Story: TODAY Correspondent
In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the National Lottery Authority (NLA) has announced that it has activated its short code *890#.
The move, according to NLA, in a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit, NLA, will help ensure its survival during these unprecedented times.
According to the statement, the restrictions on movement following the partial lockdown of Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly (Kasoa) have immensely reduced sales of the authority, adding that these “lockdown areas serve as backbone of the NLA in terms of sales.”
It went on to say that due to the global pandemic, Lotto Marketing Companies (LMCs) were unable to sell to the staking public.
“Therefore, to mitigate the shortfall in sales, the Authority has activated its Official Short Code *890# to give opportunity to the staking public to play 5/90 and VAG Lotto Games via MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo.
To this end, the statement stressed that the NLA was doing everything possible to sustain its sales force while at the same time limiting physical human body contacts.
“Dial the National Lottery Authority Official Short Code *890# and play 5/90 and VAG Lotto Games with enhanced Prize Structure of 240 via MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo.
…Stay Home: Stay Safe and Stop the spread of Coronavirus pandemic,” it urged.