Young family of 5 'blessed' to win St. Jude Dream Home

By Audrey Williams

April 15, 2013 Updated Apr 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- After selling out and raising more than $602,000, the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is in the books. This years winners, a young family of five, says it's a 'blessing'.

Monday night Jeremy and Kristen Duckworth along with their three children ages three, two and eight months toured the home.

When they heard their name last night they were completely shocked.

The four bedroom three and a half bath home would be a nice upgrade from their three bed, one bath home in Princeville, but the Duckworth's say they are still weighing their options.

"It's a beautiful home, who wouldn't raise a family and live here but obviously there is a lot of details to iron out in the meantime so we'll work through them and figure out what's best for us and our family," said Jeremy Duckworth.

Kristen and Jeremy said with three healthy children, they are happy to support St. Jude.

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