Father of five wins epic multi-million pound home with infinity pool in charity

A father of five has won a James Bond-style lauer with stunning panoramic sea views costing millions of pounds-after taking part in an Omaze prize draw

Glen Elmy with her family (left to right: son Sam and his fiancée Emily, Glen Elmy, Debbie Elmy and son Luke)
Glen Elmy with her family (left to right: son Sam and his fiancée Emily, Glen Elmy, Debbie Elmy and son Luke)

We have all dreamed of winning the jackpot – but unfortunately not many of us do.

A father of five has been handed the keys to a stunning £ 3 million beach pillow in Devon after winning a charity prize and £ 20,000 in cash on top.

Foundries Glen Elmy, 54, of Walsall, participated in the fourth Omaze Million Pound House Draw in August.

The father, who works as operations director at Castings PLC, decided to go in after discovering an advertisement for the dream pillow on TV and bought a ticket package of £ 25.

Now he owns a luxurious new home with five double bedrooms, six bathrooms, an infinity pool and stunning panoramic sea views from its top location.




The waterfront, worth £ 3 million, has an infinity pool
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If he does not want to live there, he can rent it for a staggering 10,000 pounds a week – but his family moves in.

He found out he had picked up the grand prize in the draw while visiting his elderly parents.

Glen said: “I am completely shaken, the only thing we have ever won before was three pounds on a Bingo night on holiday.




Glen bought a £ 25 ticket in the draw
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“We absolutely love the house – if I could have designed one from scratch, it would look like this. It’s like something out of a Bond movie!

“We want to keep it as there is no other house like it in the country – so why would we want to sell it?

“My wife Debbie lost her father to Covid this year and our youngest son was fired last week, so winning this house is just what the family needed, it changes lives for all of us.




The couple has plenty of family members to fill the space
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“This house is so spectacular that we are going to enjoy our first family vacation in two years right here. I do not think we would find a better place anywhere else in the world! ”

The Dream House, on the stunning North Devon coast of Exmoor National Park, is just 18 miles outside the market town of Barnstaple.

Glen has worked at the foundry for 33 years, with his son Sam, 22, following in his footsteps and working with him for the past six years.




The mansion has a great view
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Wife Debbie, 60, and dog Bailey and Glen currently live in their four-bedroom house in Walsall, where they have lived for 26 years.

They share five children between them, including Sam, Luke, 20, Laura, 33, Chris, 32 and Shelly, 29.

The couple has three grandchildren and a fourth on the way – which means they get lots of family members to fill up their new luxury pillow.



Glen Elmy with wife Debbie and £ 20,000 contribution to operating costs for the Devon House
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All stamp duties and attorney fees are covered, and Glen has also received £ 20,000 in cash to help with operating costs.

In addition to making Glen an instant millionaire, the draw raised £ 1 million for NSPCC’s Childline.

Childline founder and president Dame Esther Rantzen said: “We are extremely grateful to Omaze and all those who have participated for their amazing support.






“Childline saves and transforms the lives of children who desperately need us – and this amazing sum will be crucial to ensure that we can continue to reach out to the young people who trust us.”

Glen added: “I think the partnership between Omaze and Childline is a brilliant idea as it provides money to help charities continue the incredible work they do to help children when they need it most.”


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