Revealed: How the Win My Home luxury prize draw REALLY works – after raffle devastated newly-wed schoolteacher who ‘won’ £2million mansion but ‘was given just £5,000’

Revealed: How the Win My Home luxury prize draw REALLY works – after raffle devastated newly-wed schoolteacher who ‘won’ £2million mansion but ‘was given just £5,000’

The dealings behind an aborted luxurious house draw that devastated the newly-wed ‘winner’ may be uncovered right now by MailOnline.

Schoolteacher Loretta thought her life had been reworked after being advised she had received the prize draw for a £2million mansion – solely to be handed a money prize of simply £5,000 by organisers Win My Dwelling.

Elliot Andrew, the proprietor of the spectacular house on a status Nottingham property, advised MailOnline categorically that he was not the organiser and was approached by Win My Dwelling who wished to raffle his mansion.

Nonetheless our investigation has revealed that when Win My Dwelling was inaugurated in February of this yr it registered Mr Andrew’s mansion as its major buying and selling deal with.

This was later modified in March to an deal with in Nice Portland Avenue, London, however the authentic itemizing at his deal with in Nottingham – stays on file at Firms Home.

Loretta, 35, (left) was introduced because the winner of a £2million mansion for a Win My Dwelling competitors, however stated she as an alternative acquired £5,000. Pictured: Loretta being advised she had received the prize 

The property's owner Elliot Andrew (pictured) put the luxury Nottingham home (pictured) up for auction

The property’s proprietor Elliot Andrew (pictured) put the luxurious Nottingham house (pictured) up for public sale 

Mr Andrew continues to be to reply to MailOnline’s request for an evidence as to how his house was registered because the buying and selling deal with for an organization he claimed to don’t have any hyperlink to.

The crushing blow to Loretta and her household was delivered courtesy of the small print within the phrases and circumstances of the draw, which she didn’t discover.

The competitors web site says ‘if £2.5million of web gross sales will not be reached then the winner will obtain 50 % of the web proceeds’.

At simply £10 per ticket meaning Win My Dwelling would have wanted to promote a watch watering quarter of 1,000,000 tickets in a restricted time period to ever have handy over the home.

Though apparently attempting to boost £2.5m in gross sales, land registry information present the home was final purchased in 2019 for £1m, half the worth trumpeted by Win My Dwelling.

When first approached, Elliot Andrew, who works in recruitment, was unambiguous about his function in the home sale.

He stated: ‘I’m dissatisfied that I’m being portrayed because the organiser, and that it was my private endeavour, and that I’ve ripped individuals off.

‘If gross sales targets for the competitors had been reached my home would have been bought for no less than £2million with authorized charges and stamp obligation however they weren’t and the winner, by means of no fault of mine, didn’t get the home however a a lot smaller money prize.’

Win My Dwelling was registered by 29-year-old Ukrainian girl Yevheniia Levytska. It isn’t clear how, if in any respect, she is linked to Mr Andrew, aside from utilizing his deal with as the corporate’s base.

The prize draw, which ran between March and August, offered the chance to win a six-bedroom four-storey villa (pictured)

The prize draw, which ran between March and August, supplied the possibility to win a six-bedroom four-storey villa (pictured) 

Loretta and her husband were desperate to move away from their council home, which she said has 'horrible' mould

Loretta and her husband have been determined to maneuver away from their council house, which she stated has ‘horrible’ mould

Loretta, 35, who declined to offer her surname, spoke of her devastation.

She stated: ‘It was heartbreaking as a result of my property in the intervening time is a death-trap, that is why I entered the draw.’

She rejected the corporate’s declare that the £5,000 prize was a ‘goodwill gesture.’

Mr Andrew, 36, sat within the giant walled backyard of his house as he advised our reporter how he now rented out his property for a minimum of two weeks of every month for no less than £1,500 an evening to movie corporations, musicians and holidaymakers.

It has appeared in Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me, and not too long ago was the backdrop for an up and coming Nottinghamshire rapper’s video.

Whereas his home is rented and employed out, he stays with buddies and in resorts, or goes travelling, stating: ‘I do not need it as my important house as it’s too huge an area for me!’

He has renovated each room of the home since shopping for it in 2019, doing the work himself, and says he had anticipated handy the keys over to the fortunate winner final month.

The 200-year-old Grade II listed property in Park Terrace, which even comes with its personal cave, was one of many first houses to be constructed within the unique growth.

