'Everyone was crying': Wolverhampton support worker on winning £500k house in £2 raffle

This is the lucky winner of a luxury Black Country home after her winning raffle ticket was chosen.

Shanique Davis, 23, her fiance Mark Myrie, 25, and mom Andrea Ellis
Shanique Davis, 23, her fiance Mark Myrie, 25, and mom Andrea Ellis

Shanique Davis, from Wolverhampton, has now visited her new home in Sedgley, but says the good news still hasn't sunk in after she won it on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old said: "It's beautiful. The house is better in real life, it looks amazing.

"It was just so surreal because I didn't expect it.

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"I don't have the keys yet as we'll have to arrange the paperwork.

"When I went to work they had balloons, everyone is really happy for me.

"I told all my family on Wednesday night, everyone was happy and crying."

Along with the £500,000 house, Shanique won a Jacuzzi hot tub, a Range Rover Autobiography and funds to pay her council tax for the first year.

Shanique, a support worker, was saving up for a house with her fiance Mark Myrie, who she is marrying in Jamaica in December.

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Her ticket was chosen in a random online generator in the Win Your Dream contest at the house, 53 Catholic Lane, at 4pm on Wednesday.

Inside there's a spacious living and dining room with wood-burner, a utility room, downstairs cloakroom, ground-level cellars, and a large breakfast kitchen at the rear, leading out onto a sun terrace.

Off the living space, a new study has been created with a glazed oak partition.

Selecting the winner of a house and car, Steve Bull, with homeowner Lydia Browning and promoter Mike Chatha, at Catholic Lane, Sedgley

The first floor is made up of four bedrooms, including a master en-suite and a comfortable family bathroom.

Planning permission has also been granted to extend the property to make a new garage, a first level family space and a second level master suite.

Shanique Davis, 23, her fiancee Mark Myrie, 25, and mom Andrea Ellis

As part of the draw, Steve Bull accepted a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of Promise Dreams and Vanessa Simmons, head of fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK), was handed a cheque for £10,000.

Tickets to enter the raffle were £2.

It comes after Mike sold his own house in Shropshire via a similar raffle. It was won by 23-year-old Jemma Nicklin from Bilston who was at the time living with her parents.

Visit winyourdream.com to buy raffle tickets to win other homes.

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