LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA South Africa Lottery Commission meets over corruption case 1 month ago Samuel Post Views: 183 The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in South Africa raided the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) offices as part of it’s investigation into allegations of maladministration and corruption. The SIU is an independent statutory body in South Africa tasked with preventing and recovering financial losses to the state that result from corruption, maladministration, and fraud. The NLC regulates and monitors all lottery competitions, including fund-raising activities by non-profit organizations. The commission also occupies the role of grant funder for projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of local communities. The SIU is currently gathering relevant information relating to all NLC transactions covering the period of January 1, 2014 to November 6, 2020. In particular, SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said they are looking into the “granting of disbursements that were done.” There are a number of specific allegations against the NLC that the SIU is currently investigating. These include serious maladministration, unlawful expenditure or misappropriation of public property or money, and unlawful or improper conduct by NLC workers or representatives. Other allegations concerning the lottery body are the negligent or intentional loss of public funds or damage to public property, as well as unapproved, irregular or unlawful acquisitive acts, measures, practices or transactions that affect state property. The NLC said it will fully cooperate with the investigation until it comes to a close. While the commission’s daily business will continue, its board and management have committed to ensuring “clean governance” in the running of operations. Office raid follows last week’s accusations of fraud after the national lottery numbers formed an unusual sequence, which saw 20 people share the jackpot win. The PowerBall lottery numbers drawn on December 1 were five, six, seven, eight, and nine, with the PowerBall number being ten. While the lottery organizers claimed this type of number sequence is normal, others alleged there was some sort of fraud. The claims led the NLC to announce it would investigate this “unprecedented” draw. It is uncommon to see a large number of lottery participants share a jackpot prize. The probability of a person winning the PowerBall lottery in South Africa is one in 42,375,200. The 20 people who got lucky in last week’s draw will each receive ZAR5.7m ($381,592). This is not the first time that the NLC has been the subject of an inquiry in recent times. It has also faced two other investigations, one of which the NLC board itself commissioned through an independent audit firm, SkX Protiviti. The goal of the latter was to look into allegations of improper use of funds that were to go to good causes. South Africa’s Minister of Trade, Industry, and Competition Ebrahim Patel commissioned the other investigation into possible NLC corruption. To date, there have been no findings from the two cases. Source: newsopener.com 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: South Africa Lottery Comission Continue Reading Previous Online gambling numbers in a steady increase in AfricaNext Gambling Statistics in South Africa More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Connection Between Cricket and GamStop 2 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Play Instantly in 2021 at these Top South Africa No Download Casinos 4 days ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottery allegedly paid R5.5m to NPO with no bank account 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Betting sites in South Africa with bonuses 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Which Country Gambles The Most In Africa? 3 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Skrmiish launches esports & gaming app in South Africa 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES NIGERIA Lotto Nigeria Better Than Sports Betting 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA The Top 5 Most Popular Lotteries Accessible from within South Africa 3 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Playgon completes partnership with intelligent gaming to South African market 4 weeks ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES NIGERIA Lagos Lotteries Board Exceeds Target Set 2020 4 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan LOTTERIES WORLD NEWS The man played the same numbers and won $ 800,000 1 month ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES ZAMBIA Lotto Zambia – meet one of the most popular lotteries in Africa 1 month ago Samuel 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.