Today is final day for early bird St. Jude drawing

Today is the final day for those interested in purchasing a ticket for the St. Jude Dream Home to be entered in the early bird drawing.

The winner of that drawing will receive $1,200 in groceries in addition to having a chance at winning a $550,000 house.

So far, 2,000 of the 9,000 tickets have been sold. "That puts us about 400 ahead of last year," said chair Mark Cantrell.

Drawing for the house will be April 19.

To order a $100 ticket, call 1-800-383-9844.