People’s Postcode Lottery players have been spotted at Buckingham Palace and Downing Street
When you have an address like Buckingham Palace or Downing Street, you might think your luck is already in your pocket.
But this week the bosses of the People’s Postcode Lottery were stunned to discover that there are players in these very high positions – and not just Buck House and the Prime Minister’s London home!
Almost all of Britain’s poshest addresses have signed up to take part, hoping to find their luck and win a share of the multi-million pound jackpot.
It seems politicians in the Houses of Parliament and Checkers – the Prime Minister’s country home – are feeling the crisis like the rest of us these days and have signed up to take part in the monthly drawing.
And His Majesty’s Households don’t want to be left out in the rain either, as players in Balmoral, Windsor Castle AND Kensington Palace decide to get in on the action too.
So much so that it seems it won’t be long before the People’s Postcode Lottery can boast that it’s from Royal Appointment.
But while none of these posh zip codes have hit the big jackpot, they’ve all won dozens of smaller cash prizes over the last five years – including just the last month.
Yesterday, People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier said: “I know the palace is nicknamed Buck House, but in the future they might call it Bucks House.
“I’ve delivered thousands of winnings checks across the UK but now that I know they’re playing at the Palace I’ll bring out the white gloves in case we get a chance at the most famous door knock of all time.”
People’s Postcode Lottery officials were going through a list of their players’ addresses when they were shocked to see some of Britain’s most famous and influential addresses appearing.
“We honestly didn’t expect to see Buckingham Palace on this list,” admitted one.
So it’s perhaps no surprise that they’ve decided to launch their latest game on Coronation Day. At Millionaire Street, one lucky postcode will be part of a huge £1 million jackpot every week.
Launched in the UK in 2005, the popular People’s Postcode Lottery works a little differently than most lotteries.
Instead of entering each week by picking their own numbers, players simply subscribe and pay £12 a month and their postcode enters a monthly drawing.
If theirs is selected, anyone playing in that postcode will be able to share in winnings which will total a staggering £19m next month (MAY).
Good causes are also supported, with a third of the ticket price going to charities – over £1BILLION have been donated to organizations including Barnardo’s, the Alzheimer’s Society and NSPCC to date.
So far over 70 per cent of UK postcodes are playing and 82 per cent of them won a prize last year.