Assemblage of stars as Western Lotto debuts
It was galaxy of stars from Nollywood, music and comedy as new gaming brand Western Lotto was launched on Monday. The large assemblage of stars includes the who-is-who in the entertainment industry, lining up in support for the brand.
Stars present at the event include Olu Jacobs, who clocked 75 years the next day, Jide Kosoko, Zack Orji, Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze, famous as Aki and Pawpaw; Ramsey Noauh, Paul Obazele, Alex Usifo and Dele Odule. Others are Murphy Afolabi, Kemi Afolabi, Sola Kosoko, Tuface Idibia, Olamide and Ayo Makun well known as AY.
Also present at the launch were Senators Ben Murray-Bruce, Magnus Abe and Fatima Raji Rasaki. Honourable Segun Oni and Abdulmojeed Adekoya.Olu Jacob, commended the brand for the initiative in bringing many international gaming brands to Nigeria “at a time when some people think we should not be dealt with” as a country. He recalled his 20-years stay in the UK and playing the lottery and urged people to play actively.
Implication singer, Tuface Idibia said, “Tell a friend to tell a friend. Let’s have fun and let the lucky people be lucky; let us play the games.”YBNL head honch, Olamide affirmed that he is happy to be part of this initiative, saying, “We are here to give everybody a run for their money in the industry. Western Lotto will touch lives across the country.”
For Nollywood actor, Ramsey Noauh, “It’s a wonderful brand that we have here. I thank the people behind this initiative for making it happen,”, while Jide Kosoko in a hilarious manner told guests: “Western Lotto dey create opportunity for me and you to make money.”
In his speech, Managing Director of the company, Elvis Krivokuca said the brand offers hope and is committed to altering the landscape of gaming and recreation in Nigeria.
He said, “We seek at Western Lotto to create opportunities ultimately in employment, wealth and empowerment for people in Nigeria and across Africa. Patrons will derive fun from the games, while there would be job creation on our extended value-chain of distributors, agents, business centres, portals, and suppliers.”
“Our unique offerings also come with the ease of play. Just pick your six (6) numbers correctly, and you are on your way to winning. Once you match three (3) numbers, you start winning. We also pride ourselves in the privacy, dynamism and accessibility that our platform offers. You can play via USSD, mobile apps, online, shops and terminals,” he added.
He noted the brand entered into the market with five international gaming brands, which includes Powerball, Euro Millions, Euro Jackpot, UK Lotto and Mega Millions.
According to Krivokuca, while Powerball is an American lottery game played every Wednesday and Saturday, Euro Millions and Euro Jackpot are played across Europe. He added that the UK Lotto also known as the UK National Lottery has served good causes in the UK, stressing that draws for MegaMillions hold on Tuesdays and Fridays.
He noted the National Lottery Regulatory Commission have licensed the company to operate terrestrial and online platforms for gaming activities, which include lotteries, lotto, instant draw, indoor games, betting and online scratch card games.