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Last year's Dream Home winner talks about experience living in home

Teague and her husband anxiously watched the live broadcast to see who would win. (Image Source: WLOX News) Teague and her husband anxiously watched the live broadcast to see who would win. (Image Source: WLOX News)
The 2015 St. Jude Dream Home in Malpass West. (Image Source: WLOX News) The 2015 St. Jude Dream Home in Malpass West. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Teague says staying in the home was a no brainer for them. (Image Source: WLOX News) Teague says staying in the home was a no brainer for them. (Image Source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Teresa Teague and her husband didn't have to go far to see this year's Dream Home, built from the ground up. It's just one street over. So when it was time for someone to win the new house, they couldn't wait to see who it would be.

"It was excitement, because you're like I know what this feels like now. Seeing the house and you watch it get built and you're like this is going to change someone's life," said Teague.

Unlike this year's winner, Teague has been participating in the drawing for more than 10 years. She and her husband had even lost two homes, one to Hurricane Katrina and the other to Hurricane Isaac.

"You're like we're cursed when it comes to houses. For some reason houses and us don't get along, and then to win one and to win one that's just amazing, you know there's a plan. You know God is watching out for you when stuff like that happens," said Teague.

While all the winners before her had not moved into the house, Teague says she considered it taking advantage of a blessing.

"Yeah, money is nice, but the chance to live here and have our family here and our future here, it just wasn't worth the money," said Teague.

The customized home has more space than she ever imagined and even features a hidden door that leads to her husband's man cave.

"Everything is just so perfect in this house," said Teague.

She admits it took some time to work out a financial plan so they could move in, but since the day they won, they were convinced they would find a way to make it their home.

"We never considered selling it, you know, it's just so pretty and how often do you get a chance to live in a house like this," said Teague.

Teague says she hopes this year's winner will thoroughly consider staying in the house, and she will even offer her some advice.

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