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.

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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.


Prize Home Donegal

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.


2 Bed Northampton Apartment

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.


Omaze The Cotswolds House

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.


Coulsdon Townhouse

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.


Win Atlantic Home

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.


Cwellyn Dream 2

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


Luxury Flat In Sicily

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.


Win A Cornish Dream Home

Closes: 12th June 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £1,000,000

On offer in this Raffall competition is a 7 bedroom Cornish house set in over 2 acres of gardens and grounds. The property is located 15 minutes away from the town of Looe and tickets cost £10 each.


Win A Period Property

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.


One Big Win

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.


Win A Rio Apartment

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.


6 Bedroom House In Sheffield

Closes: 28th June 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £600,000

A unique architecturally designed 6 bedroom detached home in North Sheffield is the prize in this win a house competition. A ticket will cost you just £2.50 and the contest is being hosted on the popular Raffall platform.


Raffle House 3

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.


Win My Beach Home

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.


Hampton Vale House

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.


Giveaway Genie

Closes: 30th June 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.


Win My Spanish Villa

Closes: 30th June 2021 - Cost: £5.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £800,000

Enter this competition for your chance to win a 4 bedroom villa on the Costa Blanca in Spain. For just £5 you could win this home in the sun complete with swimming pool and 2.5 acres of land. The competition is also supporting The Big Issue Foundation.


Win A Property In Mexico

Closes: 30th June 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £100,000

A fully furnished apartment in Mexico is the prize that is on offer in this house competition. For £20 you could be enjoying the beaches of Manzanillo in your very own holiday home. The competition is hosted on the Raffall platform.


Win A 3 Bed Bishop Auckland Home

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.


Win A West Yorkshire 4 Bed House

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.


Win A 3 Bed Bowdon Home

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!


House In East Cork

Closes: 10th July 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £250,000

A three bedroom family home in Whitegate, County Cork, Ireland is the latest Irish property competition to launch in 2021. You could be living mortgage free and enjoying sea views if you win this contest that's being hosted on the Raffall platform. Tickets cost £20.


Northern Italy Lakeside Apartment

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.


Apartment In South Tenerife

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.


Arranmore Island House

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.


Win A Derbyshire Dream Home

Closes: 31st July 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.


Knuzden Hall Farm

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.


10 Bedroom Blackpool Guest House

Closes: 1st August 2021 - Cost: £2.50 - Value: £200,000

If you've dreamt of running your very own B&B in Blackpool then this competition could be for you. A 10 bedroomed licensed guesthouse that's just 100m from the seafront is on offer in this Raffall win a house contest. Tickets for the chance to win a home and business are just £2.50 each.


4 Bed Villa In Estepona

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.


House Competition

Closes: 21st August 2021 - Cost: £2.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £270,000

A two bedroom stone built cottage in Sheffield is the property that you could win in this competition. Tickets cost just £2 but there's also a free no purchase necessary option. Donations will also be made to The Children's Hospital Charity.


Win A Manchester Flat

Closes: 21st August 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £125,000

A recently refurbished two bedroom flat in the centre of Manchester could be yours if you win this property competition. Tickets cost £5 each and the competition is being hosted on Raffall. A second prize of £10,000 is also on offer.


Win Kensington House

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.


Win Your Own Italian House

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.


Manchester City Flat

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.


Win A Rye Home

Closes: 5th September 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £400,000

A unique property that's currently being used as a holistic health business in Rye, West Sussex is the prize on offer in this home competition. Running on the new property platform, FrogHopping, tickets for this one will cost £20 each with payments being made via Paypal.


Prize Pub Ireland

Closes: 13th September 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £500,000

The Spinner’s Bar in Kilmacow, South Kilkenny which comes with take-away, apartment and cash is the prize on offer in this latest competition. Running on the popular Raffall platform you could become a new business owner in Ireland for just £20 a ticket.


Better Chances 2

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.


Win A Beach House In Italy

Closes: 16th September 2021 - Cost: £25.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £173,908

A recently renovated townhouse in the historic centre of Pizzo Calabro, Southern Italy is the prize that is on offer in this - a second - competition from Win Houses In Italy. If you are the lucky winner then you could enjoy it as a holiday home or use it to generate rental income.


Omaze The Devon House

Closes: 26th September 2021 - Cost: £10.00 (Free Entry) - Value: £3,000,000

Omaze UK are back for a 4th house competition and this time they are raising funds for The NPSCC. On offer - and guaranteed to be won - is a fully-furnished Devon home worth over £3,000,000. Enter early for the chance to win other prizes.


