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Blog How do I take a holiday from FPL?

How do I take a holiday from FPL?

by Chris | FAQ

Can’t bear the idea of missing a win when you’re on holiday? Use “Holiday mode” to temporarily remove yourself from the daily draws.

It literally makes no statistical sense, but I was so taken aback by the number of requests I got for the feature I had to add it. Just go to http://freepostcodelottery.com/edit and you will see a checkbox to turn it on there. Just don’t forget to turn it off when you come back from your hols. You can also change your postcode and/or email address here as well as turn reminders on or off. I also, get loads of emails asking me to change these, so now I shouldn’t… right? 😉

So why does it makes no sense? Well, your probability of winning (all else remaining equal) is the same on any day regardless of whether you have won before, or even one the day before. The draw has no memory, so even if you do miss a win on holiday, you are just as likely to win on any day when you are not on holiday. Unless, of course, you believe in magic, fate, karma, astrology, omnipotent and all-knowing creators, etc. In which case, you may take a different view.

Personally, I would just stick to the cold hard mathematical facts and just leave it on. Maybe you can claim for missed wins on your holiday insurance?! Always worth reading the small-print…