134,000 people entered the Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes put on by Nexstar Media Group.

The chance to win the grand prize, of having your mortgage being paid for a year, feels like being the needle in a very deep haystack.

For the past month FOX 25/48, along with our parent company Nexstar has run the contest along with 197 other stations across the US.

The winner of the grand prize comes from Minot, North Dakota.

Karassa Stinchcomb has more on the very deserving family who won.

Local prize winner

Along with the national contest prize a local prize was awarded in our market. The winner of the local contest and prize is Jeannine Pestana from La Crosse, Wisconsin!

Jeannine’s prize includes:

$50 gift certificate to Mason shoes

$50 gift certificate to Nolechek’s Meat

$50 gift certificate to B-Framed gallery

$50 gift certificate to La Crosse Habitat Restore

$50 gift certificate to Tree Huggers Co-op

And a $50 Visa gift card from the Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center.