HGTV Dream Home 2018 Winner Ambush

HGTV host Tiffany Brooks surprised grand-prize winner Emily Muniz at her home in suburban Nashville, TN. See her priceless reaction as she learns the good news.

Congratulations to Emily Muniz! She is our proud winner of the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2018, a grand prize package valued at over $1.8 million.

Emily received the news from HGTV designer and host Tiffany Brooks that she had been selected as the winner of the HGTV® Dream Home 2018 . Emily’s name was randomly drawn from over 123 million entries.

To learn more about her schedule, the ambush crew tapped Emily’s parents, who called and asked about her family’s morning routine as slyly as possible. The day of the ambush, Tiffany surprised Emily's husband first thing in the morning with the news while Emily was at work.

Emily picked up some groceries on the way home from work, and when she walked into her living room, she was surprised by an ecstatic Tiffany and the rest of the crew. “I had a gallon of milk in one hand, and groceries in the other,” Emily noted with a laugh.

Emily is no stranger to HGTV’s home giveaways. "My daughter is only three, so we try to limit what she watches on television,” said Emily. “HGTV is one of channels she’s allowed to watch with me."

The giveaway includes the completely remodeled and fully furnished home, a new Honda Accord and $250,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®. The home is located in Gig Harbor, Washington, a charming Pacific Northwest town with picturesque scenery and a maritime lifestyle.

With so many other fans entering to win, Emily tried to be realistic, telling herself that "nobody ever has a chance of winning." To say the least, being wrong has never been more rewarding.

Our lucky winner is still in disbelief at her good fortune. Emily and her family will get a chance to see the home for the first time in the coming weeks.

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