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Update on the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winner

Tony Tafoya won the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway and continues to donated to the charity. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Tony Tafoya has fully settled into the 2,900-square-foot home he won during last year's St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

He bought 10 tickets in the giveaway, donating a total of $1,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

With almost 11,000 tickets sold last year, Tafoya didn't expect to win, and even when he did, he couldn't believe it.

"My fiancé, she’s jumping around, running around the house going crazy and I’m like, naw, that can’t be me," recalled Tafoya.

So, the Kern County resident moved from his home in Bodfish down to southwest Bakersfield and has been in the St. Jude Dream Home ever since.

“It’s a beautiful home, you know. Couldn’t ask for anything more," said Tafoya.

This year's giveaway is still going on.

Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased by calling (800) 385-9134 or by going to a Kern Schools Federal Credit Union branch.

All tickets reserved by Friday will be entered to win a Mexican Riviera cruise for two aboard the Carnival Panorama, courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line.

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