in the morning to wake up and get going. And a bath in the evening to relax before going to bed. I spend a lot of time outdoors. I played yard croquet as a child. Wouldn’t it be fun to set up a game on the lawn with family and friends. Have a block party cookout! I grew up knowing who my neighbors were. Helping one another out was normal in my neighborhood. Whether it be feeding the dog, picking up the mail, or watering the yard while they were away, we all trusted each other. It was ok to borrow an egg, sugar or milk as long as you shared a slice of what you baked when it was done. Mmmm those were the good ole days. This green home could be a dream come true in The Pine Hills of MA!

January 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm
(60) Jessa says:

You are a sweetheart I hope you win a dream home one year

June 19, 2010 at 10:48 am
(61) Mike Bohenek says:

HONESTLY, with MILLIONS and MILLIONS of ENTRIES… The ODDS are so much against you of WINNING. Many call it “FRAUD” or “RIGGED”, probabaly not…??? Everyone has their own”STORY”. Theses “SWEEPSTAKES” are very difficult to win…!!! Try putting 100 PIECES of PAPER in something like a small box, 99 left BLANK and ONE with your NAME on it, then RANDOMELY pick one PIECE of PAPER. The ODDS are AGAINST you… GOOD LUCK with SWEEPSTAKES…

June 20, 2010 at 1:04 am
(62) Sue says:

Congratulations to the 2010 winner I dont enter myself but got interested with the 2011 New England home. I cant believe some of the mean comments here wow people cant you just believe that it pretty cool that someone like that can actually win….. I think its Karma.

June 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm
(63) Joe Downey says:

Congrats to her and her family. I was hoping to win the house in Plymouth and return to the US. Living here in Collin County Texas, you know how they say “TEXAS A WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY” they are not lying. Two legal systems one for the native Texans and one for the Carpetbaggers like me. Did you know self notarization is legal here in Texas. Share your Texan insights

November 16, 2010 at 2:04 am
(64) MsAmbiguous says:

The sweeps ARE random. For those who entered, did you submit an essay? Did you fill out a survey about your life? Did you provide ANY information outside of contact info? I didn’t think so. It’s true that once a winner is “selected” they may do a background check, but so the FREAK what. Some years the people who win are already “rich” and don’t need it, but guess what, most “poor” people couldn’t afford to keep these anyway, know that, and don’t enter–or don’t enter frequently enough, or JUST DON’T WIN. Get over it. P.S. You refusing enter subsequent contests does NOT hurt anyone but you :)

January 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm
(65) Jeff says:

Cmon…she just happened to have lost her home in Katrina??? What are the odds of that???? Doesnt seem that random to me…I wonder who will win the house in vernmont…..a widow who lost her husband in iraq???? Sounds rigged to me…for ratings!

January 31, 2011 at 3:26 pm
(66) Jessa says:

Hurricane Katrina happened YEARS ago. Many people lost their homes. Why shouldnt a disadvantaged person win the dream home ONE YEAR.

January 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm
(67) Callie says:

@ Jeff, seriously?? Did it ever occur to you that that 250,000 families lost their homes in Katrina…or that over 30,000 troops have died in Iraq? Just the sheer numbers increase the odds that a winner could fit into one of these categories. So let me get this straight; rich people shouldn’t win, Katrina victims shouldn’t win; military families shouldn’t win? WTF ever! You’re just a hater. For all of you who say this is rigged, tell me, PLEASE, who WOULD be an acceptable winner? I bet the only answer you have for that is yourself. You will never be happy with who wins unless it’s you. So, as an AD military member myself (and married to one), I hope we win so we can talk all about the hardships and deployments of military life and fit your mold of “rigged” winners. Bottom line: everyone has a story, and you’re just mad cause your’s is probably not interesting enough for any rating, rigged or not.

January 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm
(68) 1863 history says:

Since sponsors underwrite the major construction cost of the Dreamhome, HGTV is the big winner with millions of names and addresses to market to advertisers. This years resort location would likely cost my annual salary for annual membership dues and the 2011 dreamhome will rent for more money in a week than I make in months.
I don’t believe any of the past winners have been able to afford to keep their Dreamhome. Personally, I would sell it, pay the taxes, and hopefully have enough to build a realistic home for each of my kids.
My story: I’m a nobody, plugging away like everyone else, doing the best I can with what I have, and doing my best to care for those I love.
Peace to all of you.

