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Win a House Competitions - 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.
32 Open Competitions - By Closing Date
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Raffle House 3 - Featured Competition
Closes: 30th November 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £750,000
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: 25th September 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £425,000
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: 30th September 2020 - Cost: £19.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £300,000
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.
Closes: 26th October 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £500,000
How would you like to own a stunning six bedroom villa on the south west coast of Turkey? For just £2 you could be enjoying holidays in Fethiye provided you win this competition that's hosted on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 27th October 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £335,000
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: 27th October 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £1,200,000
Mike Chatha is running yet another property competition through his Win Your Dream site. This time you have the chance to win a £1.4million property in Market Bosworth plus a 2019 £85K Maserati car. Tickets cost just £2 each.
Closes: 29th October 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £450,000
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 - Value: £120,000
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 - Value: £1,000,000
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: 1st November 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £1,200,000
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: 20th November 2020 - Cost: £10.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £1,150,000
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: 29th November 2020 - Cost: £9.00 - Value: £520,000
A Spanish Villa with Sea & Mountain Views located in Santa Susanna, 55km from Barcelona is the prize on offer in this competition. Hosted on the Raffall platform tickets for this property cost £9 each.
Closes: 2nd December 2020 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £375
An Eco Friendly 3 Bedroom New Build Home built by EPC Buildings is the property that you could win in yet another Raffall hosted competition. For just £2.50 you could become the new owner of a beautiful new build in Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds.
Closes: 5th December 2020 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £168,000
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.
Closes: 11th December 2020 - Cost: £3.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £685,000
Capel Jerusalem and Jerusalem Vestry, two properties, are the prizes on offer in this home competition. Located in Snowdonia National Park this fabulous converted chapel, plus all the furnitre, could be yours for just £3 a ticket. The owners are aiming to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society.
Closes: 20th December 2020 - Cost: £3.50 (Free Entry) - Value: £570,000
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 - Value: £200,000
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: 22nd December 2020 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £3,200,000
A stunning five bedroom detached Hilltop home with poolhouse, two bedroom annex, huge back garden and orangery is the prize on offer. For £10 you could win this home that has views of Portsmouth, the South Downs and beyond.
Closes: 24th December 2020 - Cost: £1.00 - Value: £400,000
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 - Value: £200,000
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) - Value: £500,000
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.
Closes: 31st December 2020 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £250,000
A 3 bedroom semi detached property in Low Fell, Gateshead is the prize on offer in this competition. The raffle is hosted on Raffall and tickets cost £2 each. A 75% cash alternative is paid out if all tickets don't sell.
Closes: 31st December 2020 - Cost: £40.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £200,000
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.
Closes: 1st January 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £415,000
A four bedroomed Bellway family home situated in a sought after location south west of Rugby is the prize on offer in this competition. Hosted on the Raffall platform tickets for this one cost £2 each. £6000 worth of sofas are included in the price!
Closes: 2nd January 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £260,000
A two bedroom detached country cottage situated in Ollerton could be yours for the price of just £2 a ticket. This is yet another Raffall powered home competition and the owner is hoping to sell 200,000 tickets before the start of 2021.
Closes: 28th January 2021 - Cost: £25.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £400,000
A beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached house with pool in Northern Tuscany is the prize on offer in this competition. If you are the lucky winner then you could enjoy it as a holiday home or use it to generate rental income.
Closes: 30th January 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £255,000
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.
Closes: 6th February 2021 - Cost: £2.50 (Free Entry) - Value: £475,000
A stunning 4 bedroom property worth £475,000 that's only a short walk to one of Britainís most beautiful beaches in West Sussex could be yours for the cost of a coffee! The owners aim to raise £50,000 for charity while giving away their family home.
Closes: 25th April 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £1,000,000
Why enter to win one house when you can win a property portfolio? For £10 you could become the owner of two buildings with 13 apartments in total plus £30,000 in cash. The properties are based in Wakefield and already generate approximately £75,000 per year in rental income.
Closes: 25th August 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £180,000
A beautiful 132 year old, 3 storey, 4 Bedroom Victorian townhouse situated in Gateshead is the prize on offer in this competition. Hosted on the Raffall platform it could be your new home for just £2 a ticket - but you will have to wait a while to win it.
Closes: 5th September 2021 - Cost: £1.80 - Value: £180,000
A two bedroomed flat with all furniture included is the prize that awaits the winner of this Raffall competition. For just £1.80 you could become the owner of he apartment located between Manchester city centre and Salford Quays.
Closes: 31st December 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £500,000
A Manor House in South West France could be yours for just £2.50 if you enter and win this latest Raffall house competition. This fully restored 19th century property is set in 20 acres but this competition doesn't have a set closing date!
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 100 different competitions of which to date only 10 have reached a successful conclusion. There have been 7 competitions that have closed and refunded entrants whilst the remainder have given away a cash prize. A handful of 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 from Warrington. 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.
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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.