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  1. Check this out,

    The benefits of working at People’s Postcode Lottery
    Very competitive salary.
    Potential to work from home for part of your week
    Vitality Private Health Care.
    Free gym membership with Edinburgh Leisure.
    Excellent training and opportunities to develop.
    Free refreshments and breakfast provided whilst in the office – including hot morning rolls on a Friday.
    Paid volunteer work with one of our charities or good causes every year.
    Team days and unique celebrations.

    This is a joke, now cancelled my subscriptions, see where it says “paid volunteer work, so it bangs on about charities but the staff get paid to do charitable stuff, you couldn’t make it up

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    • I have just cancelled, it is disgusting that our money is going on staff breakfasts, etc. I mentioned this to the lottery and was told “operational costs” so I said “ok” where does that money come from? Players’ money or yours, she terminated the call, so I terminated my subscription.

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  2. I gave this up some time ago. Really thought it was me always the same areas. But I’ve also noticed none of the adverts show high rise flats or any flats for that matter always always houses mmmmmmmm me thinks

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  3. Not great experience with these. I telephoned this lottery earlier and I asked the guy several questions, Andrew was his name. He has attitude from the outset. Hew didn’t answer any of my questions. I didn’t ask that many. I have played for nearly eight years, but it’s now my last as I have now cancelled. If this lottery actually cared about its players but more so the charities that it keeps going on about, then why now give more than 33%? why not give more to the players, it’s the players money. Helen Keller was blind amongst other things and this lottery thinks we are all blind. Same areas are constantly winning, but this lottery will shout you down that it is not the case. So when you look at the postcodes and pop them into google, google must be lying when it says 3 mins drive or 7 mines drive between the postcodes. This lottery must also be lying, when clearly looking at the postcode wins, some in fact money £30k ones have won it twice, same with the £1k prize, won three times same postcode in the same month? Bye Bye postcode, shame a few thousand didn’t contact the regulators but hey, mind has been done with EVIDENCE

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  4. I’m sure this must be a fix!! I’ve been playing for 5 years. In the first year, I won £80 (£10 x 8 months) I have never won a tap since? I think I was drawn in by this but I’m sure it must be a scam??

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  5. Just cancelled. I asked this lottery 11 questions, not one was actually answered. Questions like, how come the biggest charities that have over £600m in cash reserves have received millions yet the smaller ones get hardly anything. The prize vouchers that are an insult neither were answered. Spends over £100m on advertisements clearly states it on its website, yet do you cover those costs with new players, that wasn’t answered either. Why have you removed prizes, that wasn’t answered either. Non were, yet the advisor wanted my name DOB etc, he would have found it easily enough from my email. Avoid this lottery, we’ve cancelled and we play with three subscriptions, you are better of doing it via the bank as these lot waffle on about how the charities will suffer

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    • About right mate when I asked questions it wanted my details as well. I gave them and never won anything for over a year, so something stinks with this lottery. Not a single £1k in my area the nearest one was 77 miles away. I agree with many reviews on here Berkshire Birmingham Manchester Newcastle always wins the larger prizes not seen many with that stupid prize voucher always the £1k and £30k prizes plus the millions. I also picked up the bigger million prize draws go to the areas where thousands play, the lower millions prize draw goes to the areas when not as many play. Never seen anybody who plays with six win big, so what is the point in saying “millions draw” when nobody have ever become a millionaire the nearest one was recently was just under £1m

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      • I agree with that comment. I myself did the same, asked for my Birthday, etc why? to stop you winning as punishment. I said well you can go one step further, cancel my subscription I played with three. He didn’t so had to cancel with the bank. Fast forward a month and I won after cancelling, well, won just got my months subscription back so not really a win. You can only say win if you have won more than you have paid in. I have just received a mail shot from this lottery banging on about charities, so every time a person cancels mail shots get sent. I wonder why my postcode the first part have been getting these several times this year.

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  6. It is a shame that I have to even do this, but I am cancelling my subscription after many years of playing. It is with a heavy heart it really is but I have to agree with the negatives both on here and on Trustpilot. To make sure before I cancelled I have been noting the winning locations for a few month now and also looking at the previous results. I just don’t know how this lottery can justify its outrageous responses by saying it’s not the same areas when clearly it is. Reducing prizes is true, removing prizes is true. Useless prize vouchers (I never claimed mine). I was so looking forward to the December draws but it’s underwhelming. UPDATE just cancelled with internet banking. Keep up the good work postcode but at the same time you are taking the mick

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  7. OX14 5LD Won £30k back in Jan this year. Today OX14 5RG won it today distance via a drive in the car is two minutes and this lottery isn’t biased.

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  8. Apparently, this lottery doesn’t use algorithm clearly it does as the same areas win day in and day out. Disappointed with Decembers draw as well, so that has been reduced from £50k daily down to £30k. The advisors go on and on when you want to cancel, but as soon as I said, well you work for free then? he went silent. Terrible now.

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  9. My boyfriend has been playing this lottery for 8yrs, he plays with multiple subscriptions and appears to be only winning the £10, he actually doesn’t have a problem with that, he says you have to be in it, to win it, so to speak. He does however think it’s a scam in that it is the same areas that are winning, one comment on here proves that postcodes that are regularly picked appear to win the bigger prizes. He received a phone call at work asking why he hadn’t claimed his prize voucher, so he said “how many actually have claimed those prizes” the advisor could not answer him. My Boyfriend said, if you want to give out stupid prizes it’ll cost you in the end, because I am seriously thinking about cancelling. The comments on here are all true, just get rid of those prize vouchers, sort out the prizes, bring back the older prizes that you had, like others have mentioned on here. The cars, the holiday vouchers or something similar, bring back the £20 prizes or just do the £30k daily on a permanent basis.

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  10. Just cancelled with the bank. For the last 3yrs this lottery has done the daily draw for December at £50k daily, it’s just like the regular daily draws of £30k now. The millions draw if your full postcode is picked is less than £350k, so you work that one out. Clearly not bothered about its players. The usual postcodes are winning the £30k daily wins, so far I have been right on where it gets picked next. I bet M and NE RG and N postcodes will be picked this month. Get rid of those silly prize vouchers, waste of money

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    • You have been right with your predictions so far, are you a clairvoyant or is this lottery just fixed? I feel it is the latter. I don’t know how it is going to be a £25m million draw in Dec when the prize funds are the same unless it knows already who is going to win

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    • I agree with you, same areas winning prizes being reduced, insults its players with pathetic prize vouchers that nobody wants. The good days with this lottery have long gone. When I called about removing the BMWs and the holiday vouchers apparently nobody wanted them, but yet when I asked about the prize vouchers she ended the call. Time this lottery had an overhaul of its prizes. It’s been £30k for years

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  11. RIGGED. So BN11 4JQ won £30k today, well done. On the 18th April this year postcode BN11 4DP won £30k and on the 30th Dec 2018 postcode BN11 5LJ won £30k maximum traveling distance between the furthest two was 4mins. COME join clear as day, scam and the more that play in an area wins

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  12. So DN11 8FH and DN11 9RE won £1k today, well done, travelling time between em is 10mins, rigged and a scam

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  13. Tell me how this is possible, postcode CO3 3NH and CO3 3WL won the £1k today travelling time 2mins but 62% of the postcodes in the UK inc Scotland and Wales are playing. SCAM, cancelled mine

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  14. Received a mail shot TS12 about joining, so I guess it is losing players as we have received over five so far this year. Instead of sending stupid mail shots be fairer in your draws. It is clearly biased, it clearly picks the winners where lots play within a sector. It spends over £140m a year in advertisements but reduces the prizes. I have been reluctant to join and the reason being is that you never seem to come to our area. I know a guy who is disabled plays with over four subscriptions and he gets pestered every few months reminding him that its a duty of care that we ask if you are happy playing with six, but fail to have a duty of care when it comes to being fair with the draws. If you value your players and the charities that you support then improve the prizes. Bring back the older prizes holiday vouchers with spending money the BMW car, the £50 and £20 wins. Whilst you are doing more than £30k daily wins, you are not doing enough. Reduce your advertisement budget by £20m and put better prizes on, rather than those silly prize vouchers. I will hold off from joining and we will see what happens because I would be more than happy to play with three subs, but at the moment I am on the fence

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  15. Just cancelled mine today after arguing with a jobsworth at the is lottery “do you only play to win money” was his attitude, so I said “well as you appear to be all for the charities, do you work for free or do you get paid, what is your answer.” I terminated the call and cancelled with the bank anyway. Talk about attitude. Same areas winning, terrible prizes now.

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  16. Borderline on cancelling. Same areas winning and reducing the cash prizes. This lottery used to be brilliant, holiday vouchers with spending money, special prizes on valentines day etc. BMW cars, now we have lost some cash prizes as well, despite more players joining, so why remove prizes then. My area within a 100 mile radius has won no more than £10 plus the prize voucher. WHY?

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  17. Agree with all the bad reviews, same areas winning, one recent postcode winner won £1k twice in the same month, so how does that work out? I won prize vouchers I literally cried with laughter so somebody is having a laugh picking the tackiest prizes ever. Wasting playing money seems to be the way this lottery works. £140m a year on advertisements bit excessive when it’s not covering that with new players. If you don’t buckle your ideas up postcode the long term players are going to quit

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  18. I have played for nearly 8yrs. I think the prize voucher is not only an insult but it is for those who have mainly played for years. Who idea was it to have prize vouchers that some players ain’t even claiming? I never claimed mine. Gains new players but removes prizes why? for one pcl come onto this site and answer the questions. I will play till November then I am cancelling

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  19. So “Wythenshawe” won again today the £30k win near to where the postcode millions were drawn. It is fixed, cancelled mine today just not worth me wasting £20 a month.

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  20. I have been taking in these reviews and the trust pilot ones. I like to think I am a fair person, but I do agree with the bad reviews on here. I have looked on its corporate site and apparently it has gained new players although I do question it, if it is true then why remove prizes then? if it is gaining players when are prizes being removed? Yes, we have the daily £30k prize every over month, but why remove the £10 prizes and replace it with prize vouchers. My boyfriend plays this lottery but he never claimed his prize. Some months the millions draw isn’t even drawn because two fall in the same month, well just move it, it’s simple enough. I have noticed on trust pilot that the lottery doesn’t acknowledge comments whether good or bad, so wasting playing money further as you have to pay those a fee. I think the weekend prizes need to be improved somewhat. Oh by the way my boyfriend cancelled his subscription after playing for 6yrs and winning £50 in total

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  21. Why does this lottery wait till 10am on a weekend to show the results? when the draw is taken place on the first Wednesday of each month. My Fiancé has just cancelled his direct debit after playing for 10yrs with two subscriptions. We agree that the lottery is biased postcode wise usual areas winning. Prizes taken away so bye bye postcode, you have yourselves to blame

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  22. Same old, same old with this lottery, usual areas winning. Received a silly Birthday postcard the other day, why? why waste money on those, just send an email one and save that money and give it as prizes you’ve taken plenty away. Surprised it’s going new players when it gives stupid prize vouchers out

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  23. I wanted to join the lottery to help charities with a chance of winning some ready cash, after reading these comments and the ones on trustpilot I won’t bother. I did contact the lottery and the call was answered within a second. The guy I spoke to was pleasant but I asked several questions. 1) why are the same areas winning 2) why have you “gotten rid of prizes” and 3) why are you wasting millions on advertisements when you don’t cover the costs with new subscriptions. The usual questions and comments mentioned on here and social media. The call was terminated by the representative, who will be on a generous salary judging by this lottery payroll bill. I won’t bother.

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  24. This lottery needs to get rid of the prize voucher. I never claimed mine simply because they were nothing of any interest. I myself don’t read any books but common “how to take a picture of food” I just want to eat mine when it’s cooked, especially out for ten hours repairing boilers all day. I agree with all the others, you have removed prizes, yet according to this lottery it has increased its revenue due to additional players but removes prizes, it makes no sense to me.

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  25. Won their prize vouchers a while back. I checked weekly absolutely a joke it is. I have recently received an email asking why I hadn’t claimed it via a questionnaire. I said a few home truths, it’s an insult, nothing more, nothing less. Sort it out will you, you keep going on about charities but you fail to remember it is our money that is doing it, stop insulting us players with silly cheap rubbish prize vouchers, nobody reads books now it is all done on a kindle, etc. Sort the prizes out as well you are removing them when you should be actually increasing them. Bring back the holiday vouchers with spending money and boring back the BMWs with cash

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  26. I have been a player for nine years. I have won £140 in that time. I play with two subscriptions. I did a check and nobody has won no more that £10 in my sector, yet, the same areas are coming up daily. I would be more than happy to win £1k but not even that. It is biased postcode areas the usual Berkshire, Manchester areas always winning. What annoys me is that you can play any valid postcode so it is obvious everybody is going to pick and area that is winning constantly. I called to cancel and was informed “you play to win” I snapped and said nine years playing with two I’ve given my fair share. I said do you play and she said no, so I told her to shut her mouth. I cancelled with the bank. I don’t like the fact that it’s computer generated, but it will only do what it’s programmed to do in the first place. My neighbour plays with six but you never see anybody who plays six win big. My neighbour is also planning to cancel at the end of the year, so that £80 a month between us that this lottery is losing out on. We both agree that prizes are being removed for these silly prize vouchers. I looked on the site and it doesn’t say how many players won and how many HAVEN’T claimed their prize voucher.

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  27. This is a scam as no one in the b18 or 19 or b16 area as won any more than £1000 with in the last 10 years and they say it is a lottery but the odds are against you

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  28. I find is strange that when you contact the lottery via email or telephone and give your details this lottery blocks you from winning anything for a year. Now, I have evidence exactly 12 months apart. I saw months ago that the lottery was going to do the prize vouchers and were asking players if you would like to have them. Three said yes and 131 said no, so the lottery was going ahead with it anyway. We’ve lost the £20 prize now just like many others. I agree with other comments about spending over £100m on advertisements but never cover that with new players it’s just not possible. According to its annual reports that in the pandemic it never lost players but gained, yet it says 62% of the postcodes now play, yet the previous year 68% were playing so that is a loss to me. When you telephone them if you are wanting to join the calls are answered within 5 seconds (tested this daily at various times) you call to cancel it takes them nearly 10 mins? Cancelled my DD but be careful this lottery has a habit of applying it again as a new DD mandate.

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  29. I won several prize vouchers not claimed any due to the fact I don’t read books I have a garage full of unwanted books. I think it’s an insult, like many have already mentioned, you get rid of cars and holiday vouchers and replace them with rubbish tacky prizes. The regular £1k winners those areas usually also win the larger £30k prizes as well. I do wish this lottery won bring back the holiday vouchers with spending money or do a monthly shopping voucher one wether it’s for a supermarket or a department store like Fenwicks John Lewis etc. Someone mentioned December, why not just go all out and do some gifts like shopping vouchers or a car everyday as well as the usual cash prizes. Any car dealership will offer a discount on bulk orders. I know I could do with a new car. Come on PCL you can do better, just remember better prizes means new players, you are losing them I do know

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  30. So So So true are these negatives. I have cancelled mine after playing for seven years. I telephoned today to cancel and it was horses work to do it. The lass said to me “Do you only play to win” so I snapped at her and said “well if you were more into charities as you are wasting over £100m in Advertising then perhaps players wouldn’t cancel” to spend that amount but not even getting new players to cover those costs is extremely wasteful in my opinion. She went quiet. I also mentioned, why are you removing prizes? she couldn’t answer. I disconnected the call and cancelled with the bank. When I called the bank the person who I spoke to even said you would be surprised how many cancel this lottery. The advisor from the bank cancelled months ago and within a week won £10, so figure that one out.

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  31. Just cancelled remove prizes and having those stupid prize vouchers, same areas winning, that’ll save me £30 a month. Ten years playing total win £430 so do the maths

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  32. I have been playing for over 6 years and in that time I have won £10 4 times. The first just after I signed up. And each time after seems to fall when I have contacted them to see if I still have an active account! I do feel it is a total waste of £10 a month, but would be gutted if my neighbour won and I had pulled out. That’s the way they keep you in.

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  33. Same areas winning again today. Just cancelled mine, waste of money a bit like this lottery spending over £120m on advertising but yet the actual new players are no way covering the advertisement costs. Give more to the players instead of taking prizes away. Bring in more prizes gets you more players but I guess the management are a bit simple in that department it just removes them

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  34. Played for over 7yrs with a short break. I have to agree with all the negatives. I have to agree in that every time a negative appears on here (for example, the BBQ tongs) that you can win as a prize voucher a five star one appears on trust pilot saying what a fantastic prize it is, so clearly fake five star ones on trust pilot. I have only ever won £10s and one lot of £20s which the lottery has now removed. It appears it removes the cash prizes and substitute with pathetic books and silly chopping boards etc. This lottery use to do amazing prizes “Holiday Vouchers, with spending money” and “BMW cars” £100, £50 £20 and £10 cash prizes all now disappeared and again, they have replaced it with silly prizes. It’s been £30k for years, same areas winning all the time, but apparently it’s not, despite the winners usually living only a few minutes drive from each other, so to me that is the same area. I agree in that players in East Cleveland where I live win nothing big (I have checked the archives since 2014) I play with SIX vouchers, so the lottery can soon find out who I am. I am actually disgusted. I will continue to play till the end of the year and that I will cancel and give my £60 a month directly to a local charity. I never moan (I don’t have a lot) but I may as well give it to the local dog shelter, that charity hasn’t received a penny from this lottery.

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  35. So another flyer for the TS12 area, that’s been 15 so far this year, so it proves that people are cancelling. I know the PCL reads these, you only have yourself to blame. My Girlfriend plays it and she has just cancelled. It is the same areas winning the large amounts. She won several prize vouchers and she laughed so much, like others who actually reads books? We don’t. I would have joined but TS12 areas never seem to win big, only the usual GU postcodes NE, M, ME etc. You don’t see anybody win big in the TS12 3 area. Just like a few others from that area. You seriously need to sort the prize winners out and be more fairer, for example you have to play in your own postcode not pick the ones where your chances are winning are better, it’s just not fair. I know people who play with 4,5, and 6 subs and haven’t won more than £20.

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  36. My fiancé plays this lottery and we were talking about this today. He is thinking about cancelling his. He plays with three subs (he never moans) but we both agree in that you have reduced the prizes, like the £20 cash win and replace it with silly prize vouchers that are just an insult. You have removed the holiday vouchers with spending money, you have removed the BMW cars why? remember it’s the player’s money, you do what we say. We want better prizes, bring back the holiday vouchers or replace them with a high street store voucher. Get rid of those daft prize vouchers, we are adults and putting kids bags on them is a joke. Hardly anybody reads a book now. You spend over £100m on advertising it is an absolute disgrace, reduce what you pay in adverts by just £10m and make the prizes better. We have Christmas in four months time, do something spectacular. Just remember we keep you lot in employment will it take you losing a few hundred thousand players before you actually listen? You could do so much better, you really could.

