As of 1 August 2021, the BankGiro Lottery and the Friends Lottery have merged. The renewed VriendenLoterij now supports, among others, organisations who are committed to the welfare of people, but also cultural institutions and organisations.
Not much has changed for the members. The participation of BankGiro Lottery players is automatically converted into a Friends Lottery ticket, but they continue to play mainly for the cultural purposes. The participants who specifically chose to play for one cultural institution, continue to do so under the flag of the Friends Lottery.
The lotteries have now, of course, informed all concerned of the changes. But the big news has not yet been shouted from the rooftops. The Dutch lottery explains that the members are informed in different ways.
The best lottery strategy
The think that with two extra strong lotteries (the PostcodeLoterij and the new VriendenLoterij) we can best remain successful in the changing, busier gaming market. By combining these lotteries you get a win-win situation for participants and charities. Participants play for a higher prize pool, they all get the VIP Card that BankGiroLoterij players already got and they all join the weekly Bingo game.