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.
12 Open Competitions - By Closing Date
Order By: Closing Date, Date Added, Property Value, Ticket Price, Map View
Platforms: Omaze, Raffle House, Tramway Path, Raffall
Filter: Free Entry, UK Competitions, Irish Competitions, Overseas Properties, Raffall, Not Reviewed
Related: House Winners, Closed Competitions, Win A House Stats, Platforms, Car Raffles, Loquax Blog
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: 25th February 2024 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £3,000,000
Raffle House are offering entrants the chance to win "a dream home worth more than £2million" in their latest prize draw. However unlike in previous draws where the property has been designated this time round the prize is just £2million cold hard cash to achieve your property dreams. Tickets for this one cost from £10 and subscriptions are now an option.
Closes: 25th February 2024 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £3,200,000
The Cotswolds is the location for the latest Omaze prize draw and in fact it's the fourth time they've offered a property in this area. Up for grabs is a luxurious five-bedroom property that's fully furnished and even includes a Butler's Pantry. The winner will also receive £100,000 cash too. This draw is helping to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Closes: 29th February 2024 - Cost: £9.99 - Value: £200,000
Super Competitions, yet another pay to enter prize draw site, based in Northern Ireland, are offering the chance to win a brand new 3 bedroom house in Lisburn, County Antrim - alternatively you can opt for a £200,000 cash prize if you're lucky enough to win and sufficient tickets are sold. Tickets cost £9.99 each.
Closes: 29th February 2024 - Cost: £9.99 - Value: £495,000
A £495,000 holiday home in Cornwall is the prize that's on offer in this pay to enter prize draw from Dream Comp. Located at the Retallack Resort in Cornwall, Dream Comp say that lets at the resort have had an average of over £48,000 per annum income. The prize also includes all furnishings plus a hot tub. Plus there's £100,000 of instant win prize too. All for £9.99 a ticket.
Closes: 29th February 2024 - Cost: £9.99 - Value: £200,000
McKinney Competitions, a pay to enter prize draw company based in Ireland, are offering the chance to win either a 4 bedroom luxury house in Armargh plus cash and a Range Rover Evoque included or £200,000 in cash. This may look familiar! And that's because it's back on again already.
Closes: 3rd March 2024 - Cost: £5.99 - Value: £525,000
Aspire Competitions, a pay to enter prize draw site that usually specialises in campervans, are offering the chance to win a 4 bedroom property in Corwall alongside a VW T6 Campervan - alternatively you can opt for a £400,000 cash prize if you're lucky enough to win and sufficient tickets are sold. Tickets cost just £5.99 each.
Closes: 3rd March 2024 - Cost: £25.00 - Value: £450,000
Bear Competitions are offering the chance to win a brand new apartment plus £25,000 or a £350,000 cash alternative with their biggest prize draw to date. Enter today for the chance to win a luxury apartment in Marbella. Tickets aren't cheap at £25 each but there is an early bird discount available with up to 50% off the asking price.
Closes: 9th March 2024 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £235,000
Move over win a house competitions as it's now win a barge competitions. On offer in this prize draw is a 22m barge that's located in France and worth around £235,000! It's been renovated and features 2 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms. Tickets cost just £5 (but look out for early bird offers) and the prize draw is running on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 14th March 2024 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £45,000
Marwood Makes, a company based in Bath, are offering the chance for you to win a a hand-crafted Marwood Makes Campervan worth £45,000 in their second prize draw. The prize draw is being hosted on their own platform and tickets start from £5. A NPN postal entry is also available.
Closes: 31st March 2024 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £300,000
It's back down to the South West and Cornwall for the latest Omaze prize draw. We belive it's the third Cornish property that they've offered. Up for grabs is a luxurious five-bedroom property that's fully furnished and even includes a Secret Den. The winner will also receive £100,000 cash too. This draw is helping to raise funds for The WWF.
Closes: 28th May 2024 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £1,500,000
A five bedroom home including swimming pool located close to Battle in East Sussex, is the prize on offer in this house prize draw. For just £5 you could become the owner of this dream, home plus an additional £10,000 to aid with moving costs. The draw is being hosted on Raffall so a cash alternative can be won if not enough tickets are sold.
Closes: 30th May 2024 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £125,000
A two bedroom property in Marina d'Or, the City of Holidays, in Spain is the prize on offer in the third pay to enter prize draw from Cloverhut. For just £2 you could be enjoying this holiday home in a residential community. With every purchase you are supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity Great Britain
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Closes: 29th February 2024 - Cost: £0.99 - Value: £10,000
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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 356 different competitions of which to date only 112 have reached a successful conclusion. There have been 25 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 £5,000,000 Omaze Win A Chelsea Townhouse property won by Oceanne Belle. 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.
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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.