Technology has continued to redefine the lotto business in Nigeria as Razaq Adewale Abdulmalik emerged winner of over N10m in the Grandlotto Yellow Terminal, a machine number game series, operated by Lotgrand, reports ITRealms.
The Managing Director/chief executive officer, Lotgrand, Niyi Adekunle, said Steve the unveiling of Mr Abdulmalikthat the Machine Number has become a differentiating factor for the brand, even as has deepened the relationship between the operators and players.
“With other lotto brands, Machine Number is a waste, as you cannot win from it. Lotgrand has redefined the lotto business with the Machine Number. If a player stakes any Machine Number series, he will win. Machine Number is now a winning number”, he said.
Before presentation of the cheque to the winner in the Machine Number lotto - Razaq Adewale Abdulmalik, the Lotgrand boss said the objective of presenting the winner to the public was to show that “winning is true in lotto and that other people with reservations may need to change their thinking”.
According to him, the company was out to create awareness for lotto business and quell the doubt of non-staking public. “It is important that lotto players win. A Nigerian would not return to a place where he was cheated. At Yellow Terminal lotto, we get patronage every day, three times a day and we play 21 times in a week. Therefore, Nigerians are winning. The bonuses are paid immediately”, he said.
He informed that this would be the first time the winner of a stake in a game of lotto would be publicized via the media. “This winner could not have staked more than N20,000. Therefore, if you doubt the realness of the lotto business, change your mind. You need to get involve. It will only get bigger and bigger. You can stake as low as N20 and you would win”.
In 2011, he said, the company paid over N20 million to a player, another N75 million was shared among other players. The bonuses amount to over N100 million.