Father wins £3 million Mansion in Competition
A man won a dream £3 million mansion in a prize draw after spending only £25 on the lucky ticket.
Uttam Parmar and his family’s life changed when they won a four-bedroom home in Cornwall complete with a hot tub and panoramic country views.
The 58-year-old from Leicester won the home in July’s Omaze Million Pound House Draw.
He said: “We were so excited that we might have won the grand prize, we called our son Aaron to see if the winning entry code matched ours.
“When he triple-checked the numbers matched, we must’ve burst his eardrums screaming down the phone!”
Uttam admitted that he still did not believe he had won until Omaze officials turned up at his home.
Uttam – who has entered every previous draw without success – now says “patience really is a virtue”.
Aside from making the family instant millionaires, the draw also raised £1 million for Blood Cancer UK.
The family have also received £50,000 in cash to help them settle in, as well as the home which is mortgage free, with all stamp duty and legal fees covered.
The mansion is just a mile away from the village of Rock, on the North Cornwall coast.
It was crowned Best New Build in Cornwall in 2020 and inside the property, vast glass and iron windows allow sunlight to flood into a stunning dining room.
Meanwhile, ultra-modern fittings are spread throughout the 4,200 sq ft home.
Outside, a lavish decking and dining area mean the family will be able to gaze over the Cornish coastline.
It is topped off with a round wooden hot tub which looks out over an estuary.
The win is even more special as the family have enjoyed holidaying in Cornwall for years.
The family currently live in a four-bedroom house close to Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
The win is life-changing for Uttam, who has been working as an operations manager at Alps Alpine for 18 years.
His wife of 32 years, Raki, has worked as a member of staff for a regional police authority for 23 years.
Meanwhile, the couple’s son Aaron lives in London, where he works as a senior manager at an insurance firm.
Following the win, Uttam has been left with “the best dilemma we’ve ever had” as he is free to either live in the house, rent it out or sell it.
If he does decide to rent it out he could make a whopping £15,000 a month letting the mansion out during the peak holiday season.
But Uttam insists that it is not just about the cash.
“We have a large extended family – so no doubt they’ll all be asking to have their next birthday parties here!”
James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze said:
“We’re delighted that Uttam has won his dream home.”