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Cordova family wins St. Jude Dream Home

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - St. Jude sold more than $1 million dollars worth of tickets for this year's Dream Home, but only one could be picked for the grand prize.
Sunday, the winner of this year's St. Jude Dream Home were the Gadhok family of Cordova.  The family won a new Collierville home valued at more than $500,000.

The home only cost the family a $100 dollar ticket, but Sandeep Gadhok says contributing to the St. Jude is part of his normal routine.

"I said, 'Okay this is just like another contribution, let me send another $100 dollars,'" he said.

Sandeep's wife, Ranjula, said they were not home to receive the phone call announcing they won, but they were told by friends. Just to make sure, she tried to call someone this morning, but...

"When I tried to call St. Jude, they said their marketing office wasn't open until 8," she said. "I was like, 'Oh no, they'll draw a second person,' so I almost pulled him and said, 'Lets drive to St. Jude.'"

The Gadhoks have lived in Memphis for 11 years, and say donating is something they have always done. Now, that has paid off in a big way, and they have to decide if they want to move into the new home.  Sandeep said he and his wife will have to calculate whether or not they can afford what would be a hefty property tax increase, but if it is left up to their teenage son Rohan, the choice is clear:

"I think it would be good to move in here," he said. "It would be nice and cool."


Grand prize winner:

Sandeep Gadhok – St. Jude Dream Home


Other prizes:

Early Bird prize, 2009 Honda Civic VP Courtesy of Wolfchase Honda, winner - Ray Howard from Germantown, TN

Grand Early Bird prize, Gas for a year from Circle K, winner - Steven Chisom from Atoka, TN

Samuel’s Furniture and Interiors $5,000 Shopping Spree winner- Carolyn Belote from Nesbit, MS

Allstate Blue 49cc Scooter- Joan Marie Kintzele from Collierville, TN

Allstate Power Tools- Leigh Wilson from Memphis, TN

Allstate Dell Computer- Sharon McKinney from Memphis, TN

BA Framer $1,000 Gift Certificate- Margie Kent from Collierville, TN

Bella Viaggia $1,000 Gift Certificate- Donna Vickery from Cordova, TN

Cannon Camera and Sharp TV- David Koziol from Collierville, TN

Cowboy Corner $1,000 Gift Certificate-Frank Currie from Ripley, TN

Original Art from D'Edge Art Gallery- James Hatter from Cordova, TN

Ductz Home Air Duct Cleaning- Ann McLean from Cordova, TN

Gateway Tires $1,000 Gift Certificate- Andrew Stark from Memphis, TN

Hancock Fabrics $1,000 Gift Certificate- Daniel Sutter from Memphis, TN

James Gattas Jewelers, Piece of Jewelry- Amanda Hoeksema from Arlington, TN

Lowe's $1,000 Gift Certificate- Bob and Betty Monasco from Memphis, TN

Malco Theaters, 1 year of movie tickets- Lisa Donahue from Arlington, TN

Muse, Inspired Fashions $1,000 Gift Certificate- Geraldine Stephens from Collierville, TN

Pediatrics East, $1,000 Visa gift card- Rachel Daniel Cooper from Memphis, TN

Regions Bank, Autozone Suite and food- Virgil Atkins from Olive Branch, MS

Zaven Kish, oriental rug- Sabine Bowermaster from Webster City, IA

Grizzlies Suite- Carlton Lankford from Walls, MS

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