Is the Millionaire Mansion Competition real?
The good news is yes! The competition is very real and has been set up in accordance with expert legal advisors who specialise in marketing and gaming law. we have been in correspondence with the Gambling Commision who’s legal team have considered our processes and informed us that it is our continuing responsibility to ensure that scheme is lawfully promoted as a prize competition.
Can you help me with the question?
No, we are not able to help with the question in any way. The question ensures we are following the rules and regulations of running a Prize Competition in the UK and constitutes a game of skill, as such it’s important that you provide your own answer.
How quickly will I receive my ticket?
In most cases your tickets are processed right away, there are some instances where ticket allocation can be delayed for up to 24 hours, this is due to us having to verify payment information with our payment providers. We will, of course, keep you informed at every possible step, in the rare cases that you’ve not heard back from us within 24 hours please email our support team who will be able to manually verify your entry AND SEND your tickets/confirmation email.
When is your customer service/support team available?
Our support team is fully manned during normal office hours of 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday with a smaller team operating out of hours support. We will endeavour to respond to you as fast as possible, however, please be aware that during the weekends and late nights/early hours of the morning there may be a delay. Please send us an email or use the live chat to get in touch and we will respond as soon as we can.
Can I pay with Paypal?
Unfortunately due to restrictions and our commitment to ensuring compliance WITH all UK applicable regulations we are unable to accept PayPal payments. Our payment provider is fully secure and able to process card payments on our behalf.
What are the odds of winning the competition?
That depends entirely on how many tickets you buy and the total tickets that we sell before the draw date. There is a cap of 10,000 tickets per person and we have also put a cap on selling 1,000,000 tickets or a closing date of 23:59 on 30 November 2018, whichever comes first. For example, if you were to buy 10 tickets (AND CORRECTLY ANSWER THE QUESTION) and we sell a total of 500,000 tickets then your odds are 10 in 500,000 that’s the same as 1 in 50,000, almost 28 times more likely than winning the lottery! Put this into perspective the odds of winning the lottery are approximately 1 in 13,983,816, that’s a whopping 1 in 14 million! (figures reported by the Telegraph in May of 2017 – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/22/pick-lottery-numbers-win/)
How do I enter?
Click on the Enter button on the website. You must be aged over 18 and a resident of England, Scotland or Wales to enter.
To enter the competition, you will need to complete the online entry form, complete the payment process and answer one multiple choice question. The form has to be completed, tickets bought and the question answered correctly. Each successful entry is then entered into the prize draw for a chance to win one of the prizes available: the main mansion prize and nine runners-up prizes of £10,000 each.
Can residents outside the UK enter?
No. Only residents of England, Scotland and Wales can enter. Residents of Northern Ireland and any countries other than England, Scotland and Wales cannot enter.
How many times can I enter?
There is a limit of 10,000 tickets per person.
How much are tickets?
The tickets are £10 plus a booking fee of 50p.
Why is there a booking fee?
The booking fee is for the secure payment transaction process.
Is this Competition legal?
Yes. The “Win a Millionaire Mansion” is a prize competition. The specialist legal advice was taken to ensure compliance with the Gambling Act 2005 prior to the launch of the Competition and we have followed this advice.
In December and January, we were in correspondence with the Gambling Commission who’s legal team have now reviewed the Competition. They have stated to us that “it is the responsibility of the promoter to ensure that scheme is lawfully promoted as a prize competition.”
We will continue to ensure that “Win a Millionaire Mansion” remains compliant with them and provide any further information to the Gambling Commission in the future should they require it.
What are the prizes?
There are ten prizes in the competition. The main prize is the property including the main house and land which includes a 3-hole golf course, swimming pool, gym, self-contained apartment, the contents and furniture, a fully stocked wine cellar and bar, staff for a year, a Rolls Royce, house bills paid for a year and Stamp Duty.
The main prize does not include building and content insurance, car insurance, any maintenance or upkeep costs associated with the property, any phone bills associated with the property, council tax, personal possessions, jewellery, silver, art and photography and items of sentimental value belonging to the current owners, and any other costs once the property has transferred to the winner.
There are also nine prizes of £10,000 each.
Do I have to be over 18?
Yes. You must be aged over 18 to buy a ticket and enter the competition.
What happens if not enough tickets are sold?
If less than 500,000 tickets are sold by the closing date, the promoter reserves the right to substitute the main prize with a cash alternative which shall be equal to the total amount of payments received minus the booking fee, and minus 20% to cover the charitable donation and minus 40% for administration/ promotion costs; or the actual costs incurred by the closing date – whichever is lower. If this does not reach £100,000, a minimum prize of £100,000 will be awarded as a cash prize alternative.
Is this a lottery?
No. This is a competition, with skill required to answer the question. Only by purchasing a ticket and answering the question correctly, will you be entered into the draw for the 10 prizes.
How will the winners be chosen?
All entries that have been answered the multiple choice question correctly will be entered into a random draw. The winners will be picked at random by a computer using an algorithm.
When will the draw to select winners take place?
November 30th 2018.
How will winners be notified?
Winners will be notified within 3 working days of the prize draw taking place.
Can the winner of the main prize sell the property?
Yes if they want to, but only once the property is legally transferred to the winner.
Will the winner have to pay stamp duty or a mortgage?
No. The stamp duty is part of the main prize.
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