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National Lotto Authority (NLA)
Address: National Lotto Authority
28th February Road Accra-Ghana
Postal/Postboks Address: P.O. Box 506 Accra, Ghana
E-mail Address:
Phone: +233 21 678101-10
Fax: 233 21 668809
Population: 22.4 million (2006 est.)
Chairman: Mrs. Janet Opoku Acheampong
Year Lottery Founded: 1958
Sales FY 2000:
Sales FY 2004:
GHC88.7 billion Cedi
GHC299.6 billion Cedi
Games Offered: Lotto / Spiel
Beneficiaries: The objective of the NLA law was to provide care and protection for the physically and mentally challenged, the needy, the aged, orphans as well as destitute children in the country. It would also conduct, for the purpose of raising revenue for the nation and for other purpose stated in the Act.
Jurisdiction: Ghana, Western Africa

Background Information

The NLA Board was appointed by the President, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor in accordance with Section 36 (2) of the National Lotto Act, (Act722).
Under the new national lotto Act (Act 722) the board is the only body empowered to conduct the business of lotteries in Ghana.
The Board is charged with regulating, supervising and managing the national lotto game, as well as ensuring the enforcement of laws relating to the national lotto in a manner that would promote a “win-win” situation for all stakeholders in the industry.
Under the new Act, the board is empowered to license all lotto-marketing companies for the distribution and sale of coupons, and for other purposes that it considered appropriate.
The authority is the only body to issue coupons both manual and electronic for lotto.
The Act states that no person shall import, sell, distribute or acquire for the purpose of sale any foreign lotto coupon.
The board is under the Chairmanship of Mrs Janet Opoku-Akyeapong, and has Mr. Kojo Andah, Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr. Enoch Hemans Cobinah, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Mumuni Adbulai Bawumia, Ministry of Interior, Ms. Cynthia Lamtey, Principal State Attorney, Attorney Generals Department, Hon Doris Seidu, Chripone Constituency, and Hon Kwadjo Opare Hammond, Member of Parliament as members.

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News 2014
May 29, 2014 National Lottery Authority to Prosecute Operators of Illegal Lottery Type ‘Trade Promotions
March 7, 2014 Illegal Lottery Making a Comeback
February 17, 2014 Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission on Development Tour
February 17, 2014 National Lottery Authority Issues Lawsuit over Private Lotto Operators
January 13, 2014 Lotto Operators Arrested for Fraud
January 5, 2014 National Lottery Authority Aims for to Improve Revenue Base

News 2014
May 29, 2014 National Lottery Authority to Prosecute Operators of Illegal Lottery Type ‘Trade Promotions
March 7, 2014 Illegal Lottery Making a Comeback
February 17, 2014 Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission on Development Tour
February 17, 2014 National Lottery Authority Issues Lawsuit over Private Lotto Operators
January 13, 2014 Lotto Operators Arrested for Fraud
January 5, 2014 National Lottery Authority Aims for to Improve Revenue Base

News 2013
November 7, 2013 Lottery Authority Rolls out Strategic Revenue Mobilization Drive
July 21, 2013 National Lottery Authority (NLA) Supports the Miss Ghana Foundation
April 16, 2013 Accusations of Large Scale Fraud Within Lottery Agency
April 2, 2013 NLA Task-Force to Combat Illegal Lottery Operators
March 15, 2013 Two Men Convicted of Operating Illegal Lottery Businesses
February, 2013 Finance Minister to Address Problems Concerning the National Lottery

News 2012
November 29, 2012 Lottery Sellers Threaten Massive Demonstration Over Loss of Income
October 27, 2012 Technical Service Provider Withdraws Services to National Lottery Authority
October 14, 2012 National Lottery Authority Contributes GH188.4m to Consolidated Fund
October 5, 2012 Company Shuts Down Lotto Terminals Over Unpaid Monthly Services Payments
October 2, 2012 Lotto Operations Associations Call for a Review of the Lotto Act
July 14,2012 National Lottery Authority Announce First Draw of ‘Freeky Fortune‘ Lottery Results
July 2, 2012 National Lottery to Introduce New Weekly Game
June 28, 2012 National Lottery Authority Establishes Investment Advisory Unit for Big Lottery Winners
June 26, 2012 Court Spells Out Mandate Of National Lottery Authority And Gaming Commission
June 24, 2012 National Lottery Authority Poised to Become the Leading Revenue Generating Institution in the Country
June 18, 2012 National Lotteries Authority to Secure Criminal Prosecution Powers Against Telcos, Others
June 7, 2012 Minister Says Impasse Between National Lottery Authority and LSU is Due to Reduction in Commission
May 7, 2012 National Lottery Looks to Supreme Court Over Regulation of the Gaming Industry
May 5, 2012 Telco Files Suit Against National Lotteries Authority's Decision to Ban Trade Promo
January 25, 2012 National Lottery Authority to Ensure Revenue is Not Compromised
January 23, 2012 National Lottery Authority Vows to Continue Prosecuting Businesses That Engage in Lottery Type Promotions
January 21, 2012 Court Ruling Prevents National Lottery Authority From Restraining Companies from Running Lottery Promotions
January 14, 2012 National Lottery Authority Launches ‘WOW’ SMS Lottery

