Last year, we were proud to donate $600,000 from Golden Casket unclaimed prize money to the Zero Childhood Cancer Program — a world-leading personalised medical program being developed here in Australia, aiming to save children battling the most aggressive cancers.

A donation like this is only possible thanks to our customers. By playing, you ensure we’re able to continue supporting communities across the country, as we have done for 120 years. 

The program is already seeing great success. In October, results from the first 250 children enrolled on ZERO’s national clinical trial were published in the premium international medical journal Nature Medicine, showing that in more than 90% of cases, the molecular cause of cancer was identified, and in more than 70% of cases, a personalised treatment plan was recommended. 

Of the children who received recommended treatment, 70% had a positive response, or at the very least had their disease stabilised.

These results provide clear evidence that personalised treatment can and does change outcomes for children with cancer. 

It’s a privilege to play a part in bringing about such optimism for the future of childhood cancer treatments, and last night The Lott was honoured with the Benefactor Award from the Children’s Cancer Institute for supporting this ground-breaking national clinical trial.

The Children’s Cancer Institute’s Benefactor Award is an honour bestowed to those who have shown inspirational support for the Institute, acknowledging outstanding contributions to the success of Zero Childhood Cancer.

The Benefactor Award was presented by Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and her husband, Mr Dennis Wilson at Government House on Tuesday, 9th February in Sydney.Louise Barrett, Zero Childhood Cancer, Capacity Campaign Manager thanked The Lott for its support. 

“We are thrilled to be able to recognise the extraordinary support of The Lott by Golden Casket, a key funding partner of the Zero Childhood Cancer Program,” she said. 

“The Zero Childhood Cancer Program is changing the model of care for children with cancer, in Australia and around the world. 

“Thank you, and we hope you feel very proud of the integral part you are playing in this journey.”