Launched in September 2011, the Health Lottery is committed to tackling health inequality in Great Britain. The Health Lottery operates on behalf of 12 society lotteries, who work closely with People's Health Trust to ensure that funds raised through The Health Lottery are granted to the grassroots causes that need it the most. These health and wellness charities deal with issues affecting a large proportion of the population, such as access to mental health treatment and support programs. To date, The Health Lottery has raised over £112 million for health-related, good causes.
PMC was originally engaged by The Health Lottery as the venture prepared for launch in 2011. The initial testing programme was carried out at PMC's Oxford test facility, delivering functional testing of retail channel terminals, integration testing between retail terminals and back-end systems, and functional testing of the website. The testing regime made sure that all systems successfully went live on 28 September 2011.
Following the successful launch, The Health Lottery continued to engage PMC on a project by project basis for a transactional testing service. However, with changing customer needs at short notice, it could sometimes be difficult to line up the right resource and provide continuous improvements.
For The Health Lottery, the clear solution was to utilise PMC's Testing capability on a regular basis, with a permanently assigned resource making sense for them financially and strategically. As a result, the PMC Testing team now has a full understanding of how their client's business operates and successfully deliver on-time, quality testing services.