The National Lottery Authority (NLA) on Sunday said it will resume daily lotto draws for 5/90, VAG Lotto, Daywa 5/39 and Super 6 Games from Monday, April 6, 2020 as part of efforts to ensure business continuity.
A statement signed by Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, the Head of Public Relations Unit of the NLA, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said it shall observe protocols in accordance with the directives issued by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the COVID-19 and subsequent directive from the Public Services Commission.
The statement said NLA employees shall continue to be at work on 'Shift' as already established while observing strict hygiene and social distancing protocols.
"Lotto Marketing Companies (LMCs) in the lockdown areas are 'NOT Permitted to sell lotto' to the staking public in their respective lotto kiosks," the statement said.
‘In order not to affect the business and finances of LMCs, a training programme has been instituted by the Authority for them and relevant stakeholders on the NLA 'Official Short Code *890#."
The statement urged the staking public and LMCs in the lockdown areas to stake 5/90 and VAG Lotto Games through the NLA Official Short Code *890# via MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo effective 6th April 2020.
It said LMCs outside the Lockdown areas shall continue to work as usual while strictly observing hygiene and social distancing protocols.
It called on all to support the Government in these difficult moments of the COVID-19 pandemic.