Free Postcode Lottery isn’t going to be winning the hearts of serious lottery aficionados any time soon, but it does offer a unique lottery experience that is sure to turn a few heads.
It’s not everyday that an online lottery site manages to be a delightful surprise while also falling a bit short in several key areas. Free Postcode Lottery offers a unique proposition: provide your postcode and email address and stand to win money daily! Unfortunately, there are various trade-offs—such as its exclusivity to UK residents and the small prizes on offer. It is free to join but is it really enough to win you over? Let’s find out!
Proprietary in-house lottery game
Registration and playing are one and the same when it comes to Free Postcode Lottery.
I liked how quick and easy everything was. This is because providing your personal information is considered your entry as well, thereby killing two birds with one stone. Unfortunately, if you don't live within the UK, you won't be able to participate in their games at all. It's a minor caveat, especially considering they have another site specifically catering to international players (more on this later).
Free Postcode Lottery offers 6 games—or draws—in total, but if you’re expecting games like the US Powerball, Mega Millions, or the like, you’re going to be disappointed.
Technically, Free Postcode Lottery only offers 1 main game, aptly called the “Main Draw.” To enter the Main Draw, you simply provide your postcode and email address and you’re good to go! The other 5 games are simply bonus games that require additional actions for players to qualify.
Here’s a quick rundown of the other 5 games/draws that Free Postcode Lottery offers:
Since Free Postcode Lottery is exclusively for those who live in the UK and any other area using the British postcode system, Freemojilottery was created so people in other parts of the world can have a similar experience. It works in a similar fashion to Free Postcode Lottery, except for the fact that you don’t use postcodes to enter a draw. Instead, players simply pick a set of 5 different emojis to enter. If your combination of emojis get picked in the daily draw, you win! Prizes vary depending on the draw but don’t expect anything astronomical.
They also offer a bonus draw called the Fivers Draw. In this draw, players who are entered into the Main Draw are also entered. 5 winning combinations are picked on a daily basis, where each combination is worth $5.
For a free lottery site, Free Postcode Lottery is surprisingly safe.
But don’t take my word for it! Free Postcode Lottery is highly rated in TrustPilot, where 91% of 1,719 customer reviews agree that it is a trustworthy lottery site. As far as security measures go, the website makes use of SSL encryption to ensure that your personal information—in this case, your email—is safe. Believe it or not, malicious individuals can still wreak havoc on your life using just your email, so it’s great to have the additional peace of mind that come with SSL encryption certificates.
While playing is easy, it takes a bit more effort when it comes to claiming prizes—but it’s all part of the fun.
Players need to keep checking Free Postcode Lottery daily to see if they’ve won. If you win, you’ll see a “collect” button that initiates the payout process via PayPal (or, as I said before, via Amazon e-voucher if you don’t have PayPal). All winners have 24 hours to claim prizes, so if you win but missed the announcement on their website, say goodbye to free money!
Don’t worry though. Free Postcode Lottery sends out daily reminders, so you don’t forget to check the winning postcodes. If you do happen to win but forget to claim your winnings, the prize will simply rollover to the next draw until somebody wins.
As for shared postcodes (i.e. for people who live in the same house, apartment, compound and the like), winnings will be equally split among those who successfully claims the prize.
Finally, all players are entitled to one entry each for every draw. Creating multiple email addresses to register multiple entries is frowned upon by Free Postcode Lottery. If they detect any such activity, the offending player will be disqualified and banned indefinitely, so don’t even try pushing your luck!
No need to deposit anything here (it’s FREE, remember?)—just make sure you have a PayPal account, so you can receive your winnings!
Free Postcode Lottery doesn’t pay winnings through bank transfers or any other method, so make sure your PayPal is set up correctly before you join a draw. But, just in case you don’t have a PayPal account, Free Postcode Lottery can also send your prize via Amazon E-Voucher. It’s a good alternative, especially if you’re an avid Amazon shopper. However, if you want to withdraw your prize to your bank of choice, I suggest you use PayPal instead.
Free Postcode Lottery provides ample customer support.
Given its free-to-play nature, I didn’t expect Free Postcode Lottery to provide in-depth help materials and a variety of live support channels. This isn’t a traditional lottery site, after all. That said, I was pleasantly surprised to see that their FAQs tackled just about everything you need to know about their website—from registering to claiming winnings and more. And if you have a question or issue that self-help measures can’t solve, you can easily reach Free Postcode Lottery via an online contact form.