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  37. So W11 1NL won a £1k prize today, ten month ago it also won £1k so twice in ten month, yet players like me who have played for years have won stupid prize vouchers and £10. SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM, the more that play in a sector always wins

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  38. I haven’t read statistics however I do notice that it seems the only big winners are in well off unknown areas! why is this? I have two tickets and won £20 over a year ago, no big winner here and doubt I ever will be. A couple of months more than that’s it for me!

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  39. Received a reminder email about my prize vouchers nearly at their expiration date, try putting some decent prizes up in the first place rather than tat

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  40. So KT5 8QP won £30k today and the guy said “I cannot believe I’ve won so much” well you don’t exactly get to talk to a presenter winning £1k do you. I looked on the winning map and it’s the usual hundreds if not thousands of blue dots, so it proves a point. The more that play in a sector get to win big

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  41. Horley won AGAIN. Minus 1 star
    FIX FIX FIX. Direct debit is cancelled. Ooh by the way PPL you can shove your evoucher prize where the sun doesn’t shine. Absolute scammers. The only way to shut this down is for everyone to cancel and do a syndicate covering every postcode in Horley and every other regular winning postcode

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  42. So LA2 0AN won £30k today and back in 2017 it won £12.8k in the millions draw. Cancelled my DD

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  43. So judging by reviews read, wales post codes never come up in other words people in Leeds or other cities win but I can’t confirm these wins so therefore they are told people in Wales win and they cant check either simples great game

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  44. So RG21 6AB won £30k today RG26 5GZ won £30k yesterday, travelling distance min a car 16mins, and its not the same areas according to the postcode lottery

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  45. SCAM so SS8 0EA won £30k today 29th July, in May this year SS8 0HS won £30k, driving distance is 3 mins….

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  46. It’s a myth 10 2yrs won a book..wow
    I shall use the book as a raft to float to my holiday destination..Not.
    Reviews have helped I’m cancelling mine today the scammers I didn’t play to win a book..and the book they sent cost under £5 on Amazon..Yeah the cheek of it..

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  47. M22 5AW won £30k today, same one M22 5 won the millions draw 5yrs ago, so it’s quite clear to us all, the more that play in a sector always wins big. I play in TS123 gone back 6yrs and not one person has won £1k. I am out, it’s fixed pure and simple, it’s fixed

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    • I agree with you. I live in the TS123 postcode. I have been playing myself for numerous years with a short break. I play with six subscriptions. The most I have won is £20 once, a few £10s and six prize vouchers. I have checked on regular occasions to see if anything I like has been added and its mainly books (I have a cupboard full of unwanted books and a view tatty accessories) whilst it’s always about giving I am seriously thinking about cancelling myself, it is the same areas winnings judging by the postcodes and the travelling distance between one to another. It’ll be a shame for the charities but this lottery doesn’t listen to feedback. I have told them myself that if you want to give a prize out make it something decent. I would appreciate a gift card to spend on something I would like, not what a pen pusher has decided.

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      • I agree with you. I like in TS123 and I went back to 2014 and not one person won £1k. Going to cancel mine

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  48. Just cancelled mine after another big win down in Berkshire, certainly fixed in my opinion. £10s and a prize voucher in 11yrs in playing

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  49. Won’t do No stars.
    Absolute scam. Same postcodes all the time. I’m no statistician, but surely this defies laws of probability that these so called randomly selected postcodes are repeatedly “selected”
    All done behind closed doors.

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  50. Usual areas winning, cancelled mine after nine years, what is the point always RG postcodes ME, ML DA, etc. Never anyone winning big in East Cleveland, the most was £20 and that’s now stopped. Get rid of the prize voucher, it’s unwelcome

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  51. Today 23rd July postcode RG12 7GU won £30k, 28/11 last year the same postcode was part of the Millions draw, how is that possible? FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED, 7yrs playing, play with 6 and the most I have won is £20 a sub and stupid prize voucher.

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  52. Keep getting texts and emails about not claiming my several prize vouchers, it’s not worth claiming RUBBISH. Now cancelled my subscription.

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  53. The rules state that the maximum amount you can win is about £330,000. What if there are only 3 numbers for your postcode and you win a share of the £3.1million prize. That’s just over £1million each. How can you win that much if the maximum is £330,000? Answer = you probably don’t get entered into that prize draw!!! I have 2 numbers out of 3 for my postcode. I only ever win £10 x 2.

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  54. Looks like the postcode are up to their old tricks again I see. I have never been invited to do a review but you see on trust pilot some are (how bizarre) same five star reviews with similar wordings and all have the emoji. Instead of paying for the fake reviews, apparently you can buy them for a few dollars, listen to what the players are saying and actually do something about it. I am fed up with the same areas winning, fed up with the prizes being taken away, BMWs holiday vouchers with spending money, the £20 week end wins, to be replaced with sill prize vouchers that I never voted for.

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  55. Currently have 2 x 3 prize vouchers to claims, first 3 due to expire this month, the other 3 in September. Nothing at the shop worth choosing, don’t do books or daft kids school bags, boy my sons are married and even my grandchildren laughed when I showed them it. I agree with other reviews, we want gift cards for supermarkets or clothing shops, etc

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  56. I had a telephone call from this lottery a short while ago. I won 4 book vouchers. I was asked why I hadn’t claimed them. When I said to her “do you really want me to answer that” she said, you are not the only one. Now that sums it up, doesn’t it? prize vouchers that many are not claiming. If it was a gift card to spend in a store I would have claimed it immediately. I think it’s time to cancel, why do you guys/girls think?

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  57. Been playing for about 6yrs. Won a few £10s. I received a reminder about not claiming my book voucher. Ask yourself why folk are not claiming it? To be spoken down by Luke I think he was called. “The prizes are in addition” We know that already but I have dozens of books in the garage I don’t want or need anymore. I made a suggestion like the rest have on here. High street gift card would be more appreciated than the rubbish that’s in the postcode shop. Just a kick in the teeth for players, going to cancel mine subscription.

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  58. When are the people in East Anglia going to win, thinking of canceling, we deserve a bit of joy down here as well, don’t want millions just more than £10 once in blue moon.

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  59. Wanted to contact them as a potential new player, you go to the contact box, it wants your DOB, postcode your telephone number, just to make an enquiry? More like data harvesting and to pester you with constant calls and mail shots. I know the lottery reads these, so I won’t hold back now. Why are you taking prizes away? why are you wasting players money on advertising, its way too much? How many players have joined and how many have left and can you justify the £100m plus on advertising? Where are the BMW cars that some of these players are asking about? Where are the holiday vouchers with spending money? where are the £20 wins gone? I won’t bother joining

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  60. More than 3 years I play this lottery and won a book voucher. It’s time to say goodbye, load of rubbish!

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  61. Only ever win £10 and only maybe once every few months. Probably cheaper playing normal lottery also better odds on the national lottery. the Postcode lottery is definitely fixed the programming behind it is rigged.

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  62. I’m cancelling, I’ve won £10, £20 and book tokens over the last 6 years.
    I’m done. I win more on lucky dips

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  63. All the reviews u was reading are exactly what my thoughts are, every month I want to cancel but I kept saying to myself, you will win money and not the 10pounds and books.
    Make the winning even, spread it North, East, West and South and London we are not rich 🤑 here we struggle daily. So PCL makes this event worth it .5years player what I will is 10 pounds and useless books

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    • All lottery have an independent verification by law and they are not picking on the North at all it’s nationwide. Postcode lottery is regulated by the Gambling Commission you can cancel your direct debits with your bank via online, telephone or post.
      I don’t work at postcode lottery

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      • We think you do, funny how the same areas are winning. I tried to cancel mine via the telephone and was talked down. So I cancelled with the bank. £50 a month saved. Oh and btw, I have played for 10yrs won umpteen £10s and silly book tokens, I don’t even read books

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  64. I am convinced that post code lottery is biased to the north – just because I live in Surrey does not make me rich – we struggle if you are not high earners – going to cancel and take my chances with the lottery at least it is not north south biased

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  65. Have been doing post code lottery now for a number of years. Have only ever won £10 (I have two tickets so £20 for 2) Midlands post codes do not appear very often it always seems to be North of England, not the Midlands. Come on post code lottery look after the Midlanders.

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  66. I joined Postcode Lottery some 6 years ago along with a friend and my daughter at our individual addresses. In all this time between us, we have won £10 about 20 times which is ridiculous! After reading these reviews, I am convinced this organisation needs to be investigated because something is not right. Most if not all the winners are in the North of England. Anytime I have complained I have gone on to win £10 for a few weeks after! Coincidence or what!! Who do we air these concerns to. I don’t think the lottery commission is responsible for this lottery.

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  67. Becoming a joke now. Same prize amounts and don’t get me started on those book vouchers, who idea was it? it wasn’t mine and by all the other comments others as well. I think it’s time mind that the prizes were improved and not removed. I like the idea of a gift card for £5k we all want something new. I think the £30k should either be increased to £40k or have the £30k on a daily basis permanently. I looked at the book shop and it’s not that great I don’t even read books but hey, the lottery seems to know more what we want than what we want ourselves. The £10 win is just a token win but yet this lottery thinks it’s ok to remove the £20 prize, for what purpose? Why not do a once a month prize like I have mentioned above or do a gadget one for so many winners like the latest iPhone or latest Samsung phone? I would love to see the BMW with cash brought back

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  68. Agree with all the poor rating reviews. plus, why do you have to wait till 10am to see the results? the draws are the first Wednesday of the month, so why not put them on at midnight, seems a bit daft. I won a book token as well, load of rubbish! talk about insulting

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  69. me and the wife plays this lottery both won a book voucher as well and we don’t even read books, pointless and wasting players money who idea was it to have book tokens? get rid of the book vouchers and bring back the holiday vouchers with spending money or just have £3k worth of high street vouchers every month like Goldsmiths jewellers, Next, Apple, M&S, John Lewis now that would be ideal. I think the £30k pot needs increasing. I am annoyed that the £20 has now been reduced to £10. I think the advertisement budget needs to be reduced substantially and more given to the players.

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  70. Won the book token twice now so that four books in total! Same books and considering I have a cellar full its just stupid and a waste of money. I agree with the comments below, why not. gift card even if it’s for Tesco, Morrisons, etc. Pure insult if you ask me!

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  71. Won a book voucher and what a kick in the teeth. I have a loft full of unwanted books, so why offer a “book voucher” as a gift? I looked at the pal shop, you have a choice of twenty gifts mainly books in fact 17 are books the rest useless accessories. Like others a gift card for a high street store would have been better like iTunes, Next, M&S,HMV etc and let us choose.

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  72. Not happy we are now being offered “gifts etc” as I for one voted against this proposal. I can get out of date books at my library. Talking to other Postcode Lottery subscribers it seems when you first join you win £10 on a regular basis then it stops. Coincidence?

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  73. Writing this review on behalf of my friend who has just won the book voucher. My friend has problems reading so books are no good for them. I looked to see if anything was suitable for me as I was told I could have it. I no kid you, the choice is horrendous. Coronation Street 60yrs was one, Cliff Richard was another, BBQ tongs, Sandi tosvig book. £10 gift card would have been better appreciated.

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    • I contacted this lottery as well, to notify them that the winner has learning difficulties and cannot read. I was told “lots of other prizes you can win” which isn’t suitable for a person with learning difficulties mainly books. To also be told “you still have chances of winning money” it’s not about winning money, it’s about this stupid charity understanding that some people cannot read. I was then told, if the winner doesn’t claim their prize it will go to another person in another draw, so basically giving unwanted prizes to other players, thought this was a lottery that keeps going on about charities? clearly not bothered

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  74. Finding the winners comments hilarious “EH17 7QZ” vI thought I’d won £1k, you every person who wins £1k gets a call. Let’s not forget “I play for the charities” you play like me and everybody else. I am pleased you won, but the interviews are not becoming scripted. I have played for ten years and won the odd £10. I looked at the winning map and you can see hundreds winning in that area. I am the only one playing in my postcode and the nearest winner for £1k was 83 miles away. I am certain, the more that play in a sector get the large amounts. I have just cancelled mine. I will give to my local charity who hasn’t received one penny from the pcl

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  75. Fixed, the usual postcodes always appearing. I have cancelled my direct debit.

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  76. Playing nearly two years and won nothing whatsoever.
    Will cancel and try something else soon.

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  77. Isn’t it funny first time I played I won £10 and after that won nothing.
    I gave up after a long while.
    Then I re joined and yet again I won £10.
    And nothing at all.
    RIP OFF
    My part

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  78. Must be a few cancelling in the TS12 area because every time a players cancels do we get junk mail from them. So far it’s been three times this year. I bet nobody in the GU and M postcodes ever get them

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  79. These winners should be on the TV in a soap opera, you get a call a week before saying “we would like to come and see you” so clearly you have won more than £1k. I have plaid for 4yrs and I have cancelled my DD with the bank. Same areas winning, no increase in prize amounts, reducing prizes, whilst wasting millions on adverts. Every channel that has adverts the lottery is on every single one of them, so that’s where £145m a year is going, why not have more prizes instead!

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  80. Starting to look a bit suspect to mens this mind. I have played for several years, the most I have won is £10 and those silly book vouchers three times. NOW I like to give but why the daft book vouchers? not exactly a huge choice, non interested me so never bothered. Same prize amounts. I think the £30k has been that for around 6yrs now, the £20 on a weekend has vanished just like the BMW prizes, the holiday vouchers with cash, what’s going on PCL? Personally, those book vouchers are a waste of money, get rid and reinstate the holiday vouchers with spending money OR, what about high street voucher of your choice, even if that is once a month? I spoke to an advisor and said what happened to the BMW, she said not many winners wanted the car. I was like I would love to have a new car. I do think the prizes need an overhaul. I would have Mon-Fri the £30k prizes still have the £1k daily prizes and every weekend have it as £50k. I think high street vouchers of your choice either every Friday or once a month for £5k would be an awesome prize to give, everyone wants new stuff

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  81. Look at 07/05/2021
    U will see 2 postcodes that are 3 minutes apart
    BA9 9BR and BA9 9HE on the same day. Both houses are pretty much mew builds or massive.
    All u see is
    BB BN RH RG SK SO GU NR NG ST TS
    These postcodes win religiously every day. I’ve been playing for over 2 years and NEVER have I won anything at all. This is not fair or legit

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    • I live in the “TS” postcode and I disagree with you. I play several subs and the most I have won is £20. I have been a player for 9.9yrs, so work that one out!

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  82. Hi there, I have been doing the postcode lottery since 2016 I have won quite a few £10 cash prizes and once I won £20, but this year only a tenner, however I did win a prize voucher last week I wasn’t even aware you could win a voucher for a choice of books, I have a garage full of books and don’t really need any more, when I started playing postcode lottery I was under the impression that it would be cash prizes I would win if I was to win, so I’m a bit disappointed and feel short changed, I know it’s for a good cause (charities) but I’m seriously thinking I’ll stop doing it now,

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  83. Scam, so BA9 9BR and BA9 9HE won the £1k draw, well done, driving distance between those two is three mins, how is that possible? when 68% of the UK inc Scotland and Wales are playing and the lottery says it’s not the same areas LOL. Cancelled mine

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    • Well said

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  84. Seems to me nah one in M postcode ever wins that daft book prize, the ones that constantly win the £1k and £30k prizes, seems that the ones that never win anything more than £10 seem to get those daft book prizes. Is it a fix? looking like it cancelled mine with the bank this morning. I don’t mind giving put the same postcode areas are winning all the time.

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    • I agree with you. I have won the stupid book voucher three times now and nobody has won more than £10 in our area. The M postcodes and all the others including G postcodes never win the book vouchers its always the £1k and £30k prizes. I’ve cancelled

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  85. I telephoned today to join but to also ask questions, not one answer was actually given, that left a bitter taste in my mouth, so I never proceeded. Too big now to actually answer any questions.

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  86. I think am going to stop this, it’s a scam.

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  87. I have played this for a few years and not even won £100 with six tickets if you live in a flat you stand no chance of winning or working class. Look at the ads new houses every time all big winners are up north every time. My sister lives in Kent played for 9 years not even won £10.00 this pc playes on our dreams of having a bit of money so as we can pick any postcode to play if every on in the south start playing for the north who knows we might start to win

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    • I live up north and I play with six subs and won the odd £10. I have played for years, but the south has won plenty. I have just cancelled my direct debit

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  88. So Marcus Rashford the footballer was awarded postcode hero and was given a cheque for £250k which was given to the Trussell Trust (food bank) who makes all the decisions at the lottery? I wasn’t asked. I would have given it to the lady down the road who has fed hundreds over the years the same old lady who hasn’t much herself and let her decide where the £250k went. It’s a face, seems more high profile you are the better chance in getting rewarded. Instead of giving to the charity that has MILLIONS in the bank, yes MILLIONS, give more to the smaller ones. The Trussell Trust make money from the back of others

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  89. More millions draws at places where the houses are worth £500k+. Just cancelled mine, fair enough it’s the luck of the draw but come on I play six subs and the most I have won is £10 a sub been playing for eight years not even a £1k win. Noticed the £50k daily prize hasn’t been back, £20 a sub has now vanished. My neighbour won a book voucher and she told me not worth claiming as the choice is poor. All the best postcode, but when you see the same areas winning it’s looking a bit dubious

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    • I agree with you there, yet according to the lottery it’s not the same areas despite only a few minutes driving distance.

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      • The GU areas in and around Borden and Farnborough/Fleet win daily prizes
        Consistently …other areas in GU almost never. I have taken this up many
        Times and told by email and phone calls the lottery is random. If this is the
        Case then there is something wrong with the methods of selection.
        This keeps on happening as even yesterday Liphook near Borden won her
        Again and last week too aldershot a mile from far borough AGAIN….did you
        Know you can choose a postcode even though you don’t live there they told
        Me this week!!!

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        • But you have rated them a five star? It is always the same postcodes areas you are right about. I cancelled mine yesterday and that in itself was a job and a halve. I bet I will win something now

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  90. Just cancelled mine today, same areas winning, same prize funds!

