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HGTV's 'My Lottery Dream Home' Season 5 premiere wins record ratings

Sep 26, 2018, 8:12 pm

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By Todd Northrop

The Season 5 premiere of HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home" just scored the series' best Nielsen numbers ever, hauling in 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among adults 25-54.

You could say Host David Bromstad has hit the jackpot.

Episode 501 of "My Lottery Dream Home," which premiered on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9-9:30 p.m., was the No. 3 cable show in the time slot in the all-important demographic.

The evening ended up being HGTV's highest-rated Friday night in the demo since January.

Even before the record numbers, HGTV has shown confidence in the show, renewing "My Lottery Dream Home" through Season 7.

Interestingly, Bromstad — the show's host, designer and artist — said he doesn't play the lottery himself, despite spending all of this time with so many winners.

"You'd think I would, especially rubbing elbows with all of these really rich, really lucky people," Bromstad said ahead of Friday's Season 5 premiere. "No, I do not play the lottery because I've already won the lottery. I won 'Design Star' and that was my lottery. I'm generally not a very lucky person. So I'm good. I've won it, that's my win. It's hard for me to spend $30 on a scratcher, or $20, or even $10 on a few scratchers. I just don't play enough. I'd rather buy canoes."

No one has more fun helping others spend money on TV than Bromstad — but it's been tough to find these folks, he said.

"How many people win the lottery? And how many people want to buy houses? And how many people want to be on TV?" he explained of the show's big issue. "It just started out so slow. It took a year for each of the first two episodes just to cast. So, it was a lot of being on hold — 'Oooh, we have one! Ooops, sorry, we don't.'"

Now that the show is more popular the casting process has become easier, Bromstad said. Which is a good thing, considering the number of episodes that will need to be created through Season 7.

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It seems the winners aren’t overspending on homes. Will watch the season.

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    Posted: September 26, 2018, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

    I don't have cable or Netflix. Can I watch this through Amazon Prime? Anyone know

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      Posted: September 26, 2018, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

      Season 5, Episode 1 (09/21, 09/22)
      My Lottery Dream Stable
      Life is too short to put your passions on hold, so when Jorge, Jackie and their daughter, Jillian, won a staggering $5 million on a Florida scratcher, they could finally buy the horse ranch that they had only dreamed about. David Bromstad meets up with them in Loxahatchee, Florida, to help find the perfect house, land and stables.

      Season 5, Episode 2 (09/28, 09/29)
      Little Sister, Big House
      When a work colleague wanted to take a chance on some lottery scratchers, Ashley was happy to join in. And it paid off big time! One million dollars later, Ashley can move out of her rental in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and buy her first home with her share of the winnings. David Bromstad helps her choose between a renovator's dream and a brand-new build.

      Season 5, Episode 3 (10/05, 10/06)
      Tallahassee Dream Team
      Shane buys scratchers almost every day, and luckily for him and his partner, Crystal, his habit paid off to the tune of $1 million! Now they're able to buy their first house in Tallahassee, Florida. Crystal wants a beautiful home that's move-in ready, and Shane wants a huge yard for their two dogs. David Bromstad is helping them find a property that makes everybody happy.

      Season 5, Episode 4 (10/12, 10/13)
      Texas Beach House
      After becoming a millionaire on a Vegas slot machine, Rick immediately bought his own dream home. Now David Bromstad joins him in Galveston, Texas, to help him spend his extra cash on a Texas Beach House for the whole family.

      Season 5, Episode 5 (10/19, 10/20)
      The Long Island Dream
      After winning $3 million on a scratcher, a NYC couple can afford to buy a home back in their old neighborhood of Northport, Long Island. David Bromstad shows them some astounding properties right on Long Island Sound, but in the end they must decide if they want to purchase a waterfront property or get more value for their money away from the coast.

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        so you hit the lottery and you want one of these. careful what you wish for.  you end up spending all your time dealing with maintenance issues and upkeep. you will have service people and strangers in your dwelling 7 days a week. you will be constantly writing checks for this and that. you have to maintain the grounds and making sure the security systems are up to snuff. you will have rooms in the dream house that you will never go into. you will have relatives and friends looking to stay over and be waited on hand and foot. you will have to have pool parties and entertain weekly. if you do not do all of this there is no need to have a dream house.  you would be better off with a luxury condo in a secure high rise building and a small cottage on a lake to escape to. i have never known  anyone who dreams about having one of these albatrosses beforehand. after someone hits the lottery the idea gets implanted into their brain that they want one and they end up regretting it.

