Widower who spent life helping disabled people wins £2.5 million house in raffle
Grant Carson, 58, scooped the five-bedroom farmhouse set in eight acres of the Lake District.
A widower who has spent his life helping disabled people find a home has won a £2.5 million country house in a raffle.
Grant Carson, 58, scooped the five-bedroom farmhouse set in eight acres of the Lake District after entering the Omaze Million Pound House Draw.
He has also been given £100,000 in cash - plus the house comes mortgage free, with all stamp duty and legal fees covered.
Grant, from Glasglow, now plans to finally get a dog as he can afford a walker to help out due to his chronic arthritis.
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Grant has worked for a charity in Glasgow for 27 years, helping disabled people with all aspects of life - specialising in employment and accessible housing.
He recently decided to embark on a new career path as a freelance consultant helping organisations to meet the needs of disabled customers.
Grant said: ''It’s not your average Friday night that someone comes to your door and tells you that you’ve won a £2,500,000 house.
“I’ve never really won anything before this, but now I might be one of the luckiest men in Scotland.”
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Grant can either live in the house, rent it out or sell it.
If he does decide to rent it out, local estate agents estimate the property could achieve more than £5,000 a month from rentals.
The 18th-century house is surrounded by stunning scenery, with a tree-lined garden and wild hay meadows surrounded by rolling green hills.
Grant added: "But this win has given me a financial security I’d never dreamed of, which means I can focus on my new venture helping organisations to meet the needs of disabled customers, with a lot less pressure."
Grant's wife Ruth passed away in 2011 after being together for 25 years - meeting at college when they were both teenagers.
The Lake District House Draw also raised £850,000 for Dogs Trust.