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    flashy01
    Beware - People's Postcode Lottery!
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    • 15th Feb 12, 6:05 PM
    Beware - People's Postcode Lottery! 15th Feb 12 at 6:05 PM
    Since subscribing to this in summer of last year, I have won the princely sum of 4 (twice winning 2). However, I have yet to ever receive either payment which I was told by e-mail would be paid into my bank within 28 days(the sub is paid by direct debit).

    I finally phoned today to ask what was going on and was told that this happens often and that they need bank account details to pay the cash in. I take it from this, the only way you're likely to receive any winnings is if they are presented in the form of a gigantic novelty cheque. I know it only amounts to 4, but what if it was two wins of 100?

    I urge anyone who subscribes to PPL, to please ensure that they are actually receiving the payments for any money they win as I feel this is a somewhat fraudulent practice. I'm awaiting an e-mail from them as I asked them to contact me to provide a full explanation before I cancel my subscription.
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    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 16th Jul 18, 10:45 PM
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    badmemory
    Name now changed to Pick My Postcode (pickmypostcode dot com)
    Originally posted by Beyond Repair

    Yes indeed they have & the best of luck to them & boo to the other shower that charges people & bullies others (that don't charge).
    • dealer wins
    • By dealer wins 17th Jul 18, 10:35 PM
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    dealer wins
    Lotteries are a tax on anyone who doesnt understand mathematics!!

    Same as most casino games, most slot games, most card game etc.
    • alanrp123
    • By alanrp123 20th Jul 18, 8:20 AM
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    alanrp123
    Postcode lottery
    It seems as though there are more than 50 million postcodes in UK, so the chances of winning are pretty slim anyway!!
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 20th Jul 18, 11:24 AM
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    badmemory
    It seems as though there are more than 50 million postcodes in UK, so the chances of winning are pretty slim anyway!!
    Originally posted by alanrp123

    Actually more like 1.7 million (according to google etc) not all of which are entered.
    • Penn Wooding
    • By Penn Wooding 20th Jun 19, 6:40 PM
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    Penn Wooding
    If the answer to my question is on the postcode lottery website then I apologise because I can't find what I'm looking for.

    A friend of mine told me that he was told that you can play any postcode you wish, you don't have to live at that address and you can have up to 6 tickets per household. Can someone clarify this for me please
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 20th Jun 19, 7:18 PM
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    sheramber
    If the answer to my question is on the postcode lottery website then I apologise because I can't find what I'm looking for.

