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                                   Nashville  Business Wire  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 Loans.  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 Standard™.  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).  Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:  Multimedia Available:  Contact:  Scripps Networks LLC Gary McCormick, 865-560-4143 or Kristin Alm, 865-560-4316  
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