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Released 16 October 2008
We have reported on numerous occasions the risks involved in seeking to sell
your house via a raffle. Well our fears have come to fruition as the draw which
was due to take place today has been postponed.
The BBC reported that Brian and Wendy Wilshaw sold 46,000 tickets costing 25
pound each for the chance to win their 1 million Oldborough Mansion estate near
Crediton. But a message posted on their website informs entrants the draw has
been halted by the Gambling Commission.
Mr Wislhaw said: I can say with absolute certainty that if the Gambling
Commission decides that the draw can't go ahead then everyone will get their
The message said We, like you, are desperately disappointed by this news,
coming so close to what should have been the most exciting time in this project
and the realisation of handing the keys to our dream property to the lucky
What to do?
1) Liase with Gambling Commission
2) Give some serious thought as to how you are to overcome the exceptions to
the draw being a lottery
Michael Coyle is a Solicitor Advocate who specialises in information
technology law and intellectual property law. He can be contacted at
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2008-10-25 00:19:43 in Legal Articles