January 6, 2011 at 11:43 am
(69) AZlovesHGTV says:

Just wanted to give some insight for those who question the reaction of the winner, staging of the announcement etc… I filmed a very short 3 minute segment on a television show a little over 5 years ago. It took an entire day to film a 3 minute segment. There is an incredible amount of planning that goes into this (lighting, sound, interviews, staging of rooms etc…) Once HGTV picks the winner, I assume they get started on the planning process of coordinating with family and HGTV staff. I do think it is possible the winner knows in advance of the actual filming even though they try to make it appear otherwise, and this may take away from some of the “surprise” people watching desire. Some people are more natural on camera and may be able to replicate their initial excitement than others. In my show, I found out exciting news at the end of the segment but we had to film that scene 4 times. Each time I had to try to be just as excited as the first. I am in no way an actress and I found this very difficult. Please remember that you are entering this contest because you hope to win the home and it is very likely a legitimate contest. While the filming aspect may not be as spontaneous and genuine as America would like, that is part of TV magic. I am very happy for the winner. While I have had 15 minutes of fame, I still feel deserving of the dream home and like everyone else I have my own “story”. I will continue to enter and hope my dream comes true!

January 31, 2011 at 3:28 pm
(70) Jessa says:

Finally some sense. this is exactly what I have been thinking. People who watched the show and thought it was rigged saw how much went into producing the show. They didnt just grab a camcorder and walk up to the woman’s house.

February 18, 2011 at 1:29 am
(71) Chanel says:

I totally agree…

January 8, 2011 at 2:37 am
(72) Julie Barlow says:

I can see why some of you never won and probably never will win anything; You live in a constant state of LACK. Good fortune only goes to those who are generous and have gratitude. I know that for me, the happy I am for others, it seems the more abundant I become.

January 10, 2011 at 5:58 am
(73) Imonthemenu says:

Throwing phrases around like bad karma is bad karma indeed. I think that the woman who won, is lucky and great for her. There are a lot more serious concerns with the issue of the win. Not to discredit the winner, she had nothing to do with it. The fact of the matter is, this does seem a bit suspicious because of the stories people have. Viewers like to see people come from nothing to get something. We do have a choice to enter or not. It is just that people want to feel reassured that we are not wasting time. A major concern I have is; does it increase your chances to sign up for sponsor info to be sent to you by email? Or perhaps if you sign up for one of those magazines?

January 10, 2011 at 9:15 am
(74) Mary says:

Hey…here’s a thought…perhaps GOD decided that she was deserving! I watched that video…it wasn’t fixed…and even if it were…God works his majic in mysterious ways…he LETS things happen to those who are happy for others…everybody gets their up and coming…either here on this earth or in Heaven…Be happy for those who win…regardless of thier status in life…you don’t know what kind of a life she’s had or what kind of struggles these people have gone through…we are all in the same big black pool of despair in this world…let’s be happy for others when they see happiness!

January 11, 2011 at 10:34 am
(75) Ashley says:

Wow! I am so happy for her. That is awesome! Woohoo!!

January 18, 2011 at 9:55 am
(76) Lisa. G says:

I am very happy for all of the winners of the HGTV Dream homes although I have mixed feelings about what I will do if and when I win the home.

And to all those questioning the legitimacy of the contest you should go and read the rules. I did quite a few years back but I admit I don’t remember them all. I do believe that the sponsors can determine that a contestent maybe disqualified, I don’t believe they go into detail on how it’s determined but YOU can always look at the rules yourself.

The Dream home can be a dream home depending on the situation you are in. I would have to sell it right away, but the overall cash winnings is what I am interested in. I may also spend weekends there until I sell.

Good Luck to all the contestents!

January 23, 2011 at 9:35 am
(77) jodi costello says:

A lot of negative people. Don’t enter if you feel it’s rigged…end of story. I would love the opportunity to win, figure out how to deal with the prize and pay the taxes or sell it. I mean, wow..it’s a prize..someone is going to win, someplace. It’s wierd how greed works, makes people post negative things.. Good luck out there to whomever wins..

