Lagos lotto company ‘refuses’ to pay gambler’s N72m win   

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Promoters of Green Lotto at its launch

Green Lotto, and its agent, Charles Akhenanen, are both objects of a court case instituted against them by a gambler, who charged them with refusal to pay him N72m he allegedly won. 

The case is before Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay of the Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square. 

Justice Nicol-Clay heard from the complainant on Thursday that on January 29, 2021, he played a game with N330,000 and when the result came out, he won the game, but the defendants refused to pay him the winning sum on the grounds that their systems developed a faulty, causing the games to wipe out.  

“When I got there on Tuesday to claim the money, they said their system developed a fault and the result had wiped out. 

“I asked Charles, was it after the game declared the winner the machine developed a fault or before, but the defendant chased me out and I had no option than to report to the police,” he told the court, and also alleging that the defendants offered him various sums in millions in persuasion to give up on his wins, but he declined. 

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges, while Justice Nicol-Clay adjourned further hearing of the case till November 21. 

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