Pick My Postcode

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  • Pick My Postcode is a fun competition that's been running daily since 2011. It has several completely free draws each day – some you can win £5 to £100, while the main daily jackpot draw is currently £200, which will roll over if it isn't claimed. It sounds too good to be true, but it's legit.

    How does it work?

    Simply register your email and postcode (over-18s only) online at Pick My Postcode*. A registered postcode is selected randomly at 12-noon each day for the £200 main jackpot. You'll have to check online before noon the following day to claim it – the prize goes up by £200 each day it's unclaimed and the pot is split if multiple winners with the same postcode claim.

    The biggest prize claimed since the site started is £8,660.21, and before that it was £3,794.79, which was won by an MSE weekly email reader. We also heard from another MoneySaver who won £2,500 – see their quote further down.

    You earn an extra bonus of 3p every day you check the site, which is added to your winnings (but that's only yours if you're ever lucky enough to win).

    There are also several smaller games to play including the £50 Survey Draw, which you can enter by answering a quick survey question, and the Stackpot, which gives you a chance of winning £10 if your postcode appears in a list updated twice daily – see 'More info' for details on all the draws.

    The Pick My Postcode website might not work on VPN networks, so if you're having issues with accessing it on your desktop, we recommend trying on your mobile.

    WARNING: There's a totally separate 'Postcode Lottery' that pays out bigger amounts but costs money to play. The one we're talking about is Pick My Postcode (formerly Free Postcode Lottery)*, and is always free.

    How do I collect any winnings?

    If you win the main draw (your postcode comes up and you check the site that day), a large 'Collect' button will appear on screen. Simply press the button and your winnings can be paid into a PayPal account, or you can opt for a gift card instead – see the FAQ page for a full list. 

    You also have the option to 'double & donate' your winnings to a charity.

    What MoneySavers have to say:

    Although the site has now grown, so your chances of winning are less than when it first launched, we still hear from people who've won. There are several success stories in our Forum.

    📧 Casey M emailed us: "I've regularly checked the site [for a few years], and despite never having had a win in that time, was sure that someday I would be successful. Well, yesterday that success arrived. I won £2,500 in a Main Draw rollover! It's a wonderful prize, and cost me absolutely nothing to enter."

    #️⃣ Twitter/X user Irene said: "I won £650... money was in my PayPal account in a couple of days. Great surprise for minimum effort and no cost."

    🗣️ Forumite sldellar said: "On my sixth check I won! And it was a rollover! Wonderfully timed as I recently lost my job."

    💸 Pick My Postcode told us that MSE sign-ups have won over £600,000 since 2011.

    Will I get spammed?

    Pick My Postcode offer a daily reminder to help you remember to check, however you have to opt in for this. You can unsubscribe at any time (click "Unsubscribe" at the bottom of the email). You can also leave the lottery at any time via this unsubscribe link.

    According to Pick My Postcode, links to external sites (surveys, competitions and charities) are all checked and verified before they appear. Even so, it's always worth thinking twice before entering any personal details, and you should read the full T&Cs for yourself.

    How does it make money?

    Pick My Postcode is funded by ads, which appear all over the site, along with links to other freebies and surveys. You don't have to click them, they make it money just by being there.

    The site's owner, Chris Holbrook, has assured us that your email address will NEVER be passed on to any third parties and you won't ever be required to enter your card details – and so far, we've not had reports of that happening from anyone.

    • Current daily prizes:

      • Main Draw: £200, from midday
      • Mini Draw: £100, 6pm-midnight (found at the footer of the website)
      • Video Draw: £50, from midday
      • Survey Draw: £50, from midday
      • Bonus Draw: £5, £10, £20, from midday
      • Stackpot: 3x£10 at 9am, 3x£10 at 9pm
      • £5 Flash Draws: Five per day on average (these appear randomly in the ad slots)

      Unclaimed prizes rollover for all draws except for the Mini Draw and £5 Flash Draw.

      You can only register once per person, and the site owner reserves the right to withhold winnings if he can't be sure the entry is legitimate.