Win A 3 Bed Manchester House

Closes: 30th September 2021 - Cost: £3.00 - Value: £160,000

Salford has already seen one house competition winner and now it's hoping for another. A recently renovated home in the M7 area of Manchester plus £10,000 cash is the prize on offer in this Raffall competition - tickets for this one will cost just £3 each.


Win The Fivealley Inn

Closes: 30th September 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £400,000

The The Fivealley Inn in County Offaly which comes with Bar/Restaurant & Guest accommodation is the prize on offer in this win a property competition. Running on the Raffall platform you could become a new business owner in Ireland for just £10 a ticket.


House In Sligo Town

Closes: 1st October 2021 - Cost: £9.00 - Value: £180,000

Another property in the Sligo area of Ireland is up as a prize on Raffall. This time you could become the new owner of a 3 bedroom semi detached home in Maugheraboy, Sligo. It will cost you £9 a ticket to enter.


New Haven Home

Closes: 7th November 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.


Contemporary Home In Limerick

Closes: 12th November 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £300,000

The property on offer in this competition is a three bedroom fully furnished end of terrace family home in Limerick, Ireland. You could be living mortgage free if you win this contest that's being hosted on the Raffall platform. Tickets cost £10.


Win A Stockport House

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.


Canterbury Home

Closes: 18th November 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - 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.


Win A Villa In Hungary

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.


Ski Apartment In Bulgaria

Closes: 3rd December 2021 - Cost: £40.00 - Value: £35,000

A two bedroom apartment in the ski report of Bansko, Bulgaria is the prize in this property contest. Tickets aren't cheap at £40 each but the number of tickets is limited to just 2000. The competition is being hosted on Raffall.


Win A Stoke On Trent Home

Closes: 24th December 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £180,000

A 100-year-old Ball Green property located in Stoke On Trent is the latest addition to the house competition listings. Entry costs for this particular contest are just £10 a ticket and the raffle is hosted on the Raffall platform.


Win A House In Rome

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.


Win Kentish Luxury

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.


Win Kandy Kabin

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.


Beach Condo In Italy

Closes: 14th January 2022 - Cost: £10.00 (Free Entry) - 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.


Stunning Villa In Kenya

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.


2 Bed Village Home

Closes: 26th February 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £170,000

A two bedroom property in the Rushcliffe area of Nottinghamshire is the first competition on a new platform called Raffique. Tickets cost £10 each. Donations will also be made to Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes and Project Trust.


Dublin Home & Car

Closes: 28th February 2022 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £600,000

It's back to Ireland for the latest addition to the Raffall collection of win a house contests. In this one you have the chance to become the new owner of a three storey property in Dublin. In addition the prize includes a Renault Kadjar and £10,000 cash prize.


Win A Whitley Bay Flat

Closes: 1st March 2022 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £90,000

A 2 bedroom flat with loft conversion in the North East is the prize that you could win in this competition. As we understand it there will also be £2500 cash prizes for the winner and a runner-up. Hosted on the Raffall platform tickets cost just £2 each.


4 Bed Villa In Perugia

Closes: 15th April 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £340,000

A 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Villa in Perugia is the next addition to the Visit Central Italy house competitions site. Tickets are available at around £10 each and there are cash prizes of $5000 and $2000 on offer too.


Win A Luxury Limerick Home

Closes: 15th April 2022 - Cost: £50.00 - Value: £500,000

A fully furnished five bedroom home just ten minutes walk from Limerick city centre is on offer in this competition. The competition is being hosted on Raffall and it will cost you a whopping £50 a ticket if you'd like to try and win the house.


Win A London Flat

Closes: 26th April 2022 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £380,000

A 2 bedroom flat on the outskirts of London is the prize that you could win in this competition. Tickets to try and win this property in Borehamwood cost £5 each. The competition is being hosted on the popular Raffall platform.


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 2018. We have featured a total of 204 different competitions of which to date only 33 have reached a successful conclusion. There have been 13 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 £3,000,000 Omaze London property won by Marilyn Pratt. 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.

2018
2019
2020
2021
Number Of Competitions
24
8
92
54
1
3
25
3
Cash Prize Awarded
19
2
41
6
Closed - Refunds
3
2
5
x
Closed - No Details
1
1
2
x
Currently Open
x
x
19
45

Year relates to the time when the competition launched.


2020 was a purple period for win a house competitions with 25 property winners created from competitions that launched during that year. 2021 however hasn’t been quite as successful...


Another week and another win a house controversy is simmering away in the background. Win My Dream Brighton Home closed on the 4th April 2021 after almost six months...


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.

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