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How can I join People's Postcode Lottery?
The easiest way to join is to sign up online. Alternatively, call us on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5. Throughout the year, Postcode Lottery sign up coupons are also sent to households across the country. Look out for them in the post!
What is the benefit of having more tickets with People's Postcode Lottery?
In our Street Prize, every ticket in one lucky postcode wins £25,000. So if you play with one ticket, and your postcode is chosen, you win £25,000. However, if you play with two tickets, you would win £50,000.
Similarly, with our Daily Prizes and the Sunday 10,000 postcode giveaway, these fixed amount prizes are awarded by ticket - so the more tickets you play with, the more money you win.
Prize funds in the monthly £100,000 draw and the Postcode Millions draw are shared on a per-ticket basis. The more tickets you play with, the greater your share of the total prize fund.
Our Saturday Street Prizes, Daily Prizes and Sunday 10,000 postcode prizes all have fixed amount prizes awarded by ticket. If you have two tickets, you'll win twice the cash you'd have won playing with only one ticket.
In our monthly £100,000 draw and our Postcode Millions draws, a prize pot is allocated to one postcode area. Players in that postcode share the money according to how many tickets they have and their Postcode Million Points. The more tickets you play with and the longer you've been playing (measured by Postcode Million Points), the more money you win.
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How can I find out whether I’ve won?
Finding out the winning postcodes is easy - simply visit the Draw Results section or call us on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5.
When will I receive my winnings?
If you pay by Direct Debit or if you signed up by Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal but have already registered your bank account details with us, your prize money will be transferred to your bank account within 28 days. If you haven’t registered your bank details with us yet, please ring us on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5 and we can arrange to pay your winnings.
There are not many houses on my street; does that affect my chances of winning?
Not at all - all postcodes have an equal chance of winning, regardless of how many tickets are held in them. The more tickets you play with, the more prize money you receive.
In 2014, we'll hold eight special Postcode Millions draws, giving our players the chance to win a share of massive £2 Million prize pots.
Do I need to buy separate tickets for the Postcode Million draws?
No, you will automatically be entered into Postcode Million draws. But don't forget – the more tickets you play with, the greater your share of the prize pot!
Postcode Millions Points (previously known as rollover points or bonus points) are loyalty points guaranteeing more money for players who have played for longer. Players with more points will win a greater share of the Postcode Millions prize pot. As soon as you start playing, you start to accumulate Postcode Millions Points. These points are reset at the beginning of each year.
* In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, the maximum amount that can be won by a single ticket is 10% of the monthly UK ticket sales (up to and not exceeding £400,000).
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When do the draws take place?
You can win cash every day. Our Street Prize draws happen on a Saturday. We announce the results of our Postcode Millions Draws on a Saturday too. We give our players lots more chances to win, absolutely free, on other days with our Daily Prizes, monthly BMW draw and Dream Holiday prizes and our Sunday 10,000 postcode draw. All of our Draw Results are published online.
How much will my monthly payment be?
Each ticket costs £2 per draw and there are 5 draws every month. Your monthly payment for one ticket is £10.
How do the monthly payments work?
In your first month, two payments may be taken close together. These are payments for each of your first two months of play. Tickets are paid monthly in advance simply to ensure that you are in the draw from the earliest opportunity. After your first month, payments will only occur once each month. The exact timing of when these regular payments are taken depends on whether you pay by Direct Debit, Credit/Debit Card, or PayPal.
When will my direct debit payment be taken?
Direct Debit customers have their payments taken either at an early collection date (on or around the 10th of each month) or at a late collection date (around the end of each month). To find out when the payment for your ticket(s) is taken, please contact our Customer Experience team specialists on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5.
Confused about payments?
Our payment system changed a little while ago, meaning it's now even easier to manage your tickets. Previously players with more than one ticket would see a single Direct Debit mandate. Now each ticket comes out under a separate Direct Debit mandate, simplifying the process of reducing your tickets. Therefore, please don’t be alarmed if you see more than one Direct Debit mandate on your account. For any questions, please call us on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5.
50p from every £2 ticket goes to supporting charities and good causes. By playing People's Postcode Lottery, you not only give yourself a chance to win great prizes, but you make the world a little better. Find out more about how your ticket supports charities.
Money raised by our players is distributed to fantastic charities and good causes by the grant-giving trusts
the Postcode Care Trust,
the Postcode Dream Trust,
the Postcode Green Trust,
the Postcode Planet Trust and
the Postcode Sport Trust.
Visit www.postcodetrust.org.uk to find out more about our small grants scheme, which gives grants of between £500 and £20,000 to local projects and charities.
How can I reduce the number of tickets I play or cancel completely?
Simply call us on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5 and our Customer Experience team specialists can make the change.
How can I change my personal information, including address, bank details etc?
You can arrange amendments to all personal information by calling us on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5
You can submit a request for a change by post. Please write to the address below, stating what your previous details were and what you’d like to change them to be. You can also email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
People's Postcode Lottery
76 George Street
All requests will receive written confirmation of receipt and of any changes made.
I already play the lottery so why are you sending me letters to join?
Sometimes we send out materials to existing players giving them the option of signing up for more tickets. The more tickets you play, the greater your share of the prize if your postcode is drawn as a winning postcode. You may also receive some unaddressed mail. However, if you wish not to receive any unsolicited mail you can register yourself with the UK’s Mailing Preference Service, and you’ll no longer receive such post.
How can I be removed from an email mailing list?
Simply click the unsubscribe button in the email you have received and follow the instructions. Alternatively you can call our Customer Experience team specialists on freephone number 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5 and ask them to remove you from the list, or email us.
Periodically, fraudsters will run lottery scams. Sometimes, these scams involve an individual posing as People's Postcode Lottery. The scammers write to or email members of the public claiming they are winners of a special lottery award. The fraudsters then often ask for payment or bank details before they will transfer any 'winnings'.
People's Postcode Lottery warns consumers that these letters and emails are scams and should be destroyed immediately. Please do not respond to them, and please do not provide any personal financial information.
Anyone who suspects they may have received a scam letter or email please call our Customer Services team on 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5 or email us on email@example.com and staff will be happy to advise.
People's Postcode Lottery take such matters very seriously. We work with the police and the Office of Fair Trading to ensure such issues are resolved quickly and efficiently.
People's Postcode Lottery urges consumers to be vigilant and look out for key warning signs* in any mailing or phone call telling them they have won any lottery:
You cannot win a lottery unless you have entered
Legitimate lotteries don't ask you to pay taxes, custom fees, insurance shipping or handling or any other fee before receiving your 'winnings'
You will often be asked to send money upfront to the perpetrators by money transfer
People's Postcode Lottery will
never request an extra payment from a player to pay out a cash prize, nor request a payment for an unpaid winning ticket.
We will never contact a player
via Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms to inform the
player about winning a cash prize.
If you receive any message
purporting to be from People's Postcode Lottery that you are unsure about,
please call our Customer Services team free from any landline telephone on 0808-10•9•8•7•6•5.
Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre where you should report fraud if you have been scammed or defrauded. For more information visit http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
*Taken from the Office of Fair Trading www.oft.gov.uk