Texas Woman Wins $21 Million in Publishers Clearing House SweepstakesAired January 31, 2000 - 2:48 p.m. ET
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LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: Besides watching those ads and the partying there, there's another big Super Dole -- Super -- Super Dole...
NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: Super Dole.
WATERS: I can't even do it today. Super Bowl tradition. It's the Publishers Clearing House giveaway, of course.
ALLEN: Every Super Dole Sunday...
... some lucky person wins lots of money.
Amy Wallis of our station KTXS followed along and watched as one Texas family was made very happy.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don't tell anybody.
AMY WALLIS, KTXS REPORTER (voice-over): As Ginny Jackson read the newspaper and watched the Super Bowl, she had no idea what was going on down the street.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Twenty-one million dollars.
WALLIS: The prize patrol, armed with a check for $21 million in her name was about to knock on her door.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here comes somebody.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here comes someone.
Are you Ginny? Are you Ginny Jackson?
Ginny, come here. Come here.
You've just won $21 million in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.
It is not a joke. WALLIS: Soon after, her husband, Jack, pulled up to hear the news.
TODD SLOANE, PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE: She's going to get a million dollars this year, and I believe it's about 500,000 a year after that. But it's paid out over time.
WALLIS (on camera): As if $21 million isn't enough, Ginny Jackson also won a Lincoln Navigator. No doubt this home in Wingate, Texas will never quite be the same, but as for the Jacksons, they say they won't change.
GINNY JACKSON, SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: I don't feel any different. I really don't.
WALLIS (voice-over): In the midst of all the shock and commotion, Ginny did come up with a few ways to put her new-found wealth to use.
JACKSON: Help my kids finish college, you know. Definitely give some of it to the church. And I might even invest some of it.
WALLIS: Abilene's Holy Family Catholic Church will surely appreciate the help.
As for Jack, he has plans of his own.
JACK JACKSON, GINNY'S HUSBAND: ... shave, put on a suit and tie, and go into hiding, because nobody will ever recognize me if I do that.
WALLIS: He also says he'll return to work at his concrete construction company. And since the drought has put a damper on the Jackson's farming and ranching lately, Ginny sure is glad she entered the sweepstakes one last time.
G. JACKSON: I said, if nothing happened on this one, I was just going to toss them in the trash from now on, but I don't know about that.
WALLIS: But something surely did happen.
ALLEN: So you were right. That was the Super Dole.
WATERS: It was. They just doled it out in super amounts actually.
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