Erica Connolly, Brand Manager, National Lotto, OLG, discussed OLG’s Group Play Captain’s online tool, which is designed to make the Group Play Captain’s job easier. “The tool helps to keep captains organized by allowing the captain to manage their team profile and members, set up their team’s weekly draw, track who has paid, upload pictures of your team’s tickets, leave a message for their group, set team rules and send automatic alerts,” said Connolly.
The tool does not collect payments or buy tickets. OLG launched this tool in November 2014. Group play represents as much as 15% of all OLG lottery sales. As of October 2015, there are 8,553 captains and 13,143 members.