A family-of-three is raffling off their £220,000 Hull home with tickets selling for just £3.50 a pop, before they make the move to Australia.
Jemma and Craig Nelson, along with their three-year-old Sebastian, have chosen the unconventional method of selling their three-bedroom detached East Yorkshire house, offering it up as a prize for one lucky raffle winner.
The family had been happily living at the home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, but have decided to move across the world to take up a new job opportunity.
Jemma, who grew up just a few streets away from the home, said it would be sad to say goodbye, but was “thrilled” to give someone else the opportunity to make memories there.
“When Craig and I were dating we’d walk down our street all the time dreaming that one day we’d own a home there,” she said.
“I know how hard it can be to get a foot on the property ladder, especially in the Hull area, so we thought this would be a way to help change someone’s life like ours is going to when we move Down Under.”
The property features a generously sized garden and a two-car driveway, kitted out with an electric vehicle charge point.
While the raffle ticket costs a little more than a lottery ticket, at £3.50, the odds of winning are around 300 times better.
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Lotto ticket holders have odds of 1 in 45,057,474 for winning the jackpot with a single ticket, while those with a ticket to win this home have odds of 1 in 150,000.
Last year The Mirror reported on another couple selling up ahead of a move to Australia, who similarly were selling £2 tickets to give both their home and a VW Polo to a lucky winner.
Gemma and Anthony Reid hoped to make nearly £100,000 over the asking price for the property.
The pair, who have a four-year-old son, Max, hoped to start a better life in Brisbane, Queensland, after Gemma's older brother Mark emigrated to Australia several years before.