National Lottery Group (NLG) are creating millionaires and a very lucky man from Chilomoni township in Blantyre is rejoicing after an incredible K1, 241, 304 (about $6,000) Lottery win, a new year present anyone would be happy with.
Lotti Nthara, a 40-year-old ICT expert at Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), won the third position in the Lotto games when his ticket number 8217 was drawn as winner during a draw held at a Blantyre betting centre.
He joins other lucky winners in the lottery draw who include 45-year-old house wife Dorothy Kamanga, who claimed K 1 million in the first draw of Lotto 6/36 that was conducted on December 23, 2011 at MBC television studios.
Kamanga who lives in Chilobwe Township in Blantyre bought three Lotto 6/36 tickets in Limbe at K300.
Others winners include editor of Nation Publications Limited Edward Chitsulo (K500,00) and 20 year-old Mazuzgo Msiska of Power 101 FM (K 1 043 134).
Nthara said the million-kwacha win had not yet sunk in but he plans to discuss with his family how to spend the money.
“I will discuss with my family how to use this lottery money,” said Nthala.
“I never knew I would land K1 million from this competition. I was just trying my luck when I bought the lottery ticket,” he said.
NLG Chief Executive Allen Cheng said the first and second prizes are yet to be won but they have spent already K3 million since they launched the scratch games a fortnight ago.
The grand prize winner will walk away with K10 million (about $59,880) in a live draw that will air live on MBC TV on Friday December 30.
Tickets for ‘Lotto 6/36 and Scratch N’Win are selling at K100 each.
The scratch cards are sold in all Malawi Posts Corporation agencies throughout the country and Chipiku stores.
NLG was awarded a licence to operate lotto in the country from 2011 to 2016.