Man wins £2.5million house and £100k in cash – but admits he just wants a dog

A man who has sensationally won a £2.5 million country home in a raffle says he is most excited about finally getting a dog.

Grant Carson dedicated years of his life to helping people with disabilities find homes and now thanks to an extraordinary stroke of luck, he's landed his own in the Lake District.

The 58-year-old has scooped an incredible farmhouse, situated on eight acres of land after entering the Omaze Million Pound House Draw.

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Grant has also been given £100,000 in cash – plus the house comes mortgage free, with all stamp duty and legal fees covered.

But the widower says he is most excited to finally get a dog – a dream which has always been out of reach since he was seven years old and diagnosed with chronic arthritis.

As the incredible prize means he can now hire a dog walker.

Grant says he has never won anything in his life but now feels like ‘the luckiest man in Scotland’.

Adding he was beyond surprised when the Omaze team showed up at his three-bedroom semi-detached Glasgow home.

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For 27 years, Grant worked for a charity helping disabled people with all aspects of life – specialising in employment and accessible housing.

But last month he decided to embark on a new career path as a freelance consultant helping organisations to meet the needs of disabled customers.

Grant said: ''It’s not your average Friday night that someone comes to your door and tells you that you’ve won a £2,500,000 house.

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“This win has given me the financial security I’d never dreamed of, which means I can focus on my new venture helping organisations to meet the needs of disabled customers, with a lot less pressure.

“I love the Lake District, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country, I’m still pinching myself that I actually own a house here.

“I’m not sure what I’ll do long-term yet, but I’m going to move in for a while and enjoy it.”

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Grant can either live in the house, rent it out or sell it.

If he does decide to rent it out, local estate agents estimate the property could achieve more than £5,000 a month from rentals.


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