News 2011
December 1, 2011 NLRU Members Fear Imminent Collapse of the Nation’s Lottery Industry
December 1, 2011 National Lottery Authority Extends Deadline for Ending Manual Lotto Coupons
November 28, 2011 National Lottery Authority Moves to Electronic Payment System to Pay Commissions
November 12, 2011 National Lottery Authority Says Sale of Manual Coupon/Tickets to End December 15
October 11, 2011 National Lottery Authority Temporally Withdraws Two Lottery Products
September 11, 2011 Police Raid Illegal Lottery Operators
September 7, 2011 Gaming Commission Vacates NLA Premises
September 7, 2011 National Lotteries Authority Refers Bank’s “Rush For Gold” promotion to Gaming Commission for authorization
August 31, 2011 Government to Review National Lotteries Operations
August 22, 2011 National Lottery Authority, Telcos Battle Intensifies
August 19, 2011 National Lottery Authority Wins Interim Injunction Against Vodafone
August 8, 2011 National Lottery Authority Sues Vodafone and Seeks to Prevent Gaming Commission from Issuing Permits for Games of Chance
August 5, 2011 Gaming Commission Rules Vodafone’s “More Money” Promotion is Not a Lottery
August 2, 2011 National Lotto Authority Warns Financial Institutions Against Operating Illegal Lottery Games
July 28, 2011 Gaming Commission Approves New Vodafone SMS Game
July 25, 2011 National Lottery Authority Corrects Some Misconceptions Concerning Its Portable Ticket Processing Program
July 23, 2011 National Lotto Receivers Association Refutes NLA Claims of Reaping a Windfall from Its business operations
July 19, 2011 Lottery Authority Rewards Businesses and Individuals with Help From Digicel
July 18, 2011 Lottery Strikers Threatened with Loss of Selling Terminals if Impasse is Not Resolved
July 16, 2011 Lottery Unions Call for the Management of the National Lottery Authority to be Replaced
July 11, 2011 Lottery Authority Yet to See the Affect of National Strike Action on Its Operations
July 10, 2011 National Lottery Authority Appeals to Lotto Receivers to End Strike Over Reduction in Commissions
July 5, 2011 National Lotteries Denies Sponsoring NDC Congress
July 6, 2011 Lotto Receivers Begin Nationwide Strike Over Reduction in Commissions
June 16, 2011 Court Refuses to Grant an Application for Injunction Filed by the National Lotteries Authority Against Trade Promotion
June 17, 2011 Nineteen Suspected Illegal Lotto Operators Arrested
June 6, 2011 Lotto Receivers Union Threaten to Withdraw Funding to National Lotteries Authority
May 17, 2011 High Court Restrains Company From Promoting, Sponsoring, and Advertising Illegal Lottery Passing-Off as a Trade Promotion
March 29, 2011 National Lottery Authority Wins Case Against Mobile Operator
March 26 2011 National Lottery Authority Announce Reduction in Retailer Commission
March 23, 2011 High Court Backs National Lottery Authority Decision to Reduce Lotto Receivers’ Commission
March 15, 2011 National Lottery Authority Sues Telecommunications Operator Over "Illegal Lottery"
March 14, 2011 Court Orders National Lotteries Authority to Pay 2009 Lotto Prize
February 23, 2011 Lotto Receivers Sue National Lottery Authority
February 14, 2011 Lotto Sellers to Defy NLA and Revert to Illegal Lotto Business ‘Banker-To-Banker
February 10, 2011 Lotto Receivers Begin Nationwide Strike
February 9, 2011 Lotteries Donates Computers to Fire Service
January 25, 2011 Unlicensed Lotto Operator Fined for Using the National Lotteries Drawn Numbers for Illegal Operations
January 24, 2011 Lotto Receivers Contemplate Strike-Action Over Reduction in Commission
January 14, 2011 Lotto Sellers Threaten Nationwide Strike Action


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