The use of Ghana’s lotto platform in creating raffles by Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire for free has now ended! This year, the National Lottery Authority(NLA) will generate an estimated sum of GH₵ 31 million from Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire in royalties.
For about 25 years and more, the use of Ghana’s lotto draw number by Nigeria has been for free. But now, it’s about to change. In discussion with Ghana’s National Lottery Association management board, Nigeria has now agreed to pay for Ghana’s numbers. Nigeria will pay a total of GH₵ 18 million, GH₵ 13 million, and Cote d’Ivoire, respectively.
KGL, the digital Lotto marketing company through which the National Lottery Association operates its lotto service, will receive the payment from Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire.
This new means of revenue is great news for the NLA. During a brief press conference, Samuel Awuku, the NLA’s director general, stated, “NLA has also started engagements with Burkina Faso and Niger to trade Ghana’s games and collaborate with the NLA.”
He further stated, “The board and management of the Authority had renegotiated its partnership agreement with KGL Group to pay GH₵ 65 million to the authority in 2023.”
“KGL Group’s contract with the Authority was GH₵ 25million in 2021, but the NLA governing board renegotiated the partnership deal to GH₵ 55 million in 2022 with an additional contribution of GH₵ 3 million and GH₵ 2 million into a stabilization fund and a good course foundation operated by the authority.”