At the end of June a flurry of property competitions came to a conclusion. Amongst these were the high profile sites Raffle House and Win My Dream Home. Both...
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.
52 Open Competitions - By Closing Date
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Closes: 21st August 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - 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.
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.
Closes: 23rd August 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £130,000
If you'd like to become the owner of a beautiful holiday home in Johannesburg, South Africa then this is the competition for you. On offer is a three bedroom property in the secure Lonehill Village Estate. Tickets for this Raffall competition cost £10 each and the prize includes a Mercedes car!
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: 30th August 2021 - Cost: £25.00 - Value: £400,000
A four bedroomed detached family home located on a half acre site and situated on the Donegal/Derry border in Ireland is the prize on offer in this competition. The contest is hosted on Raffall and tickets cost £25 each.
Closes: 31st August 2021 - Cost: £5.00 - Value: £155,000
A penthouse style duplex close to the UNESCO village of Saltaire is the prize that you can win in this house contest. Tickets for this one cost £5 each and the competition is being hosted on the popular Raffall platform.
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: 1st September 2021 - 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: 1st September 2021 - Cost: £15.00 - Value: £700,000
After creating a cash prize winner on Raffall the owners of Coulsdon Townhouse are re-raffling the property but this time on their own platform. This time round the tickets cost £15 each with £50,000 going to charity if the property is won.
Closes: 4th September 2021 - Cost: £15.00 - Value: £375,000
You could become the new owner of a 4 bedroom detached country house close to Waterford City, Ireland, if you win this property competition. It's another addition to the popular Raffall platform and tickets will cost you £15 each.
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: 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.
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.
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: 22nd September 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £260,000
It's Ireland again and this time you have the chance to win a 3 bedroom property with sea views in County Waterford. It's described as the ideal holiday home and tickets cost £20 each. The competition is being hosted on Raffall.
Closes: 26th September 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - 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.
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.
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.
Closes: 30th September 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £250,000
A one bedroom apartment in Birmingham or a £200,000 cash prize could be yours in the 4th Raffle House property competition. Entries cost just £2 each but look out for special deals on bulk buys and ticket matches for other property competitions running on the platform.
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.
Closes: 6th October 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £500,000
An Award Winning Country Inn and Restaurant in the rural village of Llandenny, Wales could be yours if you enter this property competition. The prize has a restaurant, conservatory area and lounge bar plus four bedrooms. Tickets cost £10 each.
Closes: 30th October 2021 - Cost: £2.00 - Value: £250,000
A one bedroom apartment in West Drayton or a £200,000 cash prize could be yours in the 5th Raffle House property competition. Entries cost just £2 each but look out for special deals on bulk buys and ticket matches for other property competitions running on the platform.
Closes: 31st October 2021 - Cost: £50.00 - Value: £1,300,000
A three bedroom penthouse apartment in Dublin is the stunning prize that you could win in this property contest. This particular apartment has even featured on TV but you'll need to be prepared to pay £50 a ticket if you'd like a chance to be the new owner.
Closes: 31st October 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £200,000
A beautiful coastal property in Delgany, Greystones, Co Wicklow is on offer in yet another Ireland house competition being hosted via Raffall. For just £20 you could win a mortgage free fully funished property that's located 45 minutes south of Dublin.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Closes: 21st November 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £3,500,000
For their 5th house competition, that's supporting GOSH, Omaze are offering you the chance to win a £3.5million property in Wimbledon. And as before they're offering this incredible house to one guaranteed winner. Ticket packages cost from £10 but a postal entry route is available.
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 November 2021 - Cost: £3.00 - Value: £695,950
This is your chance to win Brynawelon, a three bedroom property located in Preseli mountains/hills, within Pembrokeshire National Park. Tickets for the competition cost £3 plus entrants are invited to support Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.
Closes: 1st December 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £175,000
A property in Lincolnshire previously offered as Win A Gainsborough House & Car on Raffall is back for a second run. This time the three bedroom home is on the relatively new Frog Hopping platform and tickets cost £20 each. As far as we're aware there's no car on offer this time round.
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.
Closes: 15th December 2021 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £230,000
A three bedroom property located on the south coast of Ireland in Dungarvan, County Waterford is on offer in this Raffall competition. For just £10 a ticket you have the chance to win the house, €5000 in cash and a Hyundai iX35 car.
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.
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: £45.00 - Value: £500,000
Raffle site Cathedral Competitions are aiming to create a property winner with their first win a home contest. On offer is a £500,000 home in a a sought after village in Kent. In addition the hosts will make a £100,000 donation to charity when the competition ends.
Closes: 31st December 2021 - Cost: £6.50 - Value: £250,000
A new life in the sun could be yours for just £6.50 and if you're the winner of this Raffall prize draw. A two bedroom beautifully renovated farmhouse in the South-West of France is the prize plus €2,000 in spending money will be included.
Closes: 31st December 2021 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £200,000
Sligo is again the location of yet another win a house in Ireland competition. It's your chance to win a property on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way for just £20. The prize also includes €10k in cash and the host aims to raise funds for the charity Pieta.
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: 1st January 2022 - Cost: £3.50 - Value: £225,000
A three bedroom property in the East Riding of Yorkshire is the prize on offer as yet another raffle host aims to head to Australia. For just £3.50 you could become the owner of this house. The competition is being hosted on the Raffall platform.
Closes: 4th January 2022 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £170,000
Having first launched on Raffique, a two bedroom property in the Rushcliffe area of Nottinghamshire can now be won via a new competition being hosted on FrogHopping. Tickets cost £20 each which is double the price of the first contest which resulted in a cash prize winner.
Closes: 5th January 2022 - Cost: £20.00 - Value: £250,000
A one bedrooom city apartment in 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 £20 each.
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.
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.
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.
Closes: 28th February 2022 - Cost: £10.00 - Value: £260,000
A two bedroom detached country cottage situated in Ollerton could be yours for the price of £10. This property has been featured before as Nottingham Detached Cottage. This time it's listed on the owner's own raffle platform, Raffique.
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.
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.
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.
Closes: 21st April 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: 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 1 other current property contest but have chosen to not include it 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 231 different competitions of which to date only 40 have reached a successful conclusion. There have been 17 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.
Year relates to the time when the competition launched.
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At the end of May a new win a house competition was launched on a raffle site called Cathedral Competitions. The prize on offer is a £500,000 home in...
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.
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