Free Postcode Lottery, the name says it all really. This website offers you the chance to win a daily jackpot by simply entering your email address, postcode and then coming back each day to see if you’re a winner – simple. Each day there are five chances of winning a cash prize which you have to visit the site in order to claim.
The daily jackpot for the main draw starts at a whopping £150 and rolls over each day that it isn’t claimed. At 12pm every day one postcode that has entered the draw is drawn at random and all the people who have registered at that postcode wins a share of the prize; so if you are the only person registered you win it all but if you are one of 10 entries you will win a tenth of the jackpot.
The biggest win so far has been £904.02 and the biggest miss has been £750, as mentioned you have to actually visit the site in order to claim your winnings – it isn’t automatically paid out.
As well as the main prize draw, there is also a chance to win a smaller pot of money with the stackpot. This draw is done twice a day, at 9am and 9pm, and offers five registered postcodes the chance to win a £10 prize.
The survey draw involves a little more work than the others as it requires you to answer a couple of survey questions every few days, these are quick and easy. The pot for this draw starts at £75 and rolls over each day if unclaimed.
This draw is neatly tucked away at the bottom of the main page, between 6pm and midnight every night a postcode is drawn and one registered user at that postcode can claim a £20 prize.
Bonus and referral scheme
Each day you visit the Free Postcode Lottery website you are credited with a 1p bonus which is paid out to you upon winning, over time this can add up to a nice little extra when your postcode is drawn. You can also refer friends/family and receive 1p for each sign up and then everyday they visit the site up to a maximum of 20p bonus. There is a maximum number of 1000 referrals and a cap of £200 on your bonus earnings. You get a personalised link which you can then share via social media, text, email etc.
How can they offer it for free?
The site earns all its money through advertising revenue as well as donations – if you win you have the options to donate to the site or to charity. When people log in daily to check the results they are contributing to the revenue. It is preferred, but not required, if you refrain from using an adblocker as this is how they are able to offer such large jackpots.
Will I get lots of spam emails?
No, you will get one email a day to remind you to pop over to the website and see if you are a winner. This is the only email you get from them and it is a nice nudge to make sure you also get your daily visit bonus. You will not be emailed to say you are a winner so make sure you click the reminder each day.
Claiming your winnings
I keep saying this but you need to realise that YOU have to physically check to see whether you are a winner, you will not be notified so if you miss a prize then there is nothing you can do apart from wait to see if you win again. If you are the lucky winner then a “Claim” button will appear at the top of the page then all you need to do is click it. It is preferred that you have a Paypal account to pay your winnings into but it is not necessary if you are really against opening one – you can drop them an email to request it via bank transfer or Amazon gift card.
At the end of the day this is a good chance to win a nice amount of free money for a few minutes of your time each day, with less than 15% of the UK’s postcodes registered you have a great chance of winning.