Stop lying about lotto winnings - Gidani

2010-12-06 22:33

Johannesburg - Lotto players must stop trying to defraud the lottery system by claiming to have won when they have not, national lottery operator Gidani said on Monday.

"There has been a trend of players buying tickets using winning numbers from a previous draw and wanting to pass them (off) as legitimate," Gidani spokesperson Thembi Tulwana said in a statement.

In one instance last week, a woman working as a financial advisor with a big banking institution called Gidani’s head office in Midrand alleging a client had won R3.352m.

“This was an anomaly to us as the only payment points of any amount above R50 000 are the Gidani offices.”

Financial advisors were also only called in once a ticket had been validated as a winning one.

He said the festive season was financially demanding on people and thus tended to lure them into deception.

Attempting to pass off a non-winning ticket as valid was tantamount to fraud. The National Lottery's elaborate security system could not be cheated, she said.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    gidani  |  lotto
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Habana believes in younger Boks
All Blacks ready for a 'hell of a battle'
Barnes to ref Boks, Wales clash
Brave Blossoms: 'Sport heroes of Japan'

Your incisive and innovative mind is on fire. You may be keen to explore new avenues that can help to inspire you. You more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.