The 2013 HGTV Smart Home Sweepstakes winner was Carole Simpson. Carole hails from Columbia, Tenn., rather than Jacksonville. As winner of the sweepstakes, Ms. Simpson received a country cottage on Kiawah Island and other prizes equalling $2 million.
The sweepstakes is an annual contest hosted by the popular HGTV channel. The prizes often include a smart home, among other items. A smart home is a house that includes special features, such as automation, voice control, high-tech security and home theater options. Interested parties can generally enter the sweepstakes through the HGTV website or by mail by sending in a postcard.