Jul 24, 2009, 6:35 AM
The Gambia National Lottery in its drive to empower Gambian youth and contribute its quota towards poverty alleviation, at the weekend gave the lucky winner, Daniel Foster, a jackpot of more than D261,000 at a presentation held at the GNL West Field office.
This came barely a week after another mouth-watering jackpot of D135,000 was won by Andrew Sylva after he was declared winner of the parispotif jackpot.
Speaking at the presentation, the senior marketing manager of the GNL, Fabakary Jammeh, was full for praises for their customers describing them as “loyal customers”.
“We at the Gambia National Lottery are always happy to pay our customers. We have been contributing towards national development in various ways by creating employment opportunities to youths,” he added.
He said the GNL is committed in improving the livelihoods of Gambians, noting that they will continue to reward their loyal customers thereby alleviating poverty in the country.
Mr Jammeh further revealed that at the GNL, everyone is a winner, adding that for the Tosbaski jackpot and the PMU, if a customer buys a ticket of D60 he or she can win more hundreds of thousands of dalasis.
He hailed the efforts of the media towards the GNL in its drive to reach out to the populace.
For his part, Amadou Marenah, chief accountant at the GNL, expressed the GNL’s unflinching stance towards youth employment and customer satisfaction.
He said the winner had been a long-time client of the GNL, adding that the GNL/ PMU Tobaski promotion includes rams, oil and other items.
Speaking earlier, Malick Jones, GNL media consultant, who chaired the ceremony, advised clients of the GNL to keep patronising the company as “they are here for all Gambians and non-Gambians”.