I won £2m dream home & £100k on my birthday – here's the first thing I did after finding out my life had changed forever | The Sun

A MUM who won a £2million dream home and £100,000 on her birthday has revealed the first thing she did after finding out her life had changed forever.

Eliza Yahioglu, from London, scooped the four-bed Yorkshire farmhouse and the cash prize on the day she turned 56.

The house in Harrogate comes mortgage-free, with all stamp duty and legal fees covered.

Mum-of-two Eliza is free to either live in the home with her family, rent it out or sell it.

She is the latest person to win the Omaze Million Pound House Draw – with a ticket which cost her £25.

The first thing Eliza did when she found out she won was pop open a bottle of fizz.

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Eliza said: "It was actually my birthday the day we found out I'd won – so we'd gone abroad to celebrate.

"We were out having drinks with friends when the doorbell app on my husband's phone buzzed.

"I actually moaned at him for picking up the phone and being anti-social.

"I'm glad he did as we all immediately recognised the face smiling back at us as – Jo the Omaze presenter from the TV ads.

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She added: "That's when we thought we might have won something – either that or someone was pulling a very elaborate hoax.

"Luckily our son was home to answer the door so she could confirm the good news to us. The whole thing was so bizarre it didn't feel real.

"We were in a bar at the time, which was the perfect place to start celebrating, we got a bottle of fizz in straight away."

Alongside a one-bed guest cottage, the picturesque property near the town of Harrogate boats a beautiful kitchen and dining space, complete with Aga cooker and a spacious garden room.

The adjoining garage has been extended into the loft space to provide a workshop and home office with breathtaking views across the neighbouring valley.

The property also features five acres of manicured grounds and gardens, settled in the quiet Yorkshire countryside.

Local estate agents estimate that the property could achieve an annual rental value of almost £50,000.

Eliza grew up in Yorkshire before moving to London – and is thrilled to have landed a mansion in God's Own Country.

She said: "I've lived in London for almost 40 years but I'm a proud Yorkshire lass at heart.

"I've wanted to get a dog for years, but living in London, my husband has always said we don't have enough room to get one.

"Being surrounded by rolling hills, he can't use lack of space as an excuse any more."

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It comes after a mum who won a £3.5million mansion for £10 in a raffle said most people flog their prize homes – but she kept hers for a touching reason.

A stunning £4.5million seaside mansion complete with a swimming pool could be yours for just £10 – and it comes mortgage-free.

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