Where did it all begin?

Our parent company Novamedia has been operating charity lotteries around the world since 1989. Their aim is to raise funds for deserving charities and widen awareness of the amazing work of these good causes. All of the Novamedia lotteries use the same simple recipe – players winning fantastic prizes while raising money for charity.

Novamedia currently runs seven charity lotteries:

Novamedia and the Postcode Lotteries were ranked as the world's second biggest private charity donor in London business newspaper City A.M.'s World Charity Index. In 2018/19 the operation contributed over $880 Million to charitable projects around the world.


People's Postcode Lottery

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Dutch National Postcode Lottery

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German Postcode Lottery

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Swedish Postcode Lottery

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Friends Lottery

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BankGiro Lottery

How does People's Postcode Lottery support good causes?

People's Postcode Lottery has been supporting charities across Britain since 2005. 32% of the ticket price goes to good causes. Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £500 Million for charity.

The money raised by our players is awarded to good causes through a collection of themed charity trusts such as Postcode Children Trust. Players also directly support a range of charities including Oxfam, Dogs Trust, Maggie's and PDSA.