LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottery scandal: R1m paid to influencer in South Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 68 Allegations against the influencer. An unnamed social media influencer in South Africa has been in the spotlight for allegedly receiving R4mn ($300,000) from the National Lotteries Commission. The influencer reportedly received R1mn of this amount without a signed agreement, the Daily Maverick reported. The R1-million is in addition to the R3-million she allegedly received and purchased a house in Bryanston with, which has since been put on auction to recover losses suffered by the National Lottery Commission. The R3-million was reportedly given to her for ‘funding intended for the rollout of a public campaign and culturally sensitive medical intervention projects to achieve traditional circumcision’, reports Drum Magazine. Controversy surrounding the National Lotteries Commission The report states that the “National Lotteries Commission ( NLC ) awarded a grant of more than R10-million to a non-profit entity to stage a South African Youth Awards ceremony“. The National Lotteries Commission has long been embroiled in controversy, often receiving criticism for lack of transparency and corruption. In August, the National Lotteries Commission was ordered by the Western Cape High Court to disclose how it had spent the proceeds of the lottery, Business Day reported. The influencer has not been named, but speculation is rife on social media. She did, however, take to Instagram and shared a ‘beautiful message’ with her followers, sparking more controversy, according to TimesLive. Many felt her message was insensitive in the light of the allegations against her. The allegations have undoubtedly raised questions about the use of lottery funds and the role of influencers in promoting campaigns, as well as highlighting the importance of transparency and accountability. Source: nnn.ng About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: allegation, Lottery, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Sun International on a roll as gamblers spend big after pandemicNext Sun International bets big on gambling growth More Stories LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Sport federations see light at end of tunnel 9 hours ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Downtown Hazyview is a hub for criminal activities 1 day ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Best Highroller Casino South Africa 2023 2 days ago Szarlot KENYA LOTTERIES Ruto boosts national lottery plan with two new Bills 4 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Key legal files involving Lottery’s multimillion 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Sports betting, turnover is growing but so are suspicious matches 1 week ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Where in the world are the most luxury casino destinations? 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Analyzing the top 5 online sports betting platforms in South Africa 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Operators Betting Big On Africa’s Booming iGaming Industry 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International bets big on gambling growth 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International on a roll as gamblers spend big after pandemic 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Kimberley’s Flamingo Casino comes of age 2 weeks ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.