updated 09/20/2012 AT 6:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/20/2012 AT 6:20 AM ET
After 75 days, 16 houseguests and dozens of competitions, Big Brother 14 has a winner!
Following last Thursday’s elimination of their fellow Quack Pack alliance member Shane Meaney, the final three houseguests – Danielle Murphee, Ian Terry and returning player Dan Gheesling – battled it out for the final Head of Household of season 14. Spoilers ahead!
Ian, 21, won the three-part competition and kept his deal with Dan, choosing to evict Danielle, who became the final member of the jury tasked with voting between the final two and awarding one of them the $500,000 grand prize.
After a tense interrogation with Dan and Ian making their cases, the jury awarded Ian, an engineering student at Tulane University in New Orleans, the money by a margin of six to one.
Wednesday night’s finale closed with host Julie Chen announcing Frank Eudy, 28, as America’s Favorite Houseguest and the winner of $25,000.
For more on the Big Brother finale, check back with PEOPLE.com for our interview with winner Ian Terry