Essay contest offers $1.7 million mansion as the prize

  • 02 Feb - 08 Feb, 2019
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The owner of a $1.7 million mansion in Alberta is offering the home for a steeply discounted price – $25 and an essay.

Alla Wagner said her health problems are keeping her from properly maintaining the house in Millarville, Alberta, so she has decided on a creative way to choose the mansion's next owner.

Wagner said she will bestow ownership of the home on the winner of a letter-writing contest asking prospective new tenants to explain how moving into the lakefront house would change their lives.

Entries must be accompanied by a $25 fee, Wagner said on the Facebook page she set up for the contest.