Who we are

A lottery for a better world

Boudewijn Poelmann, CEO Boudewijn Poelmann, CEO

“The opportunities for development are distributed unevenly throughout the world. Many people are threatened by hunger and disease and nature and the environment are hit hard by human activity. Fortunately, there are many non profit organisations and people throughout the world who work to change this.

They are worthy of our support and in need of funding and publicity for their work. It was from this perspective that the Nationale Postcode Loterij was launched in 1989."

Read all about the charities that benefit from the lotteries.

Fifty percent to charity

The Nationale Postcode Loterij is a lottery from which 50 percent of the stakes are donated to charity.

Read more about the Postcode Lottery format.

Corporate film

Watch our corporate film to see how the Lotteries work, what it is that we do, and some of our ambassadors including Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu, talk about the importance of the existence of the Postcode Lottery.

Charity lotteries we


The People's Postcode Lottery (UK)