National Lottery Authority officially takes over *959# shortcode

National Lottery Authority officially takes over *959# shortcode

- The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has officially taken over the *959# shortcode

- The *959# was previously managed by Keed Ghana Limited but has been fully adopted by the NLA for use especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic

- The shortcode becomes the legal and safest platform to play the favourite 5/90 lotto.

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The National Lottery Authority(NLA) has finally taken over the running of *959# Short Code purposefully for the operations of Original 5/90 Lotto, the flagship product of the Authority.

The *959# was previously managed by Keed Ghana Limited, one of the collaborators of the Authority responsible for the operations of LUCKY 3.

The National Lottery Authority(NLA) through consensus and continuous engagement with Keed Ghana Limited, MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo has finally taken full control of the *959#.

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National Lottery Authority officially takes over *959# short code
National Lottery Authority officially takes over *959# short code
Source: UGC

*959# would be used for the continuous operations of the original 5/90 Lotto via MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo.

The National Lottery Authority(NLA) is fully committed to the government vision of digitization and digitalization programme.

After a very careful assessment, the *959# has proven to be a very robust shortcode and one of the best in online gaming lottery platforms.

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The staking public is strongly urged to fully patronize the *959# shortcode for original 5/90 lotto especially during these difficult moments of coronavirus pandemic.

The *959# is now controlled by the National Lottery Authority(NLA) and as such it is the legal and safest platform to play your favourite 5/90 lotto especially during this period of Coronavirus pandemic.

In another interesting report, reports from an event during the Spanish Flu pandemic shows how thousands of people lost their lives as a result of a premature end to a lockdown exercise.

According to, Philadelphia chose to remove quarantine protocols meant to curb the spread of the Spanish Flu outbreak to hold a 200,000-man morale parade in preparation for war.

It is indicated that within 72 hours of the parade, every bed in Philadelphia’s 31 hospitals was filled with patients who contracted the deadly virus and needed to be hospitalized.

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