About Loterie Nationale
The Togolese National Lottery (LONATO)
was established by the Decree No. 66-8 of July 4, 1966 . On that date, it was
then only a public establishment. It was by ordinance No. 80-29 of November 10,
1989 that it became a General Gaming Agency.
Following the law N ° 90-26
of December 04, 1990 , the LONATO passed from a general agency of games of
chance, to a State company with management of private type, having for object
the organization and the exploitation lotteries and games of chance throughout
the national territory. With a capital of five hundred million francs
(500,000,000) CFA , LONATO has a monopoly on the organization and operation of
games of chance.
Part of the operation of a classic lottery (tickets were
sold at 100FCFA) for monthly draws, LONATO subsequently diversified its range
of products. Today, LONATO offers its customers several types of
The Togolese National Lottery is responsible for organizing in the
general interest in a socially responsible, reliable and safe manner, public
lotteries, contests, games of chance and betting in the forms and according to
the general methods fixed by law. LONATO also plays a regulatory role in the
Indeed, since September 2006, through the interministerial
decree N ° 004 / MEFP / MATD / MS / MDPRDAC / CAB, it has the power to
concede to third parties the organization or the operation of lotteries and
games of chance which she does not have expertise. Thus, any commercial
promotion giving right to a gain in kind and of random nature, must receive the
prior authorization of the Director General of LONATO, after opinion of the
Technical Commission of studies and control.
One of the missions of LONATO,
is to channel the paid game market by providing playful pleasure to a large
audience through entertaining and socially responsible games by observing the
strictest rules in terms of ethics, protection consumer and quality guarantee.
The LONATO offers more than the pleasure of the game to the Togolese
population, since it puts part of the profits earned at the service of the
community, through various and varied social actions (construction of school
buildings, latrines, boreholes, etc.).