Woman wins £800000 country manor with £2 raffle ticket

Paterniano Del Favero
Agosto 16, 2017

As raffle prizes go, an 18th-century country home worth £800,000 takes some beating.

Marie Segar, the victor learned on Tuesday that she was the new owner of the Lancashire house, reports The Guardian.

Dunstan Low, the previous owner, chose to raffle off the property after it failed to sell for it's £800,000 asking price.

The draw attracted entries from as far as China, Russia and Mauritius by those hoping to win the mansion, which has a ballroom, cinema room, wood-burning stove, parking for six cars and far-reaching views of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

According to the Blackpool Gazette, she told Low: "I'm just in shock".

DUNSTAN LOW STUNNING The property is in Lancashire

"I think once we've met the expenses, we should be left with about £850,000, meaning we will just break even", he said. "Thank you so much!"

Oh and as if Marie wasn't lucky enough, the house also came with the title, Lady of Melling, which was donated by the manor's previous owner, St John's Hospice in North Lancashire after Dunstan donated £30,000 of the raffle profits.

She had spent £40 on 20 raffle tickets, so didn't quite get the house for £2, but it's a damn good deal nonetheless...

The graphic designer said he has been inundated with offers from people around the world asking him to raffle their properties for them. It was stressful but it has been an awesome experience.

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