Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries has been ranked third largest private charity donor in the world according to London-based business newspaper City A.M.

With £543 Million awarded to charities and good causes across the world in 2016 alone, Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries ranked third in the listings. First and second position went to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, who raised £3.6 Billion and £601 Million respectively.

Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries operates six separate charity lotteries across The Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, and Germany.

A minimum of 31% of the price of a People's Postcode Lottery ticket is awarded to charities and good causes. This money supports organisations such as Maggie’s, Missing People, Depaul UK, Greenhouse Sports and the Wildlife Trusts.

In Great Britain alone, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £250 Million for over 4,000 good causes.

The full City A.M Charity Donor Index 2017 appears in a special 'City A.M Giving' Magazine on Thursday 14th December.

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Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries was revealed to be the world's third biggest private charity donor in 2017