THE LOTTERY CORPORATION MAKES $500,000 COMMITMENT TO WORLD-LEADING UQ RESEARCH
Just days after being listed on the ASX, Keno’s new corporate home, The Lottery Corporation, announced its support of two world-leading research projects from The University of Queensland: one to supercharge the production of future vaccines and the other to treat chronic pain using spider venom.
This community contribution is the first of many positive initiatives under a wider ESG strategy to help build a better tomorrow.
The $500,000 contribution made on 9 June from unclaimed prizemoney takes The Lott by Golden Casket’s support of UQ research to $2 million over the past three years.
The Lottery Corporation has become the new driving force behind Australia’s lottery games after it was formed on 1 June from the demerger of Tabcorp’s Lotteries and Keno businesses.
“Australia’s official lotteries have a long and incredibly proud history of supporting important health infrastructure and services,” The Lott Partnerships Manager Ally Ramsamy says.
“We’re delighted to be able to continue our support by providing funding to these two incredible research projects aiming to improve health outcomes.
“We’re in the business of making dreams come true – not just for our winners, but also for these researchers at The University of Queensland who are dedicated to finding new health technologies and treatments.”
Being a part of The Lottery Corporation will help Keno continue making a difference in communities and enhance the relationship value for venue partners, according to General Manager of Keno’s Licensed Venue Operations, Paul Malek.
“I’m confident our venue partners will benefit by tapping into our culture and being aligned with an organisation that strives to make a difference within our communities,” says Mr Malek.
“Keno has a similar commitment to supporting communities. We’ve partnered with Disaster Relief Australia to help communities recover from natural disasters through financial support totalling $600,000, which began in December 2019 during the Black Summer Bushfires and carries into 2023.
“Our support is helping bolster DRA to deliver thousands of volunteer hours and essential equipment that offers help and hope to people suffering in the aftermath of the recent devastating floods.
“On another level, Keno is making a better future every day by creating winning moments for people, customers, partners, and the community.
“You feel good knowing you are a part of the 36 million wins celebrated by players across the eastern states of mainland Australia, collectively worth more than $590 million, and that was just in 2021.”
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