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Discover some of the most significant moments in our story.

Our Timeline

2005

People’s Postcode Lottery launches

Players raise £46,022

A postcode in County Durham is the first ever winner
2006

Players raise £667,000 in total

20% from each subscription goes to charity
2007

Players raise £1 million in total

20% from each ticket goes to charity
2008

We launch in Scotland

Players raise £3 million in total

20% from each ticket goes to charity
2009

Players raise £7 million in total

400 charities and good causes supported
2010

700 charities and good causes supported

Players raise £11 million in total

20% from each ticket goes to charity
2011

Players raise £18 million in total

980 charities and good causes supported
2012

Named one of the Top 10 Great Places to Work in Scotland

Players raise £24 million in total

1,250 charities and good causes supported
2013

Players raise £34 million in total

1,400 charities and good causes supported

22.5% form each ticket goes to charity
2014

25% from each ticket goes to charity

Players raise £56 million in total

1,700 charities and god causes supported
2015

Players raise £95 million in total

2,200 charities and good causes supported
2016

30% from each ticket goes to charity

Players raise £161 million in total

Named a Best Small Company to Work For in the UK
2017

4,650 charities and good causes supported

Players raise £255 million in total

31% from each ticket goes to charity
2018

32% from each ticket goes to charity

Players raise £371 million in total

5,500 charities and good causes supported
2019

Players raise more than £500 million in total

7,500 charities and good causes supported

Ranked in the top 10 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in the UK
2020

Over £600 million raised by players

8,500 charities and good causes supported

Around £13 million raised each month for charities

Over £10 million for Covid recovery

£24 million for climate action
2021

33% from each ticket goes to charity

Over £800 million raised by players

£17 million for community funding
2022

Over £900 million raised by players

9,000 charities and good causes supported

£220 million to be won in prizes
2023

A future even more exciting than our past

Our social mission drives all we do

We want to raise more funds for even more charities and good causes