A fortunate father has won a £3 million house by purchasing a charity ticket for just £25, but he is now selling it. Uttam Parmar won the luxurious four-bedroom home located on five acres of land in the latest Omaze Million Pound House Draw, along with £50,000 in cash to settle in. The property, which boasts 180-degree views over the Camel Estuary near Polzeath, Cornwall, comes mortgage-free, with all stamp duty and legal fees covered. However, Uttam and his wife Raki, who live in a four-bedroom house in Leicester, have decided to sell it.
The plush pad is a 4,200 sq ft property just a mile away from the picturesque village of Rock and was crowned ‘Best New Build 2020’ in Cornwall. The house sits in a quiet and private location in an area of outstanding natural beauty. All the bedrooms have en-suites, and the modern kitchen and living room lead out to a sun terrace. There is enough parking for cars and boats, and space for a cinema room too inside.
Uttam, a 58-year-old operations manager, lives with his wife Raki, who is a police authority worker, and their son Aaron, who is 26 and an insurance worker living in London. The couple has a large extended family across the UK. Although Uttam and Raki were thrilled to win the house, their lives are primarily based elsewhere, and they believe it is a hugely valuable asset not to use more regularly. So, they have decided to sell it.
The money raised from the Omaze Million Pound House Draw will go towards funding crucial research projects, such as a clinical fellowship for five years, which allows a scientist to set up their own lab and embark on a new lifesaving research area. Blood Cancer UK will receive £1 million from the funds raised, which will enable them to give support and information to people affected by blood cancer and fund lifesaving research.
Omaze is an American for-profit fundraising company that partners with charities in fundraising events. Since launching in the UK in 2020, Omaze has raised £11,150,000 for good causes.