If you are on this page, you probably agree that Lotteries are a very profitable way for charities and non-profits to raise funds.
Subscription Lotteries enable you to "sell once" and then generate ticket sales on an ongoing basis. The subscription saves the costs and time associated with selling one-time ticket for each draw.
The Player's subscription fees are billed once a month, in advance, and cover all the games in the upcoming month.
For example, a Weekly Lottery at £1.00 works out to just £4.34 Per month.
Bonobo's Lottery platform enables you to create your own weekly or monthly Lottery, and then sell subscriptions online, over the phone, or even in person through canvassers.
The subscriptions will automatically process Direct Debit payments, receiving cash from ticket sales and crediting them directly to your Bank account.
Direct Debit Monthly Subscription lotteries supercharge fundraising opportunities by enabling charities to easily create a Lotto and then gradually grow their monthly userbase over time.
The low attrition rates of Direct Debit Subscription Lotteries, combined with steady marketing efforts can produce net positive increases in your subscriber base and monthly income.
Over some time, your Lottery can become an important supplement to your income.
|Pre-Configured Games||A selection of ready to use Lottery & Raffle games|
|Lottery Website||Your own HTML5 responsive website|
|Retail Sales||Turn any smart device into a point of sale|
|Stream Draws LIVE!||Let everyone watch, LIVE!|
|Direct Debit Payments||Boost your lottery with direct debit|
|Back Office||Manage your players, games and more|
The table shows the estimated revenues for a £2 Weekly Lottery.
Your Fees due to Bonobo are a flat rate per ticket sold. See the following section for details.
Monthly Subscription: £8.67
|Less Estimated Prize Expense||£0.70||35%|
|Less Bonobo Fixed Fee||£0.03||1.5%|
|Less Direct Debit Fee||£0.038||2%|
|Estimated Gross Profit:||£1.25||60.5%|
Bonobo charges a simple flat-rate pricing for each ticket you sell on the system.
You will need to pre-purchase Lottery Ticket Credits before starting your lottery.
Each Credit costs £0.03 and will remain on your Bonobo Account until used.
Each time an entry/line is entered in a game, your Bonobo Account will be debited one Credit, regardless of the cost of your tickets.
If you are running low on credits, you will receive email notifications to top up your account.
You can pre-purchase Credits during your sign up process or at any time after that.
Flat Rate Pricing: If your ticket costs £5.00, one Credit, costing £0.05, will be debited from your Bonobo account.
If your ticket costs £1.00, the same one Credit, costing £0.05, will be debited from your Bonobo account.
Players can access and register for your subscription Lottery from any device.
Web Site Features:
Optionally you may enable complete Login and self-service account management.
Canvassers can sign customers up directly from any smart device, including phones and tablets.
The Sales Agent application can be accessed from any smartphone and can help you track your agents' activity and sales efforts in real-time.
Alternatively, you can use an All-in-one POS, ideally suited for mobile ticket sellers than need to sell, print and scan tickets.
Using Direct Debits for your charity lottery helps ensure a reliable and predictable income for your lottery.
Bonobo's Lottery platform comes pre-integrated with Rapidata; one of UK's most trusted Bacs Bureaus.
Create your account with Rapidata and let them know that you are setting up your Lottery with Bonobo.
If you have already had your SUN number, setting up an account shouldn't take more than a few days.
Once you have your RapiData Account setup, plug your account ID into your Bonobo back office, and you are ready to accept payments via Direct Debit.
It's as easy as that!
Your lottery platform comes complete with a selection of pre-configured Lottery games and raffle templates.
Each has their own merits and are designed to meet different operations and needs.
You can choose between two different types of games; Traditional Lottery or Prize Lottery (Raffle).
Prize games offer a fixed number of prizes that are always guaranteed to be won in the Lottery, regardless of the number of tickets sold. Prizes can range from cash, to cars and even experiences.
When choosing a prize raffle lottery, you should keep the following factors in mind:
Pre-configured Lottery games offer a maximum Jackpot prize of £25,000 and have preset payout tables. The amount of revenue you earn from Lottery games can vary based on the probability of winning a prize and the respective outcomes in each game.
When choosing a lottery you should keep the following factors in mind:
The following lottery games are pre-configured for UK charities and feature a £1 entry with a chance to win a maximum Jackpot of £25,000.
|Est. Gross Revenue***||70%||40%||50%||50%|
|Chance of winning any prize||1 in 7||1 in 5||1 in 5||1 in 5|
|Chance of Jackpot**||1 in 324,632||1 in 142,506||1 in 142,506*||1 in 5,245,786|
|Lotto 5/35||Lotto 5/30 (a)||Lotto 5/30 (b)||Lotto 6/42|
* Jackpot Based on payout table
** Chance of Jackpot is estimated based on the games Pick Size and Range. I.e. Pick from 1 to 42.
*** Prizes vs. Gross Revenue is estimated. See each games payout and odds table for more detail. See more information about budgeting for prizes below.
Entry price and payout tables can be customized if needed.
Yes, you can create additional one-time games to support a fundraising lottery at an event.
Your sellers can sell one-time tickets that can be printed or emailed.
A. If you are using direct credits
B. If you are paying out manually.
You, the operator of the Lottery, would be responsible for paying prizes at all times.
Prizes should be paid from Ticket Sales and your Prize Trust Fund.
On average, our pre-configured Lottery games will expect to pay 35-60% of ticket sales as prizes.
This expected value is estimated to be reached over a statistically meaningful sample of tickets sold. As you sell more tickets, the prize payout percentage will move towards this expected average.
However, there can be fluctuations in the short run.
Before starting your Lottery, you should create a Prize Trust Fund, equal to your top prize, in case of an unlikely win that cannot be covered by ticket sales.
It is good budgeting practice, that afer each game, to set the aside the expected payout, even if no prizes are won. For example, in a game where you expect 35% of sales receipts to be won as prizes, but only 5% of are in fact won, you should still contribute the remaining 30% to your Prize Trust Fund to cover any unexpected wins in future draws.
The remaining percentages are used to pay for the operation of the game and to your benefit.
Yes, you can accept Direct Debit payments. Lottery subscription payments are processed once a month and cover all the lottery games for the next month.
The monthly payments per each Lottery ticket are equal to **(Total Games Per year * Cost Per Ticket)/12 **
Example: Weekly Lottery at £1.00 equals (52 x 1)/12 = £4.34 Per month.
Yes, we can integrate any payment processor with a valid API.
Following each Lottery draw, All players, including winners and non-winners, will be notified by email. This email also includes a summary of the game and a link to Replay the draw.
A game summary email is also sent to players who did not win a prize.
Once the game has completed, view the games details page in your back office for all the info you need to report on your lottery's activity.
Yes, you can sell single tickets to your Lottery using the Retail Sales module.
You can also allow players to purchase single tickets if you have Credit Card payment processing setup on your account.
Yes, you can create and customize new pages for your site.
Go to Configuration -> Custom Pages