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  91. Whilst it’s fantastic that April and May will see the £30k prize come back I have cancelled mine after playing for over eight years. The same areas are constantly winning the larger amounts and also the daily £1k amounts. I only ever seem to win the odd £10, usually exactly a year apart give or take a day. My next door neighbour cancelled hers with the bank and within a couple of days the lottery was calling her about how the charities will suffer. I look forward to getting a telephone call from them and I will not hold back. I have spend around an hour checking postcodes and miles between them and I can confirm that other reviews are correct. The lottery says it’s not the same areas yet cannot explain how (for example) BA1 wins and BA 2 wins are about a mile away. if it was BA1 and BA2 that were 200 miles away then fair enough. I received a postcard in an envelope saying Happy Birthday, what a waste of money. Good look PC but as Duncan once said on dragons den “Im ooout”

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  92. I contacted this lottery to join, but asked the girl multiple questions, predominantly the reviews on here. I was told “Ignore those as it’s just a bunch of sour losers who haven’t won” I was aghast. I continued with “this postcode has won this and the other win was a mile away” so surely the negative comments are not wrong. She said “Well we’re big enough now not to care about negatives reviews” I terminated the call. I looked at trust pilot and it appears that this lottery no longer responds to reviews, nor answers emails. I was concerned about that, so it appears that all the negative reviews are true. Prizes removed, same areas winning, same prize funds. I won’t bother

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  93. Been in the postcode lottery since 2014 I have 2 tickets and have won £10 four or five times in all that time. I live in social housing and I have never seen anyone win on the tv only in new builds or private housing! It’s now time to cancel with my bank a waste of money, I doubt that the charities get much out of it either, we are just making greedy con men or women’s bank accounts more healthy at our expense!

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  94. Appears this is only the genuine reviews. Trust pilot clearly are all fake, soon as a negative appears a five star one follows a day later. I have cancelled mine today after playing for eight years. I asked the advisor why are all the same postcode areas winning (he denied it) so I gave him some facts and he was actually lost for words. B BA DL NE M CA E the list is endless, yet like others who have said you can easily do a check via google. The prizes have never been increased, but prizes have been removed. I find it bizarre that charities are the forefront of the lottery but spends more on “costs” that include advertising. How can it justify it was it spends more on adverts than it gains in new players. Instead of reducing prizes, increase them, it’s been £1k for years and also the twenty postcodes.

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  95. I am beginning to wonder if it should be renamed the Northern postcode lottery as it seems to be that area that wins and if u look at the £1000 a day draw it’s almost the same postcodes everyday that wins

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  96. As far as I am concerned this lottery is wasting “our money” I won the daft “Book Voucher” but I thought oh well I will get a book that I have been thinking about for a while. WHAT!!!!! When I looked you have a choice of four, what a complete and utter insult, clearly books that ain’t selling well, so the lottery buys them on the cheap. I have been checking the winners areas for the last year “many will say I am sad” some will agree. I am a little baffled as to why this lottery says “it’s not the same areas” yet, it is judging by the distance between the postcodes. I have cancelled my subscription with them. I played with three and from now on I will give it to the local cat and dog rescue centre who will be more than grateful of my donation. All the best PCL, you are going to need it, you ain’t playing fair.

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  97. I have played the postcode lottery for 7 years and had 5 x £10 in all that time. One thing I have noticed is that the winning areas are well off people I have never seen a council housing estate on the TV I will be cancelling my £20 a month its a con

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  98. Post code lottery somethings not right made a review before and they ask for name address and postcode surely they should have that with direct debit and e mail its a scam not had any big wins only 2 tennas HP218AR I think they put your post code on hold after a while

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  99. Has anyone else had duplicate payments go out of their PayPal account from these people who then say that they only took one?
    Also when I rang them they said I had won twice but I cannot see where these WINS were deposited.

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  100. Our postcode has only won 6 prizes of £10 in 8 years.
    Big winners postcodes have numerous wins and all winners shown on TV seem to be in new build.
    Not seen any tower blocks or apartments
    Also no £20 anymore.
    Same regions win £30,000

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  101. Anyone noticed that the constant daily £1k wins, those areas are winning the £30k pot? 9yrs and the max win for me was £20 a ticket. This lottery has now removed all those as well.

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  102. I have few months from when I start playing and nothing. Same postcode win big prizes and new postcode just £10. I think is a big big bullshit!

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  103. Just cancelled mine with the bank, even the person I spoke to said quite a few cancel that lottery, including herself. It’s a scam, same places winning give or take a mile or two. Audenshaw again, RG postcodes B ones etc. Go and getting rid of the £20 prize did it for me also.

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  104. Well I found out today by postcode lottery that you can have any postcode in UK so let’s all pick the winning counties and were in

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  105. I am fed up to the back teeth with the post code lottery commercial
    last night the 16th of February I witnessed 35 episodes of the post code lottery how to enter while I support these charities I think they push their commercial far too much and should only have their commercial on 3-4 times a day

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    • I tried it for a year 12 x £10, a lot of money when on a pension. I (won?) £10.
      It`s rubbish, never again. And why only a third of taking goes to charities.

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  106. Unfortunately I live in Alfreton Derbyshire and at first like many when they joined, I won a tenner. Lots do when they first join. If this is a scam then I am not surprised just very disappointed. Why doesn’t the Government take action and check all these supposed Lottery wins

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  107. Weird how these postcodes all won the millions draws
    Dec 2020 (RG177AU Hungerford)
    Nov 2020(RG127RD Bracknell)
    June 2020(RG411NU Wokingham)
    May 2020(RG28NZ Reading)
    All these postcodes are in Berkshire. Find it hard to believe 4 postcodes from same county are picked randomly in a period of six months. I have played this lottery for 7 years and yes it’s a lottery but funny how it’s same areas coming out. This can’t be possible.

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  108. Where the £20 prize gone? take about “giveth can be taketh away” reducing prize amount won’t do this lottery any good, mind saying that never won anymore than £10 anyway. I thought the month of Jan and Feb prizes were good, you could have kept the daily prize of £30k

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  109. I have been watching their many many adverts on TV but NOT one of the “recent winners” or presenters is wearing a mask or social distancing this lottery is a SCAM

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  110. I live in London and don’t know anyone who has played and won anything.
    I was thinking about doing it but after reading the reviews I don’t think I will bother as I’m not in the postcodes that often win. So thanks people for the heads up.

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  111. Most of these comment as true and I agree with em. I have been a player for about four and a half years all £10s, play with four tickets. I am seriously questioning this lottery. Always the same areas for example RG postcodes are different numbers but like others say a couple of mins drive, not possible if this was genuine, something isn’t quite true here. I like to give but like many many many others have said same areas, give or take a few mins driving time. Some postcodes have won £30k twice and three times in a year. I think the more that play in an area win more. postcode lottery, w know you read these comments, you seriously NEED to act on them.

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    • Well said! The way it is going people will just cancel like I have just done. I like giving with the chance of winning as well but it is the same places winning like everyone else is saying.

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  112. Again the same areas winning cancelled mine (according to the lottery, not the same areas) yet always seems to be a few mins driving time between them.

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  113. Time to cancel this lottery, like some of the others are saying, same areas, same postcodes are winning on a near daily basis. Great to see that Jan and Feb are having the daily £30k draws and I do hope it keeps it on a permanent basis. I would like to see the BMW brought back perhaps every Friday? or even once a month and for those who don’t want the car offer a cheaper cash offer. I would be more than happy to win a BMW or ever a ford. I personally think this lottery can do WAY better than this. How about doing a month super draw, so for example, one month do 50 postcodes win a TV, another month 50 postcodes win a iPad another month, 50 postcodes win a dishwasher and offer a cash settlement if anyone doesn’t want the prize. Valentines day next month, whilst holidays are a no-no at the moment do something special like a £5k shopping voucher for the store of your choice for 10 lucky postcodes. My wins are few and far between but I am getting annoyed that my area wins Nothing. “East Cleveland”

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    • I agree with you there. I play with six and the most I have won is £20 a subscription. I don’t mind in many ways but I have given more than I have ever received. I would be happy with the £1k a ticket, £30k would be nice as well per ticket but that is only a dream.

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  114. More chance of getting struck by lightning than winning anything! same old postcode areas win time after time this is not a fair draw

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  115. I have played for 9 years and won £40 I have paid in £1000 they only pay out to very few people if your lucky I have never won any thing other than £10 just to keep you playing don’t waste your money these are fraudsters

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  116. The Good- Charities
    The Bad- Spending more on advertising than it does in getting new players.

    Same postcode areas playing

    Prize funds not being increased, been £30 for years.

    Wasting money on daft book tokens, we want to see gift cards for John Lewis, Next, M&S etc.

    Wasting money on Birthday postcards and daft advent calendars.

    Not happy tbh considering cancelling mine

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  117. It’s a scam, this month’s millions draw and last months millions draw is exactly 41mins drive. Just one big scam, the more that play in an area the more chances you have for it to drop, plus don’t forget the RG postcode pops up nearly every day on the £1k and £50k and £30k draws. I have cancelled mine today via the bank

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  118. I currently play with six subs and haven’t won more than £10 a ticket but I do wish this lottery would increase it to eight subs or ten as I do like to give but at the same time the prize funds haven’t increased

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  119. SCAM, so 11th and 12th December draws for the daily £50k are 31mins driving distance between them, clearly a scam. I will cancel mine art the draw in January.

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  120. Absolute pathetic, you cannot even change your email online you HAVE TO call them, changing your telephone number EVERYTHING. I called to reduce my number of subscriptions from 4 to 2 because it’s becoming a joke. I told the female advisor as well. She kept banging on about this and that, but when I said here are some facts, she went quiet. She got a bit above her station so I ended up cancelling all the subs, did it with the bank just in case she didn’t do it. Oh and the last 6 years not one person in my postcode has won more than £10 a subscription. So sums it all up in my eyes. I may at some point return, but the prizes need to be increased on a permanent basis

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  121. I like playing the postcode lottery but I agree with the negatives, it’s looking biased PC wise. I am thrilled to see that Jan has the double millions draw and the daily £30k what would have made the icing on the cake would have been the daily £1k being increased from 20 to 50 postcodes. Will the prizes be increased on a permanent basis from next year? Nothing been mentioned. I also think the smaller charities deserve more and the bigger ones getting less

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  122. 32% to charities. 68% to organisers. 300 workforce and a few foreign directors creaming off millions.
    Figures taken from their financial reports!
    A clever business plan that I’m sure Panorama and the public would be interested in.

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  123. I agree with the negatives. I am all for giving but I do actually agree with the negatives, time, and time again it’s the same areas winning. I never whine and moan about playing this lottery but it is becoming a bit of a farce if you ask me. I noticed in Jan that it is will have “two” millions draws and £30k every month as well for that month and I am pleased about that, but the lottery has removed the £20 prize and replaced it with £10 so that’s not right. I have played for a few years but after next month I will cancel my four subscriptions and give directly to a local charity instead. I wish this lottery all the best in what it does, but you ain’t playing fair judging by the current wins

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  124. SCAM SCAM SCAM £50k draw today WA11 7HG had the millions draw last year!

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  125. Will definitely give this lottery a miss…just heard they are supporting refugees and asylum seekers..they need to support people in our own country who are struggling with everyday life…

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  126. Deffo rigged is this, same postcodes winning just like the other comments on here have said. All this lottery says it’s not the same areas yet when you so some postcode searches from one to another it’s always like the other person has said within thirty minutes of each other. Just like the daily draw winners have now been winning the daily £30k ones and yet nah one has won in TS12 3, looking at the daily wins all the blues are lit up hundreds of em, my area hardly any blues so I think the more that pay within a sector have more chances of winning than my area with hardly any players. Apparently when I asked how many are playing in my postcode data protection was used. Yet I asked a neighbour who son is a solicitor and he said no data protection would be breached by saying how many people are playing as nah names ain’t given, so, it sums this lottery up doesn’t it

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  127. As usual same areas winning so time for me to cancel. Looks like the book voucher is back an absolute kick in the teeth. I won it last year and I threw it in the bin

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  128. I don’t do the postcode lottery, but am I the only one, once suckered in to watch the nauseating adverts notice that less than £1 in £3 goes to any good causes. It seems to me to be trading on some sort of national lottery ticket but instead lines the pockets of so called trustees and directors ….Martyn Cox

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  129. Avoid this like the plague! It is such a con – I entered the August draw, my postcode won £10 and when I asked why they hadn’t paid me said “oh, your entry started in the second week”??? Really? Your TV said nothing of the sort. IT’S A CON!!!!

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  130. PCL spends £180m a year on advertisements, if the lottery gets 1m new players a year that is £120m a yer in revenue so its wasted £60m. last year is gained 234k in new players, so its wasting OUR money plus how many people leave? Someone on here said about the daily wins of £1k will win the daily £30k and they are right so far. I have play from the start with 3 tickets and won £150 in total. This lottery seems to only like certain areas. I’ll cancel mine

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  131. It’s a scam. Just like the national lottery. And do you really believe that the money goes to charities? Open your eyes people.

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  132. Sorry, has no one noticed that all the charities are at the same address and that each charity’ is owned by the same people either chair/promoter. One person runs and owns five different charities.
    Now that the Postcode Lottery has less charity to support, the 20 they do support has a better split, meaning more of the chairs/Owners have more money for themselves.

    32% for charity is poor…

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  133. I think the post code lottery is a scam my neighbour won a tenner two weeks ago I’ve got nothing same post code only ever won’t a couple of tenners the people on telly who get checks they are not winners I read about them only winners if any are new housing estates this should be looked into as your talking people hard earned money name and Astra’s supplied if asked for

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  134. Think this lottery needs to cut back on its advertisement budget and give extra to the players. I am all for giving to charities but 7 years and winning £40 three times I play with 4 subscriptions if this lottery is all for the players as well as the charities then it should be listening to the players as it is our money at the end of the day. I will be cancelling mine in December I’ve given more than enough not one winner near me has even won the £1k, nearest one is 107 miles away

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  135. So CV13 6AG won the £30k daily draw today (congratulations) back in December 2015, CV11 6BQ won the millions draw, the exact driving distance between these two postcodes is 4mins. One comment on here is correct, these postcodes come up all the time, £10s £20s £1ks £30k and Millions draw and we get told its not a fix. I will cancel mine not worth wasting my money as its clearly fixed

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  136. It appears that this lottery is wasting money how can it justify spending over £180m on advertising with hardly any new players and the prizes not seeing an increase. Just exactly who is benefiting here? certainly not the players and the charities haven’t exactly seen a substantial increase either. I agree with all the negative reviews. I have also looked at the daily £1k prize winners and the £30k prize winners as well as some of you guys on here and I agree with that you see a theme here with the postcodes winning. I promise one thing (keep your eyes open and see) where the £1k winners have won recently you will find it’ll win the £30k prize soon enough. I have played for 5yrs and I have won £20 twice, so go figure that one out. I have cancelled mine. I win say something else I bet my Christmas bonus that this lottery will be giving out those stupid book tokens again, another waste to go with those daft advent calendars, nothing festive about that, just all the charities that that lottery says “who gets” not what we would like the money to go.

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    • Ya right matey just looked me self and seen the £30k wins and the recent £1k wins deffo same areas give or take a mile or so. I am going ta cancel as well bed, its a fix

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  137. I have just joined and are very disturbed with all the comments about how bad the Postcode lottery is run. The Postcode lottery does not seem to be answering the complaints of the supporters.
    I will give you 6months and if no improvement, I am out.

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  138. Same as all the other reviews on here always the same areas winning. I bet for the £30k daily draw in October I bet it’s the same areas winning where I live in TS12 not a single person has ever won the £30k pot in fact even the millions draw hasn’t been anywhere near but that’s probably down to the fact that not many people play. I play to win whilst giving but like other reviews it’s becoming a farce. I have just cancelled my direct debit, shame a few hundred thousand didn’t do the same. I think that having the choice in playing any postcode is itself wrong as everyone is going to pick the popular areas. I feel no shame in cancelling as I have played with several tickets over the last 6.8yrs

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    • It’s a farce, I saw it advertised as a 30k daily draw for October, which hasn’t materialised. Maybe deserves a call to Ofcom?

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      • The draws are drawn on the first Wednesday of the month mate so the daily £30k will start from the 10th. I agree with you that it is a farce I have been a player for 8yrs and won £20 three times. If you look at the other reviews all are correct “same postcodes winning” I bet M, ME, NE, DL, GE, BA (all the regular daily £1k draws) will be winning the £30k draws this month as usual. Considering 68% of the postcodes are playing how is it possible. I will cancel mine after this daily £30k draw has finished.

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        • Ya right, recent £1k winners now won the £30k I’ve cancelled now

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  139. Spends over £70m a year on advertisements, no thank you. Played for 8yrs with two tickets and won £40 in total. It is a total farce that is what this is becoming. I have looked at the draws and just like what others say similar postcodes live 20mins away how is that possible? Cancelled mine. GOOD LUCK, PCL but you will lose lots more if you keep carrying on with the same areas winning!!!

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    • You probs did a typo mate this lottery spends over £180m a year on advertisements, more than it takes in new subs. I have just cancelled mine its now becoming a joke, same prize pots all the time not been increased in years!

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  140. I have never been bothered about winning as it is for charities but like every review has said it is the same areas winning. I spoke to the lottery and like another review I said look at this postcode and that postcode and told them the driving time between both the postcodes. I also mention why has this postcode and that postcode both won the £30k prize. No answer from the lady on the telephone. I said this postcode and that postcode win the £1k then the £30 and then the millions draw said do you want me to email you with the evidence the call was disconnected by the advisor, so I cancelled. I was a player for 6yrs and played with 3 subs

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  141. Been looking at the draws for a while now and had look back till June 2020 as I noticed M postcode had been drawn a lot, there are 43 M postcodes and up till August 36 of them had been drawn, then they won the £30 k draw then the millions, G postcode seems to win all the time as well, there must be a way of reporting them

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  142. Agree with others today, for example, postcode G13 3HG and G13 4DQ were drawn, quick distance check and it’s a three min drive from each other, going threw the last week (won’t bother going any further) you can clearly see that the winning postcode are usually a maximum 43 mins distance driving time. So much for 70% of postcodes playing, noticed that the £30k win TODAY G73 2BD that is 20min drive from the other two postcodes and the lottery says it’s not fixed, to me it is. NOW CANCELLED!

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    • I agree with you there, look at today’s daily draw BN21 2SD and BN23 7BN that is a nine minute drive between them as well. Always the same postcodes areas winning, Time I cancelled.

