East Texan Wins $10,000 Prize

Out of more than 23,000 entries from around the nation, a Lindale woman has won a $10,000 prize. Mary Helen Kelm of Lindale received a Helzberg Diamonds shopping spree at Broadway Square Mall in Tyler. She registered for the sweepstakes in June while browsing at the Tyler store.

Mary Helen says she never thought she'd win, "I called my husband and said, 'this man has just called and told me I won $10,000 in jewelry, and I don't know if it's real or not."

Mary Helen teaches part-time at a Christian pre-school and says she would like to spend some of her winnings on a gift for her husband, and her children.