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          so you hit the lottery and you want one of these. careful what you wish for.  you end up spending all your time dealing with maintenance issues and upkeep. you will have service people and strangers in your dwelling 7 days a week. you will be constantly writing checks for this and that. you have to maintain the grounds and making sure the security systems are up to snuff. you will have rooms in the dream house that you will never go into. you will have relatives and friends looking to stay over and be waited on hand and foot. you will have to have pool parties and entertain weekly. if you do not do all of this there is no need to have a dream house.  you would be better off with a luxury condo in a secure high rise building and a small cottage on a lake to escape to. i have never known  anyone who dreams about having one of these albatrosses beforehand. after someone hits the lottery the idea gets implanted into their brain that they want one and they end up regretting it.

          The Robinson's who won a third of the billion dollar PB jackpot shared plans to stay in their modest home in Munford TN.

           

          “Not only are we private, we’re common people,” John Robinson said. “We’re just like y’all. These big fancy houses are nice, but you gotta clean ‘em.” 

           

          Fast forward six months from winning. The Robinson's bought a 10-bedroom home on a 320-acre lot with a private lake. The property cost them $6.2 million, a private home theater and eight bathrooms. Quite the contrary from their press conference. 

           

          I get things change once the money hits your accounts. You see all those 000's. Don't know what you are going to do until it really happens. 

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            The Robinson's who won a third of the billion dollar PB jackpot shared plans to stay in their modest home in Munford TN.

             

            “Not only are we private, we’re common people,” John Robinson said. “We’re just like y’all. These big fancy houses are nice, but you gotta clean ‘em.” 

             

            Fast forward six months from winning. The Robinson's bought a 10-bedroom home on a 320-acre lot with a private lake. The property cost them $6.2 million, a private home theater and eight bathrooms. Quite the contrary from their press conference. 

             

            I get things change once the money hits your accounts. You see all those 000's. Don't know what you are going to do until it really happens. 

             I Agree! when the money hits your accounts! You just don't know.

             I confess that I fell asleep before the special show aired. I can count on it being repeated before the new year begins.

             These current MM & PB jackpots will almost fulfill any player's dreams. Good Luck LP members!

            When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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              so you hit the lottery and you want one of these. careful what you wish for.  you end up spending all your time dealing with maintenance issues and upkeep. you will have service people and strangers in your dwelling 7 days a week. you will be constantly writing checks for this and that. you have to maintain the grounds and making sure the security systems are up to snuff. you will have rooms in the dream house that you will never go into. you will have relatives and friends looking to stay over and be waited on hand and foot. you will have to have pool parties and entertain weekly. if you do not do all of this there is no need to have a dream house.  you would be better off with a luxury condo in a secure high rise building and a small cottage on a lake to escape to. i have never known  anyone who dreams about having one of these albatrosses beforehand. after someone hits the lottery the idea gets implanted into their brain that they want one and they end up regretting it.

              Obviously You have never watched this show!

              The people on this show do not buy these BIG Huge homes like you're talking about, they buy nice comfortable places they can take care of themselves and enjoy, they do not SPEND all the money they won on these homes they're really modest with there money. 

              They do not need service people nor strangers to take care of them, as usual you are speaking from behind closed doors or perhaps under your rock?

              Try watching the show before commenting on something you know nothing about!

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                Posted: September 27, 2018, 6:07 am - IP Logged

                Season 5, Episode 1 (09/21, 09/22)
                My Lottery Dream Stable
                Life is too short to put your passions on hold, so when Jorge, Jackie and their daughter, Jillian, won a staggering $5 million on a Florida scratcher, they could finally buy the horse ranch that they had only dreamed about. David Bromstad meets up with them in Loxahatchee, Florida, to help find the perfect house, land and stables.

                Season 5, Episode 2 (09/28, 09/29)
                Little Sister, Big House
                When a work colleague wanted to take a chance on some lottery scratchers, Ashley was happy to join in. And it paid off big time! One million dollars later, Ashley can move out of her rental in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and buy her first home with her share of the winnings. David Bromstad helps her choose between a renovator's dream and a brand-new build.

                Season 5, Episode 3 (10/05, 10/06)
                Tallahassee Dream Team
                Shane buys scratchers almost every day, and luckily for him and his partner, Crystal, his habit paid off to the tune of $1 million! Now they're able to buy their first house in Tallahassee, Florida. Crystal wants a beautiful home that's move-in ready, and Shane wants a huge yard for their two dogs. David Bromstad is helping them find a property that makes everybody happy.

                Season 5, Episode 4 (10/12, 10/13)
                Texas Beach House
                After becoming a millionaire on a Vegas slot machine, Rick immediately bought his own dream home. Now David Bromstad joins him in Galveston, Texas, to help him spend his extra cash on a Texas Beach House for the whole family.

                Season 5, Episode 5 (10/19, 10/20)
                The Long Island Dream
                After winning $3 million on a scratcher, a NYC couple can afford to buy a home back in their old neighborhood of Northport, Long Island. David Bromstad shows them some astounding properties right on Long Island Sound, but in the end they must decide if they want to purchase a waterfront property or get more value for their money away from the coast.

