Ellen gives Fresno woman big gift

Lisa Jarmon gets house from talk show host

FRESNO, Texas - A local fan of Ellen DeGeneres' show on KPRC Local 2 got a surprise of a lifetime Tuesday.

Lisa Jarmon, of Fresno, Texas, first appeared on Ellen in March, and she won a free car.

"I really needed a new car when the gas prices went up," she said. "I've never owned a car."

Ellen liked Jarmon so much that she gave her $10,000 and all 12 prizes in her 12 days of giveaways.

Ellen decided Jarmon needed another surprise, and the talk show host flew Jarmon and her four children to Los Angeles to give it to her. There was an emergency medical technician and an oxygen tank on standby for when Ellen told Jarmon that she was getting a house.

"I'm totally overwhelmed," Jarmon said. "I don't really have a reaction right now because it hasn't all sunken in."

Jarmon's home is expected to be finished in May.

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