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Home sold in £2 raffle had been on market with online agent

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A home which has been sold by raffle was last on the market with an online agent.

According to Rightmove, the property was listed last December at £650,000 by HouseSimple. Other agents had previously tried to market the home at higher prices.

The owner of Melling Manor, in Lancashire, has now sold his home after raising nearly £900,000 from the sale of some 440,000 tickets at £2 each.

The winner, Marie Segar, bought 20 tickets for a total of £40. Her prize has included not only the house which, despite its size and grand name, is a semi, but her Stamp Duty bill and legal fees.

The owner, Dunstan Low, bought the property, a former hotel, to do up.

He says the raffle has helped him recoup everything he spent on the property, plus delivered a small profit.

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Source:: Home sold in £2 raffle had been on market with online agent