Skip to main content
People's Postcode Lottery logo

About Us

Help charities and win cash prizes

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity subscription lottery open to players across Britain. For £10 a month, you can play with your postcode for prizes every single day. Each ticket could pick up life-changing cheques, a brand new BMW, or a Dream Holiday and your subscription helps fund charities near you.

Since 2005, our players have raised over £142 Million for charities and community projects across Britain and beyond. A minimum of 30% of the ticket price goes to charities as unrestricted funding. Our players are helping fantastic charities do amazing work in difficult times.

Our parent company Novamedia has been operating Postcode Lotteries around the world since 1989. Their aim is to raise funds for and widen awareness of deserving charities. All of these lotteries use the same simple recipe – players winning fantastic prizes and helping good causes. There are currently four sister charity lotteries: 

These charity lotteries are a fantastic force for good, and together are the largest fundraising private charity donor in the world​. Sign up today and you can help us help even more amazing charities.

Applying for Funding

Do you know a deserving cause near you? They can directly apply for funding from four of the charity trusts which distribute funds raised by our players. Check out the websites:

to find out more details and see when and how to apply. The other charity trusts which share out player funding work with specific charity organisations, grouped by theme. For example, Postcode Children Trust works with specialist organisations to inspire and support children and young people to make the most of their lives and opportunities.

Latest news

Chico's X-Ray showing the massive six inch cow rib he had swallowed

September 27, 2016

Chico's Dangerous Dinner

This x-ray of Chico the dog appears to show a spare rib, but the anomaly was actually down to the greedy pet swallowing a six inch cow rib bone whole! PDSA vets were gobsmacked that Chico, a one-year-old Mastiff-type, had managed to wolf it down without causing himself an injury. Susie Hermit, S ...

Read more about Chico's Dangerous Dinner
Greenhouse Sports reaches out to young people through sport

September 27, 2016

Engaging Young People Through Sport

Greenhouse Sports delivers life-changing sport programmes to young people in some of London's most disadvantaged communities. With £450,000 of funding from players, Greenhouse Sports coaches run programmes in secondary schools across the capital to help young people develop life skills and reach t ...

Read more about Engaging Young People Through Sport
Lucky players in postcode sector SW3 5 are set to share a whopping £3 Million

September 22, 2016

Lucky Win For London

An amazing £3 Million prize pot for players of People's Postcode Lottery will land in London for the first time ever! SW3 5 has been revealed as the winning postcode sector for the coveted Postcode Millions prize, which is given away every month. On Saturday 1st October, all the winners will be ...

Read more about Lucky Win For London
The Marine Conservation Society works to protect the coastal environment of the UK for the benefit of both people and marine wildlife

September 20, 2016

Saving Our Seas

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the charity that cares for the seas around the United Kingdom. Thanks to funding of £450,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery, MCS has had a very successful year. More than 6,000 people helped out at their latest Great British Beach Clean, getting ...

Read more about Saving Our Seas