Mar 15, 2013, 11:17 AM
George Smart, one of the executive directors of Lotto PMU Gambia, said their goal is to improve Gambians’ livelihood and lifestyle.
For one to participate and win one has to buy a ticket for only ten dalasi, he added.
One could only win by playing, he said, and that this winner spent only D20 and was able to win D140, 250.
“This shows that one has to venture into something as one could not get a thing for free,” he said, adding that “for one to win you have to participate to become a lucky winner.”
The company is barely two months old in the business, since it started operations, he went on, while encouraging people age 18 years and above to try their luck.
He revealed that the jackpot has no limit, as one could win up to a million dalasi. Pa Malick Ceesay, National Assembly Member for Lower Saloum, expressed appreciation to the company for creating jobs for Gambians.
“Lotto PMU Gambia Limited is own by our own Gambian brothers whose aim and vision is to ensure that young people are engaged in the market, as well as create employment,” Hon. Ceesay said.
This is what the Gambia government is calling for, he added, and that Lotto PMU Gambia is contributing to the employment of young people in the country.
Lotto PMU Gambia is one of the newest businesses in The Gambia, and employs over 150 agents with 30 permanent staff, he said.
He described Lotto PMU Gambia’s work as transparent, because the winner was paid in cash and not by cheque.
The winner, Modou Jatta, expressed delight and thanked Lotto PMU for what he described as their “excellent job and honesty.”
He said he is a businessman buying and selling fish. He urged young people to engage in business, and said his aim is to expand his business.
Kendaga Ceesay, assistant marketing manager Serrekunda Lotto PMU Branch, thanked the company for coming up with the business.