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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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    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 3rd Apr 18, 12:08 PM
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    ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    This thread makes me despair.

    Of course some people win, and of course the vast majority of people don't. That's the point.

    Lots of people give them money and they give some of it back to a few of those people. That's it. The norm is to lose. If the norm wasn't to lose, there wouldn't be a business.

    They are not cheating. It is not worth the risk. They would be caught, and when your business is as simple as this there is no point in cheating.
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 3rd Apr 18, 9:35 PM
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    maninthestreet
    I won 20 last week. I'm still waiting for the 'big one'...
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • MollyR
    • By MollyR 5th Apr 18, 10:30 AM
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    MollyR
    You might also like to check out the freepostcodelottery.com
    No charge for this lottery, this clever lad has got his advertisers to pay for the monetary prizes.
    Originally posted by fridae
    And now, after he has, over the course of seven years or so, paid out thousands of pounds to people who have never had to pay him a penny for a ticket, he is apparently being bullied and threatened by the People's Postcode Lottery who say that he is trying to pass himself off as them! He has even offered to change the name from Free Postcode Lottery to something different, but they won't accept that - they still want him put out of business. To my mind, that just shows that the PPL are most certainly not in it for anything other than their own profit!
    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 5th Apr 18, 12:50 PM
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    ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    To my mind, that just shows that the PPL are most certainly not in it for anything other than their own profit!
    Originally posted by MollyR
    Well of course they are not. What else would they be in it for? What do you think Camelot are in the lottery business for?
    • Oopsiedaisy
    • By Oopsiedaisy 16th Apr 18, 6:20 AM
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    Proper dodgy
    There are about 17million postcodes in the UK. The postcode lottery says that your chance of winning is approx 1 in 162,000. ...... Eh?? I think some clarification is required to explain how the odds have been slashed from 17million to 1, down to a meagre 0.16million to 1...... Perhaps they're not referring to the jackpot, but saying that the chances of getting even the lowest of prizes is 1 in 162,000?? In which case, it's the crappiest lottery ever
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 16th Apr 18, 10:32 AM
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    badmemory
    They also of course suing the Free Postcode Lottery. They seem to think that people can mistake the word people for the word free. So not just crappy - nasty big bully boy.
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 16th Apr 18, 10:51 PM
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    maninthestreet
    There are about 17million postcodes in the UK. The postcode lottery says that your chance of winning is approx 1 in 162,000. ...... Eh?? I think some clarification is required to explain how the odds have been slashed from 17million to 1, down to a meagre 0.16million to 1...... Perhaps they're not referring to the jackpot, but saying that the chances of getting even the lowest of prizes is 1 in 162,000?? In which case, it's the crappiest lottery ever
    Originally posted by Oopsiedaisy
    Only postcodes where tickets have been bought are entered into the lottery draw.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 18th Apr 18, 12:49 AM
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    jonesMUFCforever
    They also of course suing the Free Postcode Lottery. They seem to think that people can mistake the word people for the word free. So not just crappy - nasty big bully boy.
    Originally posted by badmemory
    Do you know what makes me angry about this - they are using monies that ordinary punters pay them - so instead of concentrating on giving to good causes some of the money will go to fund this case.

    Well I have cancelled my D/D to them and sent them an email to say why. I have not had a reply.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 18th Apr 18, 3:32 AM
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    SnowTiger
    Do you know what makes me angry about this - they are using monies that ordinary punters pay them - so instead of concentrating on giving to good causes some of the money will go to fund this case.

    Well I have cancelled my D/D to them and sent them an email to say why. I have not had a reply.
    Originally posted by jonesMUFCforever
    According to their 2016 annual report:

    Income: 229,884,000
    Prizes: 91,954,000 (40%)
    Operating costs (including profit): 71,581,000 (31.1%)
    Money to charity: 66,349,000 (28.9%)

    In comparison, 50% of the National Lottery's ticket price goes on prizes, with only 28% going to (so-called) good causes.

    Why don't you donate money directly to good causes?
    • ELTRICE
    • By ELTRICE 26th Apr 18, 5:45 PM
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    ELTRICE
    Distinctly clear
    I forget the exact numbers, but there are rules about costs associated with running a lottery, percentage of price outs and how much MUST be used for the associated charity.
    I'd need to look it up, but I think it about 40% must be used for the charity. About 40% in prizes and 20% for costs.
    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 27th Apr 18, 10:13 AM
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    ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    I forget the exact numbers, but there are rules about costs associated with running a lottery, percentage of price outs and how much MUST be used for the associated charity.
    I'd need to look it up, but I think it about 40% must be used for the charity. About 40% in prizes and 20% for costs.
    Originally posted by ELTRICE
    Well that is clearly wrong because it is about 25% for the National Lottery. The "Health Lottery" is about 20%. It's nowhere near 40%.
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