Dream House Ireland - Home Winner
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.
Winner: Niamh Gleeson
Launched: 13th November 2020 Closed: 6th January 2021
Location: Kilkenny, Southern Ireland,
House Value: £400000 (4 Bedrooms)
Ticket Price: £5.00 (Free Entry - See 5.6 in Terms)
Tickets Sold: Unknown
Cash Alternative: 75% of ticket sales
Lucy Keoghan is the next home owner to try their luck raffling their property on the Raffall platform. As far as we're aware this is the first Ireland property to appear on the competition service. The Keoghan family are taking the house raffle option as a way of selling their home but also to raise funds for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group. This charity is close to their hearts as their daughter, Mollie, has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Let's hope that this particular competition helps to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause.
How To Enter The Competition
Details about the property are quite limited. It's located eight miles from the medieval city of Kilkenny and has four bedrooms. There's a video and photos of the property on the competition page and these show a very nice home. The kitchen appears to be part of an open plan downstairs and we'd love to see more of the bathroom with it's standalone bath. In our view we don't think the Keoghan's have done the property justice. They do highlight the underfloor heating and a pressurised water system though, but there are no details about location or valuation. We have made a rough estimate.
To enter the raffle you need to be registered with Raffall. This can be done via Facebook or email login. Once at the house raffle page it's a case of answering a question and purchasing tickets. The question pops up in a window which we found disappeared very quickly. Tickets only cost £5 and there's no limit to the number you can purchase. You can purchase online using debit cards. As mentioned above this competition is donating 5% of all ticket sales to their chosen charity.
130,000 Ticket Sales
Keoghan hopes to sell 130,000 tickets (total revenue £650,000) by the end of January 2021 in order to conclude the draw. If insufficient tickets are sold then the winners will receive a share of the compensation amounting to 75% of all ticket sales. All compensation payments are guaranteed and paid directly by Raffall Limited. Interestingly they do note that even if the tickets aren't sold then their good cause benefits from the competition even if they do not.
This does look an appealing property although it does feel a little bit undersold on the Raffall page. The focus is on the charitable side of the competition - which is admirable - but promoters also need to offer more details about the prize in hand. The biggest issue we see with this particular property is it's location. As far as we're aware Raffall is only open to UK entrants, but the property would appeal much more to Irish residents. In many respects it does seem like the promoters are primarily aiming to raise charity funds and that selling the house may be a secondary bonus.
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