People's Postcode Lottery

Since 2013, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped our projects with funding totalling £2.275 million. We say a massive thank you to all players for supporting our mission to look after special places for ever, for everyone.

Last year’s generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery for the National Trust included £450,000 towards our nature programme for the first time, supporting significant conservation activity across England and Wales. It enabled us to embark on ambitious plans to develop 60 hectares of lowland heath and wood pasture in a conservation project for 2018 to protect the future of the High Brown Fritillary – the UK’s most endangered butterfly.

Heritage Open Days festival

In addition we  received funding of £300,000 from players to support the delivery of the Heritage Open Days festival - a national festival of England’s heritage and culture, which takes place every September, offering free access and family days out.

With players’ support since 2015, the festival has gone from strength to strength, with over 40,000 organisers and volunteers opening more heritage sites and offering more free events and activities than ever before.

Players’ support for Heritage Open Days 2018 enabled more than three million people from across Great Britain to discover local cultural and historical treasures, many for the very first time.

Continued support in 2019

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have been supporting the National Trust since 2013. Their incredible award of £800,000 towards the National Trust’s work in 2019 brings the total awarded by players to the National Trust to £2,275 million.

In 2019 players are supporting the National Trust with £500,000 towards our nature conservation programme and £300,000 towards Heritage Open Days.

" We are thrilled that funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery to the National Trust will continue to support the charity’s nature programme and Heritage Open Days in 2019."
- Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery
Hambledon Hill in the snow

Thank you to players of People's Postcode Lottery

Thanks to an award from Postcode Earth Trust, raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, 13 majestic iron age hill forts in Dorset and Wiltshire have been given a new lease of life.The money will also ensure that the work of our conservation teams can continue, such as conserving important habitats for threatened butterfly species, including the Marsh Fritillary.

About People's Postcode Lottery

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £382 million for good causes. Players pay £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance with a minimum of 32 per cent going to good causes.

We are one of the People’s Postcode Lottery's 70 ‘supported charities’. People’s Postcode Lottery makes additional grants of under £20,000 to other charities upon application. They aim to raise funds and awareness for good causes, allowing their supported charities to focus on their work.

How it works

When you sign up, your postcode is entered into the daily draw, meaning you have the chance to win a prize every day. Over 20,000 postcodes win prizes every week.

If your postcode is drawn, you win a set amount per ticket: Sunday prizes can be of £10, £20, £50 and £100, Monday – Friday prizes of £1,000. Saturday winners can receive prizes of £25,000.

Once a month, there is a £3 million prize pot. This prize is different to the others; it’s shared between all the players in one lucky postcode sector.

Once registered you are automatically entered every month, into every draw, for every prize.

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People's Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a range of good causes.

For details on each week's society lottery please see the Charity Draw Calendar at the bottom of this page.

  • Players must be 16 years or over

  • Only available to play with postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales 

  • The maximum prize is £400,000 or 10% of draw proceeds

  • Conditions apply, please see full terms and conditions available at the bottom of this page 

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