Mr Andrew advised how he was approached by the competitors organisers, which provide numerous packages starting from 15 entries for £10 to 1000 entries for £350, after seeing it on rental web sites together with Airbnb and his private Instagram.

He defined: ‘I run the home as a vacation let and to TV and movie corporations. It had been available on the market final summer season and I had a sale for £2.2 million however it fell by means of.

‘When Win My Handmade contact, I supplied it as a raffle prize with the organisers intending to purchase the property in the event that they reached their goal.

‘It was their fault they didn’t attain it, not mine.

‘I had seen their adverts for the competitors throughout social media and flagged with corporations they usually had spent many 1000’s of kilos, and I don’t doubt they’d made try to succeed in their goal.

‘I’d not have engaged within the course of if there had been any threat on my facet, all the pieces checked out and I had taken authorized recommendation.’

Of the house’s would-be winner, Mr Andrew stated he had hoped the prize could be achieved as a result of the home, far too huge for himself, could be bought to a household needing it.

He defined that when the organiser’s goal was not reached, he felt ‘some sympathy’ for Loretta, whom he had by no means met, however had tried ‘to succeed in out to her.’

He advised MailOnline: ‘There was no obligation however I attempted to get entangled personally. I had heard that Loretta was beginning up a brand new catering enterprise and I proposed by means of the organisers that we might work collectively, shifting forwards, together with her utilizing my home for

Loretta said she was devastated to be told afterwards that she would not be getting the house and instead receiving £5,000

Loretta stated she was devastated to be advised afterwards that she wouldn’t be getting the home and as an alternative receiving £5,000

personal eating and company occasions however she by no means obtained in contact.’

Mr Martin declined to say if he felt sorry for Loretta shedding out on the dream house prize, saying: ‘I heard she spent £10 on an entry on the ultimate weekend and she or he obtained £5,000.

‘If I obtained that I’d be fairly pleased. I attempt to put myself in her footwear. What occurred just isn’t my fault, and £5,000 continues to be some huge cash.’

He identified the phrases and circumstances on the competitors web page had been made crystal clear.

He stated: ‘It was not buried, it was entrance and centre, {that a} minimal threshold of a gross sales goal needed to be met for a prize of a home to be supplied.

‘There was no complicated loophole.’

He added: ‘Much more annoying, this was not a money-spinner for me. On-line trolls are saying I made sufficient from the raffle however there was not a penny for me. However I am not aggravated with the corporate, they gave it their finest shot.’

The businessman stated: ‘On the finish of the day I did not lose something. At first it was probably a little bit of a win, win for me as a result of I’d get an quantity for my property and all of the advertising and marketing the corporate was proposing to do.

‘I did not promote my place, and it’s not up on the market now, however it did entice extra responses by means of advertising and marketing and it’s persevering with to be rented out.’

Newly-wed Loretta was satisfied she had received the mansion, saying: ‘Two individuals got here they usually stated ‘Sure you’ve got received” and I used to be like ‘The place are my keys?’

‘However they advised me I hadn’t received the home however I had received a grand prize of £5,000. I used to be like ‘proper, thanks’ they usually stated ”sadly as a result of we did not elevate sufficient cash we won’t provide the home’.’

Loretta and her husband have been determined to maneuver away from their council house, which she stated has ‘horrible’ mould.

She beforehand stated: ‘All we’re attempting to do is get out of this property.I entered it pondering this might be a brand new begin, perhaps it’d occur.

‘It is not that I am not grateful for the £5,000.

‘Even when they stated we won’t provide the home however this is £50,000, it is one thing. However £5,000? £5,000 now cannot even get you gasoline and electrics.’

Responding to Loretta about her issues by electronic mail, Win My Dwelling stated the phrases of circumstances are ‘very express’ that the winner would get a share of the web revenue if sufficient cash was not raised.

‘Sadly, after practically £200,000 in advertising and marketing prices and the problem that we mentioned about not having the ability to course of Visa funds for a very long time, there was no revenue and in reality we made a loss,’ it stated.

‘The quantity that we have now awarded truly got here from our personal private pockets as a result of, we wished to award you one thing as a goodwill gesture and hoped that it will make a optimistic distinction to your lives.

‘The choice was awarding nothing which we might clearly not have felt nice about.’ It added that the monetary points it had confronted on the draw had been resolved and stated ‘there’s an ideal probability that the following draw can be an enormous success’.

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