Chicago Heights Resident Wins Grand Prize in HGTV Smart Home 2014 Giveaway

  Chicago Heights Resident Wins Grand Prize in HGTV Smart Home 2014 Giveaway

  Prize package worth over $1 million includes a charming, high-tech home in

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- July 14, 2014

Ashley King received a special surprise after Sunday night dinner when HGTV’s
Tiffany Brooks showed up at her parents’ home to hand her the keys to the
luxuriously furnished high-tech HGTV^® Smart Home, an all-new Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid and a $100,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken

HGTV Smart Home 2014 winner Ashley King (center) shares her excitement with
HGTV's Tiffany Brooks (r ...

HGTV Smart Home 2014 winner Ashley King (center) shares her excitement with
HGTV's Tiffany Brooks (right) and her mother Denise King. (Photo: Charles
Chesney/AP Images for Scripps Networks or HTGV)

King currently lives with her parents and is preparing to attend graduate
school at DePaul University to pursue a master’s degree in digital
communication. Her father, Reverend Claude King, kept the secret from King and
her mother Denise last week in order to surprise the new homeowner.

“When you enter these contests, for me at least, you don’t think much of it
because you know it’s one of those one in a million chances and you never
really think it is going to happen to you,” said King. “I’m still shocked. I
didn’t realize how big this would be and I don’t know when this surprised
feeling will subside.”

King also noted that her brother recently gave her a 16-year-old vehicle that
needed a lot of repairs, so she definitely can use the new car. She said she
looks on the grand prize as a gift to her entire family, which will have a
positive impact on their lives.

This lucky winner was selected from almost 49 million entries for the HGTV
Smart Home 2014. Located in the premiere Duncanwood Reserve neighborhood of
Nashville’s Green Hills area, the home consists of three bedrooms and 4-1/2
baths on three levels of efficiently designed space that utilizes every nook
and cranny to maximize the smart floor plan. Smart technology connects the
home’s appliances and devices, giving the homeowner better control over energy
use, security, interior climate, entertainment, lighting and more. Viewers can
take a look at the home by taking a virtual tour at

Viewers can witness her reaction to the surprise ambush during theHGTV Smart
Home 2014 Giveaway Specialthat airs Friday, August 22 at 6 p.m. ET on HGTV.

Conceived by P. SHEA | DESIGN and constructed by Carbine & Associates, this
exceptional home is convenient to shopping and outdoor recreation and lies
just 15 minutes south of downtown Nashville, a lively community known
worldwide for its talented musicians and country music heritage.

The HGTV Smart Home 2014 is built to meet the Consumer Electronics
Association’s (CEA) TechHome Rating System (THRS), a nationally recognized
specification for residential technology infrastructure. The home also has
earned a Silver Level certification from the National Green Building

The fully furnished HGTV Smart Home 2014 features products provided by
national advertising partners including Lincoln Motor Company, Bassett
Furniture, Moen, Shaw Floors, ADT Security Services, Bush Brothers & Company,
Quicken Loans, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC.,
Verizon Wireless, Char-Broil, and Radio Systems Corporation, owner of the
PetSafe® brand.

About HGTV

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable
network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and the
HGTV website,, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden
destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per
month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which
showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture,
plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV
HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to In
partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle
publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of
HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is
wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

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