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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Corbally man intends to raffle his house

A Corbally man has been thrust into the media spotlight this week after he made the decision to raffle his house next month.

Tony Browne intends to sell 800 tickets at €500 each to be in with a chance to win his Carrabullawn house. He purchased his house which cost €352,000 last year but lost his job recently and is now unable to make mortgage repayments.

He told the Limerick Leader today,
"I'll definitely sell them all. I'd say I could be starting a trend; there'll be more raffling houses after me as no one can sell them"
Speaking on local radio Thursday morning Mr Brown said he plans to use some of the money raised to emigrate overseas.

The local Limerick Leader newspaper says it has been bombarded with calls from people enquiring of how to buy a ticket for the raffle however Mr Browne does not want to make this information public yet as he is still waiting for his lottery licence for the raffle.

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