A new lottery game LottoPlus, held its official launch on Tuesday 22nd of August at Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. LottoPlus is powered by Kamson Holdings Limited headed by Hon. Kayode Amusan a former member of the House of Representatives.
The event started with the arrival of guests and the recitation of the national anthem and then the opening prayer by Barrister Leke Adeeko. The lottery game which is said to be the first of its kind in Nigeria was described as a revolution by Gbenga Adeyinka de First, the comedian who anchored the event.
According to him the news of the lottery game is a new one and good news and also that it will take over Nigeria and the world at large.
In his opening speech, the CEO Hon. Kayode Amusan said though he is involved in other business ventures, such as properties and motors, the journey of this his new lotto business began over 3 years ago when he became curious about the gaming industry. He also described the game as the latest in town and one of its kind. He added that the game is the first ever scratch and win lottery game in Nigeria and described it as seamless, simple, straight forward and transparent.
“It is the latest game in town, one of its kind, a scratch card game that offers players unequalled, and unprecedented winnings ratio with various options. We think that in order to derive fun in any game of chance, participants must have the highest possible level of winning expectation and the licensing agencies have set a winning percentage level which has sufficiently sustained the industry so far. This innovation of instant payment sets us aside from other products in the country”. He said.
He also thanked members of his team like Mr. Bobson Brooks, Funsho Busari, Barrister Steve Omanuli, Attorney Mayowa Sobo for their absolute support throughout the journey of bringing LottoPlus to Nigerians.
Seun Anibaba, the Director of the Lagos State Lottery Board lauded Kamson Holdings for regonising both the state and federal license board and thanked them for their innovation. “Lagos State is encouraging investments and is doing its best to ensure a business friendly environment for investors,” Seun said.
Otunba Olugbenga Daniel former Governor of Ogun State who was the Chief launcher of the brand applauded the efforts of LottoPlus to help reduce unemployment through creation of jobs by employing agents. He described unemployment as a national disaster.
He stated that if people who have money are compelled to use the money to establish businesses and employ people, unemployment would reduce regardless of the source of money.
Alhaji Adamu Shifawa, the Acting DG of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission in his remarks thanked God for LottoPlus. He congratulated the CEO, and encouraged Nigerians to patronised licensed lotto companies.
The steps to Play and Win was demonstrated at the event as members of the audience won cash prises ranging from N100 to N5,000. There are 3 eay steps which is referred to as Buy, Scratch, Collect.
First step is to buy a card for N100 naira from any authorised distrubutor, retailer, at shops, salons, restaurants, hotels where the company’s authourised agent banner is displayed.
The seconds step is to Scratch the card to reveal pin and amount won.
The step is to Collect the amount won instantly at the agent.
The event was well attended by dignitaries, well meaning members of the society and ordinary Nigerians. They include: Kabiyesi Alayeluwa Adedotun Gbadebo Okukenu IV. The Alake of Egbaland who was ably represented by Chief Akanni Akinwale, the Bagbimo of Egbaland, Rt. Honourable Titi Gomez a former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oga Gomez, Akogun Kola Onadipe a former Commissioner in Ogun State, Agatha Amata, President Rave TV, Governor Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State who breezed in to have a tete-a-tete with Otunba Gbenga Daniel, ex-Ogun State Governor, Prof. Afolabi Oladapo, CEO Avidor Printing Coporation and Prince Emmanuel Jeminiwa.
– ADEOLA FAGBIYE