Whilst 2020 has been a strange year for most, in the win a house competition world it’s been a pretty decent year. Over 80 properties have been offered as...
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.
55 Open Competitions - By Closing Date
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Win My Dream Home 2 - Featured Competition
Closes: 30th June 2021 - 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 June 2021.
Closes: 10th March 2021 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £290,000
On offer in the third competition from Tramway Path is a two bedrooomed apartment near Grays train station and Lakeside Shopping Centre. The property is ideal as a main home or as a second property for rental purposes. Tickets cost just £2.
Closes: 16th March 2021 - Cost: £2.58 (Free Entry) - 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 and a house winner is guaranteed according to the promoter.
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: 31st March 2021 - Cost: £90.00 - Value: £200,000
There are two houses to be won in this Ireland house competition. A hefty ticket price could win you either a 3 bedroom semi-detached home in Beaulieu Village, Drogheda or a 3 bedroom semi-detached home in Sea View Way, Blackrock, Dundalk.
Closes: 31st March 2021 - Cost: £4.00 - Value: £259,700
A three bedroom property built by Redcliffe Homes and located to the west of Chippenham Centre could be yours for just £4. This is another Raffall based competition and another from a seller struggling to sell their home by conventional means.
Closes: 3rd April 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £190,000
A second floor two bedroom apartment in Aylesbury, close to Waddesdon Manor is the prize that you could win in this competition. In addition the prize includes a year's service fees and ground rent. Hosted on the Raffall platform tickets cost just £2.50 each.
Closes: 4th April 2021 - 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: 5th April 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £200,000
A refurbished two bedroom house located just 10 minutes from the Lake District National Park is the prize on offer in this latest Raffall competition. For just £2.50 you could become a new home owner in Ulverston in 2021.
Closes: 16th April 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £650,000
This is a slightly unusual house competition in that the property comes with a bright pink electric London Taxi. For the price of just £2 you could win the cab and a 3 bedroom river house located in Hertford. The competition is being hosted on Raffall.
Closes: 18th April 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £300,000
A four bedroom property in County Wexford, Ireland could be yours for the price of just £10 if you win this house competition. Running on the popular Raffall platform the owners are hoping for success as they are looking to purchase a bigger property to accommodate their family.
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 April 2021 - Cost: £5.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £1,100,000
A stunning million pound property located on the the border of Shropshire and Herefordshire could be yours in this house competition. The aim of the competition is to raise over £100,000 in donations for good causes.
Closes: 30th April 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £200,000
Enter this Raffall competition and if enough tickets are sold you could potentially win a three bedroomed property in Benicassim, Spain. Tickets cost just £5 but will it reach a successful conclusion and create a house winner?
Closes: 30th April 2021 - Cost: £3.00 - Value: £110,000
A ten year old, two bedroom semi-detached house located in the beautiful seaside town of Redcar is the prize on offer in this house competition. Entry costs just £3 a ticket and the raffle is hosted on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 30th April 2021 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £90,000
A three bedroom property in the North East - we're assuming Hartlepool - is the first competition on a new platform called Giveaway Genie. Tickets cost just £2. Donations will also be made to Hartlepool’s Alice House Hospice.
Closes: 3rd May 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £175,000
Enter this home competition and not only could you become the new owner of a three bedroom property in Lincolnshire, but you could also win a BMW Z4 which is part of the package. Tickets cost £2.50 each and the competition is being hosted on Raffall.
Closes: 7th May 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £800,000
A stunning moderen four bedroom home located in New Haven, Dorset is the prize on offer in this home competition. Running on a new property platform, Frog Hopping, tickets for this one will cost £20 each with payments being made via Paypal.
Closes: 14th May 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £500,000
An estate in Co. Donegal comprising farmhouse, hostel, camping facilities and outbuildings plus a nice £50,000 cash is the prize available in this competition. This could be an ideal prize for anyone looking for a new life in Ireland. Running on the popular Raffall platform tickets cost £10 each.
Closes: 18th May 2021 - Cost: £4.00 - Value: £350,000
A four bedroom family home located 2 miles from Canterbury city centre is the prize on offer in this latest property contest. Running on a new property platform, Frog Hopping, tickets for this one will cost £4 each with payments being made via Paypal.
Closes: 31st May 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £150,000
Joining the increasing number of property competitions on the Raffall platform in 2021 is this two bedroom apartment in Northampton. Recently refurbished it would make an ideal addition to a rental portfolio. Tickets cost £5 each.
Closes: 1st June 2021 - Cost: £10.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £2,500,000
Omaze UK have launched a third home competition, this time to raise money for The Prince's Trust. On offer - and guaranteed to be won - is a fully-furnished Cotswolds house worth over £2,500,000. Enter early for the chance to win other prizes.
Closes: 4th June 2021 - Cost: £3.00 - Value: £700,000
A beautiful 3 bed townhouse in the much sought area of Coulsdon, Surrey is the prize you could win in this competition. Hosted on the Raffall platform a new home just outside London could be yours for the cost of just £3 a ticket.
Closes: 7th June 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £150,000
Ireland are embracing win a house competitions on the Raffall platform and here's yet another one. This time you have the chance to win a fully furnished three bedroomed house located in Enniscrone, County Sligo. The prize includes £20,000 cash.
