The winner, James Walley is an IT professional and father of two who lives in Houston, Texas. According to a Yahoo Finance article, James Walley's wife said: "Yesterday was his birthday. This is an awesome belated birthday gift. Way better than the card I gave him!"
James Walley said he entered the sweepstakes twice each day throughout the entry period, missing only a few entries. This is in start contrast to the 2010 Urban Oasis winner, who only entered a single time. This year's Urban Oasis Sweepstakes had 18,155,724 total entries.
You can see the full footage of the winner's ambush and reaction to winning the huge prize by watching the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2012 special on Friday, December 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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