                Raven62,  Thank You for putting this thread together. I will mark my Calendar. 

                 We can look forward to brand new shows sometime next year.

                When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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                  I checked HGTV My Lottery Dream Home. There are shows on Friday 9/28/2018 starting at 4 pm and running until 10 pm. 

                   Please check your own schedule.

                   I saw the All New My Lottery Dream Home advertised also for 9 pm. Friday 9/28/2018 

                  When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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                    It seems the winners aren’t overspending on homes. Will watch the season.

                    Yes very modest homes for the most part.

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                      Season 5, Episode 1 (09/21, 09/22)
                      My Lottery Dream Stable
                      Life is too short to put your passions on hold, so when Jorge, Jackie and their daughter, Jillian, won a staggering $5 million on a Florida scratcher, they could finally buy the horse ranch that they had only dreamed about. David Bromstad meets up with them in Loxahatchee, Florida, to help find the perfect house, land and stables.

                      Season 5, Episode 2 (09/28, 09/29)
                      Little Sister, Big House
                      When a work colleague wanted to take a chance on some lottery scratchers, Ashley was happy to join in. And it paid off big time! One million dollars later, Ashley can move out of her rental in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and buy her first home with her share of the winnings. David Bromstad helps her choose between a renovator's dream and a brand-new build.

                      Season 5, Episode 3 (10/05, 10/06)
                      Tallahassee Dream Team
                      Shane buys scratchers almost every day, and luckily for him and his partner, Crystal, his habit paid off to the tune of $1 million! Now they're able to buy their first house in Tallahassee, Florida. Crystal wants a beautiful home that's move-in ready, and Shane wants a huge yard for their two dogs. David Bromstad is helping them find a property that makes everybody happy.

                      Season 5, Episode 4 (10/12, 10/13)
                      Texas Beach House
                      After becoming a millionaire on a Vegas slot machine, Rick immediately bought his own dream home. Now David Bromstad joins him in Galveston, Texas, to help him spend his extra cash on a Texas Beach House for the whole family.

                      Season 5, Episode 5 (10/19, 10/20)
                      The Long Island Dream
                      After winning $3 million on a scratcher, a NYC couple can afford to buy a home back in their old neighborhood of Northport, Long Island. David Bromstad shows them some astounding properties right on Long Island Sound, but in the end they must decide if they want to purchase a waterfront property or get more value for their money away from the coast.

                      Raven62,  I checked www.MyLotteryDreamHome-shows-schedule.com  There are no shows scheduled for any of those you put on Saturdays.

                       I will place the schedule on the Discussion Forum.

                      When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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                        Obviously You have never watched this show!

                        The people on this show do not buy these BIG Huge homes like you're talking about, they buy nice comfortable places they can take care of themselves and enjoy, they do not SPEND all the money they won on these homes they're really modest with there money. 

                        They do not need service people nor strangers to take care of them, as usual you are speaking from behind closed doors or perhaps under your rock?

                        Try watching the show before commenting on something you know nothing about!

                        that is fine advice. but what is so interesting about people buying a home which would be an upgrade from what they have no doubt but lacking in all those extravagant extras. i  guarantee you i would never watch this lame show. the show how the lottery changed my life was more interesting. it included some housing upgrades but mainly dealt with other issues in relation to their lottery hit. a show about people moving from a 300k house to a 700k house is about as interesting as watching paint dry. you are the one that needs to <snip>. i never alluded they spend all their money on these ridiculous homes. a tv show with the title "my lottery dream home" indicates to me that these homes are more than modest. not that i will ever know because under no circumstances would i watch it.

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                          best dream home is the you build yourself

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                            The Robinson's who won a third of the billion dollar PB jackpot shared plans to stay in their modest home in Munford TN.

                             

                            “Not only are we private, we’re common people,” John Robinson said. “We’re just like y’all. These big fancy houses are nice, but you gotta clean ‘em.” 

                             

                            Fast forward six months from winning. The Robinson's bought a 10-bedroom home on a 320-acre lot with a private lake. The property cost them $6.2 million, a private home theater and eight bathrooms. Quite the contrary from their press conference. 

                             

                            I get things change once the money hits your accounts. You see all those 000's. Don't know what you are going to do until it really happens. 

                            I wouldn't be surprised that the Robinsons found out they couldn't remain "common people".  Once people find out you're a big winner, they'll be at your door all the time or bumping into you at the store and hitting you up for money. And your neighbors won't treat you the same.  And you might not feel safe or welcome anymore. Note that they bought a big property with a private lake - this is more likely to get away from the beggars and the envy and to get some privacy and quiet. The house was probably already on the land and it's the huge private land they were after in the first place.  I really can't see how anyone winning that much money, or even a quarter of that money could just carry on as if nothing's changed.  Maybe the winner doesn't change much but those around them do, and not always for the best.