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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.
43 Open Competitions - By Closing Date
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Win My Dream Home 2 - Featured Competition
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.
Raffle House 3 - Featured Competition
Closes: 30th June 2021 - 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: 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: 10th December 2020 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £750,000
For just £2 you could become the new owner of Flat 11 Rochester Mansions, a beautiful recently refurbished seaview apartment in trendy Hove. The owners are hoping to sell enough tickets and raise money for the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.
Closes: 18th December 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: 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: 20th December 2020 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £300,000
In this competition you have the chance to win a beautiful Town House in the Irish City of Waterford. For just £5 the winner will also receive a BMW M2 Car and €5,000 cash. The competition is being hosted on Raffall.
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: 24th December 2020 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £170,000
Enter this house competition and you could win a three bed sem-detached property in Chesterfield plus a cash prize. Tickets for this particular win a home contest cost £5 each and the promotion is running on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 29th December 2020 - Cost: £91.00 - Value: £695,000
This Ireland based competition is open worldwide and gives you the chance to win a 2 bedroomed apartment in the London City Island area of London. It is not cheap to enter though as tickets cost €100!
Closes: 29th December 2020 - Cost: £91.00 - Value: £163,000
Another Ireland based competition gives you the chance to win a four bedroomed semi in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Other prizes can be won too. However it is not cheap to enter as tickets cost €100.
Closes: 29th December 2020 - Cost: £18.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £200,000
After a successful property competition, Elite Competitions are hoping to do it again with Set For Life. This prize package includes a choice of new home, a choice of car, £10K to spend on furniture and £2500 cash every month in 2021.
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: £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: 31st December 2020 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £770,000
A real estate complex that includes a magnificent architectural villa and building lands in France, but just 1 hour from Geneva, is the prize in this house competition. Enter on Raffall for the chance to win this property prize.
Closes: 31st December 2020 - Cost: £2.58 - Value: £450,000
A stylish and luxurious 4-bedroom semi-detached villa in South Tenerife is the prize available in this competition and it could be yours for just £2.50. This is one of the first competitions to run on the new Prize Villas platform - a service specifically for holiday property or vacation prizes.
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: 1st January 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £600,000
A 5 bedroom family home in London within very close proximity to Streatham is the prize on offer in this Raffall run competition. For just £2.50 you could become the owner of a 1930s family home that has been extended into the loft.
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: 30th January 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £400,000
A four bedroom barn style house with it's own well is the prize that awaits the winner of this latest Raffall competition. For just £5 you could become the owner of this property which is located in Kilkenny, Southern Ireland.
Closes: 31st January 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £185,000
A three bedroomed property in the residential suburb of Binley, in the South East of Coventry or a life changing cash sum are the prizes on offer in this competition. Tickets cost just £2.50.
Closes: 31st January 2021 - Cost: £25.00 - Value: £4,250,000
A magnificent five bedroom property in Otford Kent is the prize in this spot the ball competition. Tickets cost a hefty £25 but the prize on offer is on a gated plot of around 0.75 acre and worth around £4.25million.
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 Britain’s 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: 14th February 2021 - 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: 14th February 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £500,000
A former home of Ryan Giggs and a 2004 Ferrari 360 Spyder are the prizes that can be won in this Raffall property competition. For just £2 you could win the car plus a bespoke 5 bedroom detached house that is located close to Adlington.
Closes: 25th February 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £1,300,000
A six bedroom mansion in Wakefield is the prize you could win in this win a home competition. Tickets for this contest cost £5 each and the promotion is running on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 16th March 2021 - Cost: £2.58 - Value: £400,000
For just £2.50 you could become the owner of a villa in Fanabe, Tenerife. It comes with built in jacuzzi and various seating areas plus use of communal pools. This competition is hosted by a new company running house raffles, Prize Villas.
Closes: 24th March 2021 - Cost: £4.50 - Value: £150,000
Sesortea, a new Spanish company offering house raffles, are giving you the chance to win a 2 bedroom house in Almeria, Spain. Entries for this competition start at just €5.
Closes: 26th March 2021 - Cost: £10.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £3,000,000
Omaze UK have launched a second win a home competition, this time to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. On offer this time round is a beautiful townhouse located in Fulham. It has recently been valued at £3million!
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: 30th April 2021 - Cost: £2.50 (Free Entry) - Value: £300,000
An impressive 4 Bedroom Detached House, valued at £300K, in South Derbyshire plus a second prize of a car and a third prize of a Walt Disney Holiday are on offer in this win a house competition. Tickets cost just £2.50.
Closes: 30th June 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £260,000
A four bedroomed unfurnished townhouse built by Cala Homes is the property waiting the the winner of this Raffall competition. For just £2 you could become the owner of a house located in Hampton Vale, Peterborough.
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 this apartment located between Manchester city centre and Salford Quays.
Closes: 16th September 2021 - Cost: £11.00 - Value: £750,000
Better Chances failed with their first attempt to giveaway a home in a house raffle. So they're trying again. For £11 you can try and win - again - a completely renovated and furnished three bedroomed property in Borehamwood.
Closes: 30th September 2021 - Cost: £11.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £850,000
How would you like to win your own beach house in paradise? This is what is on offer in this property competition, the first as far as we know offering property in Kenya. The prize is a plot of land plus cash to build your dream.
Closes: 14th November 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £300,000
Here's an opportunity to win a three bed semi-detached property in Stockport. As well as the home the winner will also receive £5000 cash. The prize could be yours for £5 and the competition is running on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 19th November 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £1,500,000
How would you like to own your own villa in the Caribbean? Thanks to this competition running on Raffall you could win a luxury villa in Jamaica that has business potential as a wedding venue. It will cost you £10 to enter.
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!
Note that we are aware of 3 other current property contests but have chosen to not include them in our reviews at this time
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 132 different competitions of which to date only 16 have reached a successful conclusion. There have been 9 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 £1,150,000 Omaze property won by Ian Garrick. 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.