About the National Postcode Lottery – together we make a difference
The National Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charities working towards a just, healthy and green world. The lottery raises funds for its charities and publicises awareness of their work.
At the Postcode Lottery, your postcode forms your lottery number. As a result, you win together with your neighbours. Three million participants now play the lottery. Participants stand a chance of winning hundreds of thousands of prizes every month and support 148 charitable organisations with at least 40 per cent of the lottery prize each year. Since the establishment of the Postcode Lottery, over 7.3 billion euros have been donated to people and nature. Wemos and many other organizations receive support every year.
The Postcode Lottery and the Friends Lottery form the Holding Nationale Goede Doelen Loterijen. These lotteries are listed as a Dutch tradition on the Inventory of Intangible Heritage (UNESCO). The Postcode Lottery format also operates in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The Goede Doelen Loterijen together with the lotteries in these countries are the third largest private lender to charities in the world. www.postcodeloterij.nl (in Dutch).