St. Jude Telethon Raises $600,000

One lucky Leakesville family is making plans for their new $250,000 home, after winning the St. Jude's dream home given away Saturday.

Althea Smith bought the winning ticket for her son, Jerry K. Smith. Mrs. Smith bought three tickets Friday for all of her children, after she toured the dream home.

The three-bedroom home is located in the St. Martin community and was donated by local sponsors to help raise money for St. Jude's Hospital. The wining ticket was drawn live on WLOX-TV, as part of a two-hour telethon.

Here are the winners of the other prizes given away:

  • Disney World Vacation For Four - Joy David, Gautier
  • Las Vegas Vacation Package From Edgewater Mall - Clauda Henry, Gulfport
  • Diamond and Golf Necklace, Courtesy Of Pav and Broome Watchmakes and Jewelers - Monica Goretski, Ocean Springs
  • Compaq Presario Computer - Sybil Sauls, Ocean Springs
  • Golf Package, Courtesy Of President Casino's Broadwater Golf Course - Linda Budinich, Biloxi
  • Scuba Class For Two, Courtesy Of Sports Unlimited - Jessie Gunn, Gautier
  • Lowe's $1,000 Shopping Spree - Donna MacGuyer
  • Beau Rivage Get-Away For Two - Sharon Melancon, Bay St. Louis
  • Grand Casino Get-Away For Two - Coy Novcaski, Biloxi
  • Charter Fish Trip For Six, Courtesy Of Captain Tom Becker - Rebecca Whittman, Wiggins
  • Dinner For Two At Mary Mahoney's For A Year - Harry & Jennifer Picco, Perkinston

All together, the fundraiser made more than $600,000 for St. Jude's Children Hospital.