...By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Posh addresses such as Buckingham Palace and Downing Street are among the locations where Brits have signed up to take part in the People’s Postcode Lottery.
The discovery was made by bosses at the lottery, who found players in other high places such as Balmoral, Windsor Castle, and Kensington Palace.
Even the Houses of Parliament and Chequers, the country residence of the Prime Minister, have signed up to take part in the monthly draw.
While none of these posh postcodes have hit the jackpot yet, they’ve all won smaller cash prizes dozens of times over the past five years.
The People’s Postcode Lottery was launched in Britain in 2005 and has become popular among Brits who want to try their luck at winning the multi-million-pound jackpot.
Instead of entering every week by choosing their own numbers, players simply subscribe and pay £12 a month, and their postcode goes into a monthly draw.
If their postcode is selected, everyone in that postcode who plays gets to share in the winnings, which in May will be a staggering £19 million.
The lottery has a third of the ticket price going to charities, which has resulted in more than a billion pounds being donated to organizations such as Barnardo’s, the Alzheimer’s Society, and NSPCC.
More than 70% of British postcodes are playing the People’s Postcode Lottery, and 82% of them won a prize last year.
The discovery that even the most prestigious addresses in the country are playing the lottery is surprising.
The ambassador of the People’s Postcode Lottery, Jeff Brazier, said he was shocked to discover players at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Kensington Palace.
Brazier added that none of these posh postcodes have hit the big jackpot, but they have won smaller cash prizes dozens of times over the past five years.
This news highlights the lottery’s popularity among Brits, with even the most prestigious addresses in the country taking part in the hope of striking it lucky and winning a slice of the multi-million-pound jackpot.
The monthly draw offers a chance for everyone in a postcode to share the winnings, making it an exciting and inclusive way to play the lottery.
The People’s Postcode Lottery is also noteworthy for its charitable contributions, with a third of the ticket price going to good causes.