HGTV 'Dream Home' Pulls 28M Entries


Home & Garden Television announced Tuesday evening that its latest "Dream
Home Giveaway" sweepstakes promotion, which began Jan. 1, generated a record
28.1 million entries.

Its eighth such sweepstakes thus outscored last year's by 151 percent, the
network said.

Viewers were first given the chance to register to win on HGTV's Web site ( Jan. 1 -- the same day the cable
network ran its HGTV Dream Home 2003 special -- and their last entry
opportunity was Feb. 17.

The promotion sponsors ranged from General Motors Corp. and Ethan Allen Inc.
to Whirlpool Corp. and The Sherwin-Williams Co.

The $1 million prize package is topped by a custom-built, fully furnished
designer home in Florida and a 2003 GMC Envoy XL.

The winner will be announced later this month.