Lotto Rwanda intends to extend its operations to other African countries through the launching of Pan African Lottery, the CEO of Lotto Rwanda, Philip Brizaou has said. He said this last week during the launch of the Rwanda National Lottery at Serena hotel.
“Our lottery model intends to expand our operations to many other African countries and by hosting the headquarters of the Pan African Lottery, Rwanda will be taking part of the African Jackpot,” Brizaou said.
Brizaou went on to say that in Rwanda, the current evolution in the gaming, lotteries and entertainment industry has registered a tremendous ICT and electronic penetration.
“Rwanda has the required technology today and our lottery process is running over the recent evolution in the telecommunication industry,” Brizaou added.
After buying the first lottery ticket (Rwf300) that launched the National lottery, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Joseph Habineza, called upon Rwandans to embrace the new changes taking place in the entertainment sector.
“This event marks a very important beginning in the history of sports in our country. Every Rwandan with Rfw300 can now buy a ticket and win a jackpot of Rwf 30 million,” Habineza said.
The management of Lotto Rwanda on the same occasion handed the minister a cheque worth Rfw5 million meant for the national football governing body, (FERWAFA) which he said is the beginning of many contributions to come from the establishment.
“Today, the gaming industry has boosted the national team’s account Amavubi to a tune of Rfw5 million just from calls that were made by participants on the Lotto radio show which is good for the national team,” Habineza added.
Lotto Rwanda is a Public-Private Partnership initiative owned by the Government of Rwanda with shares to the tune of 40 percent and the private sector with 60 percent.