Intralot powers Naija Lottery in Nigeria

Nigeria welcomed the Naija lottery, technologically powered by Intralot, during an official launch ceremony on Saturday March 5, 2016, in the capital city of the country, Lagos. The launch of the Naija lottery follows the 10-year contract signed between Intralot Group subsidiary, Intralot Global Holdings, and International Lottery and Gaming Limited (ILGL) in Nigeria, to provide lottery technology and related services. The launch ceremony was held in the presence of Honorable Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House, Mr. Adolphus Joe Ekpe, Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission, prominent public figures and representatives of the business community.

On the occasion of the official launch Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos, Intralot Group Chief Operating Officer, stated: “Today is an exciting day for Intralot, as another ambitious project comes to life. During the preparation period we have had an excellent cooperation with our partner, International Lottery and Gaming Limited, and set up a Lottery which we are sure will be embraced by the Nigerian players and enjoy a long-term success. Africa is a region full of opportunities which we are eager to explore, bringing onboard our global experience, best practices and our technological competitive edge.”

Chairman of International Lottery & Gaming Limited, Prince Adesegun Oniru, added:“We are confident that Naija Lottery will prove to be a very successful operation. With the support of Intralot’s best-in-class technology Naija Lottery will focus on responsible gaming, protecting the minors, increasing player satisfaction, contributing to the good causes of the State and the Nation safeguarding players’ interests.” 

Nigerian players can feel the excitement of the two new lottery games, the popular 5/90 with 5 daily draws and the newly introduced instant game 1/36, at 1,500 POS countrywide, which are expected to reach 10,000 within the year. The colours of Naija Lottery are green and white, representing the greatness of Nigerian nation and its faith to a better future. All draws will be transmitted on Naija Lottery Youtube channel and the lottery’s website

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