February 12, 2011 at 11:26 am
(78) kris. F says:

I don’t know about all of you, but the way I look at it is this, we all as United States Citizens have the privilege to have a chance to be able to enter an amazing sweepstakes, and to just have a chance to win some pretty incredible prizes.

Just keep entering and hope you win! That’s all you can do.

Good luck to all of you.
Topeka, Kansas

February 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm
(79) Jim says:

Is the 2010 winner living in the home? How many of the winners are living in the dream homes?

February 18, 2011 at 1:37 am
(80) Chanel says:

Most winners have sold their homes, if for nothing else than to pay the winnings taxes… Winning the Dream Home can be both a gift and a curse…. If I won, I would spend a week there, just to experience it, then put it up for sale IMMEDIATELY, keep the car, and keep any awesome furnishings. The Dream Home this year is not the best they’ve done (for my personal taste) but hey, it’s a free contest, so why not enter?

February 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm
(81) Jaimee Cleghorn says:

OK…have any of you ever entered the contest? They don’t ask for “Your Story”! They ask for your name, addy, phone, email…basic stuff like that to contact you! Please…this isn’t a fixed contest…if it was why would so many of them have lost the damn thing! Grow up and learn how to lose graciously…that is something my 5 year old can do!

February 18, 2011 at 1:39 am
(82) Chanel says:

I’m really excited for Ms. Myra… As I would be for ANY winner. I’ve watched and participated in this show/sweepstakes for years and will continue to do so. One year just may be MY year!… :-)

February 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm
(83) AshleyMichelle says:

I feel genuinely happy for the winner. I sometimes watch these sweepstakes winner shows and think I’m happier than them. But, I’m also one of those people that cry at the inspiring stories on American Idol.
After looking at this years house I really think HGTV has set it up to be like a Lodge or B&B. I looked at the dorm bathroom and ski room and was kinda like hmm it seems like a fancy rental house or B&B. If this is really what they intended I think it’s awesome to try and create a house these people can attempt to keep. I will continue to enter and pray that maybe I’ll win one day. For all the people thinking its a scam…don’t focus on things you can’t control either enter with hopes or don’t enter. You not entering doesn’t hurt us who are but, only yourself for not even trying.

February 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm
(84) Janeen says:

Well, if it isn’t rigged, why don’t they do the drawing LIVE and announce the winner right then and there? Why do they have to go to the person’s home and film it? I think they should have a live show tomorrow, draw the winner and call them up and record the reaction on live television. Then I would believe it was on the up and up!

February 20, 2011 at 8:25 am
(85) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

That would be a really bad idea. Before they announce the winner, any company offering a big prize (any prize, really, but especially one as big as the Dream Home) has to be sure that the winning entry is eligible – that they haven’t entered more often than allowed, or used an illegal entry method like a bot, or otherwise done something to disqualify themselves.

February 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm
(86) Dorisbell says:

Oh Whatever, too many haterz here waisting their time complaining… Whether a staged sweepstake or not, im not taking my chances i entered every single day since i heard of it… and sorry Chanel, im sure one of these years you’ll win the dream home just not this year cause that house is mine, i feel it!!! :)

March 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm
(87) Lauren says:

I don’t see why everyone is complaining so much… whether it’s rigged or not, at least it’s going to someone who deserves it. Who can argue that?

March 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm
(88) mtnmedic says:

Sweepstakes are all scams.

Don’t any of you fools buying into the so-called legitimacy of these sweepstakes know that “winners” are just PLANTS placed by the sweeps’ organizers and/or sponsors? That way they get a bazillion entries that provide them with a huge database of names, address, email addresses, phone numbers, etc. that they can sell to junk mailers and advertisers for big money! Then the house, if it isn’t retained by the company for its own purposes (they “buy” it from the “winner” using a back-door method involving an “associate” business or corporate-subsidized partner) turns into a big corporate tax write-off or it’s listed as a “donation” by any other name as a tax credit. If, for nothing else, it’s GREAT advertisement for their brand. The cost of the house is less than what they’d pay for the massive amounts of advertising they got out of the whole sweeps deal. Total win-win for the company that puts on the sweepstakes.

