A property developer is giving people the chance to win her home as part of a £3 raffle, after failing to sell the £125k property during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jenny Lomax, 27, who shares her home with husband Freddie, 29, and their two sons Leon, six, and Tommy, 11 months, is aiming to sell 88,000 raffle tickets.
The newly refurbished home - which was designed by property developer and interior designer, Lomax, is in the town of Congleton, Cheshire.
She hopes it’ll give somebody “unable to get their foot on the property ladder” a chance to own a home.
“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,” Lomax explains.
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“It’s become increasingly hard for young people to get a foot on the property ladder – especially now, with the pandemic, furloughed jobs and redundancies – and I want to give someone the chance to own their own home for a very small price,” she added.
If the family don’t sell 80,000 tickets - which covers the cost of the house and the maintenance of the raffle - then the winner will receive 75% of all ticket sales instead.
“The remaining 25% will be used to cover the cost of running the raffle,” Lomax explained.
“So really, it’s a win-win for the winner! They end up either with a new home or a substantial amount of money.”
The draw closes on 15 September at 11pm.
Property development has significant meaning to Lomax, as she launched her career thanks to a substantial inheritance, after losing her dad, Jerry, 45, an engineer, to the rare heart disease arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in 2007, and her mother Ruth, a nursery school worker, 47, to cancer in 2012.
She invested £130,000 into launching her business after deciding it would be the “perfect career” for her because of her love for houses and interior design.
“There’s so much pressure these days on people to choose the right career and save enough to get a house, but it just isn’t that easy for everyone.
“To be able to help make life just that little bit easier for someone with every raffle would just be brilliant.”