won her £545,000 "dream house" with a £2 raffle ticket.

Woman wins farmhouse of £545,000 with a £2 Valentine's Day raffle ticket

Published: 15 Feb 2020 Updated: 16 Feb 2020   

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Shrubbery Farm House failed to sell when it was put on the market with an asking price of £545,000

A 23-year-old woman has won her £545,000 "dream house" with a £2 raffle ticket.


Jemma Nicklin, who earns about £17,500 a year, had recently opened a help-to-buy ISA to save for her first home, reports BBC.


Her parents, sister and her boyfriend had all entered the draw for the 17th Century Shropshire farmhouse too, she said, adding that the win "hasn't quite sunk in."


The owners sold 340,000 raffle tickets when the cottage failed to sell.


Miss Nicklin, an administrator for transport firm Ring and Ride, said she missed a call telling her she had won while she was on shift.


"My bosses told me to call back straight away.


"When I found out we all started crying."


Miss Nicklin lives with her parents in Bilston, West Midlands. She bought two raffle tickets after her parents bought 10.


"Mom couldn't stop screaming," Miss Nicklin said.


"My dad still doesn't know because he can't have his phone on at work," she said.


Miss Nicklin's boyfriend Kieran Parker bought five tickets and was convinced he would win the four-bedroom house, she added.


Clarkes Solicitors in Telford said it would take up to five weeks for the house to be transferred to Miss Nicklin.



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