The NLA encourages lottery players to stay home and use the official short code *890# to play

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has activated a *890# short code for the staking of lotto.

The move is part of measures to mitigate the shortfall of sales due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country since many shops have closed as government enforces measures to curb the spread of the disease.

In a statement, Public Relations Unit of NLA said the restrictions on movement and partial lockdown of Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly (Kasoa) have immensely reduced sales of the Authority.

“The lockdown areas served as backbone of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) in terms of Sales. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Lotto Marketing Companies are unable to sell to the Staking Public.

“Therefore, to mitigate the shortfall of 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,” the statement said.

The new Official Short Code *890# would help to ensure the survival of the Authority in this difficult moments of Coronavirus pandemic.

“In this period of the Coronavirus pandemic, the National Lottery Authority (NLA) is doing everything possible to sustain the Sales force of the Authority while at the same time limiting physical human body contacts.

“Dail the National Lottery Authority (NLA) 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, the NLA urged.