Homeowners Host Essay Contest to Sell House
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
A pen could be used by some contestants hoping to win a home in New Mexico. Today's last word in business is essay contest. Todd and Tiffany Lovell are trying to unload their three-bedroom house near Los Alamos in a depressed market, and they're trying a gimmick made popular during the boom. They want you to write in 500 words or less why you should win their house and pay a $100 entry fee. The state's gaming board is deciding if the contest is a raffle - a game of luck which would be illegal in New Mexico - or if it's a question of skill, as the couple contends. So perhaps your English degree could finally pay you back.
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