2016 St. Jude Dream Home winner announced - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2016 St. Jude Dream Home winner announced

Diane celebrating her new home with Kendall Kirkham (Source: WMC Action News 5) Diane celebrating her new home with Kendall Kirkham (Source: WMC Action News 5)

Diane Bradley of Cordova, Tennessee, is the winner of the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home!

Bradley said this was the first year she’s watched the giveaway, and she heard her name called as the top prize winner.

"And it said "Cordova, it's a woman this time, and then it said Diane Bradley, and I started screaming all through the house, every room, just calling -- no one was there with me -- I almost passed out -- thank you Lord,” Bradley said.

Bradley toured her new home soon after.

“This is my dream kitchen; you’ve got to know that,” she said.

The massive master bedroom closet took her breath away.

Bradley said she has been inspired to buy a ticket annually thanks to a family member’s experience at another hospital.

"I had a niece that almost drowned in Virginia, in a pool, and something like St. Jude, you know, put up her parents and they didn't have to pay anything -- kept them until she was okay,” Bradley said.

Bradley was so shaken by the win, she had someone drive her to Arlington to see the home.

“I’m just speechless,” she said.

The 2016 St. Jude Dream Home, estimated at 3,900 square feet, features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an upstairs media room, and 10-foot vaulted ceilings. 

Click here to see the inside of this year's home.

This year, a record 13,000 tickets were sold—selling out a week before the giveaway.

Other prizes were also given away. The winners include:

  • $2500 in gas and Memphis Tigers Experience - Billy Alexander of Cordova, TN
  • Peabody weekend - Cindy Presson of Byhalia, MS
  • Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra - Debra Palmer  of Corinth, MS
  • Ashley furniture - Susie Heinman of Bartlett, TN
  • Brizo faucet - Kevin Nix of Collierville, TN
  • Pediatrics East - Thomas Fristick of Germantown, TN
  • All My Sons visa - Regina Montgomery of Germantown, TN
  • James Gattas jewelry - Susan Drewry of Oakland, TN
  • Movie tickets - Stanley Craig of Millington, TN

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