HGTV Dream Home 2017 Winner Announcement

HGTV host Tiffany Brooks surprised grand prize winner Anna Spangler of Kutztown, PA, in front of family and friends. See her priceless reaction as she learns the good news.    

Photo by: Jacqueline Sauer

Jacqueline Sauer

By: Virginia Moon

When Anna Spangler arrived at a wine and painting class, she thought the group of friends and her husband, a dairy farmer, were there to enjoy a fun-filled Friday night. So she was floored when HGTV Dream Home 2017 host Tiffany Brooks and a small production crew showed up to tell her that she’d won the stunning waterfront home on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

“It was surreal,” she says. “It is absolutely unbelievable!”

More HGTV Dream Home

See Anna's Reaction 00:41

Watch as Tiffany Brooks surprises our winner with the good news.

Anna’s best friend Julie was in on the planning and kept the news a secret so that Anna could be completely surprised. At the wine and painting event the group painted a beach scene, which was the perfect nod to Anna’s good fortune. She was grateful that she could share the moment with loved ones.

See the Ambush

See All Photos

When Anna Spangler arrived at a wine and painting class, she thought the group of friends and her husband, a dairy farmer, were there to enjoy a fun-filled Friday night. So she was floored when HGTV Dream Home 2017 host Tiffany Brooks and a small production crew showed up to tell her that she’d won the stunning waterfront home on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Before the session began, the owner explained that the camera crew was there to shoot a commercial for the studio. Anna had no clue what was actually going to take place. 

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Anna’s best friend, Julie, was in on the planning and kept the news a secret so that Anna could be completely surprised. The group painted a beach scene, which was the perfect nod to Anna’s good fortune. 

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

An hour into the session, the class was instructed to take a break for a game. Participants were directed to put paper plates on their foreheads and paint various pictures that the teacher had chosen.  To decide the winner, the owner picked three finalists, which included Anna. Tiffany Brooks was chosen to be the judge.  She looked at each one, and then selected Anna as the winner. Little did Anna know she was the winner of a big surprise. 

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Tiffany opened a side drawer and pulled out an HGTV microphone and took off her disguise, which were a pair of glasses. She then announced why she was there, to surprise Anna, the lucky winner of HGTV Dream Home 2017. 

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

“It was surreal,” Anna says. “It is absolutely unbelievable!”

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Anna’s name was randomly drawn from 131 million entries to the sweepstakes. After entering the HGTV Dream Home 2017 twice a day almost everyday this year, she never thought this dream would be hers.

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Along with a 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom, waterfront paradise located on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Anna's prize package includes $250,000 cash from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans® and a brand new Honda Pilot, a grand-prize package valued at over $1.7 million.

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Our lucky winner is still amazed by her stroke of good fortune, and is looking forward to enjoying her winnings. Anna and her husband can’t wait to visit St. Simons Island later this month to see the home for the first time.

Photo By: Jacqueline Sauer

Anna’s name was randomly drawn from 131 million entries to the sweepstakes. After entering the HGTV Dream Home 2017 twice a day almost everyday this year, she never thought this dream would be hers.

“I received the daily email reminders and during my lunch break I would enter,” she says. “It was definitely my dream.”

Anna, an HGTV super-fan, watched the special and toured the home, stating her favorite features are outdoors. “I really like its warm location, beautiful water views and nice lounge areas,” says the avid animal lover.

Our lucky winner is still amazed by her stroke of good fortune, and is looking forward to enjoying her winnings. Anna and her husband can’t wait to visit St. Simons Island later this month to see the home for the first time.

More HGTV Dream Home

Watch the Winner Walk Through 03:47

The HGTV Dream Home 2017 winner takes a tour of her new home.

HGTV Home Giveaways

HGTV Smart Home 2017 in Scottsdale

Taking its cues from nature, HGTV Smart Home 2017 is a savvy mix of modern desert style and thoughtful tech that makes daily life easier. 

Browse HGTV Urban Oasis 2017

A cozy, Craftsman-style home located in the heart of Knoxville, TN. Follow along as we transform this amazing retreat!

Keep Reading

Meet the Experts

Learn about the design and build team responsible for HGTV Dream Home 2017.

Real Estate Agent: Lisa Wilson

Architect: Michael Stauffer

Builder: Allen Construction

Designer: Brian Patrick Flynn

See the Floor Plan for HGTV Dream Home 2017

Familiarize yourself with the layout of this one-of-a-kind waterfront remodel.

Luxury Home Giveaways

HGTV Smart Home

A luxurious, modern home in Scottsdale, Arizona

HGTV Urban Oasis

A cozy Craftsman-style home in Knoxville, Tennessee

DIY Network Blog Cabin

A gorgeous waterfront retreat in Panacea, Florida