The Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies celebrated a major milestone on Tuesday, when its 15 millionth customer walked through the doors.
The family who won says it was a big surprise.
"Very unexpected. It's just very exciting because we've never won anything before," said Craig Best.
It took just twelve years to get 15 million people through the doors. The aquarium opened in December of 2000. Compare that to another Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. That location opened in 1996 and they just recently celebrated the same milestone.
"It's in a perfect location. We brought the ocean back to the mountain like it was hundreds of millions of years ago," said Ryan DeSear, General Manager.