    A friend of mine told me that he was told that you can play any postcode you wish, you don't have to live at that address and you can have up to 6 tickets per household. Can someone clarify this for me please
    Originally posted by Penn Wooding
    Click on the link for Terms and Conditions.
    https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/about-us/lp1?ma=2742&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid =EAIaIQobChMI5pftl9X44gIVzrftCh0rGgrIEAAYASAAEgIQh fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Click on the entry form to find out about postcode
    • Penn Wooding
    • By Penn Wooding 25th Jun 19, 4:43 PM
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    Penn Wooding
    There is absolutely nothing I can find in the terms and conditions that states that you can only play the postcode of where you reside. In fact, I was always under the impression that you were limited to 4 tickets per household. In fact, it's six tickets per person. My friend has said he's already spoken to the postcode lottery and you can play another postcode. If you think about it logically some people may wish to carry on playing an old postcode where they used to live.
    • emessee
    • By emessee 30th Sep 19, 10:53 PM
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    emessee
    Beware - Peoples Postcode Lottery!
    2019 and still the same situation it seems as 2012 - I've registered to play and expected emails to advise I'd won (which I have, twice) However, it seems they only use emails to either try and sell you more or to send a general email with results - They leave it to you to find if you won and claim. Furthermore, when you visit the site to log in, it has no option to do so - navigate around a while and you come across a notice saying that people have suggested a number of improvements so they are not allowing anyone to log on "at the moment". I joined several months ago, and apart from joining up, it gave the same message then. Something stinks here......
    I'd suggest it needs looking at by some watchdog or other as it appears they are attempting to circumvent payouts - I wonder what happens to unclaimed cash & how much there is?
    They say, in some kind of defence, that they state you need to register bank details with them to pay out - but thats not clear either - it suggests you need to do this for payouts north of 3000. Even so, emails are available to them - its how you register - why would they not use that to tell you how lucky you've been and perhaps you'd like to buy some more tickets (or even invest your winnings in a good cause perhaps?)
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 1st Oct 19, 8:59 AM
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    Pollycat
    2019 and still the same situation it seems as 2012 - I've registered to play and expected emails to advise I'd won (which I have, twice) However, it seems they only use emails to either try and sell you more or to send a general email with results - They leave it to you to find if you won and claim. Furthermore, when you visit the site to log in, it has no option to do so - navigate around a while and you come across a notice saying that people have suggested a number of improvements so they are not allowing anyone to log on "at the moment". I joined several months ago, and apart from joining up, it gave the same message then. Something stinks here......
    I'd suggest it needs looking at by some watchdog or other as it appears they are attempting to circumvent payouts - I wonder what happens to unclaimed cash & how much there is?
    They say, in some kind of defence, that they state you need to register bank details with them to pay out - but thats not clear either - it suggests you need to do this for payouts north of 3000. Even so, emails are available to them - its how you register - why would they not use that to tell you how lucky you've been and perhaps you'd like to buy some more tickets (or even invest your winnings in a good cause perhaps?)
    Originally posted by emessee
    I think if I was a member of any lottery - regardless of whether they'd got my bank details or not - I'd be checking whether my tickets/numbers had won.
    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 1st Oct 19, 10:41 AM
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    luvchocolate
    A friend of mine with no internet, e mail or anything technical just a basic mobile and landline.
    She had a phone call telling her she had won a prize, turned out it was 32,000, a brilliant amount. I imagine you could request this way of contact.
    • Brodiebobs
    • By Brodiebobs 1st Oct 19, 11:10 AM
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    Brodiebobs
    Im sure ive had an e-mail before when i won, albeit only 10! It then appeared in the account i pay the DD from.
    Addicted to MSE.
    Overpaying mortgage for a better debt free life!
    • emessee
    • By emessee 1st Oct 19, 3:17 PM
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    emessee
    Yes, i expect you would Pollycat
    However, I think you miss the point - but I bet if I looked at your vast replies it would be full of cleverness, wouldn't it.
    • emessee
    • By emessee 1st Oct 19, 3:20 PM
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    emessee
    Wow - an amazing amount Luvchocolate. Sadly my wins were measly 10 but still, more than welcome!
    • emessee
    • By emessee 1st Oct 19, 3:23 PM
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    emessee
    Im sure ive had an e-mail before when i won, albeit only 10! It then appeared in the account i pay the DD from.
    Originally posted by Brodiebobs

    I think it only seems to apply to accounts where you dont pay by Direct Debit - I pay mine via Paypal and there are other methods. Nice to hear they def do payout unprompted.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 1st Oct 19, 3:33 PM
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    Pollycat
    Yes, i expect you would Pollycat
    However, I think you miss the point - but I bet if I looked at your vast replies it would be full of cleverness, wouldn't it.
    Originally posted by emessee
    Welcome to MSE, emessee.
    The point I haven't missed is that I don't expect everything to be done for me.
    I'd bet that there's a vast difference in our ages and that's why our expectations differ.

    My post was a simple observation and I didn't feel it warranted your snippy reply.
    But Hey! Ho!


    On the subject of my 'vast replies, just to put things into perspective:
    I have an average of just over 5 posts per day over my 12 years as a member of MSE.
    Not too much more than your 4 posts since yesterday evening.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 01-10-2019 at 4:07 PM.
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