Congratulations to David Rennie of Shelton, Connecticut!
He is the lucky winner of a coastal retreat located in Merritt Island, Florida, a 2016 GMC Acadia Denali®, $250,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans, and a beautiful new boat. A grand prize valued at over $1.5 million!
David’s name was chosen from more than 127 million entries for the HGTV® Dream Home Giveaway 2016. Our lucky winner and his wife Margaret were in disbelief when host Tiffany Brooks and the HGTV production crew ambushed them at their hometown church. “It was incredible,” shares David about the ambush his daughters and minister helped plan.
David is a proud father of two daughters and former Boy Scouts of America employee. After being diagnosed with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease), David received a kidney transplant in March 2015. “I thought I won the lottery with the kidney. That was life changing, but so is this. We just never thought it could get any better.”
Rennie’s daughters and the church planned a blessing for his first year of survival with the kidney. Following the ceremony, Brooks let the family know they might have something else to celebrate. A big win!
An avid fan of HGTV, David has been following all of the HGTV home giveaways for many years. “I binge-watched HGTV during my treatments prior to my surgery, and entered the giveaway regularly. In fact, my wife would give me grief for entering, and we were both sure nothing like this would happen to us,” he says.
Our lucky winner is still amazed by his stroke of good fortune, and is looking forward to visiting Merritt Island and enjoying his winnings. The HGTV Dream Home 2016 winner visit is scheduled the weekend of his wife’s birthday. David says he’s watched the building of the home and viewed the photos online, but they can’t wait to see it in person. His wife is especially looking forward to spending some time on the dock on the river.