Win A House Competitions - UK House Raffles
Back in 2008, Win A House Competitions became all the rage. People saw this mechanic as a way out of the property slump - and to make a few pounds exta. The most famous of these competitions was for the Devon Estate, a property worth £1million became the first win a house competition to ever successfully reach completion. During the "glory days" of this kind of promotion we launched our "win a house watch" where we monitored the latest competitions! Every month we checked the ticket prices and number of tickets sold so that speculators and compers could choose which competitions to look at.
However, as the gambling commission started to take a closer look at the raffle/lottery nature of win a house competitions and the fact that few ever reached completion the public fascination quickly dwindled. You can review what happened to some of the 2008 promotions under our Closed Competitions section. In 2017, Win A Country House sparked a revival of these house raffles but it's only recently (2020) that properties are finally being won. Below are the current properties that can be won in competitions. Click on the 'house' symbol for more details about each competition.
Raffle House 3 - Featured Competition
Closes: 30th November 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
A £750,000 two bedroomed property in the Lambeth area of London is the third offering from Raffle House. For just £2 you have the chance to win this stunning home or a 90% cash prize should they fall short of their target of 650,000 ticket sales.
Closes: 18th August 2020 - Cost: £11.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
Better Chances are offering you the chance to win your Dream Home for just £11. The Dream Home is in fact a completely renovated and furnished three bedroomed property in Borehamwood.
Closes: 19th August 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Closes: 25th August 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
The people behind the Shrubbery Farm Win A Country Home competition are running another house raffle. This time you have the chance to win a million pound property in Mayfield, East Sussex. Tickets cost just £2.
Closes: 31st August 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
A £1.2million dream home known as Painter's Keep could be yours for just £2 in this house raffle. Endorsed by Love Islandís Amy Hart this competition is also aiming to raise funds for St Barnabas House & Chestnut Tree House. A minimum of 750,000 tickets need to be sold by the closing date.
Closes: 15th September 2020 - Cost: £5.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Closes: 15th September 2020 - Cost: £2.50 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
Melling Hall in Lancashire is the prize on offer in this win a house raffle. For just £2.50 you could become the owner of the property plus fixtures, fittings, fitted carpets, curtains and some furniture. The promoters aim to sell a minimum of 499,000 tickets before September 2020.
Closes: 25th September 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Closes: 29th September 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Closes: 27th October 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
A four bedroomed property in the town of Clowne, Derbyshire, has joined the list of properties now being offered for raffle on the Raffall platform. Described as a stunning detached property and valued at £335,000 it could be yours for just £2 a ticket.
Closes: 29th October 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
A magnificent, Victorian, Gentleman's residence in an excellent location in West Yorkshire is the prize on offer in yet another "me-too" Raffall competition. For just £2 a ticket you could become the new owner of this 5 double bedroom, 4 bathroom, 5 reception room property.
Closes: 30th October 2020 - Cost: £1.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
On offer in this competition, also hosted on the Raffall platform, is a well-presented 2 bedroom semi-detached property in Newcastle upon Tyne. Additionally the winner will also become the owner of a 2015 Range Rover Evoque. Tickets are on sale for just £1 each.
Closes: 30th October 2020 - Cost: £5.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
A stunning 5 bedroom barn conversion, complete with 3 acres of land, double garage, stable block and horse arena is the prize in this Raffall competition. For just £5 you could become the new owner of this home located in Holmfirth.
Closes: 7th November 2020 - Cost: £1.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Closes: 20th November 2020 - Cost: £10.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Closes: 20th December 2020 - Cost: £3.50 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
A 5 bedroomed property in Airdrie is on offer in this competition. We estimate that well over 300,000 tickets will need to be sold for the property to be won. Answer a question to enter the prize draw.
Closes: 20th December 2020 - Cost: £1.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
On offer in this competition, also hosted on the Raffall platform, is a 5 bedroom house in Scissett near Huddersfield. For just £1 you could become the new owner of a property that's described as being ideal for different commuting links such as Huddersfield, Wakefield and the M1.
Closes: 24th December 2020 - Cost: £1.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
For just £1 you could become the owner of your very own villa in Greece. The property, which offers unobstructed views of the bay of Korfos, is in an exclusive development of just four villas and valued at £400,000. The competition is hosted by Raffall.
Closes: 30th December 2020 - Cost: £1.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
Another property in Wakefield and another on the Raffall platform. On offer for just £1 a ticket is a 5 bedroomed property with Mancave! The promoter aims to sell 400,000 tickets before the end of 2020 in order to giveaway the property. If the target is not met then Raffall pay out 75% of ticket sales to a winner.
