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As part of efforts to ensure business continuity, the National Lottery Authority(NLA) has announced the resumption of daily Lotto Draws for 5/90, VAG Lotto, Daywa 5/39 and Super 6 Games on Monday, 6th April, 2020 with enhanced prize structure of 240 for 5/90 and VAG Lotto Games.
However, it noted that the following protocols shall be observed in accordance with directives from the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and a subsequent directive from the Public Services Commission.
NLA made the announcement in a statement issued by its Public Relations Unit at the weekend.
According to the statement, these directives are as follows:
1. NLA Staff
Employees of the Authority shall continue to be at work on *SHIFT* as already established while observing strict hygiene and social distancing protocols.
2. Lockdown Areas
Lotto Marketing Companies in the lockdown areas are NOT Permitted to sell lotto* to the staking public in their respective lotto kiosks.
In order not to affect the business and finances of Lotto Marketing Companies, a training programme has been instituted by the Authority for Lotto Marketing Companies and relevant stakeholders on the National Lottery Authority (NLA) Official Short Code *890#
However, we would like to urge the Staking Public and Lotto Marketing Companies in the lockdown areas to stake 5/90 and VAG Lotto Games via the National Lottery Authority (NLA) *Official Short Code *890#* via MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo effective 6th April, 2020.
3. *Areas Outside Lockdown
Lotto Marketing Companies outside the Lockdown areas shall continue to work as usual while strictly observing hygiene and social distancing protocols.
The staking public and Lotto Marketing Companies, the statement said, are encouraged to take advantage of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) *Official Short Code *890#* to stake 5/90 and VAG Lotto Games via MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo effective 6th April 2020.
“Let us all support government in this difficult moments of the coronavirus pandemic,” the statement urged.