I know this because I have a relative who used to be an executive with a sweepstakes management company who got out of it because of all the shady deals and scams these big corporations propagate. It all skirts the borders of civil law and she couldn’t continue with the stress it came with. She’s a consultant now, is doing well and happily so.

Just my two cents’ worth.

March 4, 2011 at 3:33 am
(89) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Of course it’s a win-win for the sponsor and for the entrants. Why else would the sponsors offer the prize? Do you think sweepstakes are some kind of charity? No, they’re a marketing tactic, and when they’re successful, all of us who profit from the prizes should celebrate. I’d much rather take in advertising as a sweepstakes than as an annoying ad on TV.

March 4, 2011 at 8:46 am
(90) Janeen says:

Notice Sandra didn’t deny the above posters allegations.

March 4, 2011 at 8:54 am
(91) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Well, then, to be clear, I think that most of the allegations are simple sour grapes. I think I’ve said that in many comments on this post. While I haven’t won myself yet, I have spoken to people who have and don’t believe that these people are “plants.” I don’t see any logical reason why the sponsor would even care who wins. They run the sweepstakes for the excitement and the attention that it brings, and the house is trivial compared to the good will and advertising from the sweepstakes, and most of all, the straight revenue from the show.

But there’s only so much reason and logic you can bring to a discussion, once people make up their minds that they are going to believe in conspiracies. So if you don’t think the Dream Home Sweepstakes is legitimate, or any sweepstakes are legitimate or whatever, no one is forcing you to enter. That mindset only raises the odds for people who enjoy the hobby.

March 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm
(92) LaQuesha Matthews-Reed says:

First of all, how would they know she lost her home in the new orleans storm. Usually, when you enter, that type of information is not required. Therefore, it sounds like a meant-to-be blessing. Besides, you never know what plans God has for us all. Shoot it just may have been in the plan of God for this women to reap the harvest she did. So don’t hate, congradulate!!!!

March 12, 2011 at 9:44 am
(93) debra says:

I find it hard to beleive the contest is not fixed somehow every winner has previously owned their home before they won the dream home!I have never owned my own home and most of the people I know dont own their home!After so many years of having the contest it seems to me at least one person would not have been so well off!

April 18, 2011 at 8:49 am
(94) Andrea True says:

Still devastated. This winner was so contrived, it killed my interest and soured me terrifically. I don’t even bother anymore.
It also seems that the homes are so phenomenal and expensive that winners cannot seem to live there even if they wanted to….how many actually occupy the homes they have won?
Still love the design but you would do well to find a new way to market to your average consumer.

April 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm
(95) cindy says:

I think it is awesome she won. It may have been anyone, She was the lucky winner. And that is that. God blessed her. I do wonder how she was so nonchalance upon hearing the news. Even if she had known before, It would seem like she would still be so ecstatic she would still be flipping out. Its a dream home. Holey smoke, Not a bottle of lotion. Then again maybe she was in shock and could not show the emotional response everyone would have expected of her. Who knows, And whom am I to question. I have entered sweeps and contest daily for 2 years, And never have won anything. If I won a basket of bread I would be so dang excited you would be able to hear me scream with excitement 4 states away. Next time I hope the winner of something so grand is so excited that we all can share and feel that excitement with them!

September 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm
(96) KM says:

Of course these HGTV “Home” Sweepstakes are fruadulent. Do you really think they’d show a lonely schmucky-looking stay at home slob receiving the keys to a million dollar dream/green/blog etc home??? Of course not. Wake up. These “home giveaways” are simply marketing ploys to get people to spend time on their web sites. It works too. Just look at all the suckers who send in their entries or who spend time on their computers entering these so-called “sweepstakes”. You have more chances to win if you enter the smaller on-line sweeps. Have a great day.

January 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm
(97) Renee M says:

Sure, I am happy for all the winners, but please take note that the fine print of the 2012 contest does say that they have a right to pick a number of finalists, then those finalists have 5 days to get in their personal information and affidavit in, including photos, etc. So it is certainly fixed in that the company running the contest will likely pick the most interesting story from among those finalists, or why would they put that statement in the entry rules, to cover themselves? It’s a reality tv show, people, just like so many others nowadays!

