Phenix City woman wins St. Jude Dream Home

A Phenix City woman won a $350,000 home Saturday in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

Linda Beatty was headed to the home at 1034 Crosswinds Drive in Midland after her name was announced by campaign chairman Mark Cantrell just before 6 p.m.

Beatty was one of 6,379 ticket holders for the eighth dream home giveaway in Columbus. To date, four homes have been won by Columbus residents, two by Fort Benning soldiers and two by Phenix City residents. "It really is a tri-community," Cantrell said of the dream home support.

Cantrell said ticket sales raised nearly $638,000 to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The hospital is recognized around the world for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.