Jumbo Interactive Limited has entered into a six-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreement with St Helena Hospice, a UK charity, to provide its online lottery software platform.

Under the terms of the agreement, St Helena will utilise a modified version of Jumbo’s lottery platform to manage its entire lottery sales of £5m per year.

The initial term will be six years from the planned go-live date of July 2021 (and no later than 28 February 2022) with an option to extend for a further five years.

Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo, said: “We’re excited to have St Helena as our first SaaS partner in the UK. The UK charity market is an important part of our planned future growth strategy.

“As a foundation partner, St Helena will receive the benefits from the advanced capabilities available to our Australian clients.”

The St Helena SaaS agreement is another step for the lottery platform’s operations in the UK charity lottery market following its recent acquisition of Gatherwell.

Jumbo is now positioned with two solutions for a range of charities from small start-ups to sophisticated large-scale operations.

Back in November, the company confirmed it had been approved and issued a remote gambling software operating licence by the British Gambling Commission.