New Years Eve has many traditions. One of them is the annual New Years Eve draw of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Somewhere in the Netherlands one street with a certain zip code is lucky enough to win the Jackpot. The money is divided among participants of the Postcode Lottery. This year the Jackpot fell on zip code 1183 WN in the Hendrik Dienskestreet in Amstelveen en Nieuw West.
Residents of the Olympiade Avenue in Amstelveen definitely woke up happy in the new year. They were the lucky winners of the 1 million Super Prize because of their zip code 1183 WN. The prize money was divided among every participant of the lottery, which was an amount of 38.000 euros each.
The second big prize was won by zip code 1063 AP in Nieuw-West. Participants over there won 100.000 euros, but they don’t know how much everyone will get. The exact prize money for each person will be announced in a letter to be send in the third week of January. How more lottery tickets someone has, how more the prize money will be.
Every year a bigger prize
The prize money of the Postcode Lottery increases every year. For example, seven residents of the Steenderstraat in Zuidoost won 43.7 million euros together in 2015. They divided the prize money among eachother. This time the small place Eastermar in the province of Friesland won an astonishing 53.9 million euros! The zip code that won this prize was announced in the television programme RTL Boulevard.