St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway raises $1.3 M

Posted at 4:13 PM, May 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-03 23:35:41-04

Chesapeake, Va. - Through the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, more than $1.3 million was raised for St. Jude Children's Research  Hospital.

The giveaway was held Sunday morning and the winner selected during a live broadcast.

The lucky new owner of the home in Chesapeake is Jean Blanchard from Virginia Beach.  The home, built by Steven Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods, is valued at $475,000.

There were also a number of other prizes given out.  A list of all the winners will be posted as soon as it is available.

The total amount raised through ticket sales and donations was $1,315,531.  It will all benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  The money allows St. Jude to conduct groundbreaking research and provide treatment at no cost to families.