The National Lottery Authority(NLA) has cautioned the general public, players of NLA Products/Services and the media that, any other platform operating digital lottery short code apart from *959# is FRAUD and illegal.
According to the Authority, the ONLY operational and functional official short code of National Lottery Authority(NLA) is *959#.
In a Press Release issued by the Public Relations Unit of NLA, the Authority said “A lot of investment has gone into the development and running of the official short code of NLA, *959#. Again the ONLY licensed online lotto marketing company responsible for the operation of *959# on behalf of NLA is KGL Technology Limited,” it stated.
The Release indicated that, the Live Draw on GTV and short code operated by Alpha Lotto Limited are ILLEGAL and in total breach of the Laws governing the lottery industry.”
In view of that the Authority said it shall take steps to address the illegal short code and Live Draw by Alpha Lotto Limited.
“We would like to use this opportunity to caution and instruct Alpha Lotto Limited and GTV to STOP the LIVE DRAW with immediate effect. Again, we would like to use this opportunity to direct Alpha Lotto Limited to STOP the operations of its illegal short code for 5/90 with immediate effect.”
The Authority is urging the general public, players and stakeholders of lottery industry to play NLA 5/90 through the Authority’s Point of Sale Terminals across the Country, and through the ONLY Digital lottery platform of NLA *959#.
By Prosper Agbenyega