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| National Lottery Administration (NLA) Ethiopia
|| Piazza, Higher 2, Keblele 12 Addis Ababa,
||+251 1 550 144
||+251 1 569 197
||74,777,981 (est. 2006)
|General Manager :
||Ato Jember Getaneh
|Sales FY 1996:
||ETB 71.3 Million Birr (local currency).
||Draw/passive - Instants
||Ethiopia, Eastern Africa.
The National Lottery Administration of Ethiopia was
established as the first autonomous & legal state lottery by Proclamation
number 183 in 1961. The Administration began its operation by issuing
conventional lottery named Regular lottery on September 8, 1961 G.C(on
Ethiopian New Year Enqutatash) which was drawn after staying four
months in the market .This lottery was drawn on the promised & planned date
of drawing i.e .7 January 1962 (on Ethiopian Christmas-Genna). This
lottery also had five perforated parts of the same number winning Birr 10,000
each in the 1st prize. The Administration was again reorganized &
strengthened by proclamation No 210/1981. According to this proclamation
National Lottery Administration has dual objectives. The first objective is
operating and administrating money lottery. The other objective is regulating
and controlling all activities that are related to lottery games and gambling.
The second objective includes the power of issuing permits to other persons who
carry out Tombolla and sport betting, suspend and cancel the permits for
sufficient reasons, and collect charges for the permits issued. It has also a
power to give permit or restrict the importation of game related items and
machines such as:-
· Playing cards
· Articles of
· Articles of Casino and Bingo
· Video games
· Other games (disk or coin operated).
The Administration has
played an important role for more than 45 year in Ethiopias
· by paying to the prize winners which
reaches 43.4% of the total income on the overage;
· by paying
commission for itinerary lottery vendors & agents which reaches 17% of the
· by covering its own operational expenses (printing,
advertisement, salary etc)which reaches 17.8% of the total income.
by transferring the profit for the well being of the people through Government
expenditure which can remain 21.8 % of the total income.
is now accountable by proclamation No.256/94 to the Federal Government Ministry