A MUM who won a £2million dream home and £100,000 on a raffle ticket has told how she thought her big win was an elaborate hoax.
Eliza Yahioglu, from London, scooped the four-bed Yorkshire farmhouse and the cash prize on her 56th birthday.
Eliza Yahioglu won big off a £25 raffle ticketCredit: SWNS
She won a massive farmhouse in YorkshireCredit: SWNS
She is the latest person to win the Omaze Million Pound House Draw – with a ticket which cost her £25.
But when Eliza found out she had scooped the prize she says she literally couldn’t believe her luck.
She had been out for dinner to celebrate her birthday when she got a notification from her RingDoorbell.
Eliza said: “We all immediately recognised the face smiling back at us as – Jo the Omaze presenter from the TV ads.
“That’s when we thought we might have won something – either that or someone was pulling a very elaborate hoax.”
The house in Harrogate comes mortgage-free, with all stamp duty and legal fees covered.
Mum-of-two Eliza is free to either live in the home with her family, rent it out or sell it.
Alongside a one-bed guest cottage, the picturesque property near the town of Harrogate boats a beautiful kitchen and dining space, complete with Aga cooker and a spacious garden room.
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The adjoining garage has been extended into the loft space to provide a workshop and home office with breathtaking views across the neighbouring valley.
The property also features five acres of manicured grounds and gardens, settled in the quiet Yorkshire countryside.
Local estate agents estimate that the property could achieve an annual rental value of almost £50,000.
Eliza grew up in Yorkshire before moving to London – and is thrilled to have landed a mansion in God’s Own Country.
She said: “I’ve lived in London for almost 40 years but I’m a proud Yorkshire lass at heart.
“I’ve wanted to get a dog for years, but living in London, my husband has always said we don’t have enough room to get one.
“Being surrounded by rolling hills, he can’t use lack of space as an excuse any more.”
The Omaze raffle raised £1.95million for Blood Cancer UK in just 6 weeks.
The garden looks out onto rolling Yorkshire hillsCredit: SWNS
The airy ‘garden room’Credit: SWNS