Weston woman wins $600,000 dream home after buying one of 9,500 tickets sold

RAYMORE, Mo. - After months of ticket sales and anticipating, the 2012 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was a success.

This year's goal was to sell out 9,500 tickets. That goal was achieved during the special giveaway show. 

That means $950,000 will be given to St. Jude for research and treatment of various cancers and other diseases.

At 11:55 a.m., Tracy Poyner from Weston found out she was the winner of the $600,000 home on Metfield Lane in Raymore.

"I can't breath," Poyner said. "I'm so excited! Thanks!"

After her name was announced, George Waldenberger joked with her new neighbors, saying she needs to have at least one party to celebrate.

Even if a person did not buy a ticket, they can still donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

It cost more than $1.7 million to run the hospital each day.

Other St. Jude Prize Winners:

OH, I.O. Metro ($10,000 in Furniture): Colleen Benden, Moscow Mills, MO
Bonus prize, Weber Grill: Rose Wamaicha, Kansas City, MO
EB prize, Chevy Sonic: Levi McNeely, Belton, MO

Secondary Prizes:
$1,000 to Country Mart: Wendell Vice, Grain Valley, MO
Whirlpool Washer/Dryer (Ferguson): Debi Myer, Raytown, MO
United Home Comfort Package: Mary Grissom, Gladstone, MO
10 months of dance classes: Nikki Walker, Kansas City, MO
Antimicrobial Treatment: Tammera Baker, Liberty, MO
1 year of Drycleaning: Joni Basler, Olathe, KS
$1,000 Savings Bond: Pam Simanowitz, Kansas City, MO
1 year of Ultimate Oasis Facials: Kenneth Lake, Sedalia, MO
3 Overnight stays at the Great Wolf Lodge: David Johnson, Kansas City, MO 64145
6 month Creekmoor golf membership: Thelma Brunksy, Kansas City, KS
$1,000 Visa Gift Card (All my sons): Tina Webb, Olathe, KS
$1,000 Paradise Nursery gift card: Robert Fields, Lone Jack, MO
Honeywell Security Package: Linda Mayors, Belton, MO
Talo Smarttouch kitchen faucet: Vicki Hammen, Kansas City, MO
$1,000 Sandy Braun Photography Gift Card: Mark Garrett, Kansas City, MO 64145
$1,000 IQ Home Improvement Gift Card: Carol Bowlin, Holt, MO
$1,000 Target Gift Card (Community America): Jason Tatge, Bucyrus, KS
$1000 Jcpenney Gift Card: Jenny Gall, St. Joseph, MO

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