A RAFFLE ticket holder hoping to win a £3million luxury home or an Aston Martin has received the competition’s “consolation” prize - £110,070.

A luxury Huf Haus in Avon Castle and £160,000 supercar were offered as prizes in the raffle organised by couple Mark and Sharon Beresford.

They sold almost 30,000 tickets at £25 each, meaning the competition took roughly £750,000.

But they had hoped to sell up to 250,000 tickets and rules of the contest meant the property and car were not triggered as prizes because they had not sold enough.

The rules also stated that any cash prize would amount to 75 per cent of the value of tickets sold, after promotion costs.

The top prize handed out after last week’s draw was just over £110,000, meaning promotion costs must have amounted to some £600,000. The exact figure has not been revealed.

Carina Alcock from Christchurch has been revealed as the winner of the Win a Mega Home prize raffle.

The draw was made by a random number selector computer at Sterling Lottery Management, which is approved and audited by both the Gambling Commission and PwC. It selected 100 tickets and MP Christopher Chope drew the winner from that number.

Mark said: “We made sure everything was legal and above board and satisfied the Gambling Commission. Of course we’re disappointed that the house hasn’t been won as we want to move to Sussex to be near family.”

The raffle to win the Mega Home remained open right up until the closing date with no warning that the ticket threshold to win the home would not be met.

Mark said he would be filing his accounts “in line with statutory requirements”.