I entered thousands of times to try and win a "Dream Home" from HGTV, but I've had no luck. But this lucky guy wins it and can't afford it, because he owes over $600,000 in taxes! I wonder if he owes in back taxes? That's gotta be it.
"e-HGTV 'Dream Home' winner struggling to afford prize
TYLER, Texas A free house may be too expensive for Don Cruz to keep.
Cruz won the five-thousand-square-foot house in Texas in the Home and Garden Television "Dream Home" sweepstakes. The one-and-a-half (M) million-dollar home on the shores of Lake Tyler also has a boathouse.
But to keep the home, Cruz has to find a way to raise about 631-thousand dollars he owes in taxes. He had hoped to do that by renting out the boathouse and the master bedroom, but city regulations may prevent him from doing that.
He says he doesn't want to sell the house, and hopes the Tyler City Council can help him out.
Cruz won the home in April when he was selected from 39 (M) million entries. He used to live in suburban Chicago.
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