We’ve heard of a similar story out of Miami. The man put up his half-million Euro mansion in hopes to clear his debts. Here the story from MailOnline:
Former stockbroker offers up his French mansion as lottery prize to clear his debts
A former French stockbroker has put up his family home as a prize in an online lottery in a bid to clear his debts.
Stephane Iglicka, 38, a married father-of-three, has not been able to sell the converted barn on the open market and has resorted to drastic action.
He has set up a website www.gagnez-notre-maison.com (win our house) offering it as a prize to a lucky winner who enters his own version of the lottery. Read the whole story...