HGTV confirmed the rumors today in a blog post called And the Winner Is... Although JohnSmith2510's original comment has been removed, you can read some of the reactions to it on HGTV's blog post, It Could Be You. Look at the posts made on March 8th and later.
This year's Dream Home winner is Eric Makstenieks of Hinsdale, Illinois. Apparently, JohnSmith2510 is a neighbor who saw Monica Pederson arrive to give Eric Makstenieks the good news and to film his reaction for the 2011 Dream Home Special, which will air on March 19th.
Eric Makstenieks entered the Dream Home Sweepstakes daily, and his name was drawn from among nearly 80 million entries to win the home, the car, and $500,000 cash.
The Dream Home Special is still due to be aired on March 19th on HGTV. Be sure to tune in to see the winning reaction live and to get more details about the Dream Home.
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