First electronic lottery now available at Point of Sale for charities

| 18th Dec 14

Cybertill has developed the first lottery EPoS module that links with a charity’s existing lottery and its provider and automates the whole process of selling tickets in-store.

Lotteries are often a vital revenue stream of fundraising for charities, but many stores don’t sell lottery tickets as it can be administratively burdensome and costly.

With the Cybertill Lottery EPoS module,  charity shop staff can simply enter the customer’s name and post code at the till point, which auto populates their address, when buying tickets. Their lottery numbers are then picked from the lottery provider’s database and printed instantaneously by the receipt printer. This makes selling and administering sales in-store much more straight forward. It also helps head office monitor sales across their shops in real time.

Chris Routley, Lottery Manager at Hospiscare and the Chair of the Hospice Lottery Association, said: “There are several barriers to overcome when considering to sell lottery tickets in shops. The printing and distribution of tickets and the associated costs, the time it takes to sort the returned tickets and input them into the lottery system, and most importantly how they are offered at the till point in a way that encourages the add-on sale.

“The Cybertill lottery module allows the till operator to process a lottery sale with ease, meaning they will be more inclined to offer them in the first place. It also simplifies the whole admin process and integrates with any lottery system, not only saving time and money, but also opening up other opportunities such as being able to offer a rollover prize and selling tickets up to the last minute.”