A home worth £600,000 is being put up for competition for just £2.50 a ticket – with some of the proceeds helping the hospice that cared for Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen.

Philip Leckie, who lived in the five-bedroom detached house at 62 Alexander Street, Airdrie, for nearly a decade, has received interest from across the globe with his alternative and “more creative” way to pass on the property to a new owner.

The concept is simple – anyone over the age of 18 can enter the competition by answering one question, paying the £2.50 entry fee, and a winner is drawn using a number generating algorithm.

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The 50-year-old, who now lives in Singapore, said: “I moved to Singapore around seven years ago and we had a dentist rent the house out, however they have since moved back to Poland.“I came back a few times and assessed the situation. “We got surveyors in who said it was worth around £600,000 – but we’d be lucky to get £500,000 for it, maybe less.

“I thought to myself, ‘there must be another way of doing this’.”

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It was at that point that Philip came up with the idea of holding a competition – and is even planning to donate a large portion of the money raised to Airdrie’s local St Andrew’s Hospice.

The home includes a large lounge, conservatory, sun lounge and full attic space.

He continued: “My grand­father died in St Andrew’s Hospice about 15 years ago, and the hospice staff were always more than helpful – not just for my grandfather but for the entire family.

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“They are just amazing, even seeing the way they cared for Fernando Ricksen in his final months was incredible and inspiring. So I thought about this idea, trying to do something a bit different.

“I’ve now committed to giving them around £150,000 after this.

“They’re planning to build an extension and hopefully this will create around three bedrooms for them, which I’m more than happy with.”

Since launching in March, around 100,000 tickets have been sold – from around 25 countries.

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The cap is set at 500,000 tickets before the planned draw next March.

Mr Leckie added: “We really didn’t expect that people in Vegas or New York would be interested in a house in Airdrie, but there you are.

“It’s strange, but it’s picked up interest across the globe which is great.

“If you look at the odds, the odds of winning this £600,000 house are a lot better than winning the lottery, that’s just facts.”

“It is a magnificent house and is fully renovated.

“It’s not like you’re winning a derelict house, it’s in walk-in condition.”

You can enter at drawahouse.com.