Win A Donegal House - Cash Winner

A four bedroomed detached family home located on a half acre site and situated on the Donegal/Derry border in Ireland is the prize on offer in this competition. The contest is hosted on Raffall and tickets cost 25 each.

Winner: Michael Casserly

Launched: 21st May 2021 Closed: 30th August 2021

Platform: Raffall

Location: Killea, County Donegal, Ireland,

House Value: £400000 (4 Bedrooms)

Ticket Price: £25.00 (Free Entry - See 5.6 in Terms)

Tickets Sold: 2686 Revenue: £67150 (Estimated)

Cash Alternative: 75% of ticket sales


Ireland is the place to be for property competitions in 2021 and once again we're back on The Emerald Isle. This time it's the turn of The Doherty Family who are offering their four home in Killea which is close to the Donegal/Derry border. The property is described as having "breath-taking panoramic views" with access to the likes of Derry City, Buncrana and Letterkenny. There's no valuation of the property available on Raffall and we've not been able to find sufficient information elsewhere online. Therefore for the purpose of the review we've made a rough estimate but this may well be slightly over the true value.

About The Property

The property itself looks quite stunning and there are plenty of images to peruse on Raffall and the host's Facebook page. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms. There's also a large kitchen/dining area with centre island featuring hob and overhead ceiling extractor fan. The house is unfurnished but does include a selection of kitchen integrated appliances. A concrete driveway plus standalone garage complete an impressive set-up. According to the host's page "all legal fees, stamp duty and property tax paid in full for 2021".

How To Enter The Competition

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 cost 25 and there's no limit to the number you can purchase. You can purchase online using debit cards. A donation of 5% will be made to Foyle Search & Rescue but note that this only gets paid if the competition reaches completion.

30,000 Ticket Sales

The promoter hopes to sell 30,000 tickets (total revenue 750,000) by the end of August 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. This is a little bit different to house competitions run by individuals and should offer more assurance to entrants.

Our Verdict

We quite like the look of this particular property and especially the views it has to offer. At 25 a ticket it is on the expensive side of the house competition scale, but then this is a property in Ireland and that doesn't seem to matter a jot. Even the profiteering on the property (assuming our valuation is close) isn't a red flag. For whatever reasons the Ireland property contest market just loves high prices and low ticket volumes. This one could well go the distance, especially if it can pick up local media interest and a decent Facebook following. Enter Competition Here

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