St. Jude winner can pick cash instead of house

From the St. Jude Dream Home marketing folks:

BREAKING NEWS!!!! $150,000 CASH PRIZE OPTION IS BEING OFFERED FOR GRAND PRIZE

As of yesterday, the Tupelo campaign is offering a cash prize option for the Grand Prize Winner. What this means is that the person who is drawn for the Grand Prize (the St. Jude Dream Home) will have the option of choosing the house, or $150,000 cash, or as always they can decline to accept either prize.

Taxes still apply on the Cash Prize Option, and are taken out of the lump sum before the winner takes possession of the prize. Donors should consult their CPA for specific tax implications.

TICKET COUNT: 1,434**Continue to tell family, friends, and strangers so we can reach our goal of $700,000 for the kids and families of St. Jude!!

TICKET GOAL: 7,000

Below are the following ways to reserve tickets:
Online at www.dreamhome.org
Through our 24-hour toll free number: 1-800-456-8351
Through the mail via our direct mail pieces
Regions Bank locations in Tupelo, New Albany, Baldwyn, Columbus, West Point, and Starkville
Room to Room Furniture
Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association
Hancock Fabrics
The Mall at Barnes Crossing
Southern Traditions Fine Jewelry and Gifts
Open Houses at the St. Jude Dream Home house in the Fairpark District June 5 – June 26