Ryan Eaton and his wife Amanda won the 2011 Dream Home built in Ridgeland's Township Development.
"When we heard our name called we were on the phone together just jumping up and down," said Ryan Eaton.
You could feel that same excitement this Sunday. That's the give-a-way date set for the 2012 St. Jude Dream Home in Madison's Longleaf Subdivision. With time quickly winding down, if you want your name in the running, you better get your ticket now.
"Go ahead and get that ticket today because we can't guarantee there will be any tickets by the end of the day," said Brian Stewart, the Senior Event Marketing Representative for the St. Jude Dream Home.
The Dream Home is state-of-the-art, but builder Brian Burkley doesn't want you to buy a ticket just to win the house. Burkley said make the purchase for the children and families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
"We're saving lives here and if your heart is in the right place I think you'll be blessed," said Dream Home builder Brian Burkley.
When you buy a ticket you're helping families like the King's. Wiley King was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor and has lost most of his eyesight. The Kings have never received a bill from the hospital because of donations to St. Jude.
"If somebody buys one ticket that pays for our transportation," said Wiley's mom, Stacey King.
When you buy your Dream Home ticket just remember you're impacting hundreds of lives. The added bonus is possibly winning the brand new house.
The home is open for public tours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $100. Call 800-371-6789 for more information.
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