Loto: Rs 175 Million Unclaimed

8 years, 1 month ago - April 04, 2014
Since the beginning of operations Lottotech (five years), Rs 175 million have not been claimed. This money was paid into the account of the National Solidarity Fund.

Faced with the sum of the phenomenon Maenalus Lotto jackpot or Rs 100 million, the Lototech held a press conference Thursday at its headquarters in Ebony. Moorghen Veeramootoo the Chief Operating Officer of the company, explained that this is the first time the jackpot reached such a sum. He took the opportunity to explain how the system works. Both machines are used-Sees for the draw. At each draw, the machine is chosen by making heads or tails with a coin. As for the balls, there are several 'sets' and they are randomly selected. Furthermore, to gain access to the room where the machines and balls, it takes two keys, one of which is in possession of the Gambling Regulatory Authority and to-be still in possession of the Lottotech. A camera is pointed at the door giving access to the machines.  

Michelle Carinci, the Chief Executive Officer, said that Lotto is played in 89 countries. In Mauritius, about 69% of the adult population play every week. And large cag-nottes, the figure may reach 80%. On average, one person is Rs 50 but this amount increases with the pot. If Lotto winner does not account for the jackpot on Saturday, it will be around Rs 120 M.

Jean Marc Landry, the Chief Sales and Marketing Manager, indicated that 48.5% of the revenue from the retailers are taken to add to the pot if the jackpot is not won. 3.5% of this money is set aside and uti-ized for special occasions.

 

Text by Le Matinal

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