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NLA Presents Prize To Winner

Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw (second left) making the presentation to Mr. Harrison Nukpor

THE NATIONAL Lottery Authority (NLA) has presented a brand new Hyundai Accent vehicle to the overall winner of its “Lucky Hands Promotion.”

The lucky winner, Harrison Nukpor received the car worth $16,000 on Wednesday at the head office of the NLA in Accra.

It would be recalled that the NLA held the grand draw of its Lucky Hands Promo in May this year, giving legal lotto players the opportunity to win various amazing prices ranging from smart phones, television sets, cash prizes, among others.

Presenting the car to Mr. Nukpor, Director-General of NLA, Kofi Osei Ameyaw said the promo was introduced to give Ghanaians the opportunity to win prizes even if they did not win in the original game.

According to him, the Second Chance Raffle aims at giving Ghanaians hope as the prizes they stand to win can go a long way to impact their lives positively.

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He urged all and sundry to stake with the NLA or registered agencies to be eligible for the promo.

He said playing lotto illegally will not give interested persons the opportunity of partaking in the Lucky Hands Promo.

Mr. Ameyaw seized the opportunity to explain that the commissioning of the eleven lotto courts by the immediate-past Chief Justice, Georgina Wood, was not intended to witch-hunt any individual or group but rather to ensure that all stakeholders comply with the lotto laws of Ghana.

He made it clear that the NLA under his watch was committed to partnering every stakeholder to achieve the best for the larger society and thus inviting all and sundry to collaborate with the Authority.

Meanwhile, the winner, Nukpor speaking to the media, expressed his profound gratitude to NLA, stating that the Authority organized the promo in a transparent and fair manner.

Narrating how he entered the competition, Mr. Nukpor said he had sent huge airtime mistakenly to someone when he was in the process of making mobile money transfer and so he appealed to the person to pay for the airtime.

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He said the person could not pay for the airtime in cash but agreed to send some back and when he received part of the airtime back, he decided to use it for the promo since, according to him, it was plenty, luckily emerging the overall winner in the end.

BY Melvin Tarlue & Patricia Ashiagbor