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      • Agree you both on this and everyone else as well, look at the daily wins, then the daily win areas then win the £30k then the millions. I’ve played for five years nearly six years in December play three and won £60 not worth it but you can see the pattern with the win

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  143. Look at the daily prize draw the £1k one, see how the same areas are winning, crosscheck that against the £30k win and you can see what is happening here. I have cancelled mine today after playing for ten years and winning £40 I play with two subscriptions.

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  144. Spot on all these comments like. I have now cancelled mine with online banking as ya cannot do it online, why? You can join online but you cannot cancel online I wonder why. I only played for a few months not like many who have played for years but I do think something dodgy is going on here as it seems the areas with lots of players are winning almost on a daily basis. This lottery is spending way too much on advertising for my liking more should be given to those who play way too many charities have a nose in the troff and most do not need the money. I spend well over three hours looking for the section where it says players who have cancelled I don’t see any of that like. Wish ya all the best but ya need to sort it out PCL otherwise more will cancel

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  145. I have been doing the post code lottery for years. I am a charity man so the causes for myself are a must. However I like some people win small when you have signed up or further down the line. To me, it’s not a win as all you are getting is the money back you paid in the first place ie 10 or 20 pounds. I know I have raised over 350 pounds for charity since the start which I am pleased with but like some reviews, certain postcodes are not even on the winning lists expecially in the west country which are few and far between which now makes me have second thoughts of how postcodes are drawn. I think they should be shown live.

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  146. Three postcodes the other day all pithing fives mins drive won the £30k, so all these reviews are genuine in my eyes. Seems this lottery doesn’t like you to cancel otherwise you should be able to do it online. 413 from what I have found work for this lottery, now with £143m available for running costs that £143m isn’t going on the payroll, so where is it going? I think the £1k daily draw should be increased to 50 postcodes rather than the 20

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  147. Been playing for 7 years with 2 tickets won total £180. It is always same areas. Noticed Blackburn won big jackpot in 2016 then the street right next to it won the big jackpot again in 2019. Strange how 2 streets next to each other win the big jack pots. Yes it’s a lottery. I would like to know how the draws are done. If it’s done by a computer then it takes a person to program it and why are the draws not shown. On the daily draws right now there are 20x £1000 win yet 3 postcodes from same area come up in one day. If there’s 1.7 million postcodes Playing how’s that possible. I agree with most these reviews on the tv the people say I’ve played for 2,3, 6 months and won. I’m beginning to wonder if my postcode still in it. Cause seems only new postcodes win the big amounts. I have spoken to postcode lottery but was just told how many times my area has won. Iy would be nice to see a graph or something to show where all the winners are, when you look on app you can only see a small area but I bet if it was put on a map of the uk then at least you could see All the winners. I do like giving to charity but I play to win or else I would just give to charities. I think it should be more transparent how draws are done, where the money goes, how many new players. Cause if there is more players why the prizes not went up.

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  148. Played for over 7yrs and when you see this under “lottery odds” on the lottery website “You never know when a big win is coming your way. Neighbours in Patchway were amazed when their postcode netted them £30,000 Street Prizes twice in just seven months!” it’s becoming an utter joke, especially when the likes of me who have played for years winning the odd £10.

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    • I played postcode lottery some years ago. I used max of 6 postcodes. I won 3 or 4 £10 quite early, nothing for ages. I came to the conclusion this is a deceptive scam, for the following reasons. Firstly, unlike any other lottery, they do not publish previous winning post codes, you can only check if you input a postcode and check if that one is a winner. The biggest warning is the massive amount of advertising done constantly, costing a fortune, to me indicates the desperation for new players. I had to phone to cancel mine. Keep away from this one.

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  149. All the bad reviews are true looks like the daily wins with similar postcodes are within 30mins driving time. Whilst the winners are not actors how can the same areas with the millions draw two months consecutively is ringing alarm bells. Billingham won it twice, Manchester I have lost count how many times that place has won the daily £1k draw the £30k draw and the millions draw.

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  150. I also have noticed like yourselves some goings on I am going to save the £20 I give on a monthly basis as have yet to see my area win so folks think again somebodies pockets are being lined I do my home work regularly with lots of things that I do I could name but a few but I think I have said enough don’t you Think again folks

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  151. Been a player for a few years, not so much bothered about winning as I do like to give whilst hoping I drop the big win. however, it is becoming more like it is fixed. I have been monitoring the wins over the last few months and looked through the archives and they is a definite some sort of fix going on. The same areas are winning and we have what 70% of the postcodes playing. The lottery keeps going on about charities but if you look and look hard it gives far less to charities than the national one. This lottery needs to remember (it’s our cash) therefore, we should be getting more out of this. I also get annoyed that the larger charities always get the larger slice of the cake, where the small ones get hardly anything. A charity that has over £100m in the bank doesn’t need constant donations from this lottery. I could name the names. Animal charities and the water one. I will give it a few more month for this lottery to sort itself out other wise I will cancel my subscriptions. When I say sort yourself out I mean (stop giving the larger charities the larger slice of the cake, stop sending those rubbish postcards out and advent calendars out, and stop with those pathetic book tokens that hardly anyone cashed in and increase the prize funds on a regular basis) Players are getting fed up, do you wish players to leave? if not then just play FAIR!

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    • when we online chat with the service team I ask them who sort out all the place, which win more than £ 30.000 it’s a machine there find the winner !!? haw can machine do this by it self – no answer, I told them some person NEED to put into this machine all Players, new, and old, and years play,!! No machine haw ever don this by it self yet. Information about Postcode need to be done from a slip or cart. And this machine haw facility to plot out area there never are or will be put in there system, many Post code play will be cheat with those Online Team workers explain so Stop this game people, your Postcode could be not reg. So therefore your dream will never come through as a winner, its a bad way to loss your money on. the company behind have there way, where and how, they pay out. If you look at the apps on tv, you will see all nearly are House-owner, I have never seen the Team in a Highhouse area with tender and other who they steal money from, win more than £ 10 20 50. never !!!! its just like Pyamid game. fake and not honestly to poor peoples why to dream they could me winner. Think on this Before you buy game receipt nextime.

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  152. Only know where I live when it sends out poor quality Birthday postcards and daft advent calendars. It’s a lottery we all know this but let’s be honest its the same postcode areas popping up all the time. I play with six and won the odd £10 which I never moan about, but when you see the same postcode areas coming up and living within 30mins of each other it’s starting to look a bit dubious. Looking at the daily £30k draws I agree with other comments it wins all the prize funds and yes, you can usually guess what areas get drawn next. I live in a council house in East Cleveland and when I asked the advisor if anyone has won more than £20 he said in the last 6yrs NO. This lottery is NOT playing fair

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  153. I have been playing for about two and a bit years maybe longer now. I have won around £70 in £10 small wins but nothing bigger and I’ve never known anyone from my area or near to win more than that either. I’ve spoken about this to multiple friends and we all agree that it seems to always be the more wealthy areas that keep winning. For people like myself on low income and living on council estates are very happy to be able to help charities but it’s come to a point where I have to ask myself how much longer can I keep doing this knowing I will most likely never win anything more than £10. Definitely thinking about cancelling my account. Huddersfield.

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  154. I’m inclined to agree with most of the comments on here. The majority of wins are definitely North of Watford gap!! Originally coming from the north I can hand on heart say S.E England is so so so expensive to live. For the same thing you buy in Liverpool double even treble that for Kent. So the Southerners definitely need some of the jackpot wins down here. Not everybody lives in Buckingham Palace or Downton Abbey. Majority are hand to mouth, so PC Lottery let’s have you playing a bit fairer shall we.

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  155. Agree with all the other reviews I have noticed that the same areas that are winning Every weekend draw the £20 and £10s are also winning the £1k daily draws and then the £30k ones as well. It is so obvious it’s becoming a joke now. Everyone who agree with this should put an official complaint in to the gambling commission to investigate I myself is going to do that but everyone who agree need to do this. I like to give but after 6yrs in playing with three subs and winning £60 in total is quite clear this lottery is only giving the larger winning to the areas were lots are playing, better still, cancel your subscription like I have now done. It is the only way this lottery will listen

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  156. Currently observing the current daily draw the £30k one, and cross checking with the daily £1k draws from the last year, now considering it supposedly using algorithm how bizarre that the daily winners the same areas have been winning the daily £1k draw as well, also winning the millions draw. I have been playing for 6yrs and I play with the six subscriptions my total win has been £310 in total. Clearly the winners are fro area with a high player ratio if that is the correct word to use. I agree with the other review, 66% postcodes are winning lets its the same areas mainly all within a 20min drive from one postcode to another. It is a disgrace and I am SERIOUSLY considering reporting this lottery to the gambling commission. I have just go on to online banking and cancelled

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  157. Now you tell me this isn’t a fix “This is the second time in a row that a Berkshire postcode has won our monthly £3 Million prize. Residents in RG2 8NZ in Reading, only seven miles away, scooped the prize last month”

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  158. Looks like the PC Lottery are cutting back on it’s spending as it’s probably paid too much to ITV, looks like it’s not paying trust pilot anymore. Good job I have now cancelled mine. I know it’s a gamble non of us are stupid but like the other reviews it is always the same areas winning. It’s time this lottery gave more to the players, rather than the charities as it is our money after all.

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    • Today the 9th of June, have a look at the SE London postcodes, 35mins away in a car driving time and yet 66% of the postcodes are playing, it’s a scam. Have just cancelled mine

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  159. All the negative reviews are all true, I have been checking the daily prize wins for some time and it is the same areas now, considering 66% of the postcodes are playing why are the winners that are getting picked living a few miles away from each other? Another thing you can guess a month in hand which postcodes are going to win the weekend draws by the amount of times those postcodes win on the £1k daily draw. This lottery goes on about algorithms but computer only gives out what it’s programmed to do. I have played for seven years, play four tickets and won £80. Only the new players are winning the large amounts and the older players win £10 to keep them quiet but isn’t it bizarre the winnings go into your account a day before the Direct Debit is due.

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  160. It’s been £30k for the last ten years it’s time it was increased like all the other prizes and on a permanent basis.

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  161. I agree with every single one of the one star reviews. I have cancelled mine by DD this lottery has had plenty out of me with hardly anything in return, seems it spends more on adverts and sending everyone a cheap Birthday postcard and a stupid advent calendar that still advertises. I hope this lottery loses thousands of players because if you ask me it deserves it. Same areas winning all the time

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  162. I live in a council house and I play with six subs. I like to give despite not having much myself but I think it’s time I quit. My total win has been £310 seems a lot but this lottery is getting £720 a year from me. I agree with some of the others it’s always nice houses that seem to get the larger amounts. My home probably doesn’t fit in to that category but at least I can sleep at night knowing I am helping charities out. I would be happy with a £1k win but I haven’t even won that. I have looked at the winning maps and nobody have won anything more than £20 per sub. I am also a little confused in that 66% of the postcodes are playing but like others, it’s the same areas winning, how is that possible? I contacted the lottery a few days ago and I was informed that me alone I have raised over £900 for charities (that’s great to hear) but I do think this lottery should be giving more prizes out. I did some investigating and this lottery spends over £150m in advertising, plus what it pays google to be at the top of the search engine. I think the daily £1k draws show be increased to 50 postcodes on a permanent basis. I also think the £20 and £10 prizes should be increased as well maybe to £50 and £100 respectably.

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  163. All the one-star reviews are correct, come on Postcode, if 66% off the postcodes are playing why are the same areas winning? I have looked at all the daily draws and you cannot deny it. I have cancelled my direct debit

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  164. I was a player for ten years and closed it down I have given over £14.4k to those charities (total wins being £120) I have done enough I would have been over the moon with £1k. All the best in what this charity does but you will lose many more players if you don’t play ball and alloy all new players to win big!

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  165. I am about ready to terminate my subscription I have been a player for nine years and currently play with four subscriptions my total win has been £120. I like to give but you don’t seem to be giving to those who have played for years. The prize fund hasn’t changed despite thousands of new players joining. I think it’s time you increased the prize fund and perhaps add some more prizes, for example, how about doing a daily £500 prize for fifty winning postcodes? I also agree with other reviews on here that you could increase the £30k prize fund either to £50k on a weekend or do it on a daily basis permanently. The jackpot has been £3m for years that could also be increased as well, I also agree with another review in bringing back the BMW cars and holiday vouchers it appears this lottery takes prizes away but never increases them on a permeant basis.

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  166. After looking at the reviews I am now convinced that I am wasting my money. I have won a few £10 and one £1000 when I first joined. Have now decided to cut my losses and run. I will not be contributing again, too much money going to staff not enough in prizes or charities
    A. Cheshire

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  167. well I have been doing this for three years now and as they say the first year you have a couple but nothing since then. and what they say the more there are in that post code the better chance well we only have 8 in mine so got no chance. I am seriously thinking of giving it up as only got so much income to spend.

    good luck to you all you do feel sometimes it feels like a scam Maureen Penny

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  168. I have to agree with all the negatives I am afraid, you seem to win when you first join or when you cancel a subscription or when you add more. I find it also a little strange that despite over two million postcodes playing its either the same places winning or you win £10 exactly one year after joining how is this possible. I agree with another comment on here regarding the prize funds as well, if this lottery can afford to join partners with the soap Emmerdale it can afford to increase all prize funds on a permanent basis. BA, BA, CV, NE, PL, etc are winning every single day how shocking is that considering all these people play. I play with four subscriptions over a six year period so I have given a lot to Charles but more to the payroll of the employees. If only others would follow and cancel like me, just a few thousand a month and then this lottery will realise what game it is playing with US the players.

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  169. I have been a player for six years I like to give but you don’t see to be getting much back. I agree with the other reviews on here. It is the same area winning just look at the daily draws for a start over one million play and its the same areas that in itself sounds a bit suspect. The prize funds have rarely been increased apart from on rare occasions where you see an increase for a week or two. Where did the BMW go? where did the holiday vouchers and cash go? The £10 and £20 pound draws you to have thousands winning it is now down to one thousand postcodes. Playing for many years and I have NEVER seen anyone win the maximum amount which is £400k. I have NEVER seen anyone win a good amount playing with the maximum six subscriptions. The weekend draw is one postcode why not increase that to ten? sounds a lot but let’s be honest this charity is making plenty. I would like to see the prize winners of the daily £1k be increased to 100 postcodes a day on a permanent basis. I would also like to see the £30k weekend draw be increased to £100k per subscription if not what about £75k per subscription. I live in East Cleveland and nobody has won anything more than £20. I know the lottery reads all these reviews so I will say something else. EMMERDALE how much of our money has been spent on that? Play fair and let everyone have a chance of winning the larger amounts instead of NEWCASTLE, MANCHESTER, etc winning all the larger amounts

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  170. Why is postcode lottery taking sometimes £30 per month when I agreed to £10 per month.
    Not happy. Going to cancel

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  171. This lottery seems to spend more on advertisements than on prize funds no wonder it did a special for April and May because people won’t be happy I mean how much would it have cost to do product placement with ITV Emmerdale its an absolute disgrace I agree with them.

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  172. Today is Easter Sunday 2020 and I have just seen an advert showing winners of the postcode lottery! HOW? We have been in lockdown for some weeks now and surely the organiser can use a telephone video to show viewers the winners. This got me thinking that there must be a scam somewhere, well, maybe not a scam but something is NOT RIGHT.

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  173. OMG Postcode lottery are now going to be sponsoring Emmerdale in a multi million pound deal to be rumoured in excess of £40m. I am disgusted by this, so this lottery is going to be spending over £150m a year in sponsoring Emmerdale and the general advertising. This is where our money is going, it’s not happy that 66% of the UK inc Scotland and the rest playing, that’s giving us less chance of winning as it is. I have played since inception over 11yrs I play with (yes) six subscriptions I don’t have a lot of money but I play because like others thinking I will win big and be in a position to move from this village that I live in. Occasionally the prize pot increases but then the following month it goes back to its normal prize fund amounts. More and more people are playing yet it’s been £30k for years. I will now close my account via Direct Debit

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  174. Like many reviews it is always the same postcodes winning. I have noticed that April and May draws the daily £1k with incase from 20 to 40 that’s great to hear but it should be on a permanent basis. I have been a player since 2012 and my total win has been £40 I play with two tickets. I will see how it goes for a few more months then I will be cancelling. I think I have given enough. I agree with the other review and that 66% of postcodes are now playing so the chances are now very slim. I agree with the other review in bringing back the BMW cars and give away some apple proctors to loyal players as it seems that they are the backbone of this lottery by playing with lots of tickets. I also agree with some reviews that the larger charities don’t need the money especially when you check their accounts. Charities that have £300m in cash don’t need money. I know a few people who have cancelled because of the same area postcodes winning its starting to look a bit biased.

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  175. I agree with all these negative reviews I have been playing since the beginning and I have been playing with three subscriptions my total win has been £90. I agree with another review it’s now becoming a joke, yes its a gamble but why are the same postcodes winning all the time and the same areas Newcastle and Audenshaw? I read one of the players won a book token that in itself is a disgrace, why don’t you give out gift vouchers instead or for example in December do the £50k that you are doing in April every single day in December and bring back the BMW cars and have those drawn every Friday? I also think that loyalty should be rewarded as well all those players who play with multiple subscriptions the ones that play with four or more you never hear any of them winning anything especially the larger wins. Why not do something like “Christmas Santa sack” and give away ten thousand iPads or iMacs I am sure you will get a discount for bulk orders, its thing like these that encourage people to either play or remain, you need to do more

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  176. 66% now play this lottery and still based on my maths (percentage) £11m extra a month is being added to the monthly funds but no increase in prize funds, why? Every so after it does the £30k on a daily basis but even basing it on twenty people winning the larger amounts it still doesn’t add up.

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  177. I play this because of the charities who benefit and have won, a number of times albeit small sums. Find it very frustrating that the majority of winners of bigger prizes are mostly English especially with postcode beginning with letter B. Sometimes feel like canceling but think about the charities who benefit. I would like to know the way in which draw is made however????

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  178. I have been playing for quite a few years TS12 3, won a few £10 and odd £20 I play to give as well as win, just like people play the national one to win whilst giving. Why are these £30k winners only ever been playing for a few months yet people who have played for numerous amount of years never win anything more than £20? I think it is becoming a farce to be honest with you, it’s to get people to play that’s why this lottery does the newly joined winners. I do wish you would respond to emails after all our subscriptions are paying your wages and your CEO over £2m a year in salaries. Please also sort your tacky birthday postcards out and tacky advent calendars as well its an insult either improve the quality or just don’t bother sending them out. I also think it is time that you increased the £1k daily price to either £2k per sub OR increase the winner from 20 to 40 and stop with the same areas winning all the time. I also know you can afford to do the £30k weekend draw everyday on a permanent basis not every other month in fact the weekend draw in April will be £50k why not do that on a permanent basis and do that everyday you can afford it, stop giving out the bare minimum

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  179. It seems it’s up the country. not where I live. I think it’s waste the money. I won about 6 times not big money 10 pounds

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  180. When I first started playing PPL I won a few random tenners but then they dried up, assumed they were sweeteners. I have now given it up, basically because I found out that they had donated to a political organisation on the basis that it was a ‘good cause’. I prefer to know that my money is going to a real good cause or charity.

