The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has cautioned the public, players of NLA Products/Services and the media that, the only operational and functional official short code of National Lottery Authority(NLA) is *959#.
A statement signed by Public Relations Unit of the NLA and copied to the Ghana News Agency at the weekend said any other platform operating digital lottery short code is fraud and illegal.
It said a lot of investments had gone into the development and running of the official short code of NLA, *959#.
The statement said the only licensed online lotto marketing company responsible for the operation of *959# on behalf of NLA was KGL Technology Limited.
It said for the avoidance of doubt, the Live Draw on GTV and short code operated by Alpha Lotto Limited was illegal and in total breach of the Laws governing the lottery industry.
The statement said the Authority would take steps to address the illegal short code and Live Draw by Alpha Lotto Limited.
It also cautioned and instructed Alpha Lotto Limited and GTV to stop the LIVE DRAW with immediate effect and directed Alpha Lotto Limited to stop the operations of its illegal short code for 5/90 with immediate effect.
It also urged the public, players and stakeholders of lottery in the 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#.