January 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm
(98) P Munch says:

I worked in a PR position for 15 years, my job involved monthly promotions, drawings and give aways. It was amazing from a group of 2000 people and by pure chance some names would be choosen more than others. We took every precaution to make sure the drawings were fair. Call it “Cosmic Energy or Predestination”but it does happen when you least expect it.
I believe that the contest is run according to state and federal sweepstakes rules… it would be insane to rig this sweepstake.
In this day of negativity… I choose to believe that the lady was just lucky at the right time.
Good for her.

January 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm
(99) mary says:

Yup – wth the tax burden I’m pulling out of the sweepstakes & hope I don’t win

January 10, 2012 at 11:35 am
(100) Lotta says:

First of all Congratulations Myra you deserved to win.
To Sandra have the highest respect for you for setting people straight on the contest being a sham I have never had bad thoughts about any of the winners you enter you win you deserve to win anyone could win enter and find out instead of trying to ruin the sweepstakes or discouraging others from winning!!!!
Keep up your great writing Sandra !!!!

January 15, 2012 at 5:18 am
(101) Stephen in VA says:

I’m just checking these past wins out because I just entered to try and win the 2012 Dream Home about 2 hours ago! I am going to continue ’til the time is up! I hope to win! If not I, then I hope someone that also really needs it wins then!

Anyway, it was nice seeing the video of Myra Lewis! She looks like such a nice lady! I’m glad she won!

January 17, 2012 at 11:58 am
(102) T James says:

The official rules for 2011 say:

“Main Sponsor also reserves the right to randomly select an unspecified number of potential finalists for the Grand Prize. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and release of liability and publicity (where permitted by law), and return same, fully-executed, within five (5) days of date of issuance of prize notification.”

Also from the rules:
“Main Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential Grand Prize Winner (as defined below) and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person based on such background check if Main Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding the prize to such potential Grand Prize Winner might reflect negatively on Main Sponsor or any of the Participating Product Sponsors.”

So…it’s random up to a point. If we don’t like the rules, we don’t have to enter.

February 2, 2012 at 2:22 am
(103) Lea says:

…I read the comments all the way thru to 74 (because I’m bored at 1am)….and it seemed to me that most of you thought that because she was a victim of Hurricane Katrina the show HAD TO BE RIGGED!!! I knw I’m late but this was the first link provided after I googled “Pervious Dream home Winners”. Though this would be the first time I EVER entered a contest I would be wrong to think that because I am not a victim of a hurricane or of big attacks that were made national or have some tear dropping story that it would slim my chances at wining. It may be logical to think “Awhhh man…they just gone read… off the script…they not gone make it look real!!!! She don’t know how to fake!!” ;) But until it happens to us we will never REALLY knw!!…So imma just gone take my odds n run with it and IF I WIN…I promise imma make it look real good for y’all!!!!! ..I’ll practice my lines the night before!! ;D

February 5, 2012 at 7:25 am
(104) WhiteGrape says:

I’m happy for her but it does seem fishy because the mainstream medias obsession with Katrina victims. The mainstream media would shut out a little girl who was gang raped in the aftermath of Katrina, heaven forbid victims like her have a chance…..

February 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm
(105) not happy says:

Never could understand why the home are cheaper,people would love to have 150,00 dollar home. I came from a family of twelve children ,we had to work our whole life to get a 130,00 home. Some people would be happy with a damn mobile home if they could pay taxex on it. The american dream is to own anything. Soon the goverment will be taxing the box people live in

February 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm
(106) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

NotHappy, I actually have an answer to that question here: Why Doesn’t HGTV Give Away an Affordable Dream Home?

February 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm
(107) jealous says:

So what if it was rigged are any of you out of anything of actual value, because aparently your time isn’t. Go find something else to complain about.

