Wisconsin resident claims $900,000 prize package including a custom-built, eco-friendly home in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Peggy Walker thought she was meeting her friends for their regular weekly dinner date at Fabulous Ferns in St. Paul, Minn. last night. Little did she know that she was actually in for the surprise of a lifetime. Moments after arriving at the restaurant and surrounded by family and friends, Walker learned that out of more than 40 million entries, she was the chosen winner of the first HGTV Smart Home Giveaway. Her grand prize package is valued at more than $900,000, and includes the fully furnished home, a 2013 GMC® Terrain® Denali® and $100,000.
Walker, a retired special education teacher from South Washington County School District in Minnesota, lives on a dairy farm in River Falls, Wisc., with her husband Paul. Viewers can witness her reaction to HGTV Host Chi-Lan Lieu’s surprise ambush during theHGTV Smart Home 2013 Giveaway Specialthat airs on August 16 at 7 p.m. ET on HGTV.
"What a wonderful gift and I'm so honored to win this prize package," Walker said. "I’m so lucky!" This is especially a dream come true for her as she has entered the HGTV Home Giveaways for years. "My advice to others is to enter everyday because one day it could be you, too!
The HGTV Smart Home in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. boasts the latest developments in home technology, measures approximately 2,400 square feet and includes 1,000 square feet of covered porches, decks and pools. It has many technologies to allow Walker to monitor energy use, control home systems such as security, interior climate, lighting and other elements.
By taking a virtual tour at hgtv.com/smarthome, viewers can see Walker’s custom-built, eco-friendly home in the beach community of Paradise Key South Beach first-hand.
The fully furnished HGTV Smart Home 2013 features products provided by national advertising partners including GMC, Bassett Furniture, Moen, Shaw Floors, ADT Security Services, Bush Brothers & Company, Quicken Loans, Garnier, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC., Trex Company, Inc., and Char-Broil.
America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to almost 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.
About Paradise Key South Beach
Discover Paradise Key South Beach, an enchanting coastal neighborhood with 62 home sites in desirable South Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Paradise Key South Beach offers distinctive coastal architecture in an extraordinary location – just a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean with convenient access to major highways, shopping, dining and recreation. Paradise Key South Beach is pedestrian and bicycle friendly with footpaths and wooden walking bridges throughout the community. Paradise Key South Beach, smart living along the coast! Visit us on-line at www.paradisekeysouthbeach.com.