Ethio telecom and National Lottery Administration sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement to Market Digital Lottery

Ethio telecom and National Lottery Administration sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement to Market Digital Lottery

Ethio telecom and National Lottery Administration have signed a strategic partnership to launch digital lottery via telebirr and 605 SMS, thereby reducing expenses made earlier on lottery related printing items and other materials.

The launch of the digital lottery service would enable the National Lottery Administration to commence digital lottery sales  as option inaddtion to its existing paper based lottery sales as well as to increase digital penetration and enhance accessibility by integrating it to telebirr based digital payment system which is easy, fast, convenient and secure payment platform for the lottery ticket buyers.   

The lottery ticket buyers could buy the digital lottery named as ADMAS lottery by dialing to telebirr USSD *127# as well as National Lottery Administration’s 605 SMS service by sending A or any letter. As soon as the ticket buyers purchase the lottery tickets, they will immediately receive the lottery ticket number and the lottery drawing date either via 127 telebirr SMS or 605 SMS sent from National Lottery Administration based on the platform the tickets are purchased and the lottery ticket prices will be deducted from their deposited telebirr account/airtime. 

telebirr has been subscribed by 21.14 million subscribers, 89 master agents, 74. 82 thousand agents and 21.65 thousand merchants within a short span of time. In addition, Ethio telecom’s telebirr based transaction amount has reached 25.67 billion birr integrating with 13 banks to transfer money from bank to telebirr and with 10 banks to transfer money from telebirr to bank demonstrating its being best digital payment option.

Our company has recently signed agreements with the Ethiopian Airlines to enable passengers purchase domestic flight tickets and with Ethiopian electric utility and water and sewerage services providing institutions to collect the telebirr based monthly service bill payments and to settle traffic penalty payment as well as with Hybrid Designs PLC /Ride/ to collect transport service fares and provide online sales delivery, Immigration and Citizenship Service to settle passport services payment and with Addis Ababa Revenues Bureau to settle income tax via telebirr including the integration and digitization of the payment systems of many more organizations with telebirr.

Likewise, the company is strongly committed to implement telebirr integrated service payments with other similar institutions and make all payments possible in one place in the near future thereby strengthening the initiatives of making digital Ethiopia’s set vision a reality.

                                                                         Ethio telecom

                                                                          July 15, 2022

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