The National Lottery Authority (NLA) w has cautioned the general public, players of NLA Products/Services and the media to be mindful of fake digital lottery platforms and codes that have been illegally developed to fraudulently extort money from them.
A statement issued by the Public Relations unit of NLA noted that the only operational and functional official short code of National Lottery Authority (NLA) is *959#.
The statement urged the general public to regard other platform operating digital lottery short code as fraudulent and illegal.
“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. For the avoidance of doubt, 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. The Authority shall take steps to address the illegal short code and Live Draw by Alpha Lotto Limited.” The statement noted.
“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. We are respectfully 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#.”
*Issued by: Public Relations Unit of NLA*