Best free lotteries: Pick My Postcode, birthdate lotto & more

There are loads of free lotteries to choose from, most of which you can enter online. We take a look at the likes of Pick My Postcode, DOB Lotto and more.

If you like the thrill of playing the lottery without having to pay for a ticket, there are a range of free lotteries available online.

Most of the prizes aren’t anywhere near as big as the National Lottery or EuroMillions, but you don’t lose anything as all of them cost nothing to enter.

We haven't included Premium Bonds as, although you do get to keep your initial stake, the fact is you do have to forego interest on your savings in order to enter the prize draw.

So here are the UK’s best free lotteries.

Reg Plate Lotto – 'lifetime supply' of fuel

Reg Plate Lotto from PetrolPrices.com (Image: Shutterstock)

Most prizes offered through free lotteries are limited to a few hundred quid, but the Reg Plate Lotto is the one exception.

Run by fuel comparison site Petrol Prices, you can win £265,720 towards your petrol or diesel bills for the rest of your life. This is calculated by assuming £70 worth of fuel is used every week for 73 years.

To be clear this isn't a cash prize, and you'll have to overcome some pretty steep odds – 55 million to one, according to Petrol Prices – but as it's free it couldn't hurt to chance your arm. 

The company isn't running the competition out of the goodness of its heart, it's hoping to drive more traffic to its site and app, so you'll need to create an account to enter.

You then share your car's registration number in the 'Petrol Price Digital Garage' and agree to receive marketing messages. The site insists these will only pertain to the draw itself, but any attempt to opt out will see you excluded from the draw.

Speaking of which, given the size of the prize it's unsurprising that this is a short-term promotion. Just three months in fact, with the first draw taking place today (21 November), with the two remaining draws on 21 December and 21 January.

To be eligible you have to enter your reg within a month of each draw, meaning you won't be up for November's prize, but you could still bag one of the two remaining jackpots.

Learn more about the draw by visiting the Reg Plate Lotto entry page

If you don't fancy your chances of beating the 50-million-to-one odds, have a read of our guide to saving on fuel every time you fill up.

Pick My Postcode – Prizes of up to £1,000

Pickmyposcode is a free lottery (Image: Pickmypostcode)

With this free lottery, you need to visit the website and enter your postcode and email address. Your postcode will then be entered into the draw every day.

The site gives away up to £1,000 via its main draw every day, but if it isn’t claimed within 24 hours, it rolls over to the next winning postcode.

You just need to remember to log in every day to see if you have won.

But as this is a postcode lottery, you’ll share the jackpot with any of your neighbours who are also registered on the site and remember to check the draw.

The more neighbours who sign up, the more chance there is of your postcode getting drawn, but you will have to share the prize.

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DOB Lotto – £50 daily jackpot

With the birthdate lottery you sign up on the website although you enter your date of birth into the draw.

If your day, month and year of birth are drawn, you will win £50.

If the same date of birth has been entered more than once by different members, the prize is shared between them.

You have to log in and claim your prize as it won’t be paid out automatically.

Lucky Emoji – £10 daily prize

With this one, you select three emojis and enter them.

If your emojis match the ones drawn daily, you could win £10 but you’ll need to check every day to see if you’ve won.

The prize is small, but again it costs nothing to enter so who are we to complain?

You can register at Lucky Emoji.

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Free Lucky Lottery – win up to £52 daily

On Free Lucky Lottery, you simply enter your email address and choose a 4-digit lucky number to get started.

You can win from £10 up to a maximum of £52.

Similar to other free lotteries, you have to check the site every day to claim your share of the daily pot (if you win) and you must claim within 24 hours.

Free Lucky Lottery also donates a percentage of all ad revenue to several UK charities, including Cancer Research UK and British Red Cross.

 

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