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  181. Been playing for about a year and only won £10 within the first 2 months. Seems that this is the case of a lot of reviews on here. May be some sort of scam and I will stop paying soon.

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  182. The advert always shows people in the same street winning and acting surprised. Surely they have to let you know before hand to ensure you are home when they do the hand over. I would say thanks and not dance around like a clown. Why spend so much on advertising and what has George Clooney got to do with it.

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    • The draws are selected on the first Wednesday of the month. what happens is you get a telephone call one week prior to the presenter coming to your home. I know this because my friend won £30k last year. I myself have played for 7yrs and won a few £10s

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  183. I’ve been playing since it’s inception and have won on average 4x£10 every year. Not exactly my money back but still winning so the theory that old tickets don’t win is mistaken. Also, won a book today

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  184. You can see from their accounts that the split of income is approx 30% for the charities, 40% for prizes and 30% for expenses. Difficult to tell what is included in expenses and who it is paid to – no doubt the staff are paid well. If you want to give money to charity give it directly as you then know where the money is going and 100% plus tax aid of 20% (if you are a uk tax payer) go to the charity you choose.

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  185. Details of Directors of Postcode Lottery Company Cash & directorships.
    Most directors appear to be Dutch, Not British.
    Summary of accounts December 2019 show Cash of +£25,000,000 in last submitted accounts.
    Payouts to charities seem small.
    Camelot National Lottery owned by A Canadian Teachers Pension Fund seems perverse in holding 2,3,4 £Billions in Cash!
    Camelot winning odds have become insanely long, but making Tons of Cash for Foreign Owners.
    Had Camelot “Wins “ of £2.70..means a win of 20 p! After return of Stake money!
    Had Camelot “Wins “ of £2.30..means a LOSS! Not a Win at all! Not even return of stake
    A well run National Lottery focused on truly boosting Punters winnings & Half of all bettors money given to many dubious, dodgy, do-goody agencies, eg.£Billions to Arts, Asylum seekers & countless others.
    Totally unfair on the Camelot punters.
    Big lucrative Gravy Train for Rich organisers.
    We’re just Mugs!

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  186. I worked for a charity that was helped by them, so got to know them a bit. Found them brilliant to work with. Most funders ask charities for lots in return, but People’s Postcode Lottery want the charities to thank players only, and they want the charities to use the funds to make the biggest difference to their work.

    The government prevents them from being able to offer higher prizes or larger prize funds because they’re regulated under charity lotteries (“society lotteries”) law. Camelot is regulated as the National Lottery which has separate law, and is protected in its unique position to help it do as much good as possible for the UK.

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  187. After watching the recent advert with the likes of George Clooney and many others (those lot won’t do it for free) and the fact that I have played for numerous amount of years and won the odd £10. I have now cancelled. I have played for over seven years so my subscription fee has helped many out. We all got an advent calendar that is pure trash and not fit for purpose. I wish the lottery well with its causes but more and more people are playing and the prize fund hasn’t been increased to reflect this. What the lottery cannot get into their thick heads that people play to win money whilst helping charities yet the cash funds have remained the same, even with the regular daily draws of £30k throughout the year the figures don’t add up especially when this lottery spends over £140m on advertisements. People who have played for years should be winning the larger cash prizes but its only new players who seems to be winning. I also wish this lottery stops telling people what to say “We only play to give to charities” which is a lie, you play to win cash or you would just give directly ta a charity and win zero pounds

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    • As the UK Government wants only the National Lottery to be able to offer truly life-changing prizes, legislation prevents Postcode Lottery, and indeed charities, from offering really high prize amounts. This is to protect the National Lottery for its national role.

      The People’s Postcode Lottery is regulated as a “society lottery”. The maximum draw they can have is for £4m and maximum prize can be £400k (10% of the draw). In reality, draws need to be a bit below £4m as it’s illegal for them to go even £1 over or they could lose their licence.

      32% of the draw goes directly to charities, which is just amazing (the prize draw calendar on their site shows what charities benefit). It all sounds too good to be true but as someone who worked for a charity who benefits, I can confirm they are genuinely amazing and the easiest funder by a mile to work with. And we got the 32% funds within a week of the draw every time.

      They like ongoing relationships with charities to deliver long-term improvement so that the Postcode Lottery money from players is used sustainably – they are truly exceptional and a hugely responsible, most unusual funder. And they ask charities to thank the players, not the organisation, so they’re a very modest bunch.

      The Clooney Foundation gets funding from the Postcode Lottery (as published on their site and per press releases), so I am sure George was delighted to do that video free! 🙂

      Every draw is independently witnessed. The Gambling Commission audits them regularly (and they’re absolute sticklers). They’re a very responsible organisation who are genuinely there “for people and planet”.

      I agree that it’s complicated understanding the draws and prizes and think they could do more to make that easier to understand. Their latest ad helped, I thought. But remember that because of the legislation, they effectively have a brake on growth.

      Final note is this is unfortunately a GB-only lottery, as there’s separate legislation in Northern Ireland and the Postcode Lottery operates under a GB licence, so aren’t UK-wide.

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      • Clearly you are an Employee so I may as well ask you to pass this on. Clearly something is not right with this lottery. I have used my evidence based on the draw results (Archives) you can clearly see that the same areas are winning, so explain why people are winning (distance wise) within a twenty minute drive, now considering over 68% are playing, it is just not possible. Why is this lottery wasting money on daft book tokens? How many claimed those prizes last year? nothing on the website. The same areas that constantly win the lower amounts who then win the £1k followed by the £30k then the Millions draw, that is not POSSIBLE if this draw was legit. I know that the draw is adjudicated but even that person will not know how the system is set up, for example, a certain area that has lots of players will win this amount etc. I have played since the start, over 10yrs and I play with SIX, yes SIX subscriptions and I have never won anything more than the £20. This lottery clearly isn’t for the players as you lose prizes (BMWs, holiday vouchers) etc. This lottery gives in one hand but then, takes prizes away with the other hand. This lottery needs to remember it’s OUR money therefore, more should be given out in prizes, you could easily do the £30 or £50k on a daily basis but you won’t.

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  188. Won a few £10 sweeteners then nothing, Notice 90% of £30k winners live in a postcode with only 1 or 2 players so they don’t have at pay out a fortune. Also daily £1000 winners always have groups from same area every day

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  189. I won a few £10 and two £15 in the first year of playing and then nothing at all over the past 2 years which, if you read the reviews seems to be a recurring theme with many players! They pay out in the first year to keep you hooked and then all goes quiet. I think an immediate investigation needs to be carried out with this lottery and more proof of all winning pay outs revealed. Just seems to be so corrupt and I for one am cancelling my subscription as of today!

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  190. Been in this lottery for 2yrs never even won a tenner. Live in the Manchester area, no Ms between 10 and 20 in daily prizes ever come out. Total waste of time. Think its time to cancel.

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  191. It seems they pick so called popular postcodes. We are in an affluent postcode but are not like the rest. So over looked.

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  192. People say the Midlands always wins? I live in the Midlands b64 area and to date this postcode has only had 3 x 1000 wins, 1 this year 2019, 2 last year 2018, no other big wins!!!

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  193. crap. you get a little “tickle” win in the first few weeks of a tenner or so then sfa for ever. I’ve done it in several postcodes and the same happens every time AQ few quid in the beginning to keep you playing. Then zip. Scam! I’ve cancelled

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  194. Have been a member of postcode lottery for a few years, and only won about £30 so god knows were my postcode has gone, and not won more.

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  195. We all know that this is a lottery but I do think that it is being manipulated. All the winners have only been playing for a few months what about people who have been playing for years? you never hear anyone on the adds saying that. It is always areas where loads are playing. In my postcode only I am playing (seven houses were built) nobody aparts from me is playing the nearest player is 93 miles away. The postcode lottery only knows where I live when it sends a tacky postcode saying happy birthday and a tacky advent calendar at Christmas that isn’t fit for purpose. Why is this lottery giving stupid book tokens out now as prizes (how many will get a book) it is a complete waste of money

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  196. Postcode Lottery absolutely as with all lotteries you’d better live in the right area, postcode, or county. 99% of all winners are home owners 70% seem to be new build 400,000 plus properties. Oh and Joan pet minding services, home and business on a piece of land you could build 100 large homes. About oh I can have holiday photos are a scam as well

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  197. I agree with all the negative reviews on here. I have been playing for 7yrs and I have won in total £40, £20 when I first joined and the same a few weeks ago. I also agree it is the same areas winning all of the time how can the same area win the millions draw 3yrs in a row. I will be cancelling mine on Monday.

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  198. I think this lottery is a farce where there is money involve there a fiddle, the computer can be program. on the other hand your number could be destroyed after the computer has produced your number, I would like to know if an independent person is over viewing the draw at all times.

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  199. I have been playing for years started getting a few 10 and 20 pound wins regular but none for a couple of years, what has happened to the holiday and car draws. Just like the national lottery draws it seems change the format and the less chance you have to win

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  200. I’ve been playing for 5 years with 2 subscriptions and have won 21 times, totaling £420 (all small wins). Someone within our postcode won £30,000 year before last. We are in the east of the country. The area where I live is not particularly affluent and is made up of both private and rented homes, there are no Bentleys or Porsches on the drives and we even ‘enjoy’ the odd bit of Urban Artwork in the form of graffiti or vandalism. No one turned up and put a gun to my head demanding I subscribe to the Postcode Lottery! It is ridiculous to think that this lottery is ‘fixed’. If you do a Google search for postcode lottery winners and click on images, you’ll see that practically every other picture is on a council estate. If you feel that all the winners are based in the midlands or in affluent areas then there is nothing to stop you opting in with a postcode from that area. If you don’t like it then please stop playing and increase my chances of winning a bigger prize.

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    • I have done my research and I strongly disagree with you. Last December the daily 30k prize for all of December were from houses worth over £400k apart from one that was worth £275k. Why is it it’s the same postcode areas winning all the time? St Helens 3yrs on the trot? Why should people stop playing to increase your chances of winning? I have played for 11yrs (since the start) and my total win has been £60 I play with two subscriptions. People who have been winning big (click on that postcode) have literally hundreds playing within that cluster of postcodes. Apart from my postcode only my postcode is playing with a 83 mile radius so you tell me if this lottery is fair because I don’t think it is and why? because all this big winners have only been playing between 1-6 months, you have never heard any winner say “well I have been playing for X amount of years so its been worth it in the end.

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  201. Postcode millions at St Helens again 3yrs on the trot. I am starting to believe it goes on the amount of players in a sector. SCAM

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  202. So the PCL this year has gained an extra 1m players allow doe 25% to have left is an extra 7.5m a month minus charities share and payroll still leaves around 4.7m extra a month yet, the prize fund has dropped? average ticket in the millions is now 180k nowhere near the 400k limit per sub. I have noticed that the PCL have either stopped paying trust pilot a fee or it’s been banned from that site. (I don’t know which). I emailed them a month ago questioning various things like same postcode areas winning. why has the prize fund been cut (the millions draw) and as of yet I have not received a response. I even contacted the CEO on social media and was blocked, so do the maths and think what you want to think

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  203. Apparently you don’t have to use your own postcode just one which is registered with the Royal Mail. Someone in Manchester has just won £30K from a postcode which I suspect is not his/her home address. However, it seems as if this is quite legal. How many people playing the postcode lottery would know that he/she can use any old postcode to play with. It sounds illegal and unfair to me but presumably if one was to read the fine print there will be something covering this. My husband thinks it is quite legit – he says that in areas where there are larger populations there will be more wins. Personally I am disappointed and would be happier if everyone played with their own postcode – perhaps it is time to leave???

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  204. I’ve played for 5yrs with a 2 month break then rejoined. Another winner who joined last month and won £30k. I have cancelled my 4 subs. I have won £20. I would be happy with a £1k win but not even that

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  205. It appears that I seem to win £10, once a year, just to keep my interest.
    May as well just save it in a jar!

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  206. Not had a win for over cant remember last never had a daily win best ever was £15.00 might aswell cancel most winners are in the midlands not heard of anyone in Cornwall win a daily or weekly so im now thinking its a bit of a scam

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  207. Yes guys l agree with you all have played for years and have won £20 all the big money if there are any seams to go the midlands and wales l am now going to cancel had enough of this bull.

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  208. I agree with the above
    I have 3 tickets not won now since last Christmas 2018.

    Not that many winners on the Isle of Wight.

    But will keep trying

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  209. Another £30k win in Manchester again. That player only been playing since march and we’re in August. I have played this lottery (play with 4 subs) and won £80 in total. I have been playing for nine years. It has to be a scam. New winners winning big and the ones that have been playing for years win nothing. Now CANCELLED

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  210. At first l was sceptical but now l just got s cheque through the door £1000.
    Any lottery is a gamble similar to premium bonds your hoping your number will come.

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  211. Agree with earlier reviewer, if you don’t live in Birmingham and surrounding areas you don’t really win. The postcode lottery also DO NOT like it if you post s review on Trustpilot and call it a big con. There’s lots of phrasing that you cannot use when saying it’s not s fair system. Many midlanders are a few pounds or £1000 of pounds better off. Check the results weekly and you’ll see what I’m on about.

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    • Interesting take.

      The most recent millions winners in order were Cwmbran, Washington, North Uist and Blackburn.

      I think most people on here leaving bad reviews just don’t understand how a lottery actually works. Postcodes are drawn at random, with an independent adjudicator overseeing everything. It is a game of CHANCE. You are not guaranteed to win.

      Some of you think you’re entitled to win just because you pay £10 every month haha, c’mon now, be sensible.

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      • Are you an employe? I have played for 6yrs I play with 6 subscriptions. (YES SIX) I have won about £200 in total. Explain why the same areas are winning? Explain why small villages never win big? Explain why newly joined winners are winning the £30k prize pots? On the adverts everyone says “I cannot believe it we have only been playing for three months or we have only been playing for six months or we have only been playing for a month” How is that possible when 66% of the UK is playing. Look at the winning postcodes are see who are winning? Now I am very good at maths. I have a maths degree (1.1) even I cannot add up the figures.

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    • The post code lottery if you type in the postcode your see the winners aren’t poor the pictures they show are a joke. Old lady has a pet sitting service yes 2.5 million pounds of business and property most have homes in excess of 400,000 even the 1000 and 2000 prizes should be called affluent Street lottery. Your see no council estate

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    • That’s very true iv bn doing this lottery for yrs and I mean yrs I live in a tower block in nechells Birmingham what do u think my chances are of ever winning iv never seen anyone in a block actually winning

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      • In any lottery mate your right. Had a street near me win the posh end it’s called and another in Rm5 another with many posh ends.

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  212. I have been playing for a few years. I have an ‘E’ postcode-London area. It seems that the majority of wins go to EH, EX areas, followed by EN then rarely E postcodes. I have phoned the customer services on 2 occasions and to ask for contact details of the adjudicator but to no avail. I know it’s a lottery, but the wins do not seem random. Like many other ‘winners’, I haven’t won more than £20. PLAY FAIR PCL

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  213. I think everyone needs to see the full country map of the winners to see it’s a fix

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  214. Been doing it for years and am considering stopping as others say seems to be certain less fortunate areas are the winners repeatedly

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  215. I agree with a lot of the comments above..I have never won anything and it does seem the same areas win repeatedly..

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  216. I cancelled cos most wins were Scotland where lottery was founded, and that is same with charities they giving back to there routes.
    But last month ish the next street to me won big, so I signed up again lol.
    I’m sure will cancel again.
    Andy from Ellesmere Port

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  217. Sorry, Jane Derbyshire that thumbs down was an accident! However, just want to put out here I do know someone in my home town in north wales that’s won £25,000 on the postcode lottery along with I think it was about 4 others in his street! So yes it does happen! Me however I’ve been playing just a year and won £10 twice. Better than some but I’m greedy I want more 🙂

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  218. I have been doing the postcode lottery for 5 years and only ever won a couple of £10, so I am inclined to think it is a con and I don’t no anyone that has won a big win only £10 and I have 16 different friends doing it. I think I will just stop doing it now and give to a charity of my own choice. Will be advising my friends to. The postcode scam ?

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  219. I have been playing the Postcode Lottery for a while now and I’ve had some wins. Only small amounts so far. I don’t have any complaints. What people have to realise is that it is a lottery. It would be nice to get a big win but with any lottery it’s the luck of the draw.

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    • We know this a lottery we are not stupid, but I have played for 11yrs and won £10 twice. Yet every advert says “we have only been playing for a few month. “We play to give to charity and winning is a bonus” lets be honest every single person plays to win money otherwise you would just give directly to the charity of your choosing not what the lottery gives

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  220. I have played for 4 years, have not won a single penny. I live in Cambridge and rent my home. Just because I live in the East of England, we are all not rich. It would be nice for the postcode to win, and NOT ALWAYS IN THE NORTH AND SCOTLAND.

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  221. This is a skewed lottery designed to prey on the needy hoping to get something for nothing. There is clearly not a fair distribution of wins. Based on postcode distribution you would expect to see smaller numbers of wins from Wales, Scotland and, as you would expect, the Isle of Wight). However, you don’t see big winners from:
    1. Ethnic minorities
    2. Non-houses (apartments, caravan parks etc)
    3. Middle-class areas ( any 4-5 bedroom houses on the adverts?).

    The split of charities also seems a little suspect. Add to that the implication that prizes arrive:
    a. Just after you join;
    b. When you threaten to leave….

    tells you all you need to know about the randomness of this. And if isn’t random, it isn’t a lottery.

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  222. I don’t understand why some people are saying things like,’ The winners are always shown outside new properties’, or, ‘Most winners seem to be from the north.’ The simple fact is that its a fix to fleece money from the general public. Think about it, would you or anyone you know want to broadcast to the whole country that your postcode or house hold has just won a few hundred thousand pound? Absolutely not. Who are all these so called winners dancing about on their so called winning street? They aren’t. They are either actors or in my opinion the general public who have been asked to pretend to be winners under the guise that actual winners want anonymity, which would makes sense. Don’t be fooled people of Britain and give money to charities of your choosing at an amount which you can afford. I am English and proud to be but I am not proud of how society in this country has become. This is not just ‘Rip off Britain’ but ‘Brain washed Britain’ too. ‘Come on people and wake up’.

