HGTV Dream Home winner announced

The 3,000 square foot 2013 HGTV Dream Home on Kiawah Island received LEED Platinum certification for sustainability. (Brad Nettles/ 12/4/12

A lucky Tennessee resident is the winner of the HGTV Dream Home on Kiawah Island.

Carole Simpson, a former Marine of Columbia, Tenn. was feeding her dogs when she learned she won the $2 million prize, according to an HGTV press release.

“Simpson recently retired from a 25-year career as an automotive assembly worker. She says she’s entered the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway the last four years. Her name was chosen randomly from more than 77 million entries,” the cable network reported.

In addition to the 3,000-square-foot home, Simpson also won an SUV and $500,000.

See more pictures of the house here.

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