A lady who has lived in the identical two-bedroom house in south east London for 40 years has received a £3 million dwelling after shopping for a £10 raffle ticket.
Marilyn Pratt, 68, received the four-storey property in leafy Fulham in west London, by way of the second Omaze Million Pound House Draw, which additionally raised greater than £1 million for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
The stunning townhouse comes with three bedrooms, an workplace, a fitness center and a stunning walled backyard, and is brightly and elegantly embellished all through.
“My daughter has wished to get on the property ladder for a while and I assumed I’d attempt to win her a house,” Mrs Pratt mentioned.
“My husband thought I used to be utterly insane and mentioned, ‘what a waste of a tenner’.
“As luck would have it I entered for £10 the evening the draw closed, the remaining is historical past.”
Mrs Pratt, who lives along with her husband of 45 years David in a semi-detached house in south-east London, has two daughters, London-based Jenny, 42, and Maggie, 41, who lives in Singapore.
She described the Fulham property as “completely stunning,” however mentioned she would in all probability promote it.
“I feel that will be fairest on everybody as I’ve one other daughter too,” she mentioned.
“The complete state of affairs is completely surreal.
“It hasn’t sunk in in any respect.
“It makes me really feel so glad that though this has come at a later stage of my life, I do know that my youngsters are at all times going to be safe and that is a very nice feeling.”
In the video, Marilyn may be seen reacting with pure shock as she discovers she’s received the grand prize in the million pound house draw, making her an prompt millionaire.
The draw additionally raised much-needed cash for BHF to assist fund its analysis and assist work.
BHF chief government Dr Charmaine Griffiths mentioned: “Partnering with Omaze has been an important manner for us to lift essential funds at a time when Covid-19 has devastated our revenue.
“The cash raised is greater than we may have imagined.”
Los Angeles-based Omaze has raised over £100 million, supporting greater than 350 charities world wide.
Its third UK million-pound-home giveaway is already open to entrants, with a five-bedroom house in the Cotswolds up for grabs.