How do I take a holiday from FPL?


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 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…

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2 years 2 months ago

But if someone who has the same postcode as you has entered, then your postvode could still have win even if you had put it on holiday mode?

2 years 3 months ago

I put mine into holiday mode in the hope of reducing the number of emails I’d have to go through when I got back. Except it didn’t stop the emails, and so because I still got the emails I forgot to switch holiday mode back off & was out of the draw for months. Ooops.

2 years 3 months ago

Ummmmmmmm. …. If you missed it for months, how long has this feature been around for? Chris makes it sound like he’s only just added it??? (May)

Jane English
2 years 3 months ago

I know it makes no statistical sense, but having checked almost every day for over three years, to think I might win when I’m not here would be gutting, so I for one will use holiday mode, when ever, if ever I go on holiday.

Karen Turner
2 years 3 months ago

I may be sad but i always look at the list of previous postcodes i.e. following a weekend /Bank hol
so switching off would be a complete waste
i’m not gonna gain or loose either way
But what if i forgot to turn it back on !!!!! I do rely on the reminder some days i could end up missing out it could happen to me being so dilegent in my work and all