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Beverly Fulkerson of Osgood, Indiana won a Montana home in the 2019 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway.
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Beverly Fulkerson never thought she would win.

But the former preschool teacher from Osgood, Indiana, is now the owner of a remodeled and fully furnished home in Whitefish, Montana as part of HGTV’s 2019 Dream Home Giveaway. Fulkerson has entered the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway contests almost daily since 1998, according to a press release.

Fulkerson beat out 135 million other entries. The prize package, valued at $2.3 million, also includes a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite and $250,000. 

Fulkerson found out about the news while meeting with her family in Cincinnati under the guise that her daughter had won an award. 

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The reveal, filmed by HGTV, shows designer and host Tiffany Brooks walking out to Fulkerson and introducing herself. Fulkerson looks confused. Brooks takes Fulkerson’s hand and shares the happy news. Fulkerson’s eyes and mouth widen as she brings her hand to her mouth. Tears start to form, and a confetti cannon shoots off.

“You’re kidding!” Fulkerson exclaims. “Oh my goodness!”

“This is the largest prize package in HGTV history,” Brooks says. 

The 3,560-square foot house was designed by HGTV’s Brian Patrick Flynn, described as “mountain modern” located on the edge of Glacier National Park.

The floor-to-ceiling accordion windows offer views of the Rocky Mountains and Whitefish Lake. It features three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, massive master closet, a hot tub, chef’s kitchen, lodge room, multiple guest rooms, fireplace and upper deck. 

The press release says that Fulkerson and her husband will be able to see the house for the first time in the coming weeks. 

Watch the full surprise ambush on HGTV’s “HGTV Dream Home 2019 Giveaway Special,” airing 1 p.m. EST on May 24. 

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 Follow Kellie Hwang on Twitter: @KellieHwang.

 

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