Dutch Postcode Lottery
The way the Dutch Postcode Lottery works is a classic example of a win-win situation. After all, it’s not only our charities that are richly rewarded. Each year, more than 10 million players are treated to a host of prizes, ranging from full VIP treatment at a resort to becoming a millionaire overnight. The weekly PostcodeStreetprize, in which a whole street stands to win a spectacular cash award, is popular and well known throughout the Netherlands. The highlight of these neighbourhood awards is the PostcodeKanjer, given out on the 1th of January each year. This prize is the biggest in Dutch lottery history.
Since the start in 1989, the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) has contributed over 4.8 billion euros to charity organisations dedicated to ‘people’ and ‘planet’. It now supports 106 charities worldwide and plays a pioneering role in the quest for a fair and enterprising, green and responsible world.