KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Dunosky, a data network consultant from San Jose, California, was surprised with the news that he's the lucky winner of the DIY Network Blog Cabin™ Giveaway 2016. Dunosky's name was randomly drawn from nearly 43 million entries to win the prize package valued at more than $900,000.
The giveaway includes a fully renovated and furnished home in Panacea, Florida, plus $50,000 provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans® and a 2016 Mazda CX-5. The home is perched on three-and-a-half acres of prime waterfront property in the Florida panhandle.
"I listened to a voicemail from someone at DIY Network saying they needed to speak with me about my entry," said Dunosky. "My wife Patricia and I didn't know what to make of it – before we called back, we poured over the DIY Network website trying to figure out what else it could be because we just couldn't believe we may have won."
"Mike actually wasn't feeling well when we learned the good news, but I thought we should celebrate anyway," said Patricia Dunosky. "I got out our good crystal and we all toasted with ice water!"
The Dunoskys, along with their two young children, will see the home for the first time in person later this month. "We feel so fortunate, lucky and blessed at the same time," he added.
This 10th anniversary of DIY Network Blog Cabin – the first-ever interactive home-building series based on the simple idea "You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It!" – transformed an outdated 1990s coastal home, complete with its own private dock and entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.
DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016 features products provided by national advertising partners including HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams, Lumber Liquidators, Inc., Quicken Loans, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, Cabinets To Go, James Hardie, John Deere, Kohler and Mazda North American Operations.
ABOUT DIY NETWORK
DIY Network, from the creators of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in more than 56 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNI).
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SOURCE Scripps Networks Interactive