Do People Win Houses In House Raffles
Despite the numerous few house prize competitions that have launched since 2009 very few have actually reached their desired conclusion of awarding a home as a prize. In fact up to 2020 we've tracked just a handful of raffles that awarded a property prize. These include Oldborough Retreat which was the first successful UK property competition and Dunstan Low's Win A Country House which revitalised home competitions in 2017. 2020 however has been the year for house winners with numerous competitions creating new property winners. The winners list has been boosted by a number of competitions, including Raffle House 2 and Draw A House, guaranteeing that they will create home winners.
First Successful Win A House Competition: Oldborough Retreat (Win A Devon Property With Fishing) - May 2009
Most Expensive Property Won - Melling Manor worth £845,000 - August 2017
Quickest Completed Competition - Grafton Farmhouse - April to May 2020
24 Successful Home Competitions - Since 2017
Samantha Silvester (£2.00) - Closed: 15th January 2021
For just £2 you could become the new owner of a 3 Bedroom house located in the M7 area of Manchester (Salford) plus a 2010 VW Polo - worth a combined total of £255,000. Entry for this competition is on the Raffall platform.
Niamh Gleason (£5.00) - Closed: 6th January 2021
A four bedroom barn style house with it's own well is the prize that awaits the winner of this latest Raffall competition. For just £5 you could become the owner of this property which is located in Kilkenny, Southern Ireland.
Mara From Athens (£40.00) - Closed: 31st December 2020
The property that can be won in this competition is a fully furnished remodeled 4 bedroom 2 bathroom villa in Italy with private 30 seat bar. Ticket prices aren't cheap but to counter balance that there's only 7000 available and the competition has been extended.
Mary Dinnegan (£91.00) - Closed: 30th December 2020
This Ireland based competition is open worldwide and gives you the chance to win a 2 bedroomed apartment in the London City Island area of London. It is not cheap to enter though as tickets cost €100!
Brandon Klayman (£18.00) - Closed: 30th December 2020
After a successful property competition, Elite Competitions are hoping to do it again with Set For Life. This prize package includes a choice of new home, a choice of car, £10K to spend on furniture and £2500 cash every month in 2021.
Shane McGonagle (£91.00) - Closed: 29th December 2020
Another Ireland based competition gives you the chance to win a four bedroomed semi in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Other prizes can be won too. However it is not cheap to enter as tickets cost €100.
Liam Ryan (£5.00) - Closed: 20th December 2020
In this competition you have the chance to win a beautiful Town House in the Irish City of Waterford. For just £5 the winner will also receive a BMW M2 Car and €5,000 cash. The competition is being hosted on Raffall.
Christine Farmsworth (£2.50) - Closed: 5th December 2020
A 4 bedroom semi detached house in the City of Sunderland is the latest addition to the Raffall platform. For just £2.50 you could not only win a home but help the owners with their dream of starting a life Down Under.
Jamie Lockett (£3.00) - Closed: 30th November 2020
If you'd like something a little bit different then in this raffle you can win a two room home with luxurious bathroom. However it comes on a 6.6 x 2.55m trailer! It is very much a tiny home!
Angelo Couchman (£15.00) - Closed: 20th November 2020
A brand new Holiday Lodge situated in the idyllic setting of Newquay Bay Resort is the prize on offer in the second 'home competition' run by Elite Competitions. The prize includes all site fees for the first two years.
Ian Garrick (£10.00) - Closed: 13th November 2020
A luxury four bedroomed property worth over £1million in Cheadle Hulme is the prize in this competition. Buy tickets and help raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. Enter early to enter more prize draws.
Daniel Hazel (£15.00) - Closed: 30th September 2020
A choice of brand new four bedroomed properties is the prize on offer from Elite Competitions. This raffle site has previously offered cars, cash and tech prizes but this is the first time they've offered a home.
Cynthia From Middlesex (£2.00) - Closed: 25th September 2020
Daniel Twenefour successfully created the winner of a property in Mitcham, Surrey with his Tramway Path competition. He's now hoping to repeat the formula with another property this time in the Whyteleafe area. For just £2 you could win this £425,0000 stunning 3 bedroom apartment.
Shanique Davis (£2.00) - Closed: 16th September 2020
The people behind the successful Win A Country Home that saw Shrubbery Farm being won by Jemma Nicklin are back with a third competition. This time they're helping promote Win Your Dream which gives you the chance to become the owner a beautiful 4-bed cottage in Sedgley for just £2 a ticket.
Rachael Brown (£2.00) - Closed: 6th September 2020
A second win a house competition has launched on Raffall. This time you have the chance to win a 5 bedroomed semi-detached property in Salford. The winner of the competition - if it reaches completion - will also win a BMW 320D. Tickets cost £2 each and 200,000 need to be sold.
Janet Shepherd (£5.00) - Closed: 4th September 2020
A renovated cottage located between the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is the prize in this win a home competition. For just £5 a ticket you could win Cwellyn Dream valued at £290,000.
Courtney Morgan (£1.00) - Closed: 4th September 2020
For just £1 you could win a 3 storey Victorian terrace house located in County Durham. The property prize also comes with a 2017 registered top of the range BMW X3 M Sport. Unsurprisingly this is another competition on the Raffall platform.
Niomi Boontam from Bournemouth (£10.00) - Closed: 31st July 2020
Following their first attempt to create a win a house winner, Raffle House are trying again. A £10 ticket could win you a £500,000 property in Whitechapel or a cash prize if insufficient tickets are sold. This property is now guaranteed to be won along with a Range Rover Discovery Sport.
Claire Reynolds from Wakefield (£1.00) - Closed: 19th July 2020
Here's your chance to a four bedroom detached property in Yorkshire complete with a 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid - all for just £1. As far as we know this is the first property prize on the Raffall platform. 400,000 tickets need to be sold.
Alison Bellamy from Telford (£2.00) - Closed: 31st May 2020
Grafton Farmhouse is the prize on offer in this Win My Dream Home competition. For just £2 you could potentially become the owner of a stunning six bedroom farmhouse, set on approx 3 acres of land.
Rachel Brown (Hampshire) (£2.00) - Closed: 31st May 2020
This is your chance to win a newly refurbished 3 bedroom house based in London. The owner aims to sell around 200,000 tickets. If insufficient tickets are sold then a cash prize will be awarded.
Jemma Nicklin (£2.00) - Closed: 10th February 2020
The first win a house of 2020 offers you the chance to win Shrubbery Farm in Shrewsbury. For just £2 a ticket you could own a beautiful property in the heart of the English countryside.
Vicky Hanratty from Drogheda (£100.00) - Closed: 1st December 2018
The prize for this competition is a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Castle Park, Termonfeckin worth over €280,000 in the Republic of Ireland. Tickets cost €100 and 8000 tickets are available.
Marie Seager from Warrington (£2.00) - Closed: 1st August 2017
Launched in 2017, this was your chance to win a six-bedroomed Melling Manor near Kirkby Lonsdale, valued at over £800,000. Marie Seager from Warrington was announced as the winner in August 2017
When other home competitions close but don't sell enough tickets they usually create a cash prize winner. The results of these competitions can be found in the closed competitions section.