2022 HGTV Smart Home winner chosen

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - HGTV announced Aug. 31 that the winner of the HGTV Smart Home 2022 contest has been chosen.

Per the announcement, Leah Nadorff of Columbia, S.C. has won the $1.2 million prize package, which consisted of:

  • A 3,000-square-foot home
  • A 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
  • $100,000 from LendingTree

Over 104 million entries were submitted for this round of the contest, according to HGTV.

“When I did win, I thought ‘for real, this is all for me?’,” said Nadorff. “It was crazy and surreal, I was having an out of body experience. It didn’t fully click until about 30 minutes later.”

Nardorff teaches science at a middle school, stated the announcement. She and her family, including her cats and dog, are ecstatic to move into the new home.

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