Closes: 8th June 2021 - Cost: £5.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £485,000
Following on from the successful completion of their first property competition Cwellyn Dream are now offering the chance to win Cefn Isa Farmhouse. For just £5 you could be the owner of this delightful property in North Wales
Closes: 11th June 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £120,000
A three bedroom apartment near the popular town of Riposto in Sicily in Italy could be yours if you win this competition and enough tickets are sold. Entries will cost just £2 and the competition is hosted on the popular Raffall platform.
Closes: 21st June 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £300,000
On offer in this Raffall competition is a 4 storey Edwardian Terrace property located in the City Of Sunderland. It has potential for residential or commercial and tickets cost just £5 each.
Closes: 26th June 2021 - Cost: £4.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £500,000
One Big Win are offering you the chance to win a sixth floor Riverside Penthouse in Nottingham. The property has previously been owned and rented by former football stars but now it could be yours for just £4.
Closes: 26th June 2021 - Cost: £25.00 - Value: £500,000
If you'd like to become the owner of a flat in Rio De Janiero, Brazil then this is the competition for you. On offer is a two bedroom loft style spacious apartment that boasts panoramic views. Tickets aren't cheap for this Raffall competition as they cost £25 a piece.
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: 30th June 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! Alternatively you could choose an apartment in Algarve and £150k cash, £45k for car, trip for two to Algarve or a cash prize.
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: 1st July 2021 - Cost: £3.00 - Value: £150,000
A 3 bedroom semi-detached house in Bishop Auckland is available to be won in another home competition on the Raffall platform. Tickets cost £3 and if all tickets sell then a donation will be made to West Country Dobermann Rescue.
Closes: 1st July 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £400,000
A 4 bedroomed detached house in West Yorkshire is the prize that you can win in this home competition. Hosted on the Raffall platform the owner is looking to move home and support The Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust Charity.
Closes: 4th July 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £460,000
In this Raffall competition you have the chance to win a three bed character property in the Bowdon area of Cheshire - apparently the best place to live in 2020 according to The Sunday Times. It could be yours for the price of just £2!
Closes: 14th July 2021 - Cost: £2.50 (Free Entry) - Value: £300,000
For just £2.50 you could become the owner of a beautiful lakeside home in Sarnico, Northern Italy. The property is fitted and furnished to the highest standards and has access to communal pools. This competition is hosted by Prize Villas.
Closes: 19th July 2021 - Cost: £2.58 - Value: £180,000
Prize Villas are inviting you to enter yet another property competition. This time for £2.50 a ticket (plus an admin charge) you have the chance to win a three bedroom apartment in South Tenerife. It's close to the airport and would make an ideal holiday home or holiday let option.
Closes: 30th July 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £220,000
Donegal is the destination for yet another house competition. This time the prize on offer is a 4 bedroomed house on Arranmore Island. The property comes fully furnished so could be used as a home or holiday let. Running on the popular Raffall platform tickets cost £10 each.
Closes: 1st August 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £650,000
A Grade II 17th Century farmhouse close to Blackburn is the prize in this competition. Hosted on the Raffall platform tickets cost £10. As well as the farmhouse this prize also includes an adjacent two bedroom cottage that would be ideal for rental.
Closes: 10th August 2021 - Cost: £2.58 (Free Entry) - Value: £350,000
A beautiful 4-bedroom villa in Estepona on the Costa Del Sol is the prize available in this competition and it could be yours for just £2.50. This is the fourth competition to run on the new Prize Villas platform - a service specifically for holiday property or vacation prizes.
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: 1st September 2021 - Cost: £45.00 - Value: £200,000
A 5 bedroomed beautiful home in Bugnara, L’Aquila, Italy is being offered as the prize in this house contest. It's not cheap to enter as the ticket price is 50 Euros. However the number of tickets required to be sold is considerably less than most home competitions.
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: 29th November 2021 - Cost: £4.00 - Value: £100,000
A newly refurbished villa in Hungary is the prize that is on offer in this house competition. For just £4 you could become the owner of a 4 bedroomed property located in Bodrogkresur - a village that's towards the Slovakia border. The competition is hosted on Raffall.
Closes: 30th December 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £1,700,000
Following their successful first competition, Visit Central Italy are hosting another raffle. This time you have the chance to win a three bedroom apartment close to the Colosseum in Rome.
Closes: 31st December 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: 31st December 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £175,000
Joining the West Yorshire house raffle trend is this Raffall competition that gives you the chance to win a 3 bedroom property near to Featherstone. In addition the winner gets £10,000 cash. It could all be yours for just £2 a ticket.
Closes: 1st January 2022 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £175,000
A commercial property with three bedrooms is the unusual prize in one of Raffall's first home competitions of 2021. Located in Salford this property with it's business potential could be yours for the price of just £2.
Closes: 14th January 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £150,000
A one bedroom beach condo in Reggio Calabria, is the latest addition to the Visit Central Italy house competitions site. The apartment will be won fully furnished and tickets are available at around £10 each.
Closes: 14th February 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £500,000
A fully furnished 6 bedroom villa in Kenya, is the surprise latest addition to the Visit Central Italy house competitions site. The property also includes a 2-bedroom 1 bath guest house and tickets are available at around £10 each.
Note that we are aware of 4 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 2018. We have featured a total of 178 different competitions of which to date only 26 have reached a successful conclusion. There have been 12 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 and more recently £365,366 in the Dream Home Prize Draw.
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.