Closes: 31st December 2020 - Cost: £5.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
Property Development Company, Misuma Limited, are running their second win a house competition. This time round you have the chance to win a flat in Kentish Town that's worth over £500,000. Tickets cost £5 and the promoters are aiming to sell 140,000 by the end of December 2020.
Win A House Winners
Very few house raffles reach their desired conclusion, although during 2020 we're expecting to see this list increase as some sites are now guaranteeing that they will make a property winner.
Raffle House 2 - Home Winner
Closed: 31st July 2020 - Cost: £10.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Raffall Win A House - Home Winner
Closed: 19th July 2020 - Cost: £1.00 - Tickets Sold: 400000
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.
Win Grafton Farmhouse - Home Winner
Closed: 31st May 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Tramway Path - Home Winner
Closed: 31st May 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Tickets Sold: 200000
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.
Win A Country Home - Home Winner
Closed: 10th February 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
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.
Win A Feckin House - Home Winner
Closed: 1st December 2018 - Cost: £100.00 - Tickets Sold: 8000
The prize for this competition is a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Castle Park, Termonfeckin worth over Ä280,000 in the Republic of Ireland. Tickets cost Ä100 and 8000 tickets are available.
Win A Country House - Home Winner
Closed: 1st August 2017 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: 450000
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
Below you'll find all the most recent win a house competitions that have closed. For all other competitions that have run since 2017 go to the closed competitions section.
Elatus Developments - Closed
Closed: 29th May 2020 - Cost: £10.00 - Tickets Sold: 1359
Robbie Fowler's Elatus Development has donated a flat in this Stay Home To Win A Home raffle. Money raised from this competition will be donated to front line charities or services that are fighting against Covid-19
Elite Prizes - Closed
Closed: 5th January 2020 - Cost: £69.99 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
Elite Prizes, a raffles site, is offering a £500,000 4 bedroom bungalow property in Coventry as a prize. Tickets cost a hefty £69.99 and the promoters are aiming to sell 9999 tickets.
Win My Dream Home - Cash Prize Winner
Closed: 31st December 2019 - Cost: £11.00 - Tickets Sold: ???
Property Development Company, Misuma Limited, are offering the chance to win a newly renovated Victorian home in London. Valued at £2.1million, entries cost £11. At least 250,000 ticket sales are required.
Win Dancers Hill House - Cash Prize Winner
Closed: 25th December 2019 - Cost: £13.50 (Free Entry) - Tickets Sold: ???
Melanie and Nigel Walsh are giving you the chance to win their £5.25million home in this competition. Dancers Hill House featured as Chuckle Manor in Chucklevision according to Digital Spy. Tickets cost £13.50.
Castle Competition - Cash Prize Winner
Closed: 3rd December 2019 - Cost: £4.50 - Tickets Sold: ???
This competition offers you the chance to win the world's tallest Gothic Folly. The refurbed Hadlow Tower is the prize, but alternatively the winner can opt to take a £1million cash prize - tax free.
Win A House Competition Stats
We are often asked for stats surrounding the win a house competitions that have taken place. The table below shows the results of these giveaways since 2017. We have featured a total of 67 different competitions of which to date only 5 have reach conclusion (4 in The UK and 1 in Ireland). Seven competitions closed and refunded entrants whilst 39 have given away a cash prize. Seven competitions have ended and we've been unable to determine the actual result.
The most expensive house won since 2017 was the £845,000 Win A Country House property won by Marie Seager. In terms of cash prizes a number of competitions have paid out over £100,000 to their winners including £173,012 paid out in the first Raffle House competition.
Year relates to the time when the competition launched.
Entering These Competitions
We put these competitions on Loquax to show the current array of win a house competitions, what's on offer and ticket sales. A link on Loquax is not an endorsement or recommendation to enter. In our view these raffles are essentially a gamble - you are spending money for the chance to win something at long odds - so treat them the same. Only spend what you can afford to lose. Please gamble responsibly. If you're not keen on spending money then some will offer no purchase postal options. Free entry house competitions are also shown above.
The big question is are they raffles or prize competitions? In our view they're more in the latter department but it's a very grey area. We fully believe that The UK Gambling Commission need to revise their thinking on these kind of raffle style promotions. The other popular question is are they a con? We'd like to think that they are not and all promoters are genuine. However when you enter you are taking a risk. If you feel uncomfortable with any promotion then we suggest not participating. Find out more with our Frequently Asked Questions.
Run Your Own House Competition
Not everyone who visits Loquax wants to enter the house competitions. Over the years we've been regularly asked about how to run house raffles. Unfortunately we can't help you run your own competition but we have put together our top ten tips. Hopefully this guide, created from observing how things have run over the last few years, will provide you with a useful insight before your property joins our listings.
If you've launched your own competition and want to be featured on Loquax then please get in touch. Advertising and affiliate partnership options are also available.