The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has taken over the running of the *959# Short Code purposefully for the operations of Original 5/90 Lotto, the flagship Product of the Authority.
The *959# was previously managed by Keed Ghana Limited, one of the collaborators of the Authority responsible for the operations of LUCKY 3.
A statement signed by Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, Head of Public Relations Unit of the NLA said, the Authority through consensus and continuous engagement with Keed Ghana Limited, MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo has taken full control of the *959#.
It said the *959# short code would be used for the continuous operations of the original 5/90 lotto via MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo.
The statement said the NLA was fully committed to the Government's vision of Digitization and that after a careful assessment, the *959# short code had proven to be a Robust Short Code and one of the best in Online Gaming Lottery Platforms.
It urged the Staking Public to fully patronize the *959# short code for original 5/90 lotto especially during these difficult moments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The statement said, since the *959# is now controlled by the NLA, "it is now a legal and a safer Platform to play your favourite 5/90 lotto, especially during this period of Coronavirus pandemic.