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  223. Check out the big wins there nearly all ways start with two letters a number, (eg LC 4 – – -)

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  224. I have played this lottery for 11yrs and I play with 6 subs total win has been £90. For those who say we play to give well I have certainly gave my fair share haven’t I. I do wish this lottery who stop advertising that people have only been playing for 2,3,4,5,6 months. I am also fed up with all these winners winning and standing outside new build properties and £500k plus houses. I live in a council house so I guess I don’t fall in to the winning category. I have read many reviews on here and I agree with them all. It is nice to give but its also nice to win something big, I would be happy with a £1k win after all I have paid thousands into it. One person mentioned about the millions draw in that it is always over 250 winners. Judgiing by my postcode sector around 70 play so no chance here. 64% off postcodes are now playing.. The odds are 1 in 3.3 million based on my maths

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  225. uve only to look at the background people who won big amounts new housing estates as they say money goes to money why wud they want to put photos of a run down estate it wud be a show up I do think it’s a fix giving it a few months more and I’m canceling

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    • All prizes mate your right type in the postcodes of all prizes. Like the national lottery poor making the wealthy even more wealthy

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  226. I joined and won £10 in the first week but then not a sausage for months so I cancelled and guess what I won £10 in the last week – a bit suspicious

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  227. It’s great – I haven’t won but i feel good about giving to charity (I’m ashamed to say this was never a regular occurrence for me prior…bit selfish I suppose) at the end of the day it’s a lottery! We can’t all be winners but i like seeing the photos on the site of people who have won (usually older, working class) and it gives me a good feeling inside. It’s only a tenner a month and if you can’t afford it and are playing solely to win – then your on to a loser really aren’t u? It’s a lottery not a guarantee!

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    • Why don’t you set up a DD and give directly as you “feel good” about giving to charities, pay the charities directly then but I am guessing you play to win money as well.

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  228. Why are so many winners from the northern part of the country!!!! Beginning to think it’s fixed.

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  229. After joining the postcode lottery in January 2016 I won in the first week and 5 times in all that year (£10 per time) so my partner joined and in 2017 we both won 3 times up to July… Then… Nothing.. Not a sausage.. In 2 years since. For these statistics to be random as we are led to believe would take a fancyful leep.. Was I baited and trapped? We have now spent at least £760.. YES I BELIEVE I WAS.. I am now going to investigate this.. The odds.. The likelyhood.. Of my win statistics and the means by which our postcodes are entered into your draw.. Most sincerely John Holden

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  230. I have been doing it for three years and not even won £10.00 by the way I live in a flat!!

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  231. My postcode showed 5 wins in 7 months of £10 last year before I joined and since I joined (over 12 months ago) there have been no wins at all. It makes me think it’s all a big scam

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  232. I feel like the postcodes which are more populated with white people are always picked and are winning and it also certain postcodes aswell

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  233. All your adverts on tv show new housing estates or similar. Do u ever visit terraced housing areas?

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  234. Has anyone else noticed that all these five star reviews have an emoji at the end of the sentence? Personally I think they are employees of the lottery. I have played this lottery for seven years with a short three month break whilst I was on sick leave. In total I have won £20 in total I play with two subs. I called the lottery and asked if anyone has won £1k or more and was told (the call centre staff can go back 4yrs) NO. I agree with some of the other reviews and that it is always nice houses that win with trim backed hedges. I play to give but like others would be happy with a £1k win.

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  235. It is all a vicious scam designed to line the pockets of those in charge of it and their own objectives. An unregulated lottery by the British government.

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  236. It seems to me that only houses win, I never see a winning in an apartment..
    I joined 5 years ago and won £20, is it because I live in an apartment?

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  237. We have been doing this which’s seems for ever we have won 3 ten pounds, which is terrible, you never here about any big wins in hull Hu47ab if there as been they keep it quiet disappointed going to cancel right now

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  238. Been playing for 5 years and won £10 I pay £10 a month on this I’ve won more on the normal lottery.

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  239. I’m on the verge of cancelling my subscriptions too! I feel I’m throwing money away on the Postcode Lottery and the more I read about it, the less I feel its actually an honest lottery and more a scam!!

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  240. What to look out for is this: the biggest scam of all, and I don’t think many people have looked at this aspect: when signing up for the first time 2 x £10 is deducted from your bank account and they say it’s for the first two months. But the next month they take another £10. When you cancel, and you’ve just paid the second month, you are only in the lottery for that month. But wait – look at the sums above – it amounts to £30 but you only have two months’ entries into the lottery. Therein lies the scam. I’ve joined, cancelled. Joined again a few months later and then cancelled again. Same thing each time. So I will never join again, and I would really discourage anyone to join. But I did win £10 the first time on each occasion of joining. It’s as though they ‘give’ you back the extra £10. There is someone else near me who has joined. it’s a very rural area so easy to see who is buying tickets! They’ve won nothing except for when I joined the two times, and when they obviously first joined. Since then, they’ve won nothing more.

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  241. The computer only does what the programmer tells it to, after winning my customary £10 I’m cancelling my account as the lottery is a scam..

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  242. I am with postcode lottery last 4 years and received only £80. Paying £20 every month. My postcode RM16 2, no one in this area got big amount of money. I think I am going to stop it

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  243. Cancelled mine after seven years. I played with four subs. I called to cancel and the guy used every trick in the postcode lottery book to keep me playing. He said and I will quote ” Do you only play to win” My response was “yes” those people on the adverts that win are told what to say. He disagreed yet when I mentioned a person I know won £25k nine years ago he went quiet. Every week you hear people say “we’ve only been playing for two months or six months or even one year” you never hear anyone in the interviews “we’ve been playing for eight years” I don’t think for a moment it’s a scam but I do know one thing and that a computer will only put out what it is programmed to do as independently adjudicated as it maybe it is always the postcodes (million draw) that have over 300 winners in that sector. I do think it’s time that people in council houses and small villages win a bit.

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  244. It seems most winners are north of Watford. Hardly anyone wins ‘down South’. Have held three tickets for a few years. Had only a couple of £10 wins. Is this a fix???

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  245. I resisted from taking part when I discovered that you can use ANY UK postcode of your choice and NOT necessarily your own postcode…just pay the £10 to them is all!

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  246. I think the same all adds of people winning all seem to be in rich areas nice houses not council houses even though we live in a council house bought lovely area

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  247. I’m also disappointed in the lottery joined in 2014 won once 2015 won once added 2more tickets won twice in 2016 won 3 times in 2017 twice in 2018 and twice so far this year all of these were £10 amounts. In my area only 1 postcode has won £1000 NO ONE in Wolverhampton as far as I know has won a big amount so definitely thinking hard about leaving then I suppose when I have my postcode will win big!!

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  248. Like another review on here I have been playing for over five years and I play with many subscriptions. Nobody in the TS12 3 area has won more than £20. I play too give but it’s nice to win something more than £20 per subscription. Has the prize fund dropped because it’s now up to £180k per subscription. I play with multiple subs because I have it in my head that if I win on the weekend draw I can buy a bungalow to help with my medical problems. (yes I know I am stupid) I don’t have a lot off money but it’s annoying at the same time that these big winners have only been playing for a few months. I also have noticed that you never see a small village win big. A day doesn’t go by and its the same areas winning the daily prize. Come on pcl if you read these, be a little more fairer in your draws. When it was the daily Christmas draw for December not one house was from a council estate all but one were from houses worth over £400k

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    • Yeah they changed the draw proceeds/number of draws so that instead of each ticket giving you a chance of winning big (£300k+), it is now about half as much. Hence I am cancelling. I get that they want to support the charities (who have capped sales), but they should lobby for regulatory changes (the numbers in the 2005 Act have not increased for 14 years) instead of reducing the attractiveness of the prize for the players!

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    • I cancelled as it only seems to be postcodes up north that win. Only won 3 x £10 – not really a win, just a free month of playing! I’m going to put my money into premium bonds instead. That way you have a chance to win, but also are not losing any money!

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      • I disagree with you there Jenny. I live up north in a small village. I have been a player for 9yrs and I have won £40 in total.

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  249. How come B70 has had so many large wins? Doesn’t appear to be random.

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  250. Hi I have been playing for a year now I play with 3 tickets per month that’s £30 not once had I won anything am starting to think this is a scam local residence in Chadderton haven’t won much since November and that was just £10 thinking of cancelling in May

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  251. I think the adverts are a big con nobody can act that surprised they would have to let you know when they are coming to ensure you are at home. I don’t think I would jump up down like an idiot I just say thanks very much that will do me fine of course only if it’s £30000.00 or more. I have won more on the National Lottery than this one. It also seems to me you only get a big prize if you are in a street draw not as an individual.

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  252. Been playing for years now and only had £20 in total is Cumbria in the main draws or what always seems like midlands or surrounding areas?

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  253. I am a bit disappointed that I have been playing now for 5 years and only won £10 here and there but looking at the odds Birmingham has won 395 times but where I live it’s only won 50 times so that’s not fair at all so the odds of me winning anything large is 0 percent.??????but I keep hoping and every day I check but still nothing.???I don’t know whether I should stop playing as it is doing my head in every day wondering ???

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  254. It’s a scam started playing won £10
    Added another ticket won again
    Wife decided to play £10 guess what we won another £10 per ticket
    Then she decided to add another ticket and we won again
    Haven’t added any more tickets
    And haven’t won since
    Thinking of cancelling as you only win if you add more tickets

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  255. I signed up last month for 4 tickets and my first draw is on April 6th. I don’t know if it is a scam or not but my dad has been playing this for the last 6 years or so and has over that time won £135 total in the odd £10 and £15 wins.

    Is the draw all electronic? There is no such thing as 100% random when it comes to using a computer as a draw machine. There is always a pattern even if that pattern only happens once every 100 years.

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    • It’s not a scam, my postcode has won the postcode lottery 3 million for March which will be shared out by everyone playing in my postcode sector. We are all guaranteed min of £1000, and winners in full winning postcode get the biggest share of the cash. We find out on Sat how much we have won. I’ve only been playing 6 months or so and never won anything in my life. So it really is just the luck of the draw. Good luck to you with your postcode. ?

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      • Lucky you, played for a few months. I have played for 9yrs and won £20 twice.

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  256. They also give money to the charity LIBERTY. This charity is all that is wrong with this country! I cancelled as soon as I found this out.

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  257. It’s a con I view winning maps and every week same old winners 95% of high prizes are paid to post codes in England only I’m in Wales had few £10 wins in two years my area in over 5 years only ten pounds better to play normal lottery I’ve won more in three weeks than two years post code. be cancelling soon had enough of they not playing fair whats the point.

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  258. Never won anything more than £10 I play with 3 tickets and have done for years. Getting fed up now……..

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  259. Joined last week, won £1000 today…what’s not to like!

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  260. I agree with others when you sign up you win a couple of £10 s then it knocks off. I signed up for two tickets the advisor said have you won much no I said he said that’s unusual low and behold two tenners on the Trott

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  261. It’s a second win for neighbours from Horrabridge playing with PL20 7SY. Last March, seven people on Phoenix Close scooped the £30,000 Street Prize – today’s winners have each won £2,479 per ticket.

    Yeah says it all really – 12 months on they suddenly win the 3 million prize. I am glad we have just cancelled. Going to put the 5 tickets on bonds for our kids instead

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  262. I was a player for five years, cancelled and within three weeks won. Definately a scam.

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  263. I have to agree with all the negatives. I myself have been playing for a number of years TS12 3. I play with multiple subscriptions. I agree that when you buy a sub, you win £10 within a couple of weeks. I cancelled one Sub and won again and yes two weeks later. I then added the sub that I cancelled and won again. I have also noticed that the postcodelottery has changed its winning map. It used to be £0-£10 it’s now £0-£1k so it gives the impression that people are winning £1k. I have asked how many people are playing in my postcode and the postcode sector. TS12 3 and I was told “data protection. I asked my friend if this is true (he is a solicitor who specialises in data protection) He told me that as long as no names are given, no date protection would be breached. It seems this lottery is borderline legal with its ethics. I have noticed that the more people play in a postcode sector, seems to win the millions draw. ( nice areas ). I asked has anyone won the £30k prize draw, previously £25k and was told in the last 4yrs, NO. Seems small villages never win anything. I have paid over £5k to this lottery and won less than £100 in total. I have noticed also that the ads do mention (we’ve only been playing for 2 months) probably down to complaints. This lottery bangs on about charities, yet it forgets that it’s the players money, therefore, more should be given to the players the charities should be further down the pecking order.

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  264. I’ve been playing for less than a year and have won two £10s in that time. I do find it very disheartening when you check the daily draw winners and find 3 or 4 of one particular letter postcode and none of others – Nottingham NG postcodes and B postcodes seem to do very well indeed???
    How long should I play for?? I guess the only thing keeping me playing at the moment is that SOME of the money goes to charity but I think this postcode lottery relies heavily on the fact that people will be too scared to quit in case their postcode happens to come up?? I would like to see 20 different lettered postcodes drawn every day – its time POSTCODE LOTTERY started listening to the people playing!!

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  265. Only ever seem to with the odd tenner here and there, looking on the map no one in my area seems to win big all the markers are for the 10-1000 winnings.
    Also 90% of the big winners on the ads are upper class people. Only in the last two ads have they shown working class winning big. I’m starting to think the whole thing is classist only benefits the already rich. It seems only wealthy affluent places that win big.

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    • Are you sure? 1 guy in NP19 0PL which is 4 streets from me won £25k – he was the only player! – trust me no one rich in this part of Newport.

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      • I agree with John, I live in a small Devon village, which the majority of the population are working class, as I am myself, and I have just been told that I have just won thousands of pounds in the February 2019 Monthly Millions I have won several smaller prizes over the two years that I have been playing, and have won more in that time with the Postcode Lottery than the twenty years that I have been playing the National Lottery.

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        • That’s weird as the winning postcode for February 2019 was in Uxbridge, which if my memory serves me well is near London and not Devon, unless you play with someone else’s postcode!!!

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          • It’s a lottery. Don’t think that by calling it postcode means it depends where you live – that’s purely a number allocated to you! The word post code is just a gimmick behind the game. You can choose any post code in the country – so choose any!

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  266. I have been playing this lottery for 9yrs and I have won 4 times, 4 times as in £60 in total. I play with 5 subscriptions. When it was the £30k daily draw I thought it was a good thing. My postcode never came up. I decided to do some investigating and all but one the winners that won live in £400k plus houses, now if this is random all I can say most players must be wealthy. What annoys me is that these players who are on the adverts say “we play to give to charities” which is a lie, you play like me with the hope of winning some cash, otherwise you would just give to charity directly. £10m a month is won, so that’s £120m a year, seems a lot doesn’t it, but this lottery spends £109m on advertisements and payroll. It’s the players money and this lottery only gives out the bare minimum. I neighbour has been playing for 5yrs and won £10, she decided to increase this to 4, now she picked postcodes (you can pick any postcode not the one that you are living at) that have houses worth over £1m, guess what, she won the Daily prize of £1k 5 times in 9 month. So it’s not random at all.

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  267. I think the post code lottery is a farce in over five years this area has only ever won ten pounds 99 percent of high winners are paid out in England only two in wales personally I’m thinking of saving my ten pounds and risk it on the national lottery, as I can’t ever see a big winner on the post code lottery in this area.

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  268. A lot of my friends will not joint this postcode lottery because it seems to be biased to the north of the country. If it was fairer and more people in the south were shown to be winners of substantial amounts, there would be more people joining. £10 every six months is no reward for loyalty. There is a free post-code lottery – o.k. smaller prizes but at least the winners are from all over the U.K. The money is generated from advertising on the site but they promise NOT to sell your details. Give it a try – it’s got to be fairer than this one.

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  269. Not good. Seems to be unfair and £10 winnings not received. In the process of cancelling. Not an ethical lotto it seems to be managed by a bias managed system in Scotland. Most charities are rewarded in Scotland I have just realised how big a mug I am for thinking I have the same chance as everyone else. I am now in the process of cancelling my £20 a month direct debit and if the majority of punters do the same could make the PPCL review its strategy.

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  270. I think it is very confusing a huge scam. Have sent a message twice but no person spoke to me. Only an email back. It is as I say confusing to make out what they are really saying and I was told that is you buy 2 tickets for the same postcode only one is entered so you do not have an unfair advantage. I had my January subscription taken from my bank but am now going to cancel it. I want your assurance that my subscription for ALL draws in January will not be cancelled before February.
    Makes me wonder if the people running it have a clue what its all about

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  271. Feels like a Massive scam not one big win in the south east been player over a year only won twice £10. postcode electronically picked yeah right only pick where there family and friends live more like that’s how it feels anyway

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  272. I have seen big winners up north and down south so I don’t think that comes into it, I know somebody whose neighbour won 10k in Hove and unfortunately for her she wasn’t entered in it, she is now, the nearest to me was 30k about 4 miles down the road, its impossible for this to be a scam but I would like to know how the draw is done too, maybe they do look and see what postcodes their families live in, that is my only concern, I too have won no more than £10 a few times but its more than I EVER won on the euro or lotto which I was doing religiously for every single draw for years and getting nothing. There are only 1.7 million postcodes in the UK but even so there is no way on this planet that everyone who enters is going to hit the big one, it can’t be done, my postcode starts with BN16, the bn postcode goes from Pevensey to Arundel and as far up as Hassocks, I don’t even want to know how many there are in that, chances of it coming up just using bn are still high and you have to be one of those lucky ones. The postcode lottery still has the best odds of any of them, you won’t become a millionaire unless you live in a road with only 3 houses sharing a postcode, there is thousands of prizes given out every week which you may or may not win, but hey that’s called a lottery and one of the definitions on line is this “a situation whose success or outcome is governed by chance.” Keep rolling the dice people and Good Luck to you all, but me more ?

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  273. There seems to be some truth in the initial buying of a ticket. When I bought one a few months ago I won £15 then bought another ticket and won £10 for each ticket. I then cancelled my two tickets and bought two more tickets and won £20 – £10 for each ticket. Something about the Postcode Lottery doesn’t really ‘sit’ right. The best lottery to win is no lottery. Save the money! If someone saved their £20 over a year that is £240 and over 5 years that’s £1200. There is more probability, I think, of winning on premium bonds. At least with them you get your money back! But as other reviewers say, I am not liking some of the ‘charities’ displayed. The only one I have really liked was ‘Mary’s meals’. All the others seem very vague.

