A gaming and entertainment company, Western Lotto Nigeria Ltd., on Monday gave out N1.3 million to winners of its online games.
Mr Yomi Ogunfowora, the company Managing Director, said in Lagos that 414 winners emerged in the company’s Mega Upgrade Promo (MUP).
Ogunfowora said that 142 winners were presented with their cash prizes of N50,000 each.
He said that the prizes would be given in batches to avoid rowdiness, hence, the presentation of prizes to the first 142 winners.
“At Western Lotto, we are committed to rewarding 2,042 customers with prizes totalling N168 million cash, plus two brand new Hyundai cars.
“In line with our brand character, we have decided to ensure that while we did not have enough participants to hold a draw, we must fulfill our promise of rewarding customers.
“We are thus rewarding all eligible participants with N50, 000 each.
“Our offer is in addition to the N52 million we have given out as incentives to participants, either in support of the proposition of our ambassadors or as call credits.
“On Aug. 28, 2017, Qadim Soyombo, a Computer Science undergraduate at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, was here to pick his cheque for a N500,000 win. He played with just N100,’’ Ogunfowora said.
He said that Western Lotto would hold the MUP draws on the fifth day of every month for the next one year.
According to him, the company is a licencee of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission and Nigeria’s largest gaming and entertainment company with a franchise to offer international and local lottery games.
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He said that the company had added two more games to its platform to economically empower Nigerians.
Ogunfowora said that the additional two games, Lotto Race and Kashman, would bring to seven the offering on its platform, as the company sought “to bring a world of lotteries to Nigerians’’.
According to him, Lotto Race is a fast-paced, high-action game of lotto.
“It is an online game of bets involving some players with guaranteed wins in each match. There are instant results in these fast games, with immediate rewards.
“Lotto Race allows you to compete against other players from all parts of the globe online and thus creates an online community of friends, players and winners.
“It offers games that start as soon as there are enough players and commence at fixed times.
“Whoever matches all the numbers on a line first win; then, a new line forms for the next game, and it goes on and on,’’ he said.
The managing director said that Kashman was a slot game with six variations and correspondingly large winning chances.
Ogunfowora said that three of the games offered daily draws, six days in a week.
He said that there were “My Kashman Daily’’ played for N100, “My Kashman Daily’’ for N75 and ‘My Kashman Daily’ for N50.
Ogunfowora said that winnings ranged from N75 to as high as N10 million, depending on the number of correct matches the player made.
He said that three of the Kashman games offered greater rewards of N15 million for Kashman Mega N150; My Kashman Super N75 provided a jackpot of N30 million, while My Kashman Sunday Ultra N200 had a top prize of N20 million.