Each player will purchase a £2 lottery ticket that will allow them entry into a weekly draw. The PPL will be run by Novamedia, which operates similar lotteries in the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, with a total of 4.3 million players each week. The first draw will be on 4 January 2008, but players will be able to sign up from November this year.
Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Postcode Lottery, said: “We have seen that the people and communities of Scotland have a huge commitment to their country and each other. Our aim with the People’s Postcode Lottery is to enhance this community spirit, create thousands of local winners and, most importantly, support Scottish charities.”