Football fan wins £3.5m mansion in Cheshire's Golden Triangle for just £25

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Kevin Bryant, 53, won the latest Omaze Million Pound House Draw -Credit:OMAZE / SWNS

A devoted Man City supporter has won a splendid £3.5m house in Cheshire's Golden Triangle - for just £25. Kevin Bryant, 53, is the latest winner of the Omaze Million Pound House Draw.

The enviable pad is located in Prestbury which is often cited as a footballers' paradise, where many Man City greats reside.

Kevin, who is now hoping to bump into Jack Grealish, also netted an extra £100k in cash. To sweeten the deal even more, the house comes mortgage-free, with all stamp duty and legal fees taken care of.

An overjoyed Kevin, who works in IT support for local government and NHS, revealed: "I'd been manifesting this win for ages, telling anyone who would listen that the house was already mine."

Despite his certainty, he admitted being in disbelief when he saw the Omaze team waiting for him outside his house after work. The Navy veteran, who had spent 11 years as a weapons engineer on submarines, marked the occasion by cracking open a premium 18 year old bottle of whisky, which he had saved for a "special occasion".

He quipped: "Once everyone had gone I cracked open the good whisky to celebrate - I thought if you can't drink a good whisky after winning a £3.5million house, when can you?"

Kevin and his wife, who has dedicated 30 years to the NHS, are set to continue their life in their three-bedroom Georgian terrace home they've cherished since 2005, despite their newfound fortune.

Despite the couple's significant windfall, Kevin's wife is determined to hold on to her trusty 11 year old Skoda. Kevin quipped: "Even though we've won this amazing house, plus £100k in cash, my wife is insisting that she wants to keep her 11-year-old Skoda Roomster - we'll definitely stand out at the local supermarket parked next to all the Lamborghinis."

A devoted Manchester City fan, Kevin relishes the area for its proximity to watch his beloved team play, saying: "My mum was born in Greater Manchester - so this is a bit of a homecoming really. She already has her eye on the room with the walk-in wardrobe."

At 77, Kevin's mother is still working, but he hopes the prize might encourage her to retire. He reflected: "She's still working at 77-years-old - but now I'm hoping she'll finally consider retirement. This win changes everything for us - it gives us so many options - I might consider early retirement."

The couple had been contemplating life changes due to work stress, and this win provides them the opportunity to do so. Kevin revealed his wife's unique aspiration: "Work can be very stressful for both of us so we were both already thinking about making changes to our lives - this win enables us to do just that now. My wife has always wanted to drive a tractor for a living - so we'll ask the farmer next door if he's hiring! ".

Having faced health challenges recently, Kevin feels fortunate and is grateful for the prize, stating: "I've had some health issues recently, so I feel lucky to be here at all, let alone as the owner of a £3.5 million pound house."

The plush residence is located in one of the UK's most desirable locales. Prestbury, a charming village renowned for its upscale shops, eateries and schools, is just a stone's throw away from this magnificent property.

Spanning an impressive 7,000 sq feet, the newly constructed home is tucked within opulent grounds, boasting south-facing gardens at the rear, a terrace and a private gated driveway with ample parking space.

Upon entering, guests are greeted by a grand entrance hall, which leads to a spacious reception room, living room, a dedicated cinema room, study and a home gym complete with a shower room.

The ground floor of the dwelling features underfloor heating and a cutting-edge home audio system. The first floor houses five generously proportioned bedrooms, three of which come with en-suite bathrooms.

The master suite even boasts a night kitchen equipped with a built-in fridge. Kevin's substantial win has also significantly benefited a noble cause.

The Omaze Million Pound House Draw raised a whopping £3 million for the 'Bowelbabe Fund' linked with Cancer Research UK. This initiative honours Dame Deborah James who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the tender age of 35, but remained a tireless campaigner and fundraiser until her final days.

Approximately 44,100 individuals are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK each year, making it the country's fourth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death.

The Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK is committed to saving lives by investing in cutting-edge research and raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer. The funds generated through its partnership with Omaze will be entirely allocated to an innovative research project that aims to harness the power of our immune system to fight cancer, thus improving survival rates.

Heather James, the mother of Dame Deborah, shared her heartfelt thanks: "This is a staggering sum of money raised - Deborah would be over the moon with this amount."

"Thank you to everyone who entered the draw. Deborah touched the lives of so many when she was alive and this money will help continue her legacy through the Bowelbabe Fund and make a real difference to people affected by cancer."

To participate in the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Dorset, which benefits Children in Need, visit The cut-off for online entries is the Bank Holiday Monday on 27th May, while postal entries must arrive by Wednesday, 29th May, 2024.

For comprehensive terms and conditions, check out contest is only open to UK residents aged 18 and above.

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