For $32, You Can Enter to Win a Villa in Italy and Live Out Your Tuscan Dreams

published Oct 3, 2020
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If you have $32 in your bank account, you have just the right amount to win a gorgeous Italian villa worth over $500,000. Jon and Annmarie Nurse are raffling off their four-bedroom, three-bathroom villa located in Garfagnana, Tuscany to raise money for an incredible cause.

The villa is actually the Nurses’ vacation home. The pair are full-time residents of Poole in Dorset, England, and it was there, during the coronavirus lockdown, that the Nurses decided to be the positive change they wish to see in the world outside. 

“There was a lot of news about people struggling and we just thought, ‘You know what, why don’t we do something where we can make a bit of a difference?’ and the one thing we had was property,” Jon told Insider.

 So, last month, the “Win Houses In Italy” raffle officially opened. 

The price of entry is $32, most of which will go toward The Children’s Society, an United Kingdom-based organization that works with youths who may feel “scared, unloved, and unable to cope.” The Nurses will donate up to $64,000 of the raffle proceeds to the Society.

Not only will the winner of the Nurses’ Tuscan villa own the property, but the Nurses will cover all transfer taxes, legal fees, as well as the travel and accommodation expenses necessary for the winner to sign forms and transfer ownership.

The house has been updated and fully furnished over the 11 years the Nurses have owned it. “This could be a truly life-changing opportunity to have your very own Tuscan retreat with a beautiful private pool—and it’s yours to do what you want with it,” Jon said.

The raffle closes on January 29, 2021 and a winner will be chosen at random on February 1. Only 20,000 raffle tickets will be sold, so if you want in, now is the time to enter. You can do so, and check out the full residence, over at