Nigerians are explorative people, who can identify opportunities and use them to transform their lives. They do so in various ways, including playing online lottery games. With the availability of mobile phones, computers, and the internet, people can easily play online lottery games in the comfort of their homes. There are numerous platforms where people can play lottery games. Individuals feel that it is worth their time and money because of the massive rewards in terms of cash, from the jackpots available. The prizes to be won are more than millions, meaning that upon winning, you are likely to have transformed your life for good.
One of the most popular online lottery sites is LottoMania Nigeria Limited (LNL). LottoMania Nigeria Limited (LNL) is a company incorporated to carry out the business of lotteries and related gaming activities to transform the daily lives of Nigerians. Therefore, the site majorly targets the Nigerian population, in an effort to add more excitement to willing citizens willing to play and win.
LottoMania Nigeria Limited is licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in accordance with the Lottery Act of 2005 to conduct and promote lotteries nationally throughout Nigeria. Their Legal and physical address is given as No. 10 Hombori Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja FCT, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The government ensures that lottery games within the country do not involve fraudulent activities to fleece money from innocent Nigerians trying to win big prizes. It is however important to note that the eligibility to play the online lottery is determined by a person’s age, therefore, you must be at least 18 years with an ID, to ascertain the requirements needed to play.
You can join LottoMania using 2 ways- through their website or through SMS way. Since many people have access to the internet and also have mobile phones, it is easier to explore the online option rather than the SMS option. The online option keeps you in much more control over the game because you select the numbers yourself and can easily change them whenever you wish. The following procedure will guide you on how to create your online account with LottoMania:
Now that you know the procedure to use when registering, let us explore the lottery games available, and how to play them. The site is one of the most popular online lotto entities where Nigerians can play and win prizes of up to millions of Naira. Nonetheless, the site has two lotteries at the moment, including the “Daily Hammer” and “Game 590”.
“Daily HAMMER” is a daily lottery game available to all MTN users via “SMS” and “USSD”. The game is however not limited to MTN users alone, because, on the site, you can play online, especially for players without MTN accounts. The current jackpot prize money is NGN5,000,000, however, you can win other prizes depending on matches and allocations.
How to play the Daily Hammer using the SMS option
You can buy additional tickets by sending “play” followed by your six chosen numbers separated by a comma or sending “QP” to 873 or dialing *873#. The more you send messages to 873 the more chances you have. The cost is NGN 100 per SMS. Sending the SMS automatically draws you into the game to start playing. You can also alter your selections for free up to three times, until then, you will incur costs to change your selections. Furthermore, selection changes can only be done days before the final draw. You can check the details about the final draw by looking at the website or using the USSD code.
The table shows that you are not limited to matching all six numbers because prizes begin with six matches. The amount of money you win is dependent on how much money you wager, and how many matches you obtain. You can wager amounts ranging from NGN10, NGN50, and NGN100.
In addition, you may opt to pick less than six numbers, and the game also has prizes for players picking less than six numbers, as shown in the table below:
You can either use your mobile money account, preferably MTN, to deposit money into your account and wager.
When using SMS, you will be deducted N100 worth of airtime to put you into the draw.
To withdraw money, simply walk into the nearest Zenith Bank. Present your ticket and you would be paid in cash. Also, your winnings can be paid into your bank account or mobile money wallet.
To register your bank account/mobile money wallet, dial *873# and select the ‘Payments’ option. Thereafter, follow the prompts.
Prize Structure is the following:
Correct Numbers - Prize
After successfully submitting your numbers, you would receive an SMS. This SMS (or ticket) would contain your played numbers, ticket ID, and draw ID. Do not delete this SMS as you would need this SMS to claim your prize.
The most popular lottery game in West Africa is the 5/90 fixed odds lotto game because the winning amount is predetermined before a stake is placed. The winning amount depends on the ability of the customer to wager large sums or the operator to put a limit on the highest wager allowed. The player has the freedom to choose a number(s) (DIRECT / NAP Maximum 5) or a combination (PERM short for Permutation) of numbers anywhere from 1 to 90 (maximum 24). Five numbers are randomly drawn. These five numbers are referred to as the “winning numbers”.
There are different approaches to playing this lottery game, and the options include DIRECT/NAP, MACHINE NUMBERS/MN, PERMUTATIONS/PERM, and the DOUBLE CHANCE/DC. Remember, the tickets are valid for fourteen days upon purchase.
The various approaches to this option include:
Under the MACHINE NUMBERS/MN option, the player places a stake in favor of one, two, three, four, or five number(s) from 1 to 90 against the Last five numbers called MACHINE NUMBERS. He or she can play DIRECT or PERM.
You can also explore the permutations option, which includes PERM 2, PERM 3, PERM 4, and PERM 5.
Under this option, the player places a stake in favor of any two (2) numbers against the FIRST 5 Numbers (ORIGINAL) or LAST 5 Numbers (MACHINE NO) from a selected range of numbers from 1 to 90.
LottoMania Nigeria Limited (LNL) currently does not have an app, however, players can enjoy quality services from the website by using their mobile smartphones or computer browsers. In addition, the company has asserted that an app for android users is being developed and will be availed to customers soon.