£1.7 Million Mansion for £25..... If you can do Crosswords!!

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£1.7 Million Mansion for £25..... If you can do Crosswords!!

Post by pharvey » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

Certainly not lucky enough in competitions and definitely no Crossword expert!! :oops: :cry:


"A breathtaking £1.7 million six-bedroom Georgian mansion boasting a nine-hole golf course and helicopter landing pad is being offered as a competition prize.
Donna Pirie, 54, is hoping to raise £1 million for charity by offering a lucky winner her stunning home for just £25 a ticket - with the prize including a housekeeper, groundsmen, utility bills paid for a year, stamp duty and £2,000 towards solicitor's fees.
Johnston Lodge in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire boasts some 32 acres of grounds, four reception rooms, six en-suite bedrooms, two cloakrooms, tennis courts, a gym and a half-mile private drive with electric gates.
Entrants for the draw simply need to complete a Christmas-themed crossword and pay £25."


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Full Article: - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... affle.html

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Post by Vital Spark » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:47 pm

I am so tempted. I love crosswords, and I'm currently looking at houses to rent in the UK.

Dammit! Just clicked on the link and it's obviously blocked by the junta. Any other way of accessing this?

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Post by PeteC » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:56 pm

Try this VS. O ther sites seem to be running it. Pete :cheers:

https://www.winamansionforchristmas.com/how-to-play
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Post by Vital Spark » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:58 pm

OK, now found the site where I can enter http://www.winamansionforchristmas.com/how-to-play

I've just got to go for it.

Wish me luck.

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Edit: Just read the conditions and you must be a resident of the UK (which I'm not). Never mind, I'll put it in my twin sister's name.
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Post by pharvey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:08 am

Vital Spark wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:58 pm
OK, now found the site where I can enter http://www.winamansionforchristmas.com/how-to-play

I've just got to go for it.

Wish me luck.

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Post by Vital Spark » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:14 am

Well, yes you can - for 1.7 million pounds. I've just done it, it's really easy.
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Post by pharvey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:38 am

Vital Spark wrote:
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Well, yes you can - for 1.7 million pounds. I've just done it, it's really easy.
Damn!! :banghead:

[EDIT] What if I give you £12.50 for a half share? :idea: :D .... Or would that be going to your "Twin Sister"?
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Post by Vital Spark » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:49 am

Now let me just work this out. I did all the brain-work = 75%. My twin acts as the submitter so I guess she could get 20%. That leaves 5% for you, but for all the faffing about transferring money, etc. and legal documents, why don't you just send me £100. OK? :thumb:

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BTW: I do actually have a twin sister in the UK.

Edit: Just remembered DM is in the UK. Can we do a deal, mate?
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Post by pharvey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:55 am

^ DAMN! Women do drive a hard bargain :banghead:

I shall take it up with my other "Penny Pinching" investors! :wink:

In all seriousness, the "UK Resident" thing is a bit of a joke in these things and very easily overcome. Had exactly the same issue with the UK (and Euro) Lotto when I was living in China.
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Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:56 am

Vital Spark wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:49 am
Edit: Just remembered DM is in the UK. Can we do a deal, mate?
Absolutely. The mansion is in my name, and you have 2 rooms for life. With access to the kitchen so that Chef Parahandy can cook for me.

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Post by aragon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:11 pm

"Johnston Lodge in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire boasts some 32 acres of grounds, four reception rooms, six en-suite bedrooms, two cloakrooms, tennis courts, a gym and a half-mile private drive with electric gates."

I wonder how many thousands of pounds a year it is going to take to maintain that little pile :shock: I would imagine the utility bills alone, particularly in winter, would require their own mortgage, not to mention the 32 acres of grounds :?
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Post by pharvey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:26 pm

^ Well, if you're lucky enough to get it, charge it out as a holiday home/rooms for the first year when utility bills are paid and staff are provided...... then flog it! Why not at half price, a fairly tidy profit!! :wink: :D

Then again, Ms Pirre herself stands to make a cool profit if indeed she raises the £1m for charity. Giving £5 to charity for each £25 ticket, would mean selling 200,00 tickets to achieve the £1m mark - certainly not out of the realms of possibility with the promotion this has had in various newspapers and online forums! This would give her a cool £4m!!

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Post by johnjar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Another creative way of selling a property that won't go for asking price, also the cost of running it! The winner would need very deep pockets as well as being good at crosswords :)

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