A female entrepreneur is offering a two bedroom home worth £125,000 as a raffle prize, with tickets priced at £3 each – the cost of a supermarket lunch deal – after failing to sell the property during the Covid-19 pandemic.
When lockdown halted property developer and interior designer Jenny Lomax's houses ale, she decided to give one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on the keys to the newly refurbished terrace home in the pretty town of Congleton in Cheshire.
Aiming to sell 80,000 tickets – each costing the same as a drink, sandwich and snack lunch deal in many food stores – she hopes to give someone who could not otherwise get a foot on the property ladder the chance to own their own home.
Jenny, 27, who lives in Buxton, Derbyshire, with herbiologist husband Freddie, 29, and their two sons Leon, six, and Tommy, 11months, said: "Not everyone is able to climb on to the property ladder.
"The house is worth £125,000, so I want to give someone the chance to win it and do with it whatever they want. They could live in it, resell it or rent it out –it's really up to the winner.
"But it's an absolute steal, as one raffle ticket costs the same as a supermarket meal deal!"