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  274. I would just like to know what method is used for picking the winning postcodes?
    It is alright saying they are electronically selected at random, does that also include the hundreds of £10 winners, so what random method do you use?
    Never had this question answered, so you are bound to be a bit suspicious.

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    • Joined a year ago, won £10 next week, read bad press and lack of accountability ref draw process and charity donations so decided to leave. Cancelled by telephone and there was a concerted effort to keep me but eventually I said no. I won £10 the next week before my subscription ran out??? Coincidence or what.
      Yours
      Suspicious of Cornwall

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  275. I think the people’s postcode lottery is a big scam.
    I have been playing it for the past 5 years and all I have won is a few £10 adding up to just about £40.
    How come its always the area with people who has already got money that wins every time?
    Never have I seen any of the poorer areas winning.
    Seems to be the poor people are funding the winnings for people who are far better off than themselves?

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  276. It’s appalling scam it’s to get to only go down England way I’ve never heard any mention of Glasgow Aberdeen Hamilton etc win and when y c the adverts on the tv for the post code lottery it’s either Sheffield Manchester London etc don’t hear any mention of anywhere in Scotland so what’s the game that’s why I think it’s all a scam rigged.

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    • I have the same problem down here I’ve checked the stats and no one not one single winner in the whole of the south east has won biggest prize I’ve found since it started is £1000 in Rochester so far and I can’t understand why that is the only thing that comes to mind is that there fiddling it for the whole of the mid countries it’s got to be impossible not to get one post code in 15-20 years of playing from the south and south east I’ve had ten pounds 12-15 times but been playing for years this whole game seems very one sided

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  277. You never see a council tower block or high rise flat who all have the same postcode win the large prizes or see them on tv

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  278. All these people saying how much they’ve spent and lost on this lottery, I’ve been doing Lotto for many years spending about £10 -£12 a month, what have I won in the past 9 months, jack ****, before that, the odd £10, maybe twice in a year, if i was lucky, I’ve won more £10s here than the lotto.

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  279. I think it’s apaulibg I’ve b playing it for near my 2 years and I’ve only 1 £10 nothing else it always seems to b England that always wins the 30.000 10.00000 or whatever it is I haven’t won anything from it it’s a Conn and a waste of money it as the last person says it always b or s no g718js it not a hard postcode to find I think it rigged to only give it down in England way all the time its a disgrace I’m cancelling it as it’s a rip off when y complain they send a nasty letter and block you well I’ve had enough getting conned

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  280. B64 has only ever had one, £1000 since this lottery started! I’ve only won £10 in the last 11 months! My road has only had three £10 wins! Is this really worth it?

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  281. More transparency should be enforced by the gambling commission, investigations in to past draws and an explanation on why some characters that they describe as ‘winners’ have been identified as actors, many questions need to be answered on how it is drawn, the regularity of certain areas being drawn etc etc etc, it seems that a lot of people have some genuine questions that shouldn’t need to be asked if there was nothing to hide, maybe it is a scam, who knows, my question is why the secrecy and silence when these questions are asked.
    I will be cancelling my subscription, not because I have not won but because of the secrecy and the lack of transparency, be using my subscription to play the National Lottery, at least we can see how the numbers are drawn.

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  282. Have you ever stop and thought about how many people win 30,000 compare to how many win a share of the million, it seem to me that if you live in a postcode that has not many participants your more likely to win 30,000, and if there is a lot in your postcode your more likely to have a share of a million, so why is it fixed that way so as not to pay very little out and the millions to share for a lot to share, and why doesn’t a large number win the 30,000???

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  283. I’ve been playing all year with my postcode of PO12. I have one ticket. In March I won £10 that is all. I note that its mostly B and S postcodes come up daily. On today daily street prize, 7 S postcodes were drawn, and 5 T postcodes. Surely that is not fair for the same postcodes to keep coming out!? They also remove any negative comments from their page or block you if you moan. I am cancelling as its a rip off.

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  284. I was in it for a while not one person in my area won a thing the person on the add are the same all the time the government should put a stop to it

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  285. Only been doing the lottery for s year won £10 reading the reviews is putting me off continuing doing it.

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  286. On the tv advert there is the same women winning different amounts first for £2,217 and other for £305,027 how can one person win twice but different amounts it’s a joke

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  287. Why is it huge majority of big winners are all north mainly above M4 corridor? Coincidence as lottery managed from Edinburgh? Couple of £10 wins in two years means better off playing national lottery or euromillions.

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  288. I signed up for £10 per month now there taking £60 in the last month and I can’t see how to log onto my account to stop it

    Check and read the small print

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  289. If you have a 5 caricature post code you have little chance of winning big, you may as well be giving to charity from the start

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  290. I have played this lottery for 3 years all I win is just £10 nothing else. Have looked at the Map and no one in the East Midlands has won the millions or even the £1000. It’s frustrating as only up north are majority winners. The lottery should be done live like the national lottery so all can see

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  291. I’ve been lucky enough to be in the million pound draw twice. 2016 I won £7500 then I moved home and today have received notification of £3264. Had no problem with money going into my bank last time and am not expecting any problems this time. I’ve been playing since the beginning and did not win any of the smaller prizes on either. I will continue playing even though it’s unlikely I will win anything again

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    • I think you are misleading people. Firstly you do not receive any notification on how much you have won, you only know hen you attend the millions event. The only time you know how much you have won is on the daily £1k draw. Personally I think you’re an employee.

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    • How long did it take too go into your bank, I have just won £4000 ?

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      • Im still waiting for 10.00 from 11 days ago!

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  292. Won a few runners but come under B9 as this is a single letter and number to start your postcode not much chance of winning big or even the thousand pound daily prize. Th I king of canceling subscription.

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  293. I checked the London map of winners- plenty £10 wins but all the big ones are all over Chelsea. Is it accidental? Or is it where the organisers of the lottery live?

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  294. Total scam been doing it since it started with a GL postcode won £10 once always winners up north never hardly anywhere else total scam

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  295. Only been playing for a few months with one £10 win, l like the choice of charities, but can’t seem to find out how the postcodes are chosen…..and reading some of the above reviews I’m wondering how much goes to charity, if there is some doubt about how areas are chosen, and also if I’ve made a mistake in joining……

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  296. One of the biggest cons. They spend MORE on advertising than payouts or giving to charity!

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  297. For all those people who have left reviews on this site, if you want to convince that the post lottery is a scam, check this out.
    Street prizes to date 2018 IF YOU WANT TO WIN LIVE HERE the BS POST CODE was drawn 5 times January May and 3times in one week in July.
    In 2017 the BS post code was drawn 3 times April September and October.
    In 2016 BS post code was drawn 3 times.
    So if you want to know where the winners really are this is your answer.

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  298. BR1 2ER never won a thing and most prizes are up north maybe where it’s based. Been in it for ages and nothing.

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  299. Waste of time and money won the odd £10 just to keep you sweet they keep 28% for expenses they are a con

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  300. Definitely not a scam. A colleague at work just won £2,000 with the residents on the next street to her winning £300,000 each.

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  301. I will be canceling my subscription, most of won £10 twice in nearly 1 year, potentially DD £10 collection could go on for ever whilst they mug you off with a tenner every now and then.

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  302. I don’t think it is a scam it’s like any lottery I have won a few £10 still waiting on the door to knock I live in the tf27dj area one day it may happen

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  303. 7 million people winning 30,000 every week isn’t going to happen … we may or may not win …
    but if I hear of monies being misappropriated – not going to charities that’s a different ballpark of unhappy

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  304. I am disturbed that no one has noticed how big the TV advert has grown to. Who pays for that? The celebrities may waive their fee, but the time it runs for won’t be.

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  305. I’ve only ever won £10 or £15 10 times over 2 years – but what’s the problem?! Nobody can guarantee a lottery…..The charities are all perfectly legitimate. It’s a lottery! It’s a great way to give to charity. Keep up the good work ?

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      • Well I live in the north an have only won £10 once in 4 years, so maybe you southern moaners need to have a reality check. It benefits good UK causes that is the major factor winning would of course be a nice bonus.

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        • Why don’t you cancel then Paul and give directly to a charity of your choosing then and win nothing. Like the rest of us you play to WIN!

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  306. My daughter and myself do the postcode lottery and have one the odd £10 and both feel this amount is just to keep us `sweet`. Most winnings seemed to be more up North.
    We know about the charity side but the advertising is all about how you COULD win.

    I donate to the air ambulance, and feel my donation to the peoples postcode lottery would be better give to the air ambulance.
    Over time I am sure there will be a lot more of postcode lottery players doing the same thing.
    Shame because I thought it was going to be more fair.
    More fool me.

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  307. I read that a third of the money goes to questionable charities. Where does the other two thirds go? No information given on this. Having checked the results I find that my post code has never won! A friend played for 2 years got back £40 pounds. That sound more like a loss of £200 rather then a win I pointed out. He agreed. If I want to give money away to a charity It will be one of my own choosing and all 100%.

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  308. I have myself played for 4yrs and won £10 twice. I have noticed that on “trust pilot” any negative reviews the lottery reports them. I spoke to a guy on the chat and he informed me that I need to call to cancel. I telephoned and like many others on here you get all the “talk” about charities will suffer etc. I ended up like others contacting the bank. I have been spammed with emails ever since.

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  309. I think people are forgetting. This is a great way to give to charity and if you happen to win something then great. I play to give to charity and anything extra is a bonus. Good luck all ?

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    • So why not give directly to those charities then? Why do you play? You play like me and others with the chance of winning money otherwise you would just give directly to those charities and win nothing

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  310. Do people in High Rise flats win because all the winners seem to be in Nice little house owned streets

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  311. Over a period of 5 years I won £30 the first 2 years then nothing. It wasn’t until I cancelled my subscription I won another £10. Waste of a tenner. I also checked some of the winning postcodes. Some were not available.

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  312. I think this lottery is a complete joke. I have played for 2.5yr and won £20 (I play with two). The first win was within a month of joining. I haven’t won since. Yes it’s a lottery but why have on the adverts “we’ve only been playing for a month” or “we’ve only been playing for six month”. I tried to cancel via the telephone as it’s the only way you can cancel. Within seconds the call is answered and you get the spin “Charities will suffer” and “do you only play to win money” I said forget it and I will cancel directly with the bank. I did do just that and guess what? I won! How very bizarre. I was then inundated with calls from the postcode lottery ended up getting “call shield” installing and that stopped it. I ain’t saying “Cancel” and I ain’t saying “cancel” this is only my experience.

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  313. I have played the postcode lottery for 8yr started with £10 a month steadily moving up to £60 a month spent around £7k and won only £30 now cancelled

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  314. I won £10s 2 months ago still no £10s back into my account also I see it’s only the posh postcodes that have too big wins. In my personal opinion it’s all a scam and these charities really getting the money. I have worked for the British heart foundation shop for 6 months till the gobby head office teary come in his brand new Bentley smoking a massive cigar strutted up to me spoke to me like u I was a piece of scumbag tried bullying me so I done some digging and to find that these managers are on £500.000 per year. This isn’t charity it’s all a scam. Sickens me to the bone how much work we put in how much free stuff is given just for IT to be sold at very high prices that high more than it is if it’s brand new so sod you so called postcode lottery and British heart scammers.

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  315. My sister in law win £30000 so yes, people do win on the post code lottery. One more thing ….you have to be in it to win it …

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  316. Well i live in Scotland, just moved house, and funnily. My old address won £10 3 times per year and so has my new house. So its not random at all. The tenners are just to keep you there.

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  317. I’ve won two ten pounds I’ve been doing it for years I’ve never won big I’m thinking of cancelling it soon

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    • It’s odd that only English postcodes seem to win the big money and to be honest, I haven’t even heard of these places. Are we in Scotland daft to keep paying into this lottery when I haven’t known anyone who has won even £10. I would rather give my donation straight to the charities I choose.

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  318. Have been paying £10 a month into the Postcode Lottery by Direct Debit since June 2014 so have laid out a total of £480. In that time have had 8x £10 wins making a total win of £80. If I knew when I started in June 2014 that I would end up losing £400 playing the Post Code Lottery I would have stopped my direct debit a long time ago. Have now decided that if by June 2018 I am still losing money and not had a decent win will definitely be cancelling my Direct Debit to Postcode Lottery. Have several friends who also play the Post Code Lottery with the same result as myself, so I am not convinced that the adverts they are promoting on TV about people receiving big wins are as true as they seem.

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  319. Have played for over a year and won £10 exactly 2 years ago my postcode won £10

    YOU have no chance of winning more than £10 as this prize is there just to keep you hanging on.

    If you ring them to cancel your d/debits the amount of rubbish they come out with just to stop you from cancelling you know you have no chance of winning.

    Sure it is fixed

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  320. Dear postcode lottery,
    Well five years ago I started playing the postcode lottery, won £30, WOW.
    I must be the only person in my street playing it, in fact I may knock on every one’s door to see if I am. Just saying like no one’s knocking at my door or ringing my bell. Plus looking on the postcode map Doncaster only seems to get £10 wins and not the thousands.
    So I did a little test. I re enter the winning postcodes for that week in the postcode checker Yooooouuu guessed it. IT SAID SORRY YOU POSTCODE DID NOT WIN THIS TIME. WELL I NEVER. Come October 2018 I will cancel my direct debit to you and go with the health lottery. I’ve won more on that in one year then I have with you xxxxx

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  321. Only been in it three years, I have had five x£10s, no pain no gain, I will give it another six months.

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  322. My wife I have been in the post code lottery for about a year. We both have a ticket each so we both win. We had a few wins the first few months £30 each but nothing since but saying that there are a lot of post codes out there. We look at it as giving to charity’s and positive way of giving. Winning is just a bonus.

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  323. I have noticed that alot of the so called big winner are northern postcodes. I live in east anglia not many big wins in this part of the country.I have won £10 a couple ofb times but nothing big. Now thinking about canceling in the near future.

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  324. Not won a penny and just checked it saying my postcode won 10 pounds i havent got it mmmm i wonder

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  325. Was signed up for a couple of months and had a win of £20 waited 30 days and no payment, contacted them, and they said it has been paid, i told them its not in my account, they said send a copy of you bank statement so they can check it. So i closed my account with them there and then. Its a con pay in advance and get paid 28 day after you win.

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  326. Peoples postcode based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Although some people in South of Scotland win majority is in England. So if you live in Scotland its not worth playing at all……yes (up to 32%) goes to charity but rest seems to go to England.

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  327. It may be that there are more winners in more affluent areas because they can afford to buy more. I live in a affluent area and there have only been 6 winners in 3 years all wining £10. I will give it 3 months.

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  328. Very disheartening to have not won anything, I’ve been doing this for 7 months and not won a bean..
    I may give it another 4 or 5 months and I will quit!!
    The adverts on TV are very misleading, giving the impression everyone wins when they don’t, and if you look it’s all nice houses, nice areas, there all dressed nice too..

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  329. I’ve won about 8x£10 in three years! No complaints here. Still waiting for the knock on my door! Fingers crossed ?

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  330. The problem with all lotteries is people don’t want to quit as they think their numbers, or in this case postcode, will come up.

    Me personally, I’ve won £10 twice in the past 4 months. I’m in the east end of Glasgow in a not very affluent area most areas around me have won at least £10. Even with money going to charity I am thinking of cancelling.

    I do believe that the lottery is fixed for more affluent areas. Poorer areas may sometimes win but definitely richer areas will win more often.

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  331. I have played ppl for over 4 years and had never won. I live in a high rise block of flats in not a very desirable area of Liverpool. I had been convinced I’ve no chance of winning and that was true so I checked on winning postcodes and also did an homes value check on local estate agents mainly right move. All the winning postcodes were home owners and some very desirable homes and areas. I did a home search in the Surrey stockbroker area with houses from 2 million pounds got the postcode for a particular street and changed my postcode with the customer services. Low and behold over the next 8 months I won 6 times only £20 per time but it proved something wasn’t right. When I asked how the winners are picked I was told nothing and also this lottery is owned by a Dutch company, I’ve now packed it in and kept the money in my pocket rather than there’s.

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  332. When looking at the winners it always seems in nice posh areas with nice big houses in the background, I think we are fooling ourselves to think people in our area is ever going to win anything, It’s just wishful thinking, a dream that we are desperate for, giving it till the end of the year then stopping it, might aswel put the money away each month.

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    • Hi. I’ve just looked at the winners map for my postcode since the start of the lottery. There have been a total of 126 winners, now that’s a lot you might think. However, this is over more than 10 years (I’ve been here 10yrs and played for that time). So, that’s on average 12.5winners per year, oh yes, I forgot to say, only £10 wins in all that time I’m afraid, nothing more, not so much as 1 X £1,000 win in all that time. So, I think I’m going to quit. After 10 years I’ve had 5x £10 and its cost me £120 X 10. I feel quite stupid now, so time to quit. I’ve also been on to the website that hears from employees of PCL. Most are very positive and talk of great away days, Christmas parties and brilliant wages and bonuses. The negatives were all about cold calling (apparently management call it warm calling) yo encourage an increase in the lottery play. Glad I’ve not changed my phone number to my new one!

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    • Not sure I agree with all those describing it as a scam, but with no transparency as to the selection of the winning codes it’s clearly open to bias depending on the software programmer. There is a postcode local to me (KA17) that has won about 8 times to my none, including a £10 and £20 in the SAME draw. There was a £25k win that was filmed close by a couple of years ago, but doesn’t appear to show on their winners map, it otherwise it does seem mostly only these minor wins.
      Given that there are more postcodes than permutations of Lotto jackpot the chance of winning larger prizes seems equally improbable. As for me, after 3 years I’ve won about 7×10 and a 20 so out nearly £300; giving couple more months then cancel. Lotto hotpicks-pick 3 numbers and win £800 plus the selection is transparent.

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  333. Very disheartened with postcode lottery does anyone win more than £10? I have looked for hundreds of miles around and guess what? All £10 wins. If someone local not a bigger winner soon im out of here.

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  334. I have been in the lottery four years and not won a penny thinking of not subscribing anymore.

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  335. Totally fed up with pc lotto been in it for 4 years with only 2 ten pounds wins when they show the winners on the telly it seems that they all live on the same street? Don’t know how they pick the winners could have brought second hand car. I know it’s supposed to be random but is it I get a better return on the occasional scratch card

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  336. I’ve won 10 pounds in 18 months play funnily my postcode has won 3 prizes a year for the last 5 years I didn’t do it then and have lived here for over 8 years? Something fishy going on.

