Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that, following a recent competitive procurement process, it has been awarded a Mobile Convenience App Development Services Contract from the Minnesota Lottery (“Lottery”) to develop a fully functional mobile lottery app for iOS and Android.
Under this new contract, Pollard Banknote will develop a modern mobile app specifically designed to deliver an engaging mobile experience to lottery enthusiasts in Minnesota. The app will offer convenience features such as ticket checking functionality, GPS lottery retailer locator, as well as information about the Lottery, including its Responsible Gaming program. Lottery players will be able to use the new app to conveniently look up winning numbers and jackpots, create and save digital play slips which can be scanned at Lottery retailers, and scan tickets to receive entries into the Lottery’s 2nd Chance program for additional chances to win cash and prizes. The app will also be enabled with opt-in social sharing capabilities that will allow players to share their winning experiences by connecting with various social media channels.
“The Minnesota Lottery is excited to partner with Pollard Banknote to bring a new mobile app to our players,” said Adam Prock, Executive Director, Minnesota Lottery. “A new app will enable us to engage with players directly and provide them with convenient access to many facets of the Minnesota Lottery. We look forward to working with Pollard Banknote to bring the Minnesota Lottery app to the App Store and Google Play in order to drive excitement among our players and generate additional awareness and proceeds to the programs the Lottery supports throughout the state.”
“Pollard Banknote is honored to expand our longstanding partnership with the Minnesota Lottery to deliver a new mobile app to its players,” said Byron Peterson, Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “The launch of the new app will play a fundamental role in establishing the Lottery’s digital presence and expand its online engagement. We know firsthand that technology-driven lottery products are an excellent way to build effective and direct connections with players, and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership with the Lottery that will benefit Minnesotans for years to come.”