Football league unveils big jackpot lotto

AfroMillionsLotto, the Nigerian Professional Football League’s (NPFL) exciting new lotto, will be unveiled on Thursday to allow people to buy tickets online.

The lotto comes alive as the first big jackpot draw starting with N1 billion, accessing it on

The twice-weekly draw features bigger jackpots than all the lotteries in Nigeria combined and will also be the largest jackpot on offer anywhere in Africa.

According to the facilitators, if the jackpot rolls over because there are no winners, it increases by N100 million with each draw until it reaches a maximum of over N2 billion.

“Winners of the jackpot could afford one of the most expensive homes on sale in Nigeria, the wedding of their dreams, a chrome-plated Ferrari and still have money left over!

“Another huge benefit of buying your ticket on-line with AfroMillionsLotto is the fact you’ll receive an alert via email if you’ve won.

“Millions of cash prizes go unclaimed every year as people forget to check whether they have a winning ticket,’’ Mr. Shehu Dikko, an official of the organisation said in a statement.

He said that the website also offers nine, ‘Candy Crush’ style, Instant Win games, which can be played for fun or to win cash prizes of up to N12 million.’’

Each NPFL club, he said, would have its own lotto website so football fans could support their favourite team.

“Every time someone buys a ticket or pays to play, that club will receive a percentage of the revenue to help fund player development, contribute to stadium and pitch improvements as well as support community-based projects.’’