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National Lotto Authority (NLA)
Address: National Lotto Authority
Fortune House, Mills High Street, Accra-Ghana
Postal/Postboks Address: P.O. Box 506 Accra, Ghana
E-mail Address:
Phone: +233 30 267 8010-10
Fax: 233 21 668809
Population: 22.4 million (2006 est.)
Chairman: Mrs. Janet Opoku Acheampong
Year Lottery Founded: 1958
Sales FY 2013:
Sales FY 2014:
GHS 256,192,713
GHS 317,418,935
# Full Time Employees: 412
# Points of Sale: 12, 250
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.

News 2018
March 13, 2018 Conflict of Interest Raised in Awarding National Lotteries Authority Contracts
March 13, 2018 National Lottery Authority is Again Embroiled in Controversy
March 12, 2018 Lottery Agents Call For Increased Commission
February 22, 2018 Ghana Lotto Operators Association Lauds NLA For PPP Initiative

News 2017
November 22, 2017 National Lottery Authority Embarks on Massive Reforms and Innovations
November 22, 2017 Government to Abolish Tax on Lotteries
October 5, 2017 Gaming Commission Engages Stakeholders on Best Ways to Harness the Industries’ Potential
August 30, 2017 National Lottery Authority to Wave Taxes on Lotto Wins
August 8, 2017 National Lottery Authority Calls on All Unlicensed Lotto Operators to Meet with the Authority to License Their Operations
July 25, 2017 National Lottery Authority to Scrap Lottery Tax
July 25, 2017 National Lottery Authority Says Taxes on Lotto to be Scrapped
July 21, 2017 Minister Appoints New Gaming Commission Board
July 12, 2017 Call to Establish Lotto Commission to Regulate Lotto Business
March 21, 2017 Member of Parliament Urges Strict Enforcement of Gaming Laws
March 21, 2017 Call for Ghana Olympic Committee President to Push for a Sports Lottery
January 17, 2017 Lotto Marketing Companies Call for the Government to Formalise Operations of Illegal Lotto Operators

News 2016
November 7, 2016 Online Sports Betting Booming in Ghana
August 8, 2016 National Lottery Authority Warns Public Against Illegal Banker-to-Banker Operators
July 8, 2016 Sports Betting Companies in Ghana Taking Steps to Check Under-Age Gambling
July 1, 2016 National Lottery Authority Introduce ‘Machine Numbers Game’
June 26, 2016 Illegal Lottery Operators Costing the Government Millions in Lost Revenue
June 17, 2016 'Rewards Unlimited' Promotion Brought to Bank Clients by the National Lottery Authority on the Caritas Lottery Platform
May 31, 2016 New Tax on Lotto Winnings
May 30, 2016 Betway Group Offering the Ghanaian Market a New and Innovative Mobile/Web Based Betting for Sports Fans

News 2015
July 10, 2015 Director of Sales at the National Lottery Authority says Game Growing in Popularity
March 24, 2015 National Lottery Authority to Implement Three-Year Innovative Strategy for growth
March 18, 2015 National Lottery Authority Awards First Prize in Soccer Cash Game
March 2, 2015 National Lottery Authority Introduce Soccer-Cash Game


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