February 20, 2012 at 3:40 am
(108) Mommy says:

I am happy for anyone who wins, and of course we all want to be the lucky winner or else why would we enter. I have read the rules and don’t see anything wrong. Yes it states they will choose a list of unofficial winners to chose from, for the Grand Prize. I won’t assume what they use to determine the final winner, maybe it is the most deserving. Or maybe some other unique quality – who knows but that still leaves us all with the same chances as anyone else. Everyone has a story if you did deep enough.

I will say this I have won ONE contest before. It was a trip to be apart of 2 VERY FAMOUS hip hop artist tour in Vegas and LA. It was an essay contest. They notified me and the other 4 winners before they announced it to everyone. Does that mean it was rigged or that I was apart of the rigging? No. They simply let us know before everyone else. Also, they filmed during the entire trip. One scene we did was at the last show in LA before the concert started we shot our reactions of “How was the concert”! Mind you it was the same show as in Vegas so our opinion was the same just filmed later. That’s how TV sometimes works. Again does that mean it was rigged? No. I am a mom and usually in the house I am not all dressed up but if the HGTV crew surprised me I would hope they would let me put on something nice before doing my reaction scene. So If she didn’t appear as genuine or too well put together so what. Maybe its because I am a woman but again, none of that means its rigged. I enter sweepstakes not only because the prize would make my life for my family easier but they are fun to enter and exciting to think “maybe this will be my lucky day” I wish everyone luck and I am crossing my fingers with the rest of you.!

March 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm
(109) just me says:

My mom wanted to win one of these homes so much but she always said that the taxes and the upkeep would kill you. I like to see the house and what it could be, Bhutan my mom was right. I don’t want to have a “dream” that could be taken away from me. Then again, there’s some people who do deserve it. God has a way to make things work out. If people don’t see that, then that’s their deal. Like some have said, its rigged to a point. Before that point, it is random as hell. If you can’t deal with that, then leave it alone & walk away. It’s always gonna be something. Doesn’t matter if you win something at a new store opening or if you win the lottery, somebody is always gonna have an issue with it. You can either be happy for that person and thank god that he makes these things possible, or you can hate it, be bitter, and make it something that they want it to be. It doesn’t matter. They have their opinion, you have yours, I have mine. Its America.

June 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm
(110) Machine says:

These storys always sound too good to be true.Go to any fair and try to throw a basketball through a hoop.The hoop is bent slightly so the ball does not go through as easy.State game commisions inspect these games everytime a fair comes into town.Well,if this sort of crap is allowed imangine the state lotterys lol.It’s no longer a random number picked out of a hat people lol.It’s amazing how gullible Americans are these days lol.

January 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm
(111) Renee says:

Im so happy that there are so many people that dont beleive this is real, because that means better odds for me!!!

February 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm
(112) Teresa says:

Sandra, I’m assuming that “one” of the reasons for the background check is to locate other family members that “help” HGTV plan the surprise for the winner. Of course, I would think that the main reason is to verify U.S. citizenship, etc. What are your thoughts on my assumptions?

February 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm
(113) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Theresa, I don’t have any insider knowledge, but my guess is that one major reason for the background check is to ensure that the winner doesn’t have any kind of sordid past that would embarrass HGTV. Imagine if the winner were a convicted rapist or worse.

February 8, 2013 at 6:58 am
(114) Skinsfan7 says:

Heres a novel idea: how about not leave it to chance and instead of debating about it all day…you guys get a real job, work hard, work your way up and buy your dream home that way. Tired of hearing how people feel entitled to everything ESP. Things they never earned. I think the chances of you doing it that way are way higher than any contest. Just my 2 cents.

April 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm
(115) caroline riley says:

I loved this house with the casita and the views from the first time I saw it. I noticed that the price was reduced. Is the winner of the house still living here? If not, or if she wants to move, what is the reason? If so, why not put this house back into the sweepstakes again. It is so beautiful and original and someone deserves to win it, plus the $500,000 plus a vehicle.

February 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm
(116) LPG says:

I could probably understand why they would not want to pick a serial rapist, like Sandra said. But how about someone that does have a blemish in their background…BUT they went on an are living life like any other working normal person. Not sure if that’s right to disqualify a person based on a blemish on their background. If their able to be hard-working individuals with families etc…they should have a fair shot like anyone else

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