Jumbo Interactive partners with St Helena Hospice to ‘build UK business’

Jumbo Interactive, the digital lottery provider, has agreed to a deal to sign up St Helena Hospice as its first UK customer of its Powered By Jumbo software
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Jumbo Interactive, the digital lottery provider, has agreed to a deal to sign up St Helena Hospice as its first UK customer of its Powered By Jumbo software. 

The agreement ensures that the hospice will improve the efficiency of its biweekly lotteries as it seeks to gain a boost to its overall revenues and improve its lottery offerings.

Jumbo, which has over 20 years of experience in the lottery industry, has provided its new system to help automate many of the operational tasks required to run a lottery, such as communicating with players, managing payments, drawing winners, paying prizes and reporting.

As a result, St Helena will have free up more time and resources to grow its lotteries and recruit more hospices to join its ‘make a smile’ and ‘Your Hospice Lottery’ offer.

Nigel Atkinson, UK General Manager of Jumbo, commented: “We are delighted to sign St Helena Hospice as our first Powered by Jumbo partner. This is a major win for Jumbo as we seek to build our UK business.

“We are committed to helping charities build back after what has been a challenging 18 months. Our software makes it easier than ever to raise regular income through lotteries, as well as a means to increase engagement with new and existing donors.”

Jumbo also states that its Powered By Jumbo software helps to reduce the costs of its customers by using ‘automation, and enhancing sales and marketing activity through the availability of improved customer data and insights’.

Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo, added: “As a company we have been providing digital lottery services to the Australian market for over 20 years. We are delighted to be working with St Helena Hospice as our first UK Powered By Jumbo engagement.

“We look forward to working closely over the coming years with the shared ambition of maximising income from the Your Hospice Lottery and Make A Smile programmes.”

The St Helena Hospice is an independent charity based in North East Essex, England and supports people in the community with terminal illnesses and helps families through bereavement. As a free-of-charge service, it primarily relies on lottery revenues to sustain its business, meaning growing its revenue streams is essential.

Gemma Zweck, Lottery Manager, St Helena Hospice, said on the agreement: “Hospices improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have incurable illnesses. But to run these essential services and care for more in the community, we rely on individuals’ generous support. 

“Our lottery draws have been crucial in helping us generate sustainable funds over the last 20 years, giving donors a fun and exciting way to support St Helena, as well as other hospices and local charities, with the incentive to win cash prizes. Jumbo Interactive’s software platform now gives us a chance to improve our player experience, reduce the time we spend on lottery management and allow us to open up our lotteries to more hospices and charities and ultimately help them boost their income.”