NLA cautions against fraudulent digital lottery platforms


indicates that 959 is the only legitimate digital platform for NLA 5/90 games

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has cautioned the general public and players of NLA products/Services against the increasing number of non-legitimate digital lottery platforms in the country to defraud staking public, emphasizing that the only operational and functional official short code of NLA is *959#.

The NLA in a statement stressed that any other platform operating digital lottery short code is fraud and illegal, hence the staking public should shun such platforms to avoid being victims of fraud.

“A lot of investment has gone into the development and running of the official short code of NLA, *959#. The only licensed online lotto marketing company responsible for the operation of *959# on behalf of NLA is KGL Technology Limited,” Head of PR Unit, NLA, Razak Kojo Opoku said.

He added that the KGL *959# has proven to be a very robust platform capable of providing other important digital services apart from the usual business of generating revenue for the National Lottery Authority (NLA), hence the NLA do not seek to give operation rights to any other company.

He further reiterated that for the avoidance of doubt, the live draw on GTV and short code operated by Alpha Lotto Limited is illegal and in total breach of the laws governing the lottery industry.

The statement said the National Lottery Authority shall take steps to address the illegal short code and live draw by Alpha Lotto Limited in the shortest possible time.

Alpha Lotto Limited and GTV, were also cautioned and instructed in the statement to stop the live draw, directing Alpha Lotto to stop the operations of its illegal short code for 5/90 with immediate effect.

It would be recalled that the NLA collaborated with KGL Technology about a year ago for the latter to operate NLA 5/95 official short code *959# and other digital platforms with the objective of advancing the digitization of lotteries. An initiative that was successful and yielded immense profit to the NLA, which is in line with governments digitization agenda.

Mr. Kojo Opoku respectfully urged the general public, players and stakeholders of lottery in the industry to play NLA 5/90 through the Authority’s Point of Sale (PoS) terminals across the country, and through the only digital lottery platform of NLA *959#.

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