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  337. My neighbours and I been playing post code lottery for couple of years and only won £10s so far. There seems to be very few winners of large amounts in the South of England but so many from the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland? Why is that? Is it a scam as heard it started in Glasgow and the North is favours more for the big wins. Deliberating wether to stop as are my neighbours! Very disappointed!

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    • Please save your money and stop playing. I used to be a player but only won £20 in the few years i was there. In all honesty you stand a better chance of winning online with the Health Lottery (and to a lesser extent National Lottery) than the Postcode lottery

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  338. Hi,
    I’ve been in the post code lottery for five years. And never won only three ten pounds. I first had a stake of £60 they then told me that was too much. They then post code lottery reduced my stake to £50 month to £40 then to £30 a month all without my permission. This lottery is a scam, never seen one person from a council estate. I have clocked this scam for five years all it takes is a look at the houses at rear of those that have won. Also all winners come from the south and Scotland. None from the North West post code lottery can go to hell I, am better off putting my money to better use. And post code lottery the scam artists can go whistle.

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    • Hi just to say look again think you’ll see by the winners map the majority of big winners are from the Midlands, the North and Scotland!

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    • That’s not true! A local man to my parents who lives in a council house and also an OAP won last year, he lives in a very poor area of Wales so it’s great to see he’s set up for the rest of his life after struggling for so long. (maybe the ratio or people on council estates playing are low compared to homeowners) I’m a home owner but still owe my mortgage and I’m poor, please do think us home owners are wealthy as we are not…it’s a massive loan we have over our heads till it’s paid off. I think it’s great idea so much so I’ve given up my £5 per week on the lottery as the odds are far better with Postcode Lottery. Good luck everyone 🙂

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  339. Hello, on reading the review’s I’m beginning to get my head round what people are saying about the postcode lottery where I live the last win was in 2016 and nothing since yes, when they knock on a door it’s always a posh area so what chance have I got my money is the same as theirs don’t you think YES

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  340. Hi, been doing the postcode lottery for 14 months, never won a £1, so cancelled, I believe it’s a con.

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  341. Hi every one this is just to let you all know I joined this lottery in May 2017, and a few weeks later I won £10, isn’t that strange, and I have not won anything else since, I know doing any lottery is just down to pure luck, I know. There are millions of post codes but what are the odds of winning I can tell you its just the same as doing the UK lottery or the Euromillions lottery, which I have now stopped playing I now put my money into a saving account, I hope that’s what all you nice folk’s do the same, that’s all I have to say so good luck to you all.

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  342. My sister lives in a flat in the North. East and she won big, so it’s not a con.

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  343. Been playing both my postcodes since 2015 and only won a couple hundred over the years on 3 tickets. I could have bought a car with that money. Will cancel and start putting the money into a savings account instead. Gutted that I found this post because I thought it was really genuine…. ?

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  344. Hi, I have x2 £10 postcode lottery tickets each month ie £20 per month and after checking google how many people have won anything? In all in Scotland the answer is always the same (is it a con ect ect) but no mention of any winners no sour grapes just would like a bit of transparency who does the draws? Why do you never see anyone who’s won a car bmw? See them picking it up ect ect and finally with all the bad press of charities lately how many people have now (gave up)

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  345. I don’t understand how the winning postcodes are selected. Seems strange that the same postcodes can win quite large amounts several times. Can’t help but think it may be a fix. How do we know the postcodes are chosen completely randomly?

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  346. I have been in post code lottery 3 years and have won £70 total in ten pounds. I don’t know if there are big wins I have never heard of anyone

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  347. This might sound silly but, on phoning to change her postcode because of a house move, my daughter was told that she didn’t have to change her postcode as she doesn’t have to live at that postcode to play or win.
    TRUE OR FALSE????

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    • True. I play with £30 on three different post codes

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  348. Its funny how when you see winners. On TV its 6 to 10 big winners never a postcode that has lots of people in it why has postcode with large numbers in it never won..

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  349. Even though I thought it was a con, I still thought I’d give the Postcode Lottery a try, and how unlucky did I feel when I checked the winners, only to find the street next to me won, but when I tell you everyone at that Postcode is a Pensioner, it’s a Pensioners Sheltered Housing Complex, it was a case of, good for them, they are the type of People who deserve to win, however, a day or so later, I spoke to one of the old folk, and congratulated her on her share of the win, but I was even more surprised to learn after seeing her a few days later, that NONE of the People in the Complex know anything about the Postcode Lottery, how strange is that, how a Postcode with no players, can win.

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  350. My neighbour won a huge prize and features in the advert. They only draw postcodes who play with them so its not every pcode in uk. I haven’t played but know a few who have and had some small wins and say staff are nice in uk office. Might give it a bash!

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  351. If you look at the advert you see that the camera is all way in an area out of London they serve the people who live outside London because of the lack of income compared to London so majority of Londoners are paying. For people who live out of London the majority pays for the minority u never see council flats or block of flats you see 3 bed houses owned by people who all ready have money we just making them richer.

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  352. I’ve been doing the postcode lottery now for 5 years and only won £100 so they said when i phoned them but to my atonement ive only won £50. And years ago they used to show someone winning the car but for years now you haven’t seen anyone on the television winning it seems weird and i watch a lot of television and haven’t seen that in years. Why is this. I will be stopping it soon as i dont think i will never ever win anything more than a tenner here and a tenner there. No money goes to charity’s but come on. I would be better off paying for something else that i would benefit from. Because i don’t think i will ever get that knock on the door. I thought i would by now got the daily price as there is meant to be a thousands winners a week just doesn’t make sense.

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    • Everyone who plays will occasionally win a tenner’ that’s to keep you interested ‘keep you in the game’ uk gullibility is their best friend.

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  353. Same here I have been doing this for about 3 years, started with 3 tickets went down to 1, I have won £30 in all that time YEAH, got a letter saying they could not get my subscription this month SHAME.

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  354. Cancelled PPL in May 2017, saved myself £50 a month, since then my postcode has won nothing, so for those out there worried if they cancel they may lose out on a chance of “winning” don’t be afraid to cancel. If you have few players in your area, or you do NOT live in Scotland, Midlands, Wales or Devon and Cornwall, save your money, put your subscriptions into a saving account and treat yourself or a local charity, that’s what I did and I amassed £410 by December 2017. Be brave and give PPL the sack.

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    • I have just cancelled after 7 years. I have won the odd ten pounds here and there like many others. I live in Cornwall. There have been no big wins in Cornwall.

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  355. It’s a con, my mother is in her 70’s & can’t really afford it but the really nice (Not) people convinced her she could win at any point? In one of there many con adverts last year I noticed that one of the winners used to star in London’s Burning back in the 90’s….

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  356. Not won anything in 14 months. And for all those postcodes in the near vicinity none have won more than £10.

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    • It is a con. It is in the name postcode lottery I was sucked in with it the same. On their website say 4 have one in my postcode in the last year, but keep in mind there are only 8 houses in my postcode and apart from no one else has ever done this so called lottery.

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  357. Might be genuine, but been playing since October 2011 some 7 years coming up!
    Only £10 x 6 in all this time, the share of the millions nice but not greedy something different to a tenner!
    They used to give out when people started playing, winning Saturday prize or the million odd ones only played two months ago.
    That’s fine, it’s a lottery.

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  358. 1 have won £10 over the past 3 months but not had payment into my bank account
    DN16 3JF

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  359. I’ve been doing it for three years and have only won 10 pounds. Thinking of giving up on this.

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  360. Doing this for two years and not a sniff, the winners are all up north and yes the nice posh homes this is a scam and you may as well give the payment to charity so that’s exactly what I will do, don’t do it as I’ve won more in the health lottery.

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  361. I considered joining the PCL but after reading reviews and seeing that I would have to commit to paying a regular amount by DD, I changed my mind. The lack of transparency in the selection of postcodes was also worrying. They are all playing on the greed and desperation of people. It’s all part of a national malaise of trying to get easy money. If its not lotteries, its fraudulent claims – crash for cash, whiplash neck injuries, food poisoning claims in holiday hotel (Brits only), staged accidents. The list goes on…

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  362. I worked for this company. 3 tickets for £30 unless a rep calls & gives you 3 for the price of 2 for the 1st month. I’ve never heard of anyone winning apart from a tenner here or there. Like most people have mentioned, the winners seem to be from either up north (Scotland) or down south (London area) so anywhere in between save your money & do not play!

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    • I live in Scotland and have been playing for 5 years and only won one 10 pounds. It does not pick Scotland if it does it’s Glasgow not Perth.

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  363. We felt a bit sick several of our neigbours won quite a bit of money £4000.00 to £30000.00 this year. Only sorry we didn’t join. This is Plymouth in Devon. Really genuine lottery.

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  364. I have been doing postcode Lottery from the start, I have won a few tenners and have no problems helping a charity, BUT do you notice that all the winners shown on TV are from posh housing estates, you never see them knocking the door in a typical street of terraced houses, should I move into a posh area to stand a chance of winning big money!

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  365. Think its a con. Extremely difficult to find out if anyone has won anything substantial near you. Most winnings just appear to be infrequent tenners.

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  366. Just won £10 for 3rrd time in 18 months and decided to check the winning location on PPL website. Stunned to see that Sheffield which is 5th/6th biggest city in UK has never won above £10 EVER according to their software. So half million people with thousands of postcodes has never won anything above £10, now agree appears a con so will be cancelling and investing £10 elsewhere. Never minded not winning when I thought I had a chance but now I see that in reality if no one in such a massive city can win at all what chance do I have.

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  367. I played for years only won a few tenners nothing to write home about, I do think it a con has it looks like the same area’s with the big monies ie SCOTLAND or DOWN SOUTH

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    • I disagree with your comment. I live in Gosport, Hampshire, and I’ve won only £10 this year. It IS a con it all goes up north.

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      • I live up north played for 10yrs and won £10 three times.

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    • Not come to my postcode in five years I have been playing. The only town is Glasgow or Aberdeen. It’s never come to Perth. So you are wrong about it always being in Scotland.

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  368. This One Star should read No Stars, but it doesn’t register that low.
    Played PPL for three years, two Ten Pound wins in that time, £340 win for PPL.
    Might reinstate if I move up north!

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  369. AM not commenting on the lottery itself as I haven’t played it. But what is clear is that people who play it don’t understand what they are getting themselves into, and have unrealistic expectations of winning the big one. Here are a few facts:

    1. There are 1.8 MILLION postcodes in the UK. So your chance of winning is 1 in 1.8 MILLION. These are very very long odds. So temper your expectations.

    2. Whether you buy 1 or 3 tickets it won’t improve your chance of winning, as it is the SAME postcode with the same 1:1.8 Million chance. All it does is “leverage up” your winnings so the amount you win is larger, rather than the chance of winning.

    3. It is a lottery. Hence why so few people win. The reason to play the lottery is to have fun and give to charity. Anyone playing the lottery as THEY WAY to get rich is deluding himself/herself.

    So have fun and relax and don’t buy more than 1 tickets as doesn’t improve your chances 🙂

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    • Aziz..someone with sense!….for fun and hopefully to charity… not greed….I know someone who has won low…they in turn know someone who won a large amount…for 1 ticket a month..money I waste anyway it is a bit of fun…with fingers crossed…if I won a big amount it isn’t for myself anyway…if I win small I have had a free chance….don’t feed the greed and look desperate…if you have sour grapes and are that desperate then you shouldn’t play…instead save the money it will soon add up!

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      • So why not go a donate to the charities directly then? If you’re big on giving to charities don’t play the PCL. I play the lottery to win money whilst helping with charities. I have played for 10yrs and won £10 five times

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  370. In 2011 people were complaining south of the Midlands that all prizes were won in Scotland and Newcastle area. Now no one wins North of the Midlands. To add insult to injury an estate called Patchway near Bristol has won two £30,000 prizes at the same postcode. They believe this is good news! All I can see is the rest of us wondering why we are funding it. My wife and i have been in for years and rarely get £10 if we’re lucky. Got to be a fix. Any other organisation would have chosen another postcode to give a fair chance, wouldn’t they?

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  371. Post Code Lottery is a boarderline scam, think about it…

    The adverts they air are scripted and staged and say things like “it really is real, i should’ve signed up sooner!”

    They promise huge returns when in reality you will be lucky if you get back £10 once in a blue moon so its basically a ‘legalized’ pyramid scheme.

    Adverts or anywhere else that claims to be real (especially those annoying pesky adverts that want you to call or text up premium line numbers to “win a chance of money or/and trips”) are at better chances of winning is clearly false and are only there to mislead and misguide you and your common sense.

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  372. I had been a member with 2 tickets every month i was paying monthly through my debit card, but in September 2017 my bank issued a new debit card and i got an email from postcode lottery stating i could not be entered in Octobers draw as they could not collect the payment no mention via email or phone to let me know. They told me it was my responsibility to let them know i had a new debit card I have just replied if you cant be bothered to contact me if the payment could not be collected then forget it and I cancelled

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  373. My husband and i were in the postcode lottery he pulled out i stayed in we live in Prestatyn north wales there are only four cottages down our lane there has never been a north wales post code pulled out i have questioned this with the people at there head office and they always say oh yes you have a chance of winning i have won a couple of tenners but its seems that the big winners live on big estates where they can get more publicity.

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  374. Been playing since 2011, in Essex and now in Edinburgh with five different codes, still only the odd £10, and why the TV ADVERTS DISPLAYS ONE PHONE NUMBER 0800 1-2-3-4-5-6 yet to join its 0808 10-9-8-7-6-5?
    Like helping charities but never get street prize, always people just started I.e only joined a month ago six months and they say didn’t think I win this much! Can’t they read!
    As of January 2018 I will be reducing every three months by one ticket so come on Play fair?

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  375. Hi there, I started with 1 ticket a few months ago I have only won £10, and I have not won since, so now I do 3 tickets I am trying to improve my chances of winning a nice amount, if I don’t win anything within the next 6 months, then I will stop doing this lottery, I know it is just by chance that a person wins but you have to know when to call it a day so I will only give this lottery 6 months then I will just give up.

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  376. Been playing for just over a year. Have not won a penny. Prior to signing up, my street apparently won three times in as many months. It’s a con – I’m sure…… but can’t cancel as i know my postcode will come in and them I’ll just be angry!!! Grrrr

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  377. I did the postcode lottery never had a penny back so i cancelled, a few weeks later i had a call from them asking why i had cancelled and that there was always postcodes coming up from where i live, i know that not to be true as i was keeping an eye open for winners.
    I decided to start again to see what happens, but after reading most of these comments i will be cancelling yet again.

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  378. I think if you live in a rich borough you don’t have a real chance of winning. I put my post code in and there has been 4 wins of £10 over the last 3-4 Years. Seriously thinking of giving it up. I have only heard about 1 big winner and he lives up north.

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  379. It is biased towards the North especially Scotland, where they are based. They seem to hate the south and set their software accordingly the bulk of the charity just happens to go to Scotland this lottery need investigating for fraud.

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  380. To be honest I only ever see Birmingham and surrounding areas winning. Never seen one further south a bit strange really. Played for over a year must of put £180 into it so far and won £10. Lol!
    I’ve actually won far more on the Thunderball.
    My subscription is being cancelled now all seems a bit fishy. But I suppose if you live in the Midlands then why not!

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  381. How is the postcode drawn? We all know if it’s computer picked then it’s fixed! Why I hear you ask, well I’ll tell you a computer cannot do random it has to be told what to do. I win 2 or 3 times a year (£10 only). I win 40 or 60 a year they get 240. Who’s really winning?

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  382. I play three tickets and month. I won a £10 prize twice when I was playing with one ticket and I’ve won the £10 prize once with three tickets.

    What I find frustrating is that I keep seeing similar postcodes come up on the daily £1000 prize which is paid from Monday through Friday. It seems that if you are in the Midlands with a B postcode, or if you live in Newcastle or Doncaster you can expect to see your area coming up a lot. Maybe it’s because more people glue the postcode lottery in this area, don’t know.

    The problem with doing the postcode lottery is that it’s not something you will ever forget. Imagine if you stop doing it in two weeks later your next-door neighbour is on television holding a cheque for £400,000. I think I’m going to reduce mine down to just one ticket.

    If you can afford £10 a month, then you got nothing to lose. I think the chances of winning the big prize are probably about the same as winning the national lottery.

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  383. I have won 6 times
    All £10
    Usually around once a year
    I’m starting to think the £10 win is a little sweetner
    Just to keep me going…
    Not bad for them…I pay £120 a year
    They give me £10…??

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    • I agree
      Once a year £10 sweetner thing
      I have won a few times, always £10
      And always around the summer…
      Seems to be more winners oop North
      So thisonths is the last month for me.. Like many others
      I pay £120 a year and get £10 in return..
      I must be mad..

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  384. My street won £30,000 last weekend, the filming takes place the week before your postcode is publicized as winning. It is definitely not a scam. You know the saying you have to be in it to win it!

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  385. A family friend won around £60k with this 2/3 years ago. The prize giving was a bit weird and said they felt like they were about to be signed up for a timeshare! But they received their cheque and have had a lovely time spending the money. They were doing the postcode lottery for 2 years prior to this apparently. (They are based in Essex)

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  386. It’s not a scam! The people in the street opposite me won £30000 each. I joined up immediately and I’ve won £10 already, in my first week. At least next months is paid for. Good stuff ?

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  387. I’ve just been informed of this month’s winning postcode and, yesssss it’s mine ???

    I have been invited to the presentation on 29/07/2017 I’m told my prize is between £3,000 and £400,000

    Oooo errrrr

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    • I have also been informed I am a winner for 29/07/2017 with the same prize information supposed to receive my invitation by post with wristbands to enter the presentation. I telephoned to confirm the call I had on 18/07/2017 was not a scam, and yes, I was a winner the presentation team would contact me or send another invite letter. As of today 24/07/2017 no invitation has arrived and I most certainly have not been contacted by the presentation team. With no invitation how can I attend my own prize presentation!!! I am not convinced this is genuine or I will receive anything!

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  388. I’ve just won £10 so that pays for next month, but why couldn’t it be the weekend price of £30.000 or even the daily one of a £1.000 its always £10 so that is 3 times in 4 years now they say its the luck of the draw but it seems i don’t get any luck.

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  389. I’ve been a member since day one won two prizes of ten pound I’ve never heard of any big payments in the Northumberland area. Save your money

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  390. I looked this morning at 9.30am to see what post code won the £30,000 and there was a video of the winners all dressed and chatting to Jeff Brazier as if it had already been recorded!! Not convinced.

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  391. Great lottery. Honestly run and you get 15 entries very month for 10.
    Calling it a scam is nuts. I’ve won 8 x 10 over 3 years. Waiting for the big one.

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