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 2018, Win A Country House sparked a revival of these house raffles but it's only since 2020 that properties are finally being won. Below are the current properties that can be won in competitions. Click on the yellow button for more details about each competition.
14 Open Competitions - By Closing Date
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Disclaimer: Details provided are correct at time of writing and are for information purposes only. Please do your own due diligence before entering! A link is not an endorsement and sometimes no link may be available. In some cases Loquax may earn a referral fee from sales. We strongly advise that you check terms and conditions before deciding to enter. Please gamble responsibly.
Closes: 3rd July 2022 - Cost: £1.00 - Value: £350,000
A four bedroom family home located 2 miles from Canterbury city centre is the prize on offer in this surprising addition to FrogHopping property contest platform. This is it's second outing on this platform and tickets have started at £1 each.
Closes: 28th July 2022 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £340,000
My Lovely Horse Rescue are offering you the chance to win a 3 Bedroom Townhouse located in the gorgeous Royal Canal Park in Dublin. It's worth over €400,000 and tickets cost £20 each. The competition is hosted on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 31st July 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £3,000,000
Omaze are giving you the chance to win an amazing fully-furnished, four bedroom house on the Cornish coast worth £3,000,000. Overlooking the Carmel Estuary this stunning property would make the ideal family or holiday home. This competition is being run by Omaze to support Blood Cancer UK.
Closes: 10th August 2022 - Cost: £1.00 - Value: £520,000
A one bedrooom city apartment in The Barbican area of London is the prize that is on offer in this latest FrogHopping house competition. It could make the ideal city crash pad, home for individuals or couples, or as a rental investment. Tickets cost £1 each.
Closes: 11th August 2022 - Cost: £1.00 - Value: £800,000
A six bedroom luxury villa is the prize on offer for a second time around in this property prize draw. Located in The Algarve and just one hour from Faro airport it could be yours for just £1 a ticket. This overseas property raffle is being hosted once again on the FrogHopping platform.
Closes: 13th September 2022 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £250,000
A three bedroom brand new property in the leafy area of Feniscowles, Blackburn is guaranteed to be won in this charity prize draw. Tickets cost £5 for six entries and 100% of the profits are going directly to Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Closes: 30th September 2022 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £150,000
A 7th floor apartment in La Manga del Mar Menor is the prize on offer in this competition from Cloverhut (part of Sesortea). For just €2 you could be enjoying this holiday home that has amazing views of the sea as well as access to plenty of facilities.
Closes: 30th September 2022 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £305,000
The Park View Pub located one mile from Birkenhead is the prize that is on offer in this prize draw. In addition to the freehold property the winner will also receive £20,000 cash. The prize draw is hosted on the Raffall platform and tickets cost £20 each!
Closes: 30th September 2022 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £280,000
Here's your chance to win a beautiful 4 bedroom detached house in Yorkshire, a stunning Range Rover Sport (7 seater) and a spectacular Kawasaki Ninja Super Bike. The competition is hosted on the Raffall platform and tickets cost just £2 each.
Closes: 30th September 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £375,000
A two bedroom apartment in the Whitechapel area of East London or cash prize alternative could be yours in the latest Raffle House property competition. Bundles of tickets can be purchased from £10 but do look out for special deals on bulk buys and ticket matches for other property competitions running on the platform.
Closes: 31st October 2022 - Cost: £3.00 - Value: £330,000
A 4 bed converted bungalow in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare is the prize that can be won in this UK house prize draw. Tickets for this giveaway cost £3 each and the host aims to sell between 300K and 500K tickets. The competition is being hosted on Raffique.
Closes: 25th December 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £130,000
Stump Cross Caverns are giving entrants the chance to win a one bedroom apartment in the North Yorkshire village of Pateley Bridge as part of a fund raising effort. Entries cost £10 and the competition is being run on the Crowdfunder platform.
Closes: 31st December 2022 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £120,000
A three bedroom property in the Mountain Ash area of South Wales is the prize on offer in this prize draw. An £80,000 cash alternative is also available. Tickets now cost £5 each and the promotion is being run on a new raffle site, Tidy Comps.
Closes: 24th March 2023 - Cost: £50.00 - Value: £1,270,000
Here's your chance to win a special fully furnished Victorian property in the historical maritime town of Cobh Co. Cork Rep of Ireland. This B&B and holistic treatment business is worth over €1,500,000 and tickets cost £50 each. The competition is hosted on the Raffall platform.
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 2018. We have featured a total of 275 different competitions of which to date only 59 have reached a successful conclusion. There have been 23 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 £3,500,000 Omaze The Wimbledon House property won by Heekyoung Jin. 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 and more recently £365,366 in the Dream Home Prize Draw.
Year relates to the time when the competition launched.
Any use of these statistics or data should include a reference to Loquax and a link provided if possible. Thank you.
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.