By Osaigbovo Iguobaro
Mobile lotto has unveiled special packages for electronic gamblers in Nigeria’s gaming industry, with a unique lottery experience that would be convenient and exciting.
Achastele Communications company Nigeria Limited, promoter of product, gave the assurance during the launch at the weekend in Benin City.
The Managing Director of the company, Paul Okojie, said the game is different from other lotto business in Nigeria due to its unique characteristics of using mobile phones recharge card to win prizes from any part of Nigeria.
Highlighting the job prospects for unemployed youths, Okojie said: “Edo state is the first we want to start from. This is about texting, there is an app currently being developed. You can also play with your mobile phone and will be charged by your network provider”.
The Managing Director who said the game is computer-based and the winning numbers are automatically generated at 1a.m daily by an automated system, added that they have meant the requirements of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission and other agencies to operate.
“The games are classified into Nack three, four and five. For nack three, you select three numbers from zero to 99, then nack four, you select four numbers from zero to 99, while nack five, you select five numbers from zero to 39.
“To play, use your phone to type Nack three or four or five then input your three or four or five likely winning numbers and send to a short designated number ‘3123’. You will receive an acknowledgment or receipt of your game containing your reference number. The reference number will be used to identify the player.
“For the winning prizes, If you get two numbers for the nack three, we pay N5,000. For the nack four, if you get three numbers, we pay N15,000. If you get all five numbers for the nack five, we will pay N25,000 and will qualify you for the mega game which is N1 million.
“For now, we are only with 9mobile and only subscribers can play the game now. We are hoping that we will have MTN, Airtel and Glo soon.
“We paste likely winning numbers for the week on our social handles such as @mobilelottong on Twitter, Facebook, among others. Players can click on the link http://www.mobilelotto.ng/ to play,” he added.
He however, noted that the minimum age of betting is 18years and anyone who